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The eight returning senators elected to serve for the 2017–18 academic year voted to elect freshman Farwa Shakeel as the senate chair for next semester’s SGC.

SGC wraps up semester by voting in favor of Shared Governance

By Ryan King, Staff Writer May 2, 2017
Student Governance Council announced its vote against tabling the latest draft of the Charter of Shared Governance and selected next semester’s senate chair.
Linda Petrosino, provost and vice president for educational affairs, speaks to members of the Faculty Council in the VIP Room in Athletics and Events Center at the college on Oct. 19 2016.

New shared governance draft shows few significant changes

By Sophia Adamucci and Sophie Johnson March 22, 2017
Faculty Council Chairman Tom Swensen said he thinks the new draft is relatively similar to the previous one.
David Kornreich, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Brody Burroughs, lecturer in the Department of Art; and Rachel Gunderson, instructor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, are all contingent faculty members who are on the bargaining committee. They attended the March 20 Student Governance Council meeting to discuss recent events regarding union negotiations.

Faculty union members and administration attend SGC meeting

By Ryan King, Staff Writer March 21, 2017
The meeting took place on March 20, the day before the scheduled bargaining session between the full time– and part time–faculty unions and administration.
SGC Senator-at-Large Fatoumata Jallow and President Marieme Foote sponsored the Menstrual Products Bill which proposes putting free pads and tampons in bathrooms on campus.

SGC proposes free pads and tampons in bathrooms on campus

By Ryan King, Staff Writer March 1, 2017
The Menstrual Products Bill proposes to eliminate the 25-cent fee and make menstrual products available in every restroom on campus.
This announcement follows the committees decision to close the search in December to ensure the confidentiality of the candidates.

IC presidential search adds input from campus community

By Grace Elletson, News Editor February 1, 2017
Marieme Foote, president of SGC, said the move to bring executive committees into the search has given her more confidence in the process.
Seeking sanctuary: IC debates sanctuary campus status

Seeking sanctuary: IC debates sanctuary campus status

By Sophia Adamucci, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2017
Students on campuses across the United States are demanding their schools become sanctuary campuses following Donald Trump’s election.
The SGC holds its a meeting on Nov. 28. In the open letter, the SGC discusses the that it is still important for the community to remain engaged despite the change in the presidential search process.

Open Letter: SGC addresses campus on presidential search shift

By SGC Executive Board December 8, 2016
As the hiring in higher education changes in terms of presidents and candidates, we must respect this shift.
Conor Friend, class of 2018 senator, discusses the sanctuary bill at the Student Governance Councils final meeting of the fall semester.

SGC passes bill to protect undocumented students

By Sophia Adamucci, Staff Writer December 7, 2016
The sanctuary bill proposes that the DACA policy be upheld at Ithaca College if it were to be overturned by the Trump administration.
The SGC holds its a meeting on Nov. 28. In the open letter, the SGC discusses the that it is still important for the community to remain engaged despite the change in the presidential search process.

IC SGC passes bill to bring local coffee company on campus

By Sophia Adamucci, Staff Writer November 30, 2016
Amid a slow semester in terms of bill proposals, the Ithaca College Student Governance Council passed its second bill, which would bring local company Gimme! Coffee on campus as an alternative and eco
Ithaca College is conducting an open presidential search to replace President Tom Rochon.

IC conducts open presidential search against national trend

By Sierra Guardiola and Sophia Tulp November 30, 2016
While Ithaca College is still conducting an open presidential search to find its next president, colleges across the country are increasingly using closed searches to identify theirs.
From left: Off-Campus Senator Charlotte Robertson and Class of 2018 Senator Connor Friend participate is discourse at the Nov. 7 SGC meeting. At this meeting, The Shared Governance Task Force visited the SGC to garner feedback on their most recent charter.

IC’s Student Governance Council struggles to propose legislation

By Sophia Adamucci, Staff Writer November 9, 2016
The SGC passed nine bills in the Fall 2015 semester and an estimated eight bills in the Fall 2014 semester, according to the SGC's website.
 Ithaca College has steadily increased its number of minority students at a rate comparable to the national average. However, among its peer group of institutions, the college still lags behind.

National demographic shift yields IC student diversity increase

By Max Denning, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
Ithaca College has steadily increased its number of minority students at a rate comparable to the national average. However, among its peer group of institutions, the college still lags behind.
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