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Applefest has grown into a popular Ithaca tradition from its humble beginnings in 1982.

Getting to the core of the 35th annual Applefest

By Kara Bowen, Contributing Writer September 27, 2017
"It’s interesting to watch this festival grow over the years from a kind of ‘kid’ fair to now an ‘adult’ fair."
Samanth Stafford, leadership programs coordinator, leads a discussion about women in television called Exploring Feminism in the Modern American Sitcom, Feb. 28.

Women Leaders Series explores complexities of modern feminism

By Colette Piasecki-Masters, Staff Writer March 8, 2017
The Women Leaders Series expanded to allow all women to explore their potential as leaders, on a personal and professional level.
From left, Bob Kur 70, a former NBC news correspondent; J. Christopher Burch 76 CEO of Burch Creative Capital and co-founder of the Tory Burch women’s fashion label; and Tatiana Sy ’09, director of special events at the Downtown Ithaca Alliance speak at the Blue Sky Reimagining kick-off event Oct. 8, 2015.

Rochon visits Chris Burch to discuss relationship with college

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2016
President Tom Rochon visited J. Christopher Burch ’76, CEO of Burch Creative Capital and co-founder of the Tory Burch women’s fashion label, at his resort in Sumba, Indonesia, in March to discuss how Burch’s relationship with the college would continue.
Senior Rita Bunatal, fourth from left, accepts the $20,000 first-place prize in the Business Plan Competition on behalf of her company, Malaika Apparel.

Ithaca College student’s clothing company wins $20,000

By Annie Estes, Staff Writer April 22, 2016
Malaika Apparel Co., a business created by Ithaca College senior Rita Bunatal, won the grand prize of $20,000 and the audience choice award of $500 at the third annual Business Plan Competition.
President Tom Rochon stands in a crowd of Ithaca College community members during the walkout Nov. 11.

Ithaca College President Tom Rochon has complex tenure

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer November 19, 2015
Tom Rochon has been president of Ithaca College since July 2008. His tenure has seen several campus initiatives, but it has also been marked by campus controversies and problems with the college’s racial climate.
 Tom Rochon speaks during the Family Weekend Presidential Address Nov. 7 in Emerson Suites.

Students circulate document against Rochon at Family Weekend

By Faith Meckley and Sophia Tulp November 7, 2015
At several Family Weekend events around campus, POC at IC handed out a document called “The Case Against Tom Rochon” to guests.

Addressing a community with racism and cultural bias

By Marissa Booker, Columnist October 27, 2015
There is a culture of fear here at Ithaca College.

Letter to the Editor: IC needs to educate campus on racism

By Caitlin Connelly Ellsworth October 23, 2015
IC, like most educational institutions, has, in decades past, done a poor job educating students about racism and its myriad forms.
President Tom Rochon addresses the campus community at the Blue Sky kickoff event Oct. 8. He said the event was intended to discuss ways to increase immersive learning at the college.

Commentary: Insights on Immersive Learning from the Blue Sky Reimagining

By Tom Rochon October 21, 2015
Immersive learning increases self-awareness and empathy when conducted in diverse teams.
From left, Jeff Ives, professor in the exercise and sport sciences department; Derek Wallace, assistant to the dean in the music department; and Julie Hickman-Godoy, associate director for financial aid, participate in the Blue Sky Reimagining Kick-Off event discussions Oct. 8.

Open Letter: Faculty disappointed with Blue Sky kickoff

By Ithaca College Faculty October 19, 2015
In its guiding assumptions, the event appeared to dismiss and even disparage the idea that a rich and valuable undergraduate education is critically tied to what happens in the classroom, where close, diligent and serious attention to intellectual ideas, problems and texts are the central focus.
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