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Posted by Shirley M. Collado at 3:19PM

During the Board of Trustees meeting last month, I hosted and participated in a panel discussion with Jeff Selingo ‘95, trustee and former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Tompkins Cortland Community College President Orinthia Montague, and Dana...

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Posted by Shirley M. Collado at 1:09PM

Like so many others, I have been left with a broken heart by the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Yet again, we as a nation find ourselves in a sadly familiar space: trying to make sense of another mass shooting that has taken place in an environment that should emphasize the promise of youth and intellectual discovery, not the heartache of loss and the terror of violent...

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Posted by Shirley M. Collado at 4:09PM

This week, Ithaca College's students and faculty returned to campus to kick off the college's spring semester. And this year, as in years past, we do so with not only fresh eyes and new opportunities, but with a campus-wide celebration of the...

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Posted by Shirley M. Collado at 10:54AM

In late November, Van and I attended an Ithaca College TEDx event. For both of us, one thing that stood out powerfully was how fluidly the student speakers traveled between personal insight and social analysis; how openly they sought to understand and address important issues based in their own experiences. They courageously made themselves vulnerable to a room filled with friends and...

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Posted by Shirley M. Collado at 2:01PM

I had a recent conversation with a reporter from the Chronicle of Higher Education, and though our discussion was wide-ranging, we landed for a while on a topic that is rarely out of the news, and one that I feel passionately about: free expression.

The value that we in higher education place on free expression and the value that we place on equity and inclusion...

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