We must applaud our community’s efforts within the City of Ithaca to actualize utopian ideas.
In the age of pestilence, death and sorrow, the most serious danger arises not from the loss of human life but the loss of what makes us human.
By firing these three professors, the administration has communicated once again that it does not have the best interests of students in mind.
Never knowing if we will be brought back from one year to another makes it hard to plan our lives and fully support our students and our families.
It’s clear that dragging out negotiations with the current administration beyond the grueling 17-month process would have accomplished little more.
Instead of seriously engaging with our proposals, our leadership has tried to clamp down on the prospect of progress at IC through intimidation.
We recognize that all labor actions by our colleagues and professors at Ithaca College are actions against the corporatization of higher education in the US.