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Scenes from my work documenting a program that helps once-reclusive Maasai women.
by Jenny Rizzo ’01

The drive seemed endless in an aging four-wheeler with no windowpanes or seatbelts. The red East African earth formed a gritty coating on my skin and teeth. After three hours our driver slowed to a stop under a tree...

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Retired alumnus continues to make important contributions to the wind band repertoire.
by Julie Waters, M.M. ’91

When band director Gregory B. Rudgers ’70 stumbled across a recording in the stacks of his band room in 1976, he couldn’t have known that it would lead him to make a significant contribution to ...

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From professional athlete to the Catholic priesthood.   by Sheryl A. Englund

When the IC football team took the 1991 Division III national title in the championship game against the University of Dayton, quarterback Joe Fitzgerald ’93 was in seventh heaven. Joe remembers with relish, too, standing shoulder-to-shoulder...

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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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A 1970s-era Ithaca couple sets benchmarks for community involvement. by Elizabeth Field with Maura Stephens

When it comes to fund-raising, Jerry Dietz ’75 and Judy Schapiro Dietz ’76 acknowledge, potential donors must first understand an issue, and then feel it in their hearts. Only then will they be willing to reach...

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