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Two experienced administrators have new roles in alumni relations and development.  By Keith Davis

Marsha Eger ’70 and Gretchen  Van Valen, M.M. ’93—formerly executive director of alumni relations and associate director of alumni relations, respectively—have new roles in the Division of Institutional Advancement. Eger is now director of...

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Thom Hartmann broadcasts from Ithaca and gives advice to aspiring journalists.  By Samantha Allen ’11

Progressive talk show radio host Thom Hartmann is the first to admit that his kind of programming isn’t news but opinion. For him, it’s all about people—and their stories.

“The brain is a story organ,” he says....

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Campus and city exhibits commemorate lives lost to suicide.  By Samantha Allen ’11

In September, the academic quad was in its full glory, with bright blue skies, green grass, lively gatherings at Dillingham fountain, trees in full leaf—and 300 empty chairs. These pieces set the stage for a commemoration of lives cut short by suicide.

The...

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Freshman class is the biggest in IC history.   By Maura Stephens

College admission is a tricky business at any time, but these days it’s especially challenging. First, demographic data indicate that the size of high school graduating classes started decreasing in 2008 and will continue to decrease over the next 8 to 10 years. Second, the global financial...

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The Benefactor’s Circle, located between the Dillingham fountain and the Peggy R. Williams Center, was created to commemorate IC’s most generous donors. Those attending the October dedication included (from left) Joseph Metz, Susan Baker Sheridan, Gregory Hartz, Thomas Rochon, Peggy Ryan Williams, Natalie Baker, Shirley Hockett, Herman “Skip” Muller Jr. ’51, HDRHL...

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