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Archive: April 2016


ITHACA, NY—A junior at Ithaca College has earned the distinction of being awarded two prestigious scholarships named for U.S. political and civic leaders. Victor Lopez-Carmen, a pre-med health sciences major, was named both a Udall Scholar and the winner of a ...

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A clothing company founded and run by Ithaca College senior Rita Bunatal took home the top prize at the third annual Ithaca College Business Plan Competition.

Malaika Apparel was awarded $20,000 for the first-place finish. It was also the winner of the $500...

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A person’s worth is tied to their physical appearance. At least, that’s the message people are bombarded with every day – on television, in magazines, the Internet and virtually everywhere else. Women must be thin but curvy, while men must be masculine and muscular. Those who don’t meet these criteria are often left with negative perceptions of themselves.

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ITHACA, NY—Seniors in the Martin Luther King Scholar program at Ithaca College will tell stories of survival, resilience and defiance on Thursday, April 21. Free and open to the public, the program is scheduled for noon in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall.

Titled “More Than a Story of Oppression,” the presentation will demonstrate...

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Most people know about Martin Luther King Jr.’s famed letter from Birmingham jail, written on April 16, 1963, which defended the use of non-violent resistance against racism. Fewer know about Bayard Rustin – the gay, African American civil rights leader who helped supply the philosophical underpinnings of that strategy.

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A student-led initiative called IC Color will celebrate the panoply of identities that make up the Ithaca College community. The week-long event running from April 17-22 will focus on typically underrepresented populations, with an entire day devoted to recognizing each.

Events will include concerts, an art exhibit, an open mic night, activist theater, slam poetry, food tastings and...

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The wait is FINALLY over, Africa Week has arrived!

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The Ithaca College School of Business has joined the PhD Project, an organization whose mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Sean Reid, Dean of the School of Business, says, “I am very excited that Ithaca College has become a participating institution in the PhD Project. Our accrediting body, AACSB International...

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When Ithaca College senior Randy Wong-Westbrooke begins a career as a set designer after graduation, he’ll have help from an established professional who knows about the challenges underrepresented groups face in the field of theatre arts.

Wong-Westbrooke, a theatrical...

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ITHACA, NY—Prolific novelist Percival Everett will read from his latest collection of short stories, “Half an Inch of Water,” answer questions and sign books at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 7. His 7:30 p.m. presentation in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall, is free and open to the public.

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ITHACA, N.Y. -- Former “The Voice” contestant and YouTube singing sensation JR Aquino will perform at Ithaca College this month as part of Focus Asia, a month-long celebration that highlights the cultures and heritages of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Aquino has performed original songs and covers on his...

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