Accuracy • Independence • Integrity
The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


Terri Stewart, director of Public Safety, walks into Emerson Suites before a meeting with RAs Sept. 2, 2015. Public Safety is beginning to implement initiatives that were spurred by this protest and allegations of racial aggression by Public Safety officers.

IC Public Safety begins to implement diversity initiatives

By Jack Sears, Contributing Writer September 21, 2016
The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety is heading into the implementation phase of some key initiatives promised last year, spurred by student protests regarding the racial climate on campus.
From left, Senator-at-Large Cat Proulx, Business School Senator Taulant Gashi, Ithaca College President Tom Rochon and Senator-at-Large Seondre Carolina discuss debates within higher education regarding academic freedom and free speech.

Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the SGA

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor September 20, 2016
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon joined the Student Government Association’s Sept. 19 meeting.
Although the Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circles were created last fall in response to student criticism that diversity and inclusion was not prioritized at the college, students rarely show up to the meetings. As shown above, mainly faculty and staff participate in the discussions.

Diversity discussion circles lack student participation at IC

By Rachel Kreidburg, Contributing writer September 19, 2016
Faculty and staff are looking for ways to ramp up student interest in the college’s weekly diversity and inclusion discussion groups. These groups were created in response to student protests last fall to address complaints about the administration’s lack of emphasis on diversity and inclusion. However, students do not seem to be attending the discussion groups.
SGA President Marieme Foote brings a passion for social justice to the role of SGA president and said she hopes to continue the critique of the college that POC at IC began last fall, but in the context of the college’s governance structure.

IC SGA president brings passion for social justice to office

By Max Denning, Staff Writer September 12, 2016
“This year, I’m really going to take that space and critique the campus, the leaders on campus and the structures that exist,” Foote said.

Ithaca College SGA releases senatorial election results

September 11, 2016

The Ithaca College Student Government Association released the results of the senatorial elections, held Sept. 9–10, to The Ithacan. The results are as follows:   Senator at Large: Fatoumata...

From left, juniors Mara Erb, Conor Friend and James Flinn present their platforms for the Class of 2018 senator at the Student Government Associations senatorial elections.

Ithaca College SGA senatorial candidates present platforms

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor September 8, 2016
This year’s potential Ithaca College Student Government Association senators relayed a common theme during their platform presentations: improving the SGA’s involvement in the community.
From left, members of the SGA Executive Board: President Marieme Foote; Ezeka Allen, vice president of of business and finance; Luis Torres, vice president of campus affairs; Senate Chair Carlie McClinsey; and Michele Hau, vice president of academic affairs.

Ithaca College SGA lays out plans for 2016–17 academic year

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor September 6, 2016
The Ithaca College Student Government Association executive board has laid out two concrete subjects that it sees as important to pursue this year: Title IX and voter registration. The board is also emphasizing a more flexible approach to policies and issues it decides to take on based on what is important to students.

Open Letter: SGA addresses campus on student death

By SGA Senate August 31, 2016
Violence has no place in our community. As we navigate our way through these difficult times, we must actively love and continue to support one another in whatever ways we can.
Jeffrey Scott, general manager for Sodexo at Ithaca College, addresses the Student Government Association at their first meeting of the year Aug. 30 in Terrace Dining Hall.

Ithaca College SGA prepares for elections in first meeting

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor August 31, 2016
The Ithaca College Student Government Association held its first meeting of the 2016–17 academic year in the newly-renovated Terrace Dining Hall, where it hosted a guest speaker from Sodexo and prepared for its upcoming elections.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the Class of 2020, referencing the college’s commitment to education, engagement, dialogue and learning, at the annual Convocation ceremony held Aug. 22 in the Athletics and Events Center.

Search committee aims to pick next president by end of 2016

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor August 24, 2016
Following a summer of work by the presidential search committee, meeting and vetting candidates, the search for a new president of Ithaca College has been narrowed to under 30 candidates. The committee's stated goal is to select a new president of the college by the end of 2016.
Emil L. Cunningham speaks at the Rankin & Associates presentation when consultants came to Ithaca College Feb. 2 to outline their plan for the next campus-climate survey. The college has announced the survey will be open from Sept. 27 to Oct. 28. for participation.

Ithaca College plans second campus climate survey release

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor August 21, 2016
Ithaca College has set a date range for administering its second campus climate survey, which will assess how the community feels about living and learning at the institution.
President Tom Rochon and Tom Grape, chairman of the Board of Trustees, process out of Butterfield Stadium after the Class of 2016 Commencement ceremony May 22. The Ithaca College Board of Trustees has elected five new members for varying terms on the board.

Ithaca College Board of Trustees elects new members

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor June 3, 2016
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees elected three new campus-community trustees and two new term trustees at its spring meeting May 20–21.
Load More Stories
Our Goal