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Anonymous Instagram account @__here4you_  uses art to create a digital safe space. The account is run by a former Ithaca College student, Wren Verga. Contact them on Instagram via direct message.

Commentary: Account uses art to help heal trauma

By Wren Verga February 16, 2022
Here 4 You was created to be the safe space someone could find on their own scavenge for peace and belonging. It is an Instagram page that discusses
Sophomores Walt Martzen and Rianna Larkin listen intently to another IC Mixed member Feb. 22 in Friends Hall as they share personal stories of their multiracial backgrounds.

Student group IC Mixed discusses mixed-race experiences

By Ashae Forsythe, Staff Writer April 4, 2017
Watkins’ eyes burn with passion when he goes into detail about the complexities he’s experienced as someone who identifies as multiracial.
Politics professor Asma Barlas writes that a safe space for students of color which, as you have rightly noted, does nothing to address campus-wide racism.

Letter to the Editor: Administration’s diversity actions questionable

By Asma Barlas September 21, 2016
I feel that the manner in which Tom Rochon's administration is going about implementing its diversity initiatives is both gimmicky and opportunistic.
The new space is located on the third floor of Campus Center and attached to the faculty offices for the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity. However, Sean Eversley Bradwell, director of programs and outreach in the Division of Educational Affairs, who will help oversee the implementation of the space, said it will not be called a “safe space.”

Amid national debate, IC creates multicultural student lounge

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor September 14, 2016
Ithaca College has joined a growing list of colleges and universities that offer designated “safe spaces” for members of the campus community. The creation of this space at the college, called the “multicultural student lounge,” comes as institutions across the nation are debating what these spaces are and what their place is in higher education.
Students write messages in Sharpie across a giant beach ball inside the Campus Center on April 11. The beach ball was a part of Freedom Week, an event put on by IC Young Americans for Liberty to advocate for free speech.

Ithaca College students seek to preserve free speech

By Jonah Swiatek, Staff Writer April 19, 2016
“Make tuition free.” “Bernie 2k16.” “I’m late for class to write on a ball.” These are a few of the many messages scrawled in Sharpie across a giant beach ball inside the Campus Center on April 11.
Faculty Council convened Jan. 19 and heard a presentation from Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, on an idea for a new administrative position.

New Ithaca College associate provost position discussed

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2016
Faculty Council members discussed a potential new administrative position and having a workshop to educate the council on diversity and inclusion.
Karl Paulnack, dean of the School of Music, delivers a presentation Feb. 2015 in the Beeler Rehearsal Hall while visiting the college campus as a final candidate for his current position.

Commentary: What POC at IC taught me about safe space

By Karl Paulnack December 9, 2015
When we set out to create safer space for anyone, we create safer space for everyone.
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