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ITHACA, NY — During February, Ithaca College will be celebrating Black History Month through a collection of culturally rich programs and educational events, honoring heroes and empowering the campus community to reflect on the past while creating dialogue around the present day and future.

All of the events listed below are free and open to the...

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community: Welcome back for the start of a new semester. I hope the holiday break enabled each of you to relax and enjoy special times with family and friends, and that it provided you occasions to renew your energy for the challenges and opportunities that await us this spring. As we continue through our annual week-of activities and events celebrating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let our words and actions be testament to our efforts to realize King's global dream and our aspirations for a more diverse and inclusive IC community!

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community,

As the 2016 spring semester begins and we celebrate the Martin Luther King holiday, it offers us a prime opportunity for reflection, renewal, and action. It enables us to think about the current social and racial issues we face and how we can come together to improve relationships.  It also provides a time to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. His contributions continue to inspire our work and offer us the opportunity to build upon the civil and human rights work he dedicated his life to and gave his life for.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community,

As I walk across the Ithaca College campus, going from meeting to meeting or stopping to take a break for lunch, the opportunity to engage in brief conversations with students, faculty and staff members willing to dialogue about their impressions regarding the climate on campus has been most informative. The insightfulness of these recent conversations has been illuminating — and upon reflection, somewhat disturbing.  

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community,
 
As I write this, the tragic events in Paris and Mali, and the recent loss of our Ithaca College student, Shannon Sakosits, are still fresh on my mind. As a result, I find myself thinking a lot lately about the relationship between losing something or someone that is dear to me and having to live with a new reality. I have lost a number of loved ones during my time here at IC; as I have gained more clarity about my personal and professional life, the realities of loss and change have become more apparent.

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