Approximately 50 people participated in a protest outside Chase Bank downtown Feb. 13 that resulted in 12 arrests.
But to meet this lofty goal, the college needs to be even more descriptive in its updated rules — specifically, more clarity in Section II, which lists violations.
The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety has sent a letter to the college’s contingent faculty unions threatening action up to “legal proceedings.”
Even though administrators were willing to absorb critiques and recommendations about addressing racial inequality on campus, the response was always the same: inaction.
A month into President Tom Rochon’s final year in office, faculty members are expressing concerns that the administration has failed to adequately address grievances voiced during in Fall 2015.
Like the African drum ensemble that greeted the Class of 2020 as they walked into the Ithaca College 2016 Convocation ceremony, the speakers who addressed them conveyed an upbeat attitude toward the upcoming year.
With guidance from her faculty mentor, Robert Sullivan, associate professor of communication studies, Hau analyzed documents from colleges in the United States as evidence for her argument, which connects political theory to the reality of discussing racism on campus.
Ithaca College is in the beginning stages of The Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccreditation process, a procedure to evaluate if the college is reaching certain standards of quality higher education.
“What’s really important for candidates is that they are getting the real story,” Asnicar said. “During this time, there probably has to be some healing, and the process of selection of another president can contribute to that.”
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.