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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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Posted by Shirley M. Collado at 12:11PM

I announced in late September my decision to create the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, a decision that resulted from many thorough and honest conversations I had with people across our campus about how to strengthen the student experience at Ithaca College. This decision also aligned with the findings and results from the Campus Climate Survey, the Middle States accreditation...

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