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THE ITHACAN

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.
Linda Petrosino, provost of the college, addressed the Faculty Council at their Nov. 1 meeting about concerns they have on the proposed shared governance draft.

Faculty and staff have concerns about shared governance draft

By Nicole Pimental, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
Since the release of the shared governance draft, sent out to the campus community via email Oct. 24, faculty and staff have expressed concerns.
The final day to complete the Campus Climate Survey is Oct. 28. For the survey results to be valid and released, 30 percent of the campus must complete it.

SGC: More responses needed for Campus Climate Survey

By SGC Executive Board October 25, 2016
Far less than half of the campus community has taken the survey, and if we don’t come together as a campus to hit the minimum threshold, the results will be invalid.
From left, Senator-at-Large Cat Proulx, Business School Senator Taulant Gashi, Ithaca College President Tom Rochon and Senator-at-Large Seondre Carolina discuss debates within higher education regarding academic freedom and free speech.

Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the SGA

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor September 20, 2016
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon joined the Student Government Association’s Sept. 19 meeting.
Sophomore Anna Gardner, one of the student collaborators for the project “Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for all who legally can’t” took her ballot to the polls Aug. 31 when the piece opened. The station will be up until Nov. 8.

IC Handwerker Gallery opened its Unofficial Voting station

By Taylor Zambrano, Life & Culture Editor August 31, 2016
On Aug. 31, the Handwerker Gallery debuted Sifuentes’ most recent project “Official Unofficial Voting Stations: Voting for all who legally can’t” which was inspired by her inability to vote due to her citizenship status.
On Dec. 11, 2015, student and faculty at Ithaca College voiced their criticisms toward President Tom Rochon during a rally. The turbulent campus climate from the Fall 2015 semester motivated junior Michele Hau to research ties between dialogue, rhetoric and racism.

Student addresses racism and rhetoric in scholar program

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor August 21, 2016
With guidance from her faculty mentor, Robert Sullivan, associate professor of communication studies, Hau analyzed documents from colleges in the United States as evidence for her argument, which connects political theory to the reality of discussing racism on campus.
From left, members of the IC Office ticket — sophomore Luis Torres, freshman Ezeka Allen, sophomore Marieme Foote, sophomore Dani Weinstein and sophomore Michele Hau — won the Student Government Association Executive Board election as the only ticket.

IC Office wins Ithaca College SGA Election in uncontested race

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor April 30, 2016
Running unopposed, IC Office won as the sole ticket in the 2016–17 Ithaca College Student Government Association Executive Board election.
Marieme Foote, current Student Government Association senate chair, speaks at her tickets platform presentation April 21 in Emerson Suites. Foote, who is running for SGA president, said although her ticket is uncontested, they will still run a full campaign.

Sole SGA executive board ticket presents platform

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer April 25, 2016
IC Office announced its platform for the 2016–17 Student Government Association Executive Board at the April 21 SGA platform speech night. Its platform focuses on a re-evaluation of the SGA, including efforts to improve transparency, accessibility, horizontal leadership and shared governance.
From left, members of the IC Office ticket — sophomore Luis Torres, freshman Ezeka Allen, sophomore Marieme Foote, sophomore Dani Weinstein and sophomore Michele Hau — won the Student Government Association Executive Board election as the only ticket.

One ticket announces bid for 2016–17 SGA executive board

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer April 18, 2016
IC Office has announced its candidacy of for the 2016–17 Student Government Association Executive Board. Voting will commence via email and Orgsync on April 28 and 29.
After finding a passion for literature that highlights issues of racial identity, Derek Adams, assistant professor in the Department of English strives to create a safe space for students of color in his own classroom at Ithaca College.

Ithaca College professor provides safe space for students of color

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer April 3, 2016
Sitting on Derek Adams’ desk in the Muller Faculty Center is a copy of Percival Everett’s novel “I Am Not Sidney Poitier,” a story about a character who is consistently mistaken for Academy Award–winning actor Sidney Poitier. The character decides to travel the U.S. and discover who he is so people will stop labelling him as someone he is not.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon and Tom Grape, chair of the Board of Trustees, speak to each other at POC at ICs Oct. 21 protest. Ithaca College has announced the third-party firm tasked with finding the next president of the college.

Ithaca College announces presidential search committee

By Kyle Arnold and Sophia Tulp March 10, 2016
Ithaca College has announced the members of the search committee for the college’s ninth president. The committee of 15 is made up of six members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, one dean, three faculty members, two staff members, two students and one alumni representative.
Third H&S dean finalist engages in Q&A with the campus community Dec. 8.

Third H&S dean finalist visits college

By Annika Kushner, Staff Writer December 9, 2015
The third of four finalists for the position of dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences came to Ithaca College on Dec. 8 to do interviews and meet with administrators, faculty, staff and students. Heather Lobban-Viravong, associate dean and associate professor of English at Grinnell College, interviewed to replace Leslie Lewis.
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