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Mame Ndiaye, assistant director in the Office of New Student and Transition Programs, is also the founder of a diversity recruitment and student success company.

Q&A: New student program leader talks orientation and diversity

By Himadri Seth, Contributing Writer April 26, 2023
Mame Ndiaye, assistant director in the Office of New Student and Transition Programs, discussed plans for the Fall 2023 orientation and diversity recruitment.
Michael Benitez Jr., vice president for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Metropolitan State University of Denver, came to Ithaca College on Aug. 21 to give a keynote presentation about anti-racism and advocacy work.

IC Day of Learning continues with keynote on anti-racism

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor August 23, 2022
Students and employees filled Emerson Suites on Aug. 21 for a continuation of the IC Day of Learning — this time about anti-racism and advocacy work.
Freshman Scout Frost sits outside the Upper Quads on March 15. After testing positive for COVID-19 in February and having to quarantine for 10 days, Frost said they had to adjust to life as a college freshman all over again.

Freshmen struggle to adjust to college amid pandemic

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor March 18, 2021
Social isolation due to COVID-19 has made it difficult for some freshmen to make friends and has negatively affected their mental health.  
La Jerne Cornish, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and Hayley Harris, vice president for human resources and planning, made the announcement to the campus community Nov. 14. According to the email, the moves address the goals of advancing the Campus Master Plan in the college’s five-year strategic plan.

College selects co-chairs for strategic plan working groups

By Sam Haut, Senior Writer October 30, 2019
The college announced Oct. 23 the co-chairs for the nine working groups outlined in the college’s five-year strategic plan.
Sophomore orientation leader Mark Gregory rallies the crowd at Club Glow, a dance party and orientation event on Aug. 24 at the Dilingham Fountains.

New freshman orientation schedule receives mixed reactions

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer August 28, 2019
The 2019 freshman orientation received mixed reviews after being condensed into eight days of events instead of across weekends during the summer.
From left, Sharon Smith, Lia Muñoz and Grace Terry are the three finalists for the new assistant director of New Student and Transition position.

New Student and Transition Programs holds forums for new hire

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor January 30, 2019
The Office of New Student and Transition Programs hosted presentations and Q&A sessions Jan. 22, Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 for three finalists for its new assistant director position.
Jacqueline Winslow, director of New Student and Transition Programs, discusses the overall logistics and staffing changes for the new fall orientation model at the Dec. 4 student feedback session.

College restructures fall orientation for incoming freshmen

By Erika Liberati, Contributing Writer December 13, 2018
Ithaca College has re-evaluated its freshman orientation process in an attempt to make the experience more helpful for incoming students.
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