Patricia Rodriguez said she decided to organize the event because of what is at stake under the Trump administration.
Many international students said the lack of diversity in the town of Ithaca and the lack of financial aid are the main reasons for international students not returning.
“It’s not just the typical crunchy-granola Ithaca hippie that is sustainable,” she said. “It is approaching everyone on different levels, so let’s meet them where they are and keep going.”
This rowdiness, which had been occurring the past few months, led the college and the TCAT company to crack down through three new initiatives.
Dunning-Lozano said she hopes the findings she revealed make people uncomfortable and encourage them to rethink the disciplinary policies for youth.
Attendees raised issues about applying for jobs as an international student, renewing visas, and the constitutionality of the executive orders.
I am really excited that this is a change a lot of the students wanted to make, and I am glad we are catering towards those interests,” Guter said.
John Kadar, president and co-owner of Ithaca Dispatch, said he is not worried about the potential arrival of Uber and Lyft because of pre-emptive measures his company has taken.