Stories

Filmmaker Byron Hurt brings a critical eye to the music form.
by Chelsea Theis '08

At 30 years old, after spending 15 years as a violence prevention educator, Byron Hurt moved back home. He wanted to become a filmmaker, and without an income he needed to depend on his parents’ largesse. Six years later the fruits of...

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Learning how each person can act to save the planet. by Chelsea Theis '08

Phil Byers ’08 knows his bottled water. And now he knows that only one in seven of the plastic bottles in which it’s sold are recycled in the United States, and that 840 bottles are wasted every 30 seconds. 

Byers, a...

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Tibet’s head of state and spiritual leader offers campus a lesson on “training the mind.”
by Liz Getman ’09

A group of meditating Tibetan monks knelt on stage, framed by a throne-like platform covered in dark red pillows and gold silk blankets. Their voices rose in a deep and sonorous chant that...

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Taking stock as the ambitious campaign nears completion.

It has been a busy year for the staff and volunteers who are working on the Campaign for Ithaca College: Making a World of Difference. Dozens of events around the country have brought people together to learn about the campaign priorities — scholarships, academic...

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Cynthia Sayer ’77 has a most unusual profession—jazz banjoist
by Elizabeth Bauchner

Ask Cynthia Sayer what has been the greatest source of pride in her musical career, and she won’t mention playing for two presidents, her long membership in the Woody Allen Jazz Band, her collaboration with several...

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