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Editorial: Student activism is an important agent for change when handled responsibly

Editorial: Student activism is an important agent for change when handled responsibly

By The Ithacan September 15, 2023
During Fall 2022, Ithaca College students created and circulated a petition requesting more parking for students on campus. In August 2023, the college announced that two existing blue lots — where faculty are permitted to park — would be converted into student parking lots.
The inability to park in certain lots is forcing students to park in unpermitted lots and obtain parking violations. In her petition, senior Khami Auerbach suggests that the college should expand parking by changing some blue lots, which are meant for faculty, into red lot spaces that would accommodate more students. 

Student petition calls for changes to parking system on campus

By Lucia Coutermarsh, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022
Ithaca College senior Khami Auerbach started a petition to fix inadequate parking on the college’s campus, stating that the current parking system is not providing students with enough availability.
The 2022 Commencement will be held indoors at Glazer Arena in the Athletics and Events Center and guests will be allowed to attend the ceremony in person for the first time since 2019. Commencement organizers hope to offer an event with little-to-no COVID-19 restrictions in place and encourage guests to take precautions as they see fit. 

Seniors react to planned COVID-19 measures for Commencement

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer May 4, 2022
Some members of the Class of 2022 have expressed their thoughts on the lack of COVID-19 measures in place for this year's Commencement ceremonies.
From left, Caspar Ward York and junior Gillian Rossbach are two workers at the Meadow Street Starbucks in Ithaca who have signed a petition to unionize their store.

Ithaca’s Starbucks workers join national fight for labor unions

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor February 16, 2022
Junior Gillian Rossbach and sophomore Alyssa Salerno, who are Starbucks employees, have signed a petition to form a labor union at a local Starbucks.
The panel, hosted by IC Strike and the college’s Title IX office, was held Sept. 24 to be a conversation about the new national Title IX regulations and the impact on the college’s Title IX rules.

Title IX Office addresses student concerns about new regulations

By Jordan Broking, Staff Writer September 30, 2020
The panel, hosted by IC Strike and the college’s Title IX office, was a conversation about the new national Title IX regulations and the impact on the college’s Title IX rules.
Hierald Osorto, director of religious and spiritual life, speaks at the open forum held with IC Color and members of the college administration Oct. 30. The event was held in the Athletic and Events Center.

Tensions rise during LGBTQ forum

By Alexis Manore and Erika Liberati October 31, 2018
Members from the Ithaca College administration and IC Color held an open forum Oct. 30 for the college community to have a dialogue about creating a safe environment for LGBTQ students.
Members of the Class of 2017 stand as their school is called during Commencement.

Students react to 2018 Commencement changes

By Ryan King, Staff Writer January 31, 2018
The Class of 2018 will have their names read as they walk across the stage at Commencement. Previously, graduates stood as their school was called.
Members of the Class of 2017 celebrate during Ithaca Colleges 122nd Commencement ceremony on May 21. In previous years, graduates neither had their names read nor walked at Commencement.

Class of 2018 to walk and have names read at Commencement

By Madison Fernandez, Assistant News Editor January 24, 2018
The Ithaca College Commencement Committee has decided that the Class of 2018 will walk and have their names read at the Commencement ceremony.
Doreen Hettich-Atkins, coordinator of special services and programs, and Dave Prunty, executive director of auxiliary services and a co-director of the Ithaca College Commencement Committee, held an open forum Nov. 15 for students, staff and faculty to discuss possible changes to the ceremony and for attendants to propose their own ideas on how to change it.

Commencement Committee searches for ceremony feedback

By Meredith Burke, Staff Writer November 29, 2017
The Ithaca College Commencement Committee is looking for feedback in response to a charge given by President Shirley M. Collado when she took office in July.
Members of the Class of 2017 celebrate during Ithaca Colleges 122nd Commencement ceremony on May 21. In previous years, graduates neither had their names read nor walked at Commencement.

Parents of IC students create petition to walk at Commencement

By Ryan King, Staff Writer October 4, 2017
During the 2015 commencement, Lisa Kleeman was caught off-guard when she realized that her daughter was not going to walk during the graduation ceremony.
Students from IC Students for Labor Action delivered a petition to administrators at Ithaca College in support of three contingent faculty members involved in labor negotiations who were not rehired for the fall.

Students deliver petition to administrators in support of faculty

By Sophia Adamucci, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2017
Members of IC Students for Labor Action delivered a petition April 27 to Ithaca College’s administration.
Senior Peter Zibinski addresses reporters at an event held to support the contingent faculty union outside of an event celebrating the IC 20/20 on March 2.

Students react to contingent faculty strike

By Sierra Guardiola, Staff Writer March 22, 2017

Students at Ithaca College are in the midst of preparing for a strike being held by contingent faculty March 28 and 29. While some are throwing their support behind the faculty, others are wary as to how...

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