Maura Stephens's Apology
As ICView editor since 1997, I have been the person primarily responsible for what appears in the pages of the magazine and on our website.
In the case of publishing the “Final Word” essay by Emily McNeill ’08, I not only didn’t exercise the best editorial judgment, but I didn’t follow editorial procedures. Instead I ran the story without having anyone else on campus review it first.
I was remiss in both cases. For this I am very sorry, and I am particularly regretful that people who are close to Ithaca College and care about it passionately feel hurt by the institution. The institution is not to blame. I am the only one at fault here.
The last thing I intended was to fuel more conflict.
Maura Stephens, editor
Read President Tom Rochon's response to the essay