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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Austin Reid previously worked with Hillel as a Springboard fellow at the college and is back to lead the Office of Religious and Spiritual life.

Q&A: Interim director for religious and spiritual life talks new role and RLC plans

By Ryan Johnson, Assistant News Editor January 24, 2024
In December 2023, Austin Reid was announced as the interim director for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. The position opened when Yasin Ahmed, former director for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, resigned from the college in October 2023. 
Yasin Ahmed, director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, organized and hosted the first annual Spirit of IC concert, which took place Dec. 1 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

College community taps into spirituality with concert

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor December 7, 2022
At the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College, several of the college’s voices and talents got together to sing songs of praise and worship.
From left, junior Alexa Rahman, first-year student Taya Thompson and senior Shosh Cohen discussed the prejudices they have independently faced in their lives and on campus, each noting the ignorance of others and the importance of educating people about racism. 

Ithaca College holds Day of Learning to address antisemitism

By Emma Kersting, Joshua Pantano, Noa Ran-Ressler, and Vivian Rose November 16, 2022
The event, called “Addressing Antisemitism: Fighting Hate for Good,” took place in response to three swastikas that were found Nov. 4 in the college’s James J. Whalen Center for Music.
The event began with an introduction from Yasin Ahmed, director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

College community gathers to discuss acts of hate on campus

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor November 8, 2022
About 40 members of the Ithaca College community gathered to discuss recent acts of antisemitism on campus at a campus-wide gathering Nov. 7 in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center.
The Ithacan stands against antisemitism and all forms of hate on our campus and beyond. The Ithacan strives to be a place where all members of the campus community can share their thoughts and opinions and welcomes people to submit commentaries or open letters expressing their views on this issue. 

From the Editors: The Ithacan stands against antisemitism

By The Ithacan November 8, 2022
Eight swastikas in 2022. Even one is too many, but eight swastikas have been found on Ithaca College’s campus since the beginning of the calendar year. This behavior is unacceptable and cannot be tole
In an Oct. 12 email to the campus community, Cornish said a student reported a swastika etched into the metal inside the Baker Walkway elevator in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Second swastika found on campus in one week

By Caitlin Holtzman, Editor in Chief October 12, 2022
In an Oct. 12 email to the campus community, Cornish said a student reported a swastika etched into the metal inside the Baker Walkway elevator in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.
Chaplin Yasin Ahmed, director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Ithaca College, presided over the memorial service that was held for sophomore Shea Colbert Sept. 13 in Muller Chapel. Colberts friends, sophomores Paige Turcotte and Liam Whelan, spoke at the memorial and encouraged those who were grieving Colberts passing to not be sad because Colbert would not have wanted that. 

College community mourns death of student at memorial

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor September 14, 2022
Rain fell over the Muller Chapel on Sept. 13 as members of the Ithaca College community gathered to remember sophomore Shea Colbert, who died unexpectedly in a car accident Sept. 10.
Kosher and halal food is made and served out of the kitchen in Terrace Dining Hall. Food from the kitchen is also labeled and put into retail locations and in the fridge in Campus Center Dining Hall. 

Kosher Korner gains halal certification

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2022
Muslim students at Ithaca College who practice Islamic law and eat halal now have access to halal-certified food after years of having to make do with whatever campus dining served.
Luca Maurer, director of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, is now additionally serving as the interim executive director for Student Equity and Belonging for the remainder of the 2021–22 academic year. Lauren Goldberg, executive director for Hillel at Ithaca College, is now additionally working as part-time interim director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Staffing changes made in two departments after director departs

By Jillian Bleier, Assistant News Editor December 1, 2021
Recent staffing changes have been made in the Ithaca College Department of Student Equity and Belonging and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
Reynolds’s death was announced to the campus community Aug. 30 through an Intercom post. Reynolds worked at the college for 33 years and served as the adviser for the Trombone Troupe, the college’s trombone choir. 

Recently retired trombone professor dies unexpectedly

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor September 1, 2021
Harold Reynolds, recently retired trombone professor in the Department of Music Performance at Ithaca College, died unexpectedly. 
Sophomore Thomas Fine majored in architectural studies in the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences. He was also a pole vaulter on the men’s track and field team.

Ithaca College sophomore dies unexpectedly

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor May 16, 2021
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado and Rosanna Ferro, vice president for student affairs and campus life, notified the community the sophomore Thomas Fine died unexpectedly May 15.
Lauren Goldberg, executive director of Hillel at Ithaca College, spoke at the Interfaith gathering April 30, in Muller Chapel, held to honor victims of the Sri Lanka attacks and the San Diego synagogue shooting.

Colleges honors victims of Sri Lanka and San Diego attacks

By Cody Taylor, Staff Writer May 1, 2019
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at IC hosted an interfaith gathering April 30 to honor victims of the Sri Lanka attacks and San Diego synagogue shooting.
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