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The No Confidence in Shape of the College Recommendation resolution resolves stopping the implementation of the “Shape of the College” draft in order to incorporate more student, staff and faculty input.

SGC expresses no confidence in plan for faculty cuts

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
The Ithaca College SGC passed a resolution expressing no confidence in the “Shape of the College” proposal outlining faculty and program cuts at its Feb. 22 meeting.
Editorial: Initial IC Office platform lacks diversity issues

Editorial: Initial IC Office platform lacks diversity issues

April 27, 2016
It initially misses a key point that this community cares about: its stance on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Ithaca College students make way for President Tom Rochon at the Dec. 11 protests where protesters called for his resignation. Experts, faculty and students say the protests leading to the presidents resignation could affect the applicant pool for the college’s ninth president.

Fall protests may affect Ithaca College presidential candidates

By Daniel Hart and Sophia Tulp April 9, 2016
“What’s really important for candidates is that they are getting the real story,” Asnicar said. “During this time, there probably has to be some healing, and the process of selection of another president can contribute to that.”
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 Student Government Association Senate rejected the recomendation of Matilda Thornton-Clark as vice president of campus awards. SGA President Dominick Recckio and Senate Chair Marieme Foote speak before the senate at the Feb. 8 meeting.

SGA and Board of Trustees discuss presidential search plan

By Justin Henry, Contributing Writer February 10, 2016
Members of the Ithaca College Student Government Association executive board met with the Ithaca College Board of Trustees on Feb. 9 to discuss a plan for the presidential search.

IC Board of Trustees to begin presidential search process

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor February 8, 2016
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees is in the process of reviewing proposals from executive search firms to assist with the search to replace President Tom Rochon, who announced his resignation Jan. 14 after a semester of protests led by the group POC at IC and student and faculty votes of no confidence.
Members of the Ithaca College faculty hold up No signs at the Oct. 27 Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias event in the Athletics and Events Center. Faculty share their responses to Rochons announcement that he will be retiring at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Ithaca College faculty respond to Rochon stepping down

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer January 27, 2016
Faculty at Ithaca College have expressed mixed reactions to the early retirement of President Tom Rochon. Some believe it was the right call, some feel Rochon should leave the college sooner, while others said Rochon did not deserve the criticism he received.
From left, President Tom Rochon; Staff Council Chair Sean Reilley; Ben Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs; and Faculty Council Chair Peter Rothbart sit in the “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias forum Oct. 27. Among the respondents to the staff vote, 48 percent said they had no confidence.

48 percent of Ithaca College staff voters have no confidence

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2016
Among the respondents, 48 percent said they had no confidence, 33 percent said they had confidence and 19 percent chose to abstain.
Ithaca College students link arms during the walkout Dec. 11 hosted by POC at IC. The group called for President Tom Rochon to resign and listed other demands.

Open Letter: Ithaca College alumni stand with POC at IC

By Ithaca College alumni December 16, 2015

As our alma mater experiences a historic wave of student and campus-wide activism against the irresponsibility and injustices taking place under Tom Rochon’s presidency, we Ithaca College alumni stand...

A member of POC at IC addresses Rochon during walkout.

POC at IC issues demands, calls for Rochon’s resignation at walkout

By Sophia Tulp, Staff Writer December 11, 2015
Approximately 300 members of the campus community gathered at Free Speech Rock to hear the list of demands drafted by POC at IC, and to call for Rochon’s resignation.
Members and supporters of the group POC at IC participate in the first walk-out Nov. 11. Another walk-out had been scheduled for Dec. 11.

POC at IC to hold “Demands Walk-Out” Dec. 11

By Aidan Quigley, News Editor December 11, 2015
POC at IC, the student group that has been protesting the college’s racial climate and calling for the resignation of President Tom Rochon, will hold a “Demands Walk-Out” event Dec. 11.
From left, President Tom Rochon; Staff Council Chair Sean Reilley; Ben Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs; and Faculty Council Chair Peter Rothbart sit in the “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias forum Oct. 27. Among the respondents to the staff vote, 48 percent said they had no confidence.

Staff Council to launch survey on holding a no confidence vote

By Jenna Mortenson, Staff Writer December 9, 2015
Staff Council will be launching a survey after its Dec. 15 meeting asking staff whether or not they would like to move forward with a no confidence vote, according to an email acquired by The Ithacan.
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