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Update: Student judicially referred for Yik Yak threats

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor November 20, 2015
Ithaca College has identified a current student as responsible for posting two threatening messages directed at the POC at IC protesters on Yik Yak on Nov. 11 and 12 leading up to the Nov. 14 Cortaca football game, according to an announcement released Nov. 20.
President Tom Rochon sits in the Taughannock Falls Room after POC at IC walked out of a meeting Oct. 23.

Open Letter: Faculty make list of complaints against Rochon

By Ithaca College Faculty November 19, 2015
We have not seen this degree of widespread distress, anger, and dissatisfaction since President James Whalen’s years (1975-1997).
Students at other colleges are joining forces to show solidarity with Ithaca College and University of Missouri. Students at the University of Maryland are planning to take a solidarity picture at their Frederick Douglass Statue Nov. 12.

Students at other schools show solidarity with Ithaca College

By Melanie De Lima, Staff Writer November 11, 2015
Students at other colleges and universities are joining in solidarity with racial protests at the University of Missouri and Ithaca College.

Why You Should Care About #POCatIC, Even if You’re White

By Christina Tudor November 11, 2015

This may be one of the hardest blogs I’ve ever written. This post has gone through several drafts because I’ve really struggled deciding whether or not my voice should take up space in this movement...

The student group POC at IC and its allies stand on stage and voice their lack of confidence in President Tom Rochon at the “Addressing  Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event Oct. 27. After the demonstration, they walked out of the event amid “no confidence” chants.

Commentary: Campuswide meeting brings shift in power dynamic

By Guillaume Gentil November 4, 2015
Their speeches tackled contradictions in the administration’s handling of incidents of discrimination against ALANA students.

Letter to the Editor: Professor voices criticisms of Rochon

By Asma Barlas November 4, 2015
These are some reasons why I believe faculty must also vote "no confidence in Tom Rochon."
Concerns arose at the SGA meeting after senior Dominick Recckio, the president of the SGA and the sponsor of the vote of no confidence bill, said his plan was that he would be the only person who would have access to the results of the vote during the voting period.

SGA gives access to voting results to adviser, not president

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer November 4, 2015
The SGA debated at its Nov. 2 meeting how the results of the upcoming student vote of no confidence in President Tom Rochon should be handled during the voting period.
POC at IC protested at the Ithaca College Open House event on Oct. 24, both in response to an administrative statement put in the folders of all prospective students and to educate Open House attendees on the campus climate. The students issued their own statement to the visitors.

Administration and POC at IC issue statements at Open House

By Ithaca College Administration and POC at IC October 28, 2015
We hope you are open to hearing perspectives other than that of the administration.

Ithaca College plans event to list racial climate action steps

By Aidan Quigley, News Editor October 26, 2015
Following rallies about the racial climate on campus, Ithaca College will hold an event titled “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias,” which aims to list possible actions about this issue that could be undertaken immediately.
Senior Elijah Breton leads chants at a protest Oct. 21 as freshman Marissa Booker and senior Eddy Tapia stand nearby. The two primary chants at the demonstration were “Tom Rochon, no confidence” and “No more dialogue, we want action.”

Students protest racism, express no confidence in Rochon

By Max Denning, Assistant News Editor October 21, 2015
Over 200 Ithaca College students, faculty and staff gathered at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 around Free Speech Rock to protest against racism on campus and to demand action from administration, with a number of members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees in the audience.
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