Stories

Maura Stephens



Dear Friends and Readers,

In the 13 years since I became editor of the Ithaca College Quarterly, I’ve met and corresponded with hundreds of its readers. I’ve had the good fortune to write and edit countless stories about the inspirational and diverse faculty, staff, alumni, and programs of this fine institution.

In two major redesigns and two renamings (to...

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I am stunned by the letter in “Mailbox” from Scott Long ’92 (“Wedding Blues,” 2008/1) regarding the “Pairings” section of the magazine. That our alumni group contains someone so far right and homophobic as to object to such a minor change [in the section’s title] is not surprising. You must get...

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I wanted to express my disappointment with ICView for naming the “marriages” section of the magazine “Pairings.”

If the change in terminology is meant to open up this section of the magazine to the homosexual community, I would remind you that aside from...

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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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