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Patricia Rodriguez, assistant professor and Latin American studies coordinator in the Department of History, writes that DACA students are law-abiding citizens who deserve to stay in the U.S.

Commentary: DACA recipients deserve better

By Patricia Rodriguez September 8, 2017
It puts young people in the dire situation of having to live in limbo, not knowing whether their jobs and the financial aid that often enable them to study are at risk of ending.

Letter to the Editor: Administration misses the point

By Maura Stephens and Patricia Rodriguez February 23, 2016
The many calls from our community members to confront structural issues at IC have been met, however, with responses in the forms of hostility, co-option or simply inaction.
From left, professors Susan Allen-Gill, Chip Gagnon, Patricia Rodriguez, Alicia Swords and David Turkon are former members of the committee  to create a master degree in sustainable international development. They say President Tom Rochon has not made progress in campus sustainability.

Open Letter: Rochon has squashed campus sustainability

Stories like this one at IC have demoralized faculty.
Guest Commentary: May Day brings attention to student debt

Guest Commentary: May Day brings attention to student debt

By Patricia Rodriguez April 30, 2014

It was merely two years ago that the Occupy Wall Street movement engaged in International Workers’ Day, or May Day, rallies in places like New York City and San Francisco. May Day provides an opportunity...

Commentary: Professor calls for solidarity with Colombians

By Patricia Rodriguez November 1, 2012
My involvement in Colombia began here in central New York when I met a group of activists from the local chapter of the Colombia Support Network, a Wisconsin-based organization created to support Colombian communities and organizations that seek to construct a just social and economic order using non-violent means.

Foreign investments often prove harmful

By Patricia Rodriguez April 22, 2010
Following up on journalist Naomi Klein’s visit to Ithaca College and her mention of the recent earthquake in Chile and problems with “shock” therapy-style reconstruction, it may be timely to discuss in greater depth what the presence of American and other foreign corporations in Chile have meant to the country and its people.
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