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Emily MacDowell ’06 works to bring education to rural Nigerian children.  by Liz Getman ’09

It was a frigid Saturday evening in November, yet small beads of sweat dripped from Emily MacDowell’s forehead. The young alumna was finishing preparations for an event she’d begun...

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 Remember Ithaca bands Ol' Janx Spirit and Gel? Ben Lee ’98 and Andy Campolieto ’98 are still making great music together.   by George Sapio

"A few of our songs were probably written or worked on late at night right in this booth,” says Andy Compolieto...

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Carl Ruck, M.M ’81, helps Adam Strube ’08 to begin his professional career — at the White House.   by Alex Meril ’07

If there is one thing that makes you strive for more, you should pursue it,” says Adam Strube ’08. The vocal performance major should know about lofty...

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The U.S. Air Force honors Colonel Arnald Gabriel ’50, M.S. ’60, H.D.M. ’89.    by Alex Meril ’07

Raised in humble circumstances during the Great Depression, Arnald Gabriel ’50 discovered his love of music listening to the Metropolitan Opera on the radio. He honed his own musical talent...

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Frances Cicero LaPlaca ’60 infuses her classroom and studio with grace and love.   by Anne Ryan

She was a second grader in Albany when she fell in love with the piano, but Fran Cicero’s Italian immigrant parents could not afford to buy her one. Three years later they presented her with a second-hand piano...

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