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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.
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.

Commentary: Alumni opposition to APP ignored

A real liberal arts mission would mean cherished programs are preserved and workers are considered indispensable.
The Ithaca College Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life hosted a virtual All Student and Family Gathering to provide new and returning students with information for Fall 2022. 

Survey shows majority of faculty participants resistant to cuts

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 17, 2021
A survey from the Faculty Council reports that 78% of participating faculty oppose the recommended faculty and program cuts.
On the left, former anthropology students Geneva Faraci ‘16, Theodora Weatherby 16, Courtney Leo 16, Macy OHearn 13 and Allison Carter 13 met with paleo-artist John Gurche. On the right, OHearn participated in the excavation of Myers Farm in King Ferry, New York, as an undergraduate anthropology student in 2013.

Commentary: Anthropology alumni respond to the proposed dissolution of the department

By Department of Anthropology Alumni February 16, 2021
The college’s proposed layoff and program cuts were released, and faculty were informed that the Department of Anthropology would be dissolved. 
Editorial: Shape of the College slashes programs and harms people

Editorial: ‘Shape of the College’ slashes programs and harms people

By The Ithacan February 11, 2021
Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the “Shape of the College” is that those who will be losing their jobs are only being treated as numbers.
From left, Kim Nicolas 17 and Claudia Rankine, Image Text MFA Program fellow, work on an art project in collaboration with other Ithaca College students.

Image text students mourn potential cut

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer February 10, 2021
The Image Text MFA program is one of five graduate programs at the college that have been recommended for discontinuation.
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado and seniors Connor Shea, president of the Student Governance Council (SGC), and Abigail Murtha, senate chair of the SGC, speak at the All-College Gathering on Feb. 9.

Collado addresses faculty cuts and IC’s financial health

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 10, 2021
President Shirley M. Collado spoke about the financial state of the college at the All-College Gathering on Feb. 9. 
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.

Testimonials: Alumni express concerns about faculty cuts

By Ithaca College alumni February 8, 2021
Some Ithaca College alumni are voicing their opposition to the implementation of the APP process and the resulting faculty and program cuts.
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