​​93QUEEN Showing Thursday at the Handwerker!

Come view a great new film, 93Queen on Thursday night, February 7th, at 6 pm in the Handwerker Gallery. 93Queen is about a group of Hasidic women in Brooklyn, New York, who have set up their own emergency medical service, in defiance of the gender norms of their community. 

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93QUEEN is the inspirational story of Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the boy’s club in her community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. Through it all, we see them grappling to balance their faith with their nascent feminism, even as they are confronted by the patriarchal attitudes that so dominate Hasidic society.

With unprecedented insider access, 93QUEEN offers a unique portrayal of a group of empowered religious women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

The film is cosponsored by Jewish Studies at Ithaca, the IC Library, and Hillel, and funded by the Littauer Fund. Please let your students know about the film.

What Happening on Campus this Week?

This week, with the start of classes underway, Ithaca is celebrating MLK all week long. Martin Luther King Jr,’s legacy is why we had yesterday off from classes, and we hope you had a chance to attend the events yesterday. If not, no problem, several more events are coming this week. For example today, Tuesday, January 22nd there is a keynote address given by John Sims at 5pm in Emerson Suites. Many more speeches and workshops are occurring this week, and we encourage you to check them out. You can see the description of each event on the Ithaca homepage.

In addition to the MLK week events, there is an IC Radio Recruitment Night on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm in the Park Auditorium. So if you have an interest in on-air DJing, news, sports, production, or other aspects of radio, check this event out. No radio experience is even required, and you could be any major with any class standing.




Welcome Back Honorites!


Welcome back, everyone! The honors program hopes you all had a terrific break.

With the start of every semester, comes new beginnings. We wish all of you the best of luck on your first day of classes. As a reminder, if you ever need a calm, quiet place to study or relax, come down to the Honors Lounge in the Garden Level of PRW.

Once again, we hope you had a great break and the very best of luck to everyone on this upcoming spring semester!


Pippi to Ripley: Fantastic and Feminist Pop Culture Conference

Would you like to present at next spring’s Pippi to Ripley: Fantastic and Feminist Pop Culture conference?  For details see the attached CFP. In the past, students have presented on TV shows, films, contemporary music, video games, comics, podcasts, children’s literature, fairy tales, and YA literature—and this list can be expanded to include other forms of pop culture.

Presentations are 15 minutes long and usually include a powerpoint. There are three ways that you can prepare to present:

  1. Sign up for Advanced Studies in Feminist Science Fiction – ENGL 48300 01  (3 spaces still available)
  2. Do an independent study with a faculty mentor in your field.
  3. Work with Professor Kittredge in a Block II one-hour-a-week, one credit Conference Prep class (Time and course number TBA)

If you are interested in presenting, please send an e-mail to Katharine Kittredge at kkittredge@ithaca.eduprior to January 1, 2019.  We will discuss possible topics, how you should prepare, and intermediate goals.