Category Archives: The Ithacan

Q&A: Patricia Zimmermann discusses her global contributions

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was recently appointed by the American Film Showcase, a project of the U.S. State Department, to be a film envoy for documentary and new media.

Zimmermann has been an envoy since 2011, and this is her seventh time being reappointed. Continue reading

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Shared Governance Task Force Unable to Adjust Power of President

After the Ithaca College Shared Governance Task Force released an updated shared governance proposal on March 22 based on feedback from the campus community, criticisms remain about the power the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and the President’s Council still have in the draft — a consistent concern since the beginning of the process. Continue reading

Sophomore FYRE program could be created at Ithaca College

The Office of Residential Life is considering creating a sophomore residential program similar to the First-Year Residential Experience, the residential community program that is mandatory for all incoming freshmen.

The office hosted focus groups Feb. 20 and 21 to collect student feedback on current sophomore housing and ideas for what students would like to see in an FYRE-type program for sophomores. Continue reading