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Senior Jordan Cowell presented at the Whalen Symposium on the rhetorical differences between the administrations responses to the Blue Skies and the AEPi event.

Commentary: Rhetorical failure catalyzes campus crisis

By Jordan Cowell May 3, 2016
What language — what rhetorical strategies — do people in leadership positions use when they attempt to pacify the public during periods of crisis? Why were President Rochon’s rhetorical appeals to the campus community unsuccessful?
Editorial: Rochon tried to deflect salary query

Editorial: Rochon tried to deflect salary query

January 21, 2015
President Rochon responded to a question about his salary by resorting to attempts to discredit the college newspaper's reporting.

President Tom Rochon’s Ice Bucket Challenge

By Sara Kim, Online News Editor September 5, 2014
Watch as President Tom Rochon accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


September 27, 2013
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From left, Faculty Council members, Deborah Rifkin, John Rosenthal  and Rebecca Lesses consider FYRI changes at their meeting Tuesday.

Faculty Council divided over FYRI

By Michael Tkaczevski, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2013
The Ithaca College Faculty Council began the year by brainstorming possible changes to the First-Year Reading Initiative.
Junior Esther Kim, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance senator, and sophomore Sean Themea, Class of 2016 senator, discuss their plans for the year during the first SGA meeting.

SGA makes plans for upcoming year

By Zakare Ilnitzki, Contributing Writer September 5, 2013
The Student Government Association has set their sights this year on the over-sized Freshman class, lower tuition and free printout limits.
College plans to stem cost increase rate

College plans to stem cost increase rate

By Noreyana Fernando, News Editor August 30, 2013
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon has announced his plan aimed at keeping the annual cost increase for students at less than three-percent.
First-year student Mandy Congleton looks at her class schedule, which includes a seminar on one of six themes that are part of the Integrative Core Curriculum detailed in the IC 20/20 strategic plan.

Core curriculum debuts themes for freshmen

By Michael Tkaczevski and Noreyana Fernando August 30, 2013
Beginning this year, incoming first-year and transfer students will fulfill general education requirements based on “themes” they choose while registering for their first semester’s courses.
President Tom Rochon speaks to the Student Government Association at a meeting Monday, where he addressed student concerns and the colleges IC 20/20 10-year strategic plan.

Rochon discusses student concerns with SGA

By Noreyana Fernando, Assistant News Editor April 4, 2013
President Tom Rochon responds to student concerns during an SGA meeting Monday. Rochon also spoke about the IC 20/20 plan and the importance of the first year experience.
College aims to prepare students for new frontiers of China

College aims to prepare students for new frontiers of China

By Michael Tkaczevski, Staff Writer March 7, 2013
Ithaca College seeks to prepare students academically for the new economic and political frontier of China, with new courses, study abroad programs and the IC 20/20 strategic plan.
Senior Rob Flaherty, president of the Student Government Association, will serve as one of the two students chairs for the IEBC next semester.

President to add students to budget committee

By Emily Masters, Staff Writer December 13, 2012
President Rochon will add two student representatives to budget review committee.
President Tom Rochon has begun a blog series to update the campus community on college developments.

President’s blog spurs discussion

By Elma GonzalezKelsey O'Connor, News Editor and Editor in Chief November 30, 2012
President Tom Rochon's new weekly blog series has sparked discussions about faculty concerns.
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