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Freshman Michele Paniagua twirls in her dual-toned dress and heels from the Dominican Republic.

Interfashional Night honors students from around the globe

February 27, 2017
The IC International Club held its annual Interfashional Night at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The fashion show spotlighted clothing from around the globe.
From left, Bob Kur 70, a former NBC news correspondent; J. Christopher Burch 76 CEO of Burch Creative Capital and co-founder of the Tory Burch women’s fashion label; and Tatiana Sy ’09, director of special events at the Downtown Ithaca Alliance speak at the Blue Sky Reimagining kick-off event Oct. 8, 2015.

Rochon visits Chris Burch to discuss relationship with college

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2016
President Tom Rochon visited J. Christopher Burch ’76, CEO of Burch Creative Capital and co-founder of the Tory Burch women’s fashion label, at his resort in Sumba, Indonesia, in March to discuss how Burch’s relationship with the college would continue.
Senior Rita Bunatal, fourth from left, accepts the $20,000 first-place prize in the Business Plan Competition on behalf of her company, Malaika Apparel.

Ithaca College student’s clothing company wins $20,000

By Annie Estes, Staff Writer April 22, 2016
Malaika Apparel Co., a business created by Ithaca College senior Rita Bunatal, won the grand prize of $20,000 and the audience choice award of $500 at the third annual Business Plan Competition.
IC Step Team performed a cultural dance to celebrate African-American heritage during the Reclaiming Blackness event.

Power of Performance: Student showcase reclaims blackness

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer March 2, 2016
Led by IC Sister 2 Sister, members of the Ithaca College community of color celebrated African-American heritage during Black History Month.
Senior Rita Bunatal delivers a speech titled “The Beauty of ‘Sankofa’ and Solidarity within the BLM Movement” at the Black Lives Matter teach-in event Oct. 24.

Commentary: Student speaks at Black Lives Matter event

By Rita Bunatal November 11, 2015
When emotions are triggered by the justifying language used followed by the uncomfortable chuckles of co­-workers, how do I remain calm?
Rita Bunatal models Malaika Apparel, a Pan-African clothing line she developed to empower people of color and bridge the gap between Africans and those in the diaspora.

Common Thread: Clothing represents sense of empowerment

By Angela Weldon, Staff Writer November 11, 2015
“This fabric represents the intersectionality of oppression.”
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