Cornell students, Ithaca College students and other members of the Ithaca community marched in a protest that went through Day Hall, the Commons and Dewitt Park Wednesday in honor of May Day — also known as International Workers Day.
Members of the Ithaca College community are challenging a new policy that forces student media groups to request interviews for administrators through the college’s office of media relations, effectively prohibiting them from contacting the individuals directly.
Arts and Entertainment Editor Zachary Zahos '15 responds to the Islamic protests sweeping the globe by looking closely at the vile YouTube video that stoked these flames. He does offers a silver lining, however, in observing that hateful propaganda has really taken a hit over recent years.
Although some students criticized the University for what they saw as its inadequate response, Susan Murphy ’73 Ph.D. ’94, vice president of student and academic services, also stressed the importance of dialogue, saying it would be helpful to know which students administrators should be responding to.
In a march that denounced the alleged racial incident at Sigma Pi and the reportedly inadequate response from the administration, protesters from Cornell, Ithaca College and the Ithaca community walked from the fraternity to Day Hall Wednesday, bringing with them the sound of syncopated drum beats and the fervor of about 100 shouting voices.