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The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The lawsuit was filed against Ithaca College and Bryan Roberts, former associate dean of the Roy. H Park School of Communications.

Ithaca College student files sexual abuse, harassment, Title IX lawsuit against IC and former Park School associate dean

By Syd Pierre and Prakriti Panwar January 19, 2024
An Ithaca College student filed a civil lawsuit against the college and a former associate dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications in November 2023. The student alleged that he was sexually abused and harassed by four then-employees of the college, including the former associate dean.
The summary was shared Feb. 1, 2023, with music faculty and staff, and participants remained unnamed. In the summary, faculty and staff without tenure and faculty and staff of color expressed feeling silenced and ignored by senior faculty.

Cultural review in former School of Music exposes tension among employees

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2023
A summer 2021 cultural review done in the then-School of Music identified three main sources of tension: tenure, the school’s environment, and race and gender.
Provost Melanie Stein discussed a retreat in early January attended by members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty Council and Presidents Cabinetin where they talked about major challenges facing the college.

All-College Gathering discusses challenges at IC and solutions

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor January 29, 2023
Faculty, staff and some students attended the All-College Gathering on Jan. 26. College leadership spent the noon hour speaking about student success and shared governance.
On Aug. 11, the Office of Residential Life sent out an email to students, faculty and staff explaining the My ResNet Wi-Fi upgrade. Some students at the college have been struggling to connect to the new Wi-Fi system and have growing frustrations with the delays in the network.

IC Students have ongoing issues with new residential Wi-Fi

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
Since moving back on campus, junior Sophia Testani said she has had trouble with the new Wi-Fi system at Ithaca College, even after contacting IT.
Hayley Harris will begin a new position as associate vice president and chief human resources officer for the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 6. 

Vice president for human resources to leave Ithaca College

By Syd Pierre, News Editor August 29, 2022
Hayley Harris, vice president for human resources and planning at Ithaca College, will be departing the college soon, according to an email by the college.
Members of Faculty Council were able to share their concerns and questions about the changes made to their dental plan that was enacted this year, elected the executive committee and held an executive session for about an hour at its final meeting of the semester. Both the 2021–22 and 2022–23 faculty council members were present for the meeting. 

Faculty Council discusses Fall 2022 plans and confers degrees

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor May 4, 2022
The Faculty Council discussed changes for the 2022–23 academic year, conferred degrees and spoke with President La Jerne Cornish at its May 3 meeting.
Interim President La Jerne Cornish began the meeting by introducing the speakers and thanking faculty, staff and students for making the return to campus and in-person classes possible.

Senior Leadership Team updates IC at All-College Gathering

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor February 2, 2022
The Ithaca College Senior Leadership Team updated the college community at the All College Gathering on Feb. 1. 
According to an Intercom post July 5, the College Archives and Special Collections, located in the Ithaca College Library, now has around 2,500 boxes and at least 200,000 digital objects. Bridget Bower was originally hired in 1988 and served as the archivist for 33 years, the post stated.

Longtime college archivist and librarian retires

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor August 25, 2021
Bridget Bower, longtime archivist and librarian at Ithaca College, has retired following the elimination of her position.
Hayley Harris, vice president for human and organizational development and planning, said the move from Parnassus to Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud will help the college improve the accuracy of its workforce data, enhance its ability to make good business decisions and serve as a more user-friendly service for faculty, staff and students.

Office of Human Resources switches management software

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer January 29, 2020
Ithaca College switched to Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud for a user-friendly approach to services in the Office of Human Resources.
The Office of Human Resources, located on the ground floor of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, organized the compensation restructuring. Approximately 150 staff members got increased pay.

College restructures staff compensation program

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor March 6, 2019
Ithaca College has finalized its review of its staff compensation program and mailed out letters to its staff informing them of the changes.
The college recently announced that it has semifinalists for the newly established the vice president for human and organizational development, innovation and planning position. The college has not disclosed the names or the number of semifinalists.

College restructures staff compensation program

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer December 5, 2018
The Ithaca College Staff Compensation Program is in the final stretch of its structure and program redesign.
Hosting the events were the two co-chairs of the selection committee, Diane Gayeski, dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, and Marc Israel, assistant provost of finance and administrative operations. Previously, the position was held by Brian Dickens from February 2016 to July 2018 and was formerly called the vice president of the Office of Human Resources.

Search committee hosts listening sessions for human resources position

By Sam Haut November 28, 2018
The search committee hosted listening sessions for the search process for Ithaca College’s new vice president of the Office of Human and Organizational Development, Innovation and Planning.
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