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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.
The Ithaca College mens club rugby sevens team celebrates after winning the National Small College Rugby Organization National Qualifier on April 16.

Rugby sevens team qualifies for nationals for the first time

By Casey Koenig, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
The men's rugby sevens team qualified for the Sevens Nationals after winning the National Small College Rugby Organization National Qualifier on April 16.
Ithaca College full-time contingent faculty members and supporters pose in front of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center April 7 following a meeting with administration.

Contingent faculty unionizing together follows a national trend

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer April 26, 2016
Concerns about working conditions for contingent faculty members have led to an increase in unionization recently, with part- and full-time contingent faculty sometimes joining together in bargaining units.
YouTube artist J.R. Aquino performs an acoustic song during his performance at Ithaca College April 21.

Asian-American YouTube singer discusses music career

By Celisa Calacal, Life & Culture Editor April 25, 2016
Famous YouTuber and singer/songwriter J.R. Aquino visited Ithaca College on April 21 for a performance as part of Asian American Alliance's Focus Asia Month.
Marieme Foote, current Student Government Association senate chair, speaks at her tickets platform presentation April 21 in Emerson Suites. Foote, who is running for SGA president, said although her ticket is uncontested, they will still run a full campaign.

Sole SGA executive board ticket presents platform

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer April 25, 2016
IC Office announced its platform for the 2016–17 Student Government Association Executive Board at the April 21 SGA platform speech night. Its platform focuses on a re-evaluation of the SGA, including efforts to improve transparency, accessibility, horizontal leadership and shared governance.
Students shared their experiences with mental health and its intersection with race, gender and sexual identity at a panel titled “We’re Here, Too,” encouraging audience members to ask questions and engage in conversation to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Ithaca College students discuss mental health intersectionality

By Annika Kushner, Staff Writer April 24, 2016
“LGBT people, POC and other marginalized groups are here too, and their/our mental health is important and should be talked about more both in general and within those communities,” Lopez said.
Sandra Starke, the second candidate for the open position of vice president for enrollment management at Ithaca College discussed increasing retention rates, diversity and overall student success during her visit to campus April 22.

Second candidate for VP for enrollment visits Ithaca College

By Meredith Husar, Staff Writer April 24, 2016
Sandra Starke, the second candidate for the open position of vice president for enrollment management at Ithaca College, discusses increasing retention rates, diversity and overall student success during her visit to campus April 22.
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.
Sophomore Eva Garcia Ferres came from Spain to the U.S. with a student visa, but she said she hopes to stay in the country after her graduation to explore opportunities for her future here.

Beyond Borders: Students share stories about immigration

By Kalia Kornegay, Staff Writer April 20, 2016
Ithaca College sophomores Ji-Hye Lee and Eva Garcia Ferres discuss stories of their immigration to the U.S. and roads to international citizenship.
Roger Richardson, associate vice provost for diversity, inclusion and engagement, was hired in November 2015 to serve as the interim chief diversity officer. President Tom Rochon said he is reconsidering the position.

Ithaca College reconsiders chief diversity officer position

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer April 20, 2016
President Tom Rochon said he is considering other options for the position — to have one position or transform it into a council. He said he is relying on the Council of Diversity and Inclusion to make a recommendation on how he should proceed.
The London Eye was lit up with the colors of the French flag the week of the November 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris. Ithaca College London Center students have been reported safe following an attack outside of British Parliament in London March 22.

Ithaca College students react to terrorist attacks abroad

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer April 20, 2016
“We turned on the news, watched it for probably like three or four hours, saw that there were about a hundred or so people who were killed at the concert hall, and then they closed the border, so we didn’t know what the heck we were going to do,” Greenfield said.
New head volleyball coach Johan Dulfer coaches the Clarkson University volleyball team. He led Clarkson to seven straight NCAA tournament appearances.

New volleyball coach sets high standards for team

By Lauren Murray, Assistant Sports Editor April 19, 2016
Johan Dulfer, the new head volleyball coach, officially took over the program on March 7.
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