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Senior Nathalie Molina writes about her experience in Sister 2 Sister and emphasizes the importance of creating spaces for students of color on campus.

Commentary: Fostering community among students of color is necessary

By Nathalie Molina April 24, 2024
​​Growing up right next to Washington, D.C., I was integrated into diverse classrooms and communities through my extracurriculars and homelife. I wanted to continue being involved with extracurriculars when I began college, and I am forever grateful for that decision. Immediately after entering Ithaca College’s campus, I was met with culture shock and imposter syndrome.
Sophomore Claudie Ouk writes about instances of hate on campus and emphasizes the importance of creating a safer environment for students of color.

Commentary: The college must do more to address hate on campus

By Claudie Ouk March 1, 2024
The first Friday of this semester, I was cussed out by a professional Terraces staff member for taking 14 English muffins from the bread box. I was told that “That s— costs money,” and to “Put that s— back.” I was terrified. I was shocked.  
Written statements highlighting personal accounts from students of color about experiences of microaggressions, racism and discrimination were collected, printed, and posted by IC Rise Up, a student group that primarily functions through its Instagram page.

Students of color share experiences in IC Rise Up campaign

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2023
Printed statements appeared across the IC campus March 2 and 3, highlighting personal accounts from students of color about experiences of discrimination.
African Student Association preserves identity-based community

African Student Association preserves identity-based community

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor February 15, 2023
Junior Manuella Asare, director of programming for the African Student Association, said she finds herself in spaces on campus where she is the only African woman.
Editorial: BIPOC students on campus deserve to have a safe place

Editorial: BIPOC students on campus deserve to have a safe place

By The Ithacan November 4, 2021
If the college wants to see more diversity and an increase in BIPOC students, it needs to step up and be creative
The college is a predominantly white institution, with 3,795 white students enrolled during Fall 2021, while there are 1,223 students of color enrolled, according to AIR. Laurie Koehler, vice president for Marketing and Enrollment Strategy, Nicole Eversley Bradwell, executive director of Admission and Shana Gore, executive director of Student Financial Services said they were concerned by the recent downturn in enrollment of Black, Indigenous and students of color (BIPOC), and that it reflected a national downtrend.

College community unsatisfied by students of color enrollment

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer November 3, 2021
The number of students of color at the college have fluctuated over the past five years, according to the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research.

Dance teams battle it out to open for the fall show

October 31, 2021

The Bureau of Concerts held a dance battle between PULSE Hip Hop Team and Island Fusion Dance Team to determine who would open for the fall show Oct. 22 in the Fitness Center. 

The Intersection - A Conversation with Sebastian Chavez

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Sebastian Chavez

By Frankie Walls, Managing Editor October 23, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Sebastian Chavez In this week's episode, host Frankie Walls sits down with senior politics major Sebastian Chavez. Chavez talks about his experiences...

The Intersection - A Conversation with Seidy Bobadilla

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Seidy Bobadilla

By Frankie Walls, Managing Editor October 14, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Seidy Bobadilla In this week’s episode, host Frankie Walls sits down with senior Integrated Marketing and Communications major Seidy Bobadilla...

The Intersection - A Conversation with Ikraan Sheekh Nuur

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Ikraan Sheekh Nuur

By Frankie Walls, Managing Editor September 9, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Ikraan Sheekh Nuur This week host Frankie Walls sits down with senior Ikraan Sheekh Nuur to discuss her experience as a Somali Muslim woman. The...

The Intersection - A Conversation with Catriona Ferguson

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Catriona Ferguson

By Frankie Walls, Frankie Walls May 6, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Catriona Ferguson Host Frankie Walls sits down with junior Catriona Ferguson to discuss Ferguson's experiences as a white-passing mixed woman...

The Moon Rises Too - On Not Feeling Good Enough with Michelle Pei

‘The Moon Rises Too’ – On Not Feeling Good Enough with Michelle Pei

By Nijha Young, Nijha Young May 5, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Moon Rises Too' - On Not Feeling Good with Michelle Pei In the second episode of TMRT, host Nijha Young sits down with Michelle Pei, a junior psychology student and president of...

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