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The Student Governance Council  has experienced a decline in voter turnout and the number of senators. Going into the Fall 2018 elections, the SGC is looking to fill 19 senate vacancies.

Student Governance Council struggles to engage students

By Laura O'Brien, Assistant News Editor September 13, 2018
Fewer and fewer students are voting in Student Governance Council executive board elections, and senate vacancies are becoming more common.
Snap Judgment: Rochons Retirement

Snap Judgment: Rochon’s Retirement

January 27, 2016
We asked students for their opinon on President Tom Rochon's retirement announcement.
Keith Watters ’76 meets President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office in the spring of 1997 after  attending a White House briefing, along with other major national bar association presidents.

Commentary: Dissent replaces debate at Ithaca College

By Keith Watters January 27, 2016
The atmosphere on campus has taken an unsettling turn.
From left, President Tom Rochon; Staff Council Chair Sean Reilley; Ben Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs; and Faculty Council Chair Peter Rothbart sit in the “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias forum Oct. 27. Among the respondents to the staff vote, 48 percent said they had no confidence.

48 percent of Ithaca College staff voters have no confidence

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2016
Among the respondents, 48 percent said they had no confidence, 33 percent said they had confidence and 19 percent chose to abstain.
The student group POC at IC and its allies stand on stage and voice their lack of confidence in President Tom Rochon at the “Addressing  Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event Oct. 27. After the demonstration, they walked out of the event amid “no confidence” chants.

Commentary: Campuswide meeting brings shift in power dynamic

By Guillaume Gentil November 4, 2015
Their speeches tackled contradictions in the administration’s handling of incidents of discrimination against ALANA students.

College Briefs Nov. 5

November 4, 2015
The Oracle Honor Society, an Ithaca College honor society that recognizes academic excellence, inducted 158 new members Nov. 2 in Emerson Suites.
Matt Orama graduated from Ithaca College in 2014. Since the AEPi and Blue Sky racial controversies, he has been involved in advocacy through several social media movements using hashtags on Facebook and Twitter.

Open Letter to the Board of Trustees: Alumnus demands action on campus racial issues

By Matt Orama October 21, 2015
The college and its leadership may continue to be silent. We, however, will not.
From left, Jeff Ives, professor in the exercise and sport sciences department; Derek Wallace, assistant to the dean in the music department; and Julie Hickman-Godoy, associate director for financial aid, participate in the Blue Sky Reimagining Kick-Off event discussions Oct. 8.

Open Letter: Faculty disappointed with Blue Sky kickoff

By Ithaca College Faculty October 19, 2015
In its guiding assumptions, the event appeared to dismiss and even disparage the idea that a rich and valuable undergraduate education is critically tied to what happens in the classroom, where close, diligent and serious attention to intellectual ideas, problems and texts are the central focus.

President Tom Rochon’s Ice Bucket Challenge

By Sara Kim, Online News Editor September 5, 2014
Watch as President Tom Rochon accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Editorial: Survey says: Tell us now

Editorial: Survey says: Tell us now

By The Ithacan February 12, 2014

Ithaca College has not participated in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges survey in three years. President Tom Rochon said at an All College Meeting in Spring 2011 that the survey did...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Ithaca College

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Ithaca College

By Sabrina Knight, News Editor February 5, 2014
Federal court judge Glenn T. Suddaby dismissed the case of Margo Ramlal-Nankoe, a former professor in the Department of Sociology, versus Ithaca College on Jan. 27.

President Rochon opposes Israeli boycott

By Kayla Dwyer, Assistant News Editor January 29, 2014
Tom Rochon has announced his opposition to the American Studies Association’s endorsement of an academic boycott of Israeli higher education institutions in a statement he released via Intercom on Jan. 9.
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