By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org The Ithaca City School District Board of Education will be asking district taxpayers to vote on borrowing about $120 million on May 21, 2019. The $120 million bond issue is proposed to be used for capital improvements to Ithaca school buildings. The first phase of improvements, if the vote passes, will…Continue Reading “What Will Ithaca City Schools Do With $120 Million?”

Keep TruthSayers Open as an internet bulletin board for social change action with a donation today From left: Wells College students Hannah Taggart, Stephanie Moore, Christine Johnson-Alexander, Name Withheld, Chandler Smith. Photo provided. Wells College students were occupying their school’s administration building this week to protest the Wells administration’s decision to pass over Professor Shilpashri Karbhari…Continue Reading “Wells College Students Occupy Administration Building, Demand New Diversity and Equity Measures”

Keep TruthSayers Happening as a Public Forum by Donating Today The opinions expressed by the author are hers alone. If you’d like to share your thoughts or news about an important issue in your community, email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org By Patricia Rodríguez prodriguez@ithaca.edu There are many efforts to construct solidarity among the different local organizations doing social…Continue Reading “Grassroots Solidarity Across the World: Learn More at Ithaca College This Tuesday”

Keep TruthSayers Open as a Public Forum by Donating Today What are you up to this weekend, Ithaca? Here’s some happenings of the free, low-cost, educational, and musical variety to nourish your mind and spirit this weekend. Saturday 10:30 a.m. – History Center in Tompkins County, 401 E. State St. For all you history nerds,…Continue Reading “Ithaca Weekend Planner: Free Music, Free Food, Free Poetry, Free Knowledge”

Keep TruthSayers Open as a Public Forum by Donating Today What are you up to this weekend, Ithaca? Here’s some happenings of the free, low-cost, and educational variety to nourish your body and spirit this weekend. FREE CHILI First off, do you like FREE Free free free chili? Can’t afford the $20 for 10 shots…Continue Reading “Ithaca Weekend Planner: Free Chili, Southside Teach-In, Meet a NY-23 Candidate and More”

Keep TruthSayers Happening as a Public Forum by Donating Today The opinions expressed by the author are hers alone. If you’d like to share your thoughts or news about an important issue in your community, email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org By Heather Crespin As someone who was a theatre-nerd in high school, studied Culture and Communication at Ithaca…Continue Reading ““Whitewashing at its Finest:” A Plea for Ithaca High to End Subtle Racism”

By Josh Brokaw Some Ithaca College students are planning on “camping in” this week at the school’s Peggy Ryan Williams Center, the glossy, glassy administration building with a spectacular view of Cayuga Lake. Students for Labor Action at Ithaca College held a press conference on Tuesday, May 2, to announce their action in support of…Continue Reading “Ithaca College Students Camping In For ‘Fired 3’ Professors”

By Josh Brokaw A former Cornell worker is pursuing legal action against the university because, she says, Cornell discriminated against her because of her gender, then retaliated against her for speaking out. “I am a female and opposed discrimination. Because of this, I have been subject to unlawful discriminatory actions,” Julie Featherstone wrote in the…Continue Reading “Lawsuit: ‘Pervasive’ Gender Discrimination in Cornell Alumni Affairs Office”

By Josh Brokaw In the ideal representative democracy ready-made for academic schemata, an election campaign leads to a vote and then a decision. The people take some time to discuss the pluses and minuses of an action or a candidate, they register their rational choice in the ballot box, and a resolution is reached based…Continue Reading “Cornell Grads’ Union Vote In Question, Re-Vote Possible”