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Tom Rochon




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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Ithaca College’s new branding initiative takes flight

By Steve Shoemaker

It’s hard to sum up Ithaca College in one word, but at the start of the fall semester, IC did exactly that. On September 1, the College revealed a new branding and marketing campaign designed to distill the entire IC experience into one concept: ...

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By Tom Rochon

One of my father’s favorite expressions is, “Fix the roof while the sun is shining.”

I thought often about that advice during the past year as IC faculty, staff, and students worked together to create the strategic vision we call IC 20/20. After all, the sun has long been shining on our roof. IC’s academic programs enjoy strong reputations....

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By President Tom Rochon

The undergraduate student population on the Ithaca College campus increased overnight by more than 50 percent between March 31 and April 2 of this year.

No, we didn’t accidentally send out an extra 3,400 letters of admission. We...

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