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Senior Akshan Shah examines the Indian government after the release of three bills that remove agricultural protections for small farmers, who have led protests since August.

Commentary: India — Overview of The Authoritarian Failure

By Akshan Shah March 3, 2021
A significant aspect of the movement is that it brings together different factions of the rural farming society across tribes, castes and religions.
The Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Leadership Committee commends the community for its solidarity amid the faculty and program cuts. Pictured is a contingent faculty rally from January 2017.

Commentary: Radical Communion in the Face of Austerity

By James Miranda, John Burger, Mark Baustian, Rachel Fomalhaut, and Tom Schneller March 1, 2021
We  should be looking to the brilliant, beautiful, steadfast students who are being told these cuts are being made in their names.

Open the Books: Before and After the Recommendations

February 28, 2021

The Open the Books coalition held two protests the week of the release of the Academic Program Prioritization recommendations. One was held two days before on Feb. 22, and one the day of on Feb. 24. After...

From left, sophomores Gianna Nigro and sophomore Julia DiGeronimo show their support at the Open the Books protest Feb. 19 outside of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center.

Students protest against faculty and program cuts in snow

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor February 20, 2021
Approximately 30 protesters gathered outside the PRW Center with signs and dyes to write messages in the snow.

Open the Books “Day of Action Against Austerity”

February 9, 2021

The Open the Books Coalition hosted a “Day of Action Against Austerity” at Ithaca College on Feb. 8, the first day of in-person classes for Spring 2021.

From left, junior Julia Machlin and sophomore Sara Stohl speak at the Open the Books rally Feb. 8 at Free Speech Rock outside of Phillips Hall.

Protesters demand transparency regarding faculty cuts

By Alyshia Korba and Jordan Broking February 9, 2021
The Open the Books Coalition organized a protest on campus against the proposed faculty and program cuts Feb. 8.
National Recap: Kenosha shooter released on $2 million bail

National Recap: Kenosha shooter released on $2 million bail

By John Turner, Opinion Editor November 24, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with fatally shooting two protesters during the Jacob Blake protests in August, was released on bail Nov. 20.
The protest, which lasted for five hours, was led by Ithaca’s chapter of Extinction Rebellion U.S., an organization that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to demand change. The group was protesting because of its concern that Chase Bank is financially supporting businesses linked to climate change and human rights abuses.

Ithaca Police arrest 12 at protest against Chase Bank

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer February 19, 2020
Approximately 50 people participated in a protest outside Chase Bank downtown Feb. 13 that resulted in 12 arrests.
Editorial: Speech policy must be clear about violation definitions

Editorial: Speech policy must be clear about violation definitions

March 21, 2018
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.
Former Speaker of the House, and close advisor to President Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich visited Cornell University to speak to students about the Trump administration.

Newt Gingrich gives insight into Trump presidency at Cornell talk

By Samantha Mendiguren, Staff Writer March 26, 2017
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came to Cornell University to discuss President Donald Trump’s campaign strategy.
A protestor holds a sign at the Feb. 24 rally held by the Ithaca College contingent faculty unions. The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management have threatened legal action against the unions if they continue to protest at the front entrances of the college.

Public Safety warns union representative of legal action

By Grace Elletson, News Editor March 1, 2017
The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety has sent a letter to the college’s contingent faculty unions threatening action up to “legal proceedings."
Members of POC at IC hold a “Solidarity Walk Out” on Nov. 11, in which members of the group demanded the resignation of Tom Rochon.

Commentary: Protests are inevitable with administrative inaction

By Cedrick-Michael Simmons October 5, 2016
Even though administrators were willing to absorb critiques and recommendations about addressing racial inequality on campus, the response was always the same: inaction.
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