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Senior Caitlin Holtzman shares her experience with beginning college life before the pandemic and graduating after the pandemic had changed the world.

Commentary: Surviving college life during a pandemic

By Caitlin Holtzman May 2, 2023
In August 2019, the Class of 2023 moved onto campus for what we expected would be a normal four years in Ithaca.
While there have been no immediate threats to security in these programs, David Weil, chief information officer for Information Technology, said the changes were made because of MFA’s ability to deter hacking and to better protect all student, staff and faculty accounts. 

Cyber security expands at IC with Duo authentication

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
Duo Multi-Factor Authentication will now be required at IC when logging into Zoom and Formstack Forms to prevent accounts from being compromised. 
Editorial: Snow days give the mental health break students deserve

Editorial: Snow days give the mental health break students deserve

By The Ithacan February 24, 2022
Some things need to remain unchanged, like canceling classes during snow days. Snow days give students a break, and we students certainly need a break. 
Juan Arroyo, right, assistant professor in the Department of Politics, helped organize the Model EU Council Simulation beginning in July 2020. Junior Julien Sobel, left, played the Foreign Affairs Minister of Belgium at the last in-person Model EU conference, which was held a few months before the pandemic began.

Model European Union holds virtual conference for students

By Elijah de Castro, Staff Writer April 28, 2021
This year, the chatter, debates and discourse that the Model European Union (EU) offers students shifted to a virtual setting.
Freshman Vanivy Delaney hugs her mother, Ivy Morgan, as she finishes moving into her dorm Jan. 28. Ithaca College students must remain in Tompkins County for the entirety of the semester.

Ithaca College students adapt to campus life during a pandemic

By Ithacan Staff, The Ithacan February 18, 2021

 Ithaca College junior Yakira Jack is a virtual residential assistant and writes about how she is striving to foster community among students who were supposed to reside in Bogart Hall prior to the fall semester switching to remote instruction.

Commentary: Virtual RA position fosters community

By Yakira Jack October 13, 2020
To get to know our residents individually, we make efforts to have one-on-one meetings with them to check in with their overall well-being.
How are you making friends while taking classes remotely?

How are you making friends while taking classes remotely?

By Mikayla Tolliver October 12, 2020
Mikayla Tolliver is a current freshman at Ithaca College. In her column, “Ask a Freshman,” she answers questions about her freshman experience.
Ithaca College junior football player Michael Roumes prepares to lift while working out with his roommates and teammates in their at-home gym

Athletes find creative ways to grow stronger during pandemic

By Arleigh Rodgers, Life & Culture Editor October 11, 2020
When the college decided to hold the remainder of classes online in March, athletes adapted to an at-home, no-gym routines because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 Disability Education, Alliance and Resources at Ithaca College (DEAR@IC), a club that aims to form a community for people with disabilities and their allies, writes as a collective on how remote learning affects those with disabilities.

Commentary: Online learning is not equitable for everyone

By Ari Domeraski and Rachel King October 7, 2020
Empathy at this time is so important — even small gestures can go a long way. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Students and professors shared their workspaces for this semester of online learning.

Students and professors showcase their workspaces for online learning

By Ithacan Staff September 28, 2020

The Ithacan’s photo team invited Ithaca College students and professors to share the at-home workspaces that they created for the remote fall semester. The college’s campus provides plenty of dedicated...

Nicole Bethany Onwuka, junior acting major at Ithaca College, shares the challenges of furthering her acting education through virtual learning.

Commentary: Lights, camera, zoom?

By Nicole Bethany Onwuka September 23, 2020
Acting on Zoom is really difficult but not for obvious reasons. With this being our second semester online, we are acclimating to this.
The Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado senior leadership team spoke at the All College Gathering Oct. 1, 2018. The personnel of the senior leadership team has changed since the 2018–19 academic year when the photo was taken.

Senior leadership team provides updates on COVID-19 related changes

By Falyn Stempler, News Editor April 11, 2020
The senior leadership team of Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado’s administration updated students about how the college will be moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic via Zoom on April
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