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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

La Jerne Cornish has been named the 10th president of Ithaca College.

Q&A: Cornish discusses her experience as Interim President

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor December 7, 2021
News Editor Caitlin Holtzman spoke with Interim President La Jerne Cornish about student concerns and her goals regarding the return to campus.
APP phase two continues to lack shared governance and transparency

APP phase two continues to lack shared governance and transparency

By The Ithacan September 9, 2021
If “Ithaca Forever” is meant to be such a positive plan that improves the college, why is the campus community always left in the dark about the plans?
The virtual open-conversation session was led by David Lissy ’87, chair of the board of trustees, and James Nolan ’77, vice chair of the board of trustees. About 55 people attended the event.

Alumni create a portal for complaints against the APP

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 1, 2021
Ithaca College Alumni Against Austerity announced that it is gathering complaints against the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the Board of Trustees.
One executive board presented its platform and seven students ran for positions in the SGC senate at the platform presentations. ICRevival is the only group running for the incoming SGC executive board.

Prospective SGC board members present platforms

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer April 13, 2021
The Ithaca College SGC held platform presentations April 12 for the prospective SGC executive board and senate for the 2021–22 academic year.
Thomas Pfaff, professor in the Department of Mathematics, calls for transparency from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). He poses questions for the SLT to answer.

Commentary: How will Ithaca College proceed in years to come?

By Thomas Pfaff March 24, 2021
The SLT has repeatedly stated they took feedback on the strategic plan, but the real decision hinged on a reduction to 5,000 students.
The SGC expressed its dissatisfaction with the college’s response to anti-Asian violence during its March 22 meeting. Senior Agnes Scotti, Class of 2021 senator, said she does not feel that a statement is enough to address the issue of racism.

SGC passes bill clarifying election process

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer March 23, 2021
The Ithaca College Student Governance Council (SGC) passed one bill related to its election processes at its March 22 meeting.
Ithaca College community members protest against the faculty, program, department and major cuts at a rally held by the Open the Books coalition Feb. 8. Members of Open the Books and other students attended the Future of the College gathering March 4 to ask members of the administration questions about the cuts.

Administration answers student questions regarding APP

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer March 10, 2021
Ithaca College administrators held a Q&A session with students regarding their concerns with the Academic Prioritization Program process March 4.
The No Confidence in Shape of the College Recommendation resolution resolves stopping the implementation of the “Shape of the College” draft in order to incorporate more student, staff and faculty input.

SGC expresses no confidence in plan for faculty cuts

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
The Ithaca College SGC passed a resolution expressing no confidence in the “Shape of the College” proposal outlining faculty and program cuts at its Feb. 22 meeting.
The Ithaca College Presidential Search Committee has announced that it has picked an executive search firm to use in the search for the 10th president of the college.

IC AAUP circulates petition to reject faculty and program cuts

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 18, 2021
The petition asks for increased shared governance, an extended timeline and increased financial transparency throughout the Academic Program Prioritization (APP) process.
Anna Gardner 19 graduated with degrees in film, photography and visual arts and art history. While at Ithaca College, she was an inaugural Presidential Fellow.

Commentary: Academic Program Prioritization neglects space for campus grief

By Anna Gardner February 17, 2021
Staff and contingent faculty are my friends. Hardly any campuswide acknowledgement of their furloughs-turned-to-layoffs has occurred.
At the All Student and Family Gathering on March 25, La Jerne Cornish, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced that the college is planning to be fully open for Fall 2021.

Administration answers questions about program and faculty cuts

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor January 22, 2021
The SGC hosted the meeting in response to pushback from campus community members regarding the upcoming faculty and program cuts.
The Ithaca College Presidential Search Committee has announced that it has picked an executive search firm to use in the search for the 10th president of the college.

Faculty Council criticizes administration’s plan for cuts

By Madison Fernandez, Editor in Chief October 19, 2020
Members of the Ithaca College Faculty Council Executive Committee are requesting that the administration delay some of its impending faculty cuts.
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