Change in public spaces is not an insult to history, but rather an expression of how history has changed us.
The Faculty Council concluded the spring semester by welcoming in new council leadership and addressing goals that Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, has for the coming year.
Faculty Council members discussed a potential new administrative position and having a workshop to educate the council on diversity and inclusion.
The candidate was Teresa Longo, associate professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and former dean for curriculum review at the College of William & Mary. She interviewed to replace Leslie Lewis, who left the college in June to accept the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs at Goucher College in Baltimore.
Ithaca College Faculty Council discussed conflicts between classes and sports in the 4–6 p.m. time slot and heard a presentation on the college’s budget from Gerald Hector, vice president of the Division of Finance and Administration, at the Oct. 6 Faculty Council meeting.
Provost Benjamin Rifkin proposed changes, including creating more college-wide consistency and lowering spending in the faculty candidate search process at his first faculty council meeting Sept. 1.
The class of 2017 officially began their time at Ithaca College on Monday with the 2013 Convocation. Faculty, alumni and students gathered in the Glazer Arena to welcome the incoming students.