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Should students be allowed to use their laptops or tablets during class and can they be trusted to only use technology for classroom related purposes, or should all devices be banned in the classroom in favor of handwritten notes? Ithaca College’s Center for Faculty Excellence, in collaboration with professors Julie Dorsey and Julia Lapp, is hosting a series of digital device debates for the college’s faculty members to discuss their experiences with technology policies in the classroom. Dorsey, an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, serves as a chairperson of the college’s Academic Policies Committee, which wanted to help faculty have…

Key Moments: President Shirley Collado was inaugurated as the college’s ninth president. She is the second woman and first person of color to hold the position. The football team pounded Union College on senior day, 20-3. Thousands of alumni came back to campus for Alumni Weekend. You’ll see their stories below. Collado’s Inauguration Thousands attended Collado’s inauguration on Saturday morning, and the room fell silent after she was welcomed. Ithaca College alumni, Ithaca community members, I.C. representatives, the board of trustees and finally students stood separately to applaud the new head of the college. She was introduced by friends, her…

The Association for Women in Sports Media recently inducted Ithaca College as its newest college chapter. Juniors Danielle Allentuck, Dani Schear and Hannah Reed are the three students responsible for its induction. Its goal is to promote, support and create a network environment for women in the sport media industry. Association for Women in Sports Media Three Ithaca College students sought out an opportunity to create a space to advance the growth of women in the sport media profession. Juniors Danielle Allentuck, Dani Schear and Hannah Reed started up the newest college chapter of the Association for Women in Sports…

https://youtu.be/PxRBHBdud3w Kyra Skye flips through a battered palm-sized notebook with a smile on her face. It’s traveled across the country with her. This past summer, Skye went on a month-long tour as the bassist of the band, Izzy True. She used her journal to document each night of her musical journey, gluing in set lists and concert bills, making doodles and jotting down lyrics. “I want to document it all. I don’t want to forget anything,” Skye said. “I know I’m going to keep doing amazing things and I want to document the journey.” Skye became part of Izzy True after she…

Donna Eschenbrenner says anyone can be a historian. Her own journey proves the point. About two years into her master’s degree in English literature she realized that her real interest was history. While it was too late to switch her degree, Eschenbrenner knew then that she wanted to turn her passion for history into a career. In 1999 she began volunteering at The History Center in Tompkins County. Just two years later she became the archivist. Now Eschenbrenner’s mission is to share that love of history and discovery with every person who visits The History Center. “I believe all history…

Key Points: National Coming Out Day is recognized on Oct. 11 Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick works to fight against LGBT and racial injustices in the Ithaca community LGBTQ+ is a large and growing community on the Ithaca College campus The Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services hosted a talk with Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick on Oct. 11. Every year, in honor of National Coming Out Day, the center invites a speaker to discuss today’s current issues and solutions to problem facing the LGBT community. “We are working to make Ithaca as friendly and as inclusive as we…

PULL! Then a bang. The clay pigeon shatters in midair, leaving a small could of dust. Getting behind the 20-gauge shotgun was Miranda Lanzatella’s favorite part of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Shooting Sports Sampler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTJ5O54TSUQ&t=5s “I don’t know, I just like shooting bigger stuff,” Lanzatella said with a laugh. She was one of a little more than a dozen youth participants. “So the idea was to introduce multiple disciplines to kids from around the county. We did muzzleloader today, shotgun today, air pistol and air rifle,” Keith Tidball, Assistant Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, said. “Many times,…

By Savannah Rychcik and Diana Huberty The Wikipedia Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon has taken a new approach to activism in this way, which involves improving the representation of women and the arts on Wikipedia. On Feb. 22, Cornell University held the first training session in preparation for the editing event in the Uris Library classroom. Brittany Rubin, the print room curatorial assistant at the Johnson Museum of Art, led the editing session. She stressed the importance of Wikipedia activism and the benefits to getting involved. “The idea for art and feminism came a few years ago,” Rubin said. “It…

By: Maddison Murnane ITHACA-    Growing up playing hoops, Kate Fagan felt like she was one of the guys. She knew followed the life that had been paved for her from that moment on, to attend the University of Colorado Boulder and play Division I women’s basketball. It was not until college when she felt there was something that set her apart from her teammates, she had begun to recognize that she was attracted to women. Throughout her collegiate career she felt separated from her team because she felt as though she could not be open with them, she said. By…

By: Maddison Murnane and Avalon Singer ITHACA- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FvhwJYClE8 Food security is problematic on college campuses across the country today. In order to help combat this issue a Mobile Food Pantry came to the Ithaca College campus on March 29 for the first of a series of three visits. The food pantry uses an old bulk beverage truck that has been converted into a means to deliver fresh produce and other grocery products to people in need. It is part of The Food Bank of the Southern Tier, which was established in 1981 in Elmira, New York.  Their mission is to…

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