The college will present honorary Doctor of Letters degrees to Melissa Harris-Perry, journalist, and Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick at commencement.
Students marched as part of Take Back the Night, a worldwide movement dedicated to protesting acts of sexual, domestic and relationship violence April 27.
Protesters carried signs with phrases ranging from “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” to “My Ovaries Are Over It” to “Build Bridges, Not Walls.”
In its profile of him, Forbes touted some of Myrick’s accomplishments as mayor, including his closing the $3 million deficit he inherited and his 2016 re-election victory with 89 percent of the vote.
Mayor Svante Myrick has asked the Ithaca Police Department to patrol polling places in Ithaca on Election Day for the first time to prevent voter intimidation and voter fraud.
The Ithaca Police Department has announced that a press conference will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 to announce an arrest in the homicide of Ithaca College sophomore Anthony Nazaire.