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The CDC is calling the spread of monkeypox an outbreak because of the increase in case numbers above what is normally expected. In a 2003 monkeypox outbreak, 47 cases were reported within the U.S., which was the first time human cases of monkeypox were found outside of Africa. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared monkeypox a national health emergency Aug. 4.

Tompkins County and IC work to prevent monkeypox cases

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2022
Tompkins County Health Department and its campus partners like Ithaca College are working to prevent continued spread of the monkeypox virus.
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.
The SGC met with Luca Maurer, director of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, who went over the resources on campus for LGBT+ students at its Sept. 13 meeting. 

SGC passes one bill at first meeting of fall semester

By Mel Andia, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021
SGC passed its first bill of the semester — the Employee Vaccination Bill — and met with Luca Maurer.
Bill Kerry, director of the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, said that development for the app began in Fall 2019 and that it should be completed during Spring 2020. He also said that in addition to the Public Safety office, Information Technology and the Office of College Communications helped to develop the app too. 

Public Safety receives feedback about app from SGC

By Sam Haut, Senior Writer February 5, 2020
Bill Kerry, director of the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, discussed a Public Safety app with the SGC on Feb. 3.
Members of the Ithaca College community attended an event held by the Division of College Relations and Advancement on Oct. 23 in Clark Lounge. The event was held in honor of LGBTQ history month.

Community discusses inclusivity at LGBTQ event

By Elizabeth Henning, Staff Writer October 24, 2018
This Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circle was organized by the Division of College Relations and Advancement, and the theme was chosen to recognize LGBTQ history month, which is celebrated in Oct
Sex education and/or HIV education is legally mandated in 39 states and Washington, D.C., but only 11 states and Washington, D.C. require inclusive content with regard to sexual orientation.

College to hold Rainbow Reception to honor LGBTQ students

By Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer March 29, 2017
At 7 p.m. on April 21, Ithaca College will hold its 15th Rainbow Reception in the Clarke, Klingenstein and McDonald lounges in the Campus Center.
Many LGBTQ advocates fear that Trump and his administration will roll back the progress that has been gained for LGBTQ people.

ZAP panel to address concerns involving LGBT students

By Meg Tippett, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
Following the success of the first ZAP panel, the Center for Faculty Excellence will host a second one Nov. 3.
The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Education, Outreach and Services offers pronoun buttons to students.

Ithaca College joins national nonbinary pronoun discussion

By Rebecca Szlajen, Contributing Writer October 26, 2016
With increasing national conversations on using students’ desired pronouns in the classroom, the college’s faculty are trying to find the best ways to be inclusive.
Ithaca College has announced its new open-housing policy — a housing option that enables students to select roommates regardless of their sex or gender. Freshmen Anna Gardner and Joe Simpson plan on utilizing the open-housing policy in the fall.

Ithaca College allows students of different sex to be roommates

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer February 23, 2016
Ithaca College recently announced its new open-housing policy, allowing students to select roommates regardless of sex or gender.
This map illustrates the locations of gender-neutral, gendered single-occupancy and family bathrooms at Ithaca College, according the colleges website.

Ithaca College students seek out gender neutral bathrooms

By Addie Dlott, Contributing Writer February 17, 2016
Locating a bathroom on campus is a daily struggle for Rae Enlow, an Ithaca College senior who does not identify within the gender binary.
Sophomore Lauren Denecke and junior Natalie Lazo dance together at the LGBTQA Pride Prom, held April 26 in the Clark Lounge in the Campus Center.

Students come together at LGBTQA Pride Prom

By Ashley Wolf, Staff Writer April 30, 2014
Ithaca College’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities finished up the celebration of LGBT Awareness Month with pumping music, semi-formal wear and dancing at the Pride Prom.

LGBT Center discusses “Orange is the New Black”

By Faith Maciolek, Contributing Writer September 20, 2013
Luca Maurer, program director for the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, led a discussion called “Alex, Sophia, Taystee and Nicky — Changing Conversations about LGBT Media Representation” Thursday afternoon in the Handwerker Gallery.
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