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By Tom Rochon

Ernest Hemingway once wrote a six-word short story (supposedly in response to a bar bet): “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” In later years he claimed it was his best work.

Like haiku, the six-word short story has become a literary feat that many have tried to master. John Updike wrote one as follows: “I’m sorry.” “What...

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Gratitude is not the same as giving thanks

By Shelley Semmler, outgoing vice president for institutional advancement

For the past 13 years, I’ve been the vice president for institutional advancement at Ithaca College. A big part of my job is to cultivate relationships with people who support IC and, above all, to let them know how much we value their...

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A sociologist reflects on his Harlem roots.

By Julian Euell

We get stuck on our paths when we are unable to reimagine our lives different than they are right now. I was 11 years old when everything changed.

My uncle...

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