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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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Elizabeth Bleicher, dean of the Center for Student Success and Retention, is one of the lead members of the Retention and Engagement Strategy Team, which is responsible for developing the Student Success Dashboard.

College faculty and staff test new Student Success Dashboard

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor January 25, 2023
Ithaca College is testing the Student Success Dashboard as a tool for faculty and staff to use in identifying students who need academic assistance.
Senior Kevin Schoch, a member of the football team, suffered a non-contact injury during a game Sept. 11. He said he may have torn his ACL and will potentially be on crutches for the remainder of the fall semester. Some students have experienced issues regarding a lack of accessibility.

Some IC students experience accessibility issues

By Jillian Bleier, Assistant News Editor September 22, 2021
Some students have complained about the lack of accessibility on campus. The college does have several features for students with physical disabilities.
The Intersection - A Conversation with Anabel Evren

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Anabel Evren

By Frankie Walls, Managing Editor September 17, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Anabel Evren In this week’s episode, host Frankie Walls talks to senior Anabel Evren about their shared experience with mental health and handling...

The Intersection - A Conversation with Abbey London

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Abbey London

By Frankie Walls, Frankie Walls March 25, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Abbey London Host Frankie Walls sits down with with junior Abbey London to talk about London's experience as a person with physical disabilities...

Junior Kimberly Caceci, left, and junior Ari Domeraski, right, started DEAR@IC: a club which aims to educate people about disabilities.  The club will help provide a place for members to learn about what accommodations are available for those with disabilities, provide resources on disabilities to those who need them and help able-bodied people become allies.

New club raises awareness about disabilities and promotes accessibility

By Krissy Waite, Staff Writer October 24, 2018
A new club, Disability Education, Alliance and Resources at Ithaca College (DEAR@IC), will focus on educating people about disabilities.
The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities of New York recently appointed President Collado to its board of trustees.

Personnel changes made throughout Ithaca College

By Falyn Stempler, News Editor August 29, 2018
Numerous shifts have occurred in lower-level leadership at Ithaca College since President Shirley M. Collado took office. While some occurred organically, others were a direct result of structural cha
On Aug. 4, 2015, the college signed a resolution agreement to complete requirements put forward by the OCR to meet compliance.

Ithaca College makes required accessibility renovations

By Ana Borruto November 27, 2017
The Office of Civil Rights delivered a resolution to the college in 2015 following an investigation into a confidential complaint of inaccessibility against the college filed in 2009.
Rothschild Place, a temporary structure that has been on Ithaca College’s campus for over a decade has operated under a temporary occupancy permit since its creation. Despite moving from a temporary to a permanent occupancy permit in August, there are no plans to build a permanent structure in the near future.

No plans to renovate Rothschild Place despite permit changes

By Madeline Veneziano, Contributing Writer September 18, 2016
Rothschild Place, a temporary structure on Ithaca College’s campus built in 2004 to house department overflow, has been operating under a temporary occupancy permit since its creation. However, the college applied for and was granted a permanent occupancy permit for the building Aug. 2. Despite this change, there are no plans at this time to renovate or build a permanent structure.
Senior Suba Chakraborty was born with a disability causing his leg to stop growth after his thigh. Chakraborty said the campus is a challenge for him to navigate.

Ithaca College works to address ADA compliance issues

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer November 18, 2015
With 16 areas on campus cited by the Office of Civil Rights as not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards, Ithaca College is currently working to resolve these issues.
Leslie Kelly, manager of Student Accessibility Services, said the new online streamlined process provides a direct link between students requesting accommodations and their professors.

Ithaca College releases online test accommodations form

By Kyle Stewart, Contributing Writer February 4, 2015
Students can now request test accommodations through an online process rather than filling out paper forms and making a series of phone calls.
‘Dyslexie’ creator Christian Boer made the bottom of each letter thicker in order to allow readers to be able to distinguish differences of each letter.

Commentary: New font can be beneficial for those with dyslexia

By Leslie Kelly November 18, 2014

As a disability services provider and advocate for all learners with different learning needs, I am always interested to see reports in the media concerning accessibility services. I was eager to learn...

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