Students lined the hallway in Textor, protesting Larry Pratt, a conservative gun advocate who spoke at the college Nov. 9.
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, will speak at the college on Nov. 9 and has made controversial statements about gun-rights.
Following a series of racially charged events, Black Students United at Cornell University interrupted a University Assembly’s meeting.
An Emergency rally was held at the Bernie Milton pavilion on the Ithaca Commons on May 3rd in support of an Ithaca resident arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The contingent faculty union and student supporters of the Students for Labor Action club have begun occupying the Peggy Ryan Williams Center.
The City of Ithaca employed rangers to patrol the dams along Six Mile Creek this summer and enforce swimming and cliff jumping bans. Despite the pilot program, city officials said it has only had marginal success in enforcing rules and that violations are increasing as Ithaca College students return to school.
During the Fall 2015 semester, colleges and universities across the country were rocked by student protests addressing racial tensions on campuses. Ithaca College was also affected by these issues, and it is among many other institutions that are now trying to heal their communities while also facing losses in enrollment and retention.
Allowing students of color into the house does not mean that they have the same educational opportunities as their white peers. The students are in arms because they understand this, perhaps even more than administrators.
Students protesting the racial climate at Ithaca College are not the only ones finding a collective voice with which to address institutionalized racism. In a tumultuous fall semester, at least 75 other colleges and universities have begun bringing their demands for change to their administrations.