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Before George Curley ’49 went to New York City to act in The Fantasticks, he starred in Rumpelstiltskin on tour with the Packit Players, formed by [the late] Margaret Itter ’42. We played children’s tales in schools in the eastern United States with compact sets designed by George...

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Biology professor involves the public in an entomological sleuthing mission.
by Chelsea Theis ’08

Roses, beavers, and bluebirds are all commonly found in New York -- a good thing, as they are the official state flower, animal, and bird. But the state insect hasn’t been, er, spotted in New York in 15 years. The...

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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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Successful novelist Julia Spencer-Fleming ’83 writes what she knows, with a twist. by Alex Meril ’07

Mystery novelist Julia Spencer-Fleming ’83 is a bit odd among authors: she didn’t always harbor a burning desire to write. At IC she tested out of her writing requirement, and in four years she...

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“Ithaca? But it’s so cold!”

I’ve heard that countless times since I chose to attend Ithaca College. Even earlier, in fact: A classmate  in my high school senior year journalism class asked me if I knew Ithaca’s four seasons. When I didn’t get the joke, he laughed and told me: rain, sleet, hail, and snow....

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