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Ithaca College is conducting an open presidential search to replace President Tom Rochon.

IC conducts open presidential search against national trend

By Sierra Guardiola and Sophia Tulp November 30, 2016
While Ithaca College is still conducting an open presidential search to find its next president, colleges across the country are increasingly using closed searches to identify theirs.
IC 20/20 to wrap up in 2017 to clear slate for new president

IC 20/20 to wrap up in 2017 to clear slate for new president

By Sophia Tulp, Staff Writer October 26, 2016
Ithaca College’s “IC 20/20” strategic plan will wrap up in Spring 2017, allowing the next president of the college to implement their own larger vision for the college.
The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Education, Outreach and Services offers pronoun buttons to students.

Ithaca College joins national nonbinary pronoun discussion

By Rebecca Szlajen, Contributing Writer October 26, 2016
With increasing national conversations on using students’ desired pronouns in the classroom, the college’s faculty are trying to find the best ways to be inclusive.
Ithaca College is renewing its efforts to incentivize students to take the campus climate survey, which closes Oct. 28.

Campus-climate survey participation under required threshold

By Maura Aleardi, Community Engagement Manager October 26, 2016
Ithaca College is renewing its efforts to incentivize students to take the campus climate survey, which closes Oct. 28.
From left, Professor Luke Keller and Professor Abraham Mulugetta have been chosen as Charles A. Dana professors, the first to receive this honor since 2008. The Dana Professorships are awared on five-year terms.

New Dana professors announced at IC following program changes

By Meaghan McElroy, Contributing Writer September 6, 2016
Two new Ithaca College Dana professors were announced Aug. 30, after changes were made to the professorship program by the Faculty Council and subsequently approved by the Executive Committee of the Dana Foundation this past February.
From left: Benjamin Rifkin, former provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College; President Tom Rochon; and Gerald Hector, former vice president for finance and administration, observe a student protest Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock. All three administrators pictured have since announced they are stepping down from their respective positions at the college.

Administrative departures create uncertainty for academic year

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 25, 2016
Ithaca College's senior leadership has seen a significant number of administrative departures, leaving the college with uncertainty about what will be accomplished throughout the remainder of his tenure.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the Class of 2020, referencing the college’s commitment to education, engagement, dialogue and learning, at the annual Convocation ceremony held Aug. 22 in the Athletics and Events Center.

Search committee aims to pick next president by end of 2016

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor August 24, 2016
Following a summer of work by the presidential search committee, meeting and vetting candidates, the search for a new president of Ithaca College has been narrowed to under 30 candidates. The committee's stated goal is to select a new president of the college by the end of 2016.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the campus community at a March 2015 town hall meeting about announced staff cuts. Following the All-College Meeting Aug. 19, Rochon said there will be no additional cuts this year.

IC administration lists priorities at All-College Meeting

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 23, 2016
The Ithaca College administration took a different approach to the biannual All-College Meeting on Aug. 18. Instead of the traditional meeting structure consisting of updates on the budget, enrollment data or upcoming initiatives, President Tom Rochon focused on two “commitments” to the campus community — diversity and inclusion, and shared governance.
Emil L. Cunningham speaks at the Rankin & Associates presentation when consultants came to Ithaca College Feb. 2 to outline their plan for the next campus-climate survey. The college has announced the survey will be open from Sept. 27 to Oct. 28. for participation.

Ithaca College plans second campus climate survey release

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor August 21, 2016
Ithaca College has set a date range for administering its second campus climate survey, which will assess how the community feels about living and learning at the institution.
Lena Sargenti is the only sophomore in the health and physical education teaching major at Ithaca College. She was recently awarded the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship from the Society of Health and Physical Educators America.

Sole sophomore in IC program strives to support freshmen

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer March 20, 2016
Sargenti was recently one of five recipients awarded the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship from the Society of Health and Physical Educators America, an organization committed to promoting healthy living for children through health and physical education programs.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon and Tom Grape, chair of the Board of Trustees, speak to each other at POC at ICs Oct. 21 protest. Ithaca College has announced the third-party firm tasked with finding the next president of the college.

Ithaca College announces presidential search committee

By Kyle Arnold and Sophia Tulp March 10, 2016
Ithaca College has announced the members of the search committee for the college’s ninth president. The committee of 15 is made up of six members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, one dean, three faculty members, two staff members, two students and one alumni representative.
Gwen Seaquist, professor of legal studies, speaks to the Faculty Council about the pros and cons of part-time  faculty unionization at its April 7 meeting, when part-time faculty from the college’s unionization movement visited.

IC adjuncts ask Faculty Council to sign union petition

By Joe Byeon, Staff Writer April 8, 2015
The Ithaca College Adjunct Organizing Committee visited the Faculty Council on April 7 to ask members to sign a petition supporting unionization of part-time faculty.
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