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Sophomore Lauren Smith works on creating a masterpiece during a paint and sip event. The events offer people the ability to create their own pieces of art in a relaxed, judgement-free environment.

Paint and sip events bring out student’s inner Picasso

By Victoria Kellogg, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023
While painting, students simultaneously create a personalized masterpiece on a canvas while drinking a non-alcoholic beverage and call it a paint and sip party. 
The Intersection - A Conversation with Jackson Bernhard

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Jackson Bernhard

By Frankie Walls, Managing Editor September 30, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Jackson Bernhard This week, host Frankie Walls sits down with senior Jackson Bernhard to discuss his experiences as a Resident Assistant (RA)...

What opportunities did IC give you?

What opportunities did IC give you?

By Stephanie Fine September 15, 2021
The RA position may have kept me from a traditional college experience, I can't be more thankful for all that the other RAs and my residents have taught me. 
Junior Resident Assistant David Florentin leaves the ground floor lounge of East Tower on March 21 while doing his rounds.

Resident Assistants feel increased stress due to COVID-19

By Alyssa Beebe and Eleanor Kay May 6, 2021
During the first in-person semester since the COVID-19 pandemic, some Resident Assistants have said they have felt increased anxiety and stress in their roles as both authority figures and students.
Junior McKinley Walsh, a Resident Assistant at Terrace Residence Hall 3, was selected as the Regional Resident Assistant of the Month for September 2019.

Q&A: Ithaca College RA named RA of the month

By Cora Payne, Staff Writer November 13, 2019
Junior McKinley Walsh was recognized by the Northeast Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls as RA of the month for September 2019. 
Editorial: RAs deserve full coverage of room and board

Editorial: RAs deserve full coverage of room and board

October 4, 2018
Fully compensating RAs is not only imperative to relieving this stress but also to ethically and accurately compensate RAs for the work they do.
As Tompkins County experiences the worst drought since monitoring began in 2000, Ithaca College is increasing its efforts to conserve water, both through the Office of Facilities and The Office of Residential Life. One of the measures facilities has taken is  a 50 percent reduction of the height of the Dillingham Fountain.

Severe drought persists in Ithaca as students return to campus

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer August 31, 2016
With over 25,000 students returning to the Ithaca area, Ithaca College is in the process of assessing long- and short-term water conservation efforts in the midst of the worst drought in Tompkins County since 1999. Despite recent rain, the drought is still in effect.
New additions to Ithaca College’s “Residential Life Rules and Regulations” prohibit the possession of alcohol containers for students under the legal drinking age of 21.

IC Residential Life approves increased alcohol restrictions

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer August 31, 2016
Ithaca College administrators approved additions to the college’s “Residential Life Rules and Regulations” that prohibit the presence of empty alcohol containers and other alcohol paraphernalia, and are now in effect for the 2016–17 academic year.
Sophomore Natalie Shanklin signs a poster at a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education event in Fall 2014. Students and administrators at Ithaca College say the college can improve its sexual assault education with more resources and dialogue on-campus.

Ithaca College leaders work to improve sexual assault education

By Tatiana Jorio, Contributing Writer May 2, 2016
With sexual assault awareness month’s coming to a close, students and administrators at Ithaca College are saying the college can improve its sexual assault education by making the college’s resources more accessible and driving a more effective conversation on campus.
Alex Blanca is a speech-language pathology major who hopes to pursue a career where he would be a speech pathology clinician working with bilingual individuals, as he is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Ithaca College senior creates dialogue around diversity issues

By Kathleen McAleese, Staff Writer April 20, 2016
“I learn other people’s stories, and I learn about their other experiences, and that kind of just opens my eyes to different points of view, and it helps me get to know truly about a subject that, for example, racism, goes deeper, a lot deeper..."

Letter to the Editor: Story misrepresented wishes of RAs

April 6, 2016
The real problem with RA compensation is that no amount of money can make up for lost time, sleep, and mental state as a result of the job.
Sophomore “Cathy” Thi Kim Ngan Tran, RA of the 10th floor of West Tower, hangs a nametag on the door. RAs at the college said they are unhappy with the compensation provided.

Ithaca College RAs receive less pay compared to other colleges

By Danielle Lee, Contributing Writer March 30, 2016
Ithaca College resident assistants are not satisfied with the compensation they receive based on their job duties and workload. RAs at the college receive less compensation than RAs who work at other similar-sized private institutions.
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