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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Community members attend the Black Lives Matter rally at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Feb. 3. Approximately 50 people were in attendance, following a lecture by co-founders of the movement at Cornell University.

Black Lives Matter: Ithaca debuts after rally at local school

By Grace Elletson and Justin Henry February 10, 2016
Following a lecture at Cornell University from the Black Lives Matter co-founders, Black Lives Matter: Ithaca made its debut at a rally at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, attended by about 50 people.

Bowie leaves mixed legacy

By Marissa Booker, Columnist January 27, 2016
The real problem here is if we are able to disconnect celebrities from their humanity, what does that say about the way we view each other?
Senior Maya Cueva leads the discussion at the Collectives latest discussion titled, Deconstructing Media Tropes of Bodies of Color: What Journalists and the Public Need to Know.

Collective discusses media’s coverage of minorities

By Kira Maddox, Managing Editor February 9, 2015
In the Collective’s latest discussion in the Assata Shakur Series, students and faculty at Ithaca College came together to observe the tokenizing of black people and other minorities in mainstream media.
Ash Beckham, a gender equality activist, spoke to Ithaca College students on Jan. 19 as a part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day events.

MLK Day celebration includes discussions of police brutality

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer January 21, 2015
At the Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, both students and faculty led discussions on police brutality.
Senior Errold Jones speaks to protesters rallied on Dec. 4 in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center in support of a more inclusive Native American Studies minor.

Students push for revised Native American studies minor

By Natalie Shanklin, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2015
Ithaca College student organizers are pushing for the College to offer a more racially and ethnically inclusive Native American Studies minor.
Students march to the Peggy Ryan Williams Center on Dec. 4, calling for the recognition of systematic oppression on campus.

IC students host panel discussion to openly discuss racial injustice

By Kayla Dwyer and Natalie Shanklin December 10, 2014
Ithaca College students have continued their rallies in response to the non-indictments for police officers involved in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Kayla Young spoke at the “Hands Up Walk Out” demonstration on Dec. 1. She wants the college to restructure the Native American Studies minor, which ties into understanding structural violence.

Commentary: Native American Studies is essential for equality

By Kayla Young December 9, 2014
Native American Studies is essential to understanding the violence of colonialism against black and brown people here in the United States.
Ithaca College community joins national protests (links)

Ithaca College community joins national protests (links)

By Max Denning, Online News Editor December 6, 2014
With more rallies planned, The Ithacan looks back at how the Ithaca College community responded to the issues surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Members of the Ithaca community perform a die-in on Aurora Street in honor of Eric Garner, the African-American man who was choked to death by New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

Ithaca protesters hold ‘die-in’ for Eric Garner

By Kira Maddox, Managing Editor December 4, 2014
About 100 people from Ithaca participated in a 'die-in' on The Commons as a vigil for Eric Garner, who died in the chokehold of New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Sophomore Luna Olavarria Gallegos speaks at the Hands Up Walk Out rally on Dec. 1 at Free Speech Rock.

IC students join national rally for racial justice

By Aidan Quigley, Staff Writer December 3, 2014
This week over 200 Ithaca College students withstood cold temperatures and gathered to demonstrate with students and others across the country and around the world, sharing their reflections and personal stories about how police brutality and violence affect them.

Letter to the Editor: The privileged must get involved with Ferguson

By Rebecca Plotkin December 3, 2014

What role does an affluent white teenager — literally and figuratively thousands of miles away from the Michael Brown case — play in the wake of the decision against the indictment of Darren Wilson?...

Ithaca College students gather together on Dec. 1 at Free Speech Rock outside of Campus Center in a student-organized Hands Up Walk Out rally.

Ferguson crisis leads to ‘Hands Up Walk Out’ rally at IC

By Aidan Quigley, Staff Writer December 2, 2014
Ithaca College students attended a student-organized “Hands Up Walk Out” rally at 1:01 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Free Speech Rock outside of Campus Center.
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