On October 23, Ithaca College launched its five-year strategic plan — Ithaca Forever — with a bang. Literally.
A total of 10 rockets were launched by Dana Professor of Physics and Astronomy Luke Keller and his students, one for each of the nine goals and one large one for the plan as a whole. A rocket was launched after each goal was announced by the goal co-chairs, who walked the blue carpet to their very own “walkup” music and encouraged the crowd to make some noise with cowbells and clappers. (See the list of the goal co-chairs below).