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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life created the Center for IDEAS in 2018 to support underrepresented students at the college.

Director of Center for IDEAS leaves college

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor March 17, 2021
RahK Lash, director for the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Social Change (IDEAS), left the college March 15 to pursue another opportunity. 
From left, senior soccer player Devon Morris, sophomore football player Donte Garcia, sophomore runner Katelyn Hutchison and junior rower Mikayla Henry participate in the Voices of Experience panel Jan. 21 in the Emerson Suites.

Student-athlete panel discusses race identity in athletics

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor January 22, 2020
A panel of student-athletes spoke about racial identity during the Voices of Experience event Jan. 21 in the Emerson Suites.
From left, Sean Eversley Bradwell, director of the Center for Inclusion Diversity Equity and Social Change (IDEAS); Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Tompkins County Legislator and deputy director of the Greater Ithaca Activity Center; RahK Lash, associate director of the Center for IDEAS; and sophomore Yetunde Smalls, student member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees presented a panel discussion on the origins, ownership and usage of the “N-word Jan. 30.

Panel discusses origins and ownership of the “N-word”

By Elizabeth Henning, Staff Writer February 1, 2019
“When you have been bought and sold for centuries and you have had prices put on your soul, the only thing you control is language,” Bradwell said.
Keynote speaker Russell Rickford, associate professor in the Department of History at Cornell University, discussed how Kings legacy was transformed from the radical activist he was to a more tame icon of the civil rights movement.

Ithaca College celebrates MLK’s roots

By Ben Kaplan and Meaghan McElroy January 25, 2017
The events of this year’s celebration are centered around “the ultimate weakness of violence,” a topic taken from King’s last book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”
After attending Yale University’s 21st annual Black Solidarity Conference in February, four Ithaca College students have shared what they learned about the black community and the history of racism. Junior Brandon Paul discusses racial biases in the criminal justice system.

Ithaca College students share experiences on black history

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer April 3, 2016
“This is a college that really needs healing, and we need to help people of color and people of other marginalized identities affirm themselves,” Walker said.

Empowerment explored with Black History Month events

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer February 1, 2016
IC will be celebrating Black History Month during February, with various organizations hosting movie screenings, student panels, and performances.
Native American Heritage Month will feature film screenings as well as an identity panel hosted by Active Minds.

November to celebrate Native American heritage

By Katherine Segovia, Staff Writer November 12, 2015
Events will be held throughout November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Students of color hold signs at the Oct. 24 Black Lives Matter solidarity march. The march began on The Commons and ended at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

Local Black Lives Matter event draws new people into movement

By Melanie De Lima, Contributing Writer October 28, 2015
“Black lives matter.” “I can’t breathe.” “No justice, no peace, no racist police.” Around 300 people chanted these phrases during a Black Lives Matter solidarity march Oct. 24 that started from the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons and went down Seneca and Tioga Streets to Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.
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