Indeed, the concept of ‘race’ as it pertains to human beings is scientifically null and void — but of course, it certainly has a lived, biological reality.
Faculty members in the Roy H. Park School of Communications will meet at noon Nov. 3 in the Park Hall Auditorium to discuss a potential no confidence vote in President Tom Rochon and the ongoing race-related issues on campus.
A majority of H&S faculty members who attended a Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 29 voted in favor of sending the motion, according to an email sent to H&S faculty obtained by The Ithacan.
A substantial portion of the campus community witnessed the powerful escalation of the “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event Oct. 27. Students, faculty, staff and administrators understood there would be a big event. They understood there would be a potential for controversy. But perhaps nobody understood what the event would be — and what it should be — better than the POC at IC group.
Approximately 40 students, led by members of the POC at IC group, stormed the stage Oct. 27 during the college’s “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event and expressed “no confidence” in Ithaca College President Tom Rochon.
Members of the POC at IC group assembled around 8 a.m. today at the Dillingham Fountains chanting “Tom Rochon; no confidence.” “No more dialogue; we want action,” as they awaited tour groups of prospective students and their parents as part of the Ithaca College Fall Open House.
Hayes told the audience firsthand accounts of her experiences with “broken and fractured systems” — organizations like municipalities, nonprofits and developers that failed to address racial and socioeconomic problems within their respective communities. A main focus of the talk was race, and racial issues were very closely intertwined with much of Hayes’ work.
Donathan Brown, assistant professor of communication studies at Ithaca College, will be the plenary speaker at a conference on South African national development held Oct. 1–3 at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa.
The annual themed discussion series within the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity is back, this time exploring technology-related issues and the relationships among race, racism and technology.