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President's Corner



By President Tom Rochon

“Starbucks is not a coffee company that serves people. It is a people company that serves coffee.”

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, wrote these words in a somewhat self-promoting book about the lessons...

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By President Tom Rochon

The undergraduate student population on the Ithaca College campus increased overnight by more than 50 percent between March 31 and April 2 of this year.

No, we didn’t accidentally send out an extra 3,400 letters of admission. We...

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By President Tom Rochon

As the leaves began to fall in upstate New York, I was tempted to take up my rake, not least because of what I learned last summer from the three days I spent working in the facilities department at my college. My goals were to get to know more of those staff members and to...

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“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”   — Henry David Thoreau,...

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It is always a good idea to take a fresh look at what one is doing and how it can be done better.

This spring semester, faculty and staff across the campus are taking part in a discussion of our core commitments as a residential, comprehensive college dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for every student. In every department, program, and office we are asking...

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