Ithaca College has announced that there is no public health risk associated with the illness that caused the death of a student.
Student protesters demanded the resignation of Ithaca College President Tom Rochon and stated they refused to work with him on diversity initiatives during a protest Nov. 11 that drew over 1,000 members of the campus community to Free Speech Rock.
Tom Grape, chair of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, said the Board of Trustees is actively partnering with Rochon to move the college forward.
Faculty members in the Roy H. Park School of Communications will meet at noon Nov. 3 in the Park Hall Auditorium to discuss a potential no confidence vote in President Tom Rochon and the ongoing race-related issues on campus.
The POC at IC group has announced “demand sessions” for Nov. 3 and 6 where participants will share their grievances about Ithaca College and the administration, and answer questions regarding the vote of no confidence for President Tom Rochon organized by the Student Government Association.
Approximately 40 students, led by members of the POC at IC group, stormed the stage Oct. 27 during the college’s “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event and expressed “no confidence” in Ithaca College President Tom Rochon.
Members of the POC at IC group assembled around 8 a.m. today at the Dillingham Fountains chanting “Tom Rochon; no confidence.” “No more dialogue; we want action,” as they awaited tour groups of prospective students and their parents as part of the Ithaca College Fall Open House.
Over 200 Ithaca College students, faculty and staff gathered at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 around Free Speech Rock to protest against racism on campus and to demand action from administration, with a number of members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees in the audience.
Ithaca College students and alumni are expressing frustration on social media after an unaffiliated fraternity at Ithaca College sent out a Facebook invitation Oct. 9 for a party with what they are calling a racially charged theme.
Ithaca College exceeded its 1,700 student enrollment goal by more than 100 students in 2015 after increasing the college’s acceptance rate by almost 8 percent.