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This is the story of a former slave, now an abolitionist.

Interviewee: Helia LaJeunesse
Interviewer: Peggy Callahan
Interviewee Status: Free now, has also freed her children from slavery
Interview date: 6/15/07
Interview location: Haiti

When Helia LaJeunesse was five years old, her mother died. She went to live with her grandmother until she too passed away. A neighbor took Helia in until she was about twelve years old. The woman of the house made Helia do all the cleaning and all of the chores around the house. Helia was verbally and physically abused, and she wasn’t allowed to go to school. Even the neighbors would tell the woman that she was mistreating Helia. The woman would reply that since she didn’t have a family, Helia was an animal, and should be treated like an animal. Not until the community threatened to burn down the woman’s house did she let Helia go to communion class.

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Hillel's annual Shoshanna Rudnick Inch-a-Thon

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2 Free Seminars Thursday 11/5/09 in the ITHACA COLLEGE School Of Music

  • 12pm - 1pm: Presser Rehearsal Hall #3102 Whalen Center
  • 5pm - 7pm: #3302 Whalen Center
  • open to the public !

The World in Between Analogue and Digital

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Tuesday, November 10th, 8pm in Textor Hall 102

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Don’t miss this week’s exciting events!

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Come for delicious Latin food, fun, music, & dancing,
while supporting a great cause!

catering by La Cocina Latina Catering

Invite your friends & spread the word & get your tickets!

3 seatings: 6pm, 7:30pm, 9pm

special student price $9/person

non-students $12 or family rate $25

tickets on sale at Campus Center this Thursday (Nov 5) 2-4 & Friday (Nov 6) 12-1 & 2-4

 Help to close the military facility located in Fort Benning, Georgia; the SOA, now named the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, is funded by U.S. taxpayers and trains hundreds of soldiers from Latin America in combat skills. Many brutal Latin American dictators who have ordered and committed brutal killings were trained in these facilities.


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 Sign up for Relay For Life NOW because we need to cure cancer NOW

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is looking for confident, creative, reliable, responsible and ambitious individuals to join the Student Leadership Consultant Team.

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Bill Kolberg's paper, "A Peek into Pandora's Box: Firm-Level Demand with Price Competition vs. Quantity Competition"

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Ben Hogben, Manager of Access Services in the Library, received a 2009 SCRLC Award.

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Cortaca Jug tickets are sold out on Ithaca College's campus.

No tickets will be sold at the gate. All seating is general admission, first come/first served.

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The Ithaca Wind Quintet’s fall concert will take place on Thursday, November 5 at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  The free concert will include a wide range of music, including Ligeti, Paquito D’Rivera, Liadov, and Steven Stucky.

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Michael Malpass, Professor of Anthropology and Dana Chair in the Social Sciences, was elected to the Institute of Andean Research (IAR) at its December 2008 meetings.


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A paper submitted by Ali Erkan (Computer Science), Jason Hamilton (Environmental Studies and Science), Tom Pfaff (Mathematics), and Michael Rogers (Physics) has been accepted for publication at the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education Conference (SIGCSE 2010).

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Winter in the Big Apple!

Contributed by Kasey J. Spada on 11/01/2009 

We still have seats available for the bus trip to New York City on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Don't miss out! It's a great deal!

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Lip Sync For MS!

Contributed by Jessica Dillon on 11/01/2009 

There is still time to sign up to Lip Sync at ICMSA's first ever Lip Sync event!

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Did you know IC has a cool service you can use to build your own student web site quickly and easily? It’s called ePortfolios, and it’s free to all IC students. Once you build it, you can even keep using your ePortfolio after you graduate! The user-friendly ePortfolio tool set makes building your web site fast and fun. Let us show you how in just one hour of training!

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 Water for Sudan will be tabling in Campus Center Monday through Thursday this week selling Green water bottles and taking signatures for a meal sign-away! Stop by and lend your support to our cause!

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IC in DC is a great opportunity to take your education to the next level by connecting theory with practice. Internship opportunities have allowed IC students to do interviews at the White House, attend Senate hearings, create displays for national museums, do research for National Geographic, participate in our federal court system, and much more. There are internships for each major.

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 Poetry in Motion

Contributed by James Meyers on 11/01/2009 

 "The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox" a screening of the documentary film about American Sign Language (ASL) poetry will be presented by producer, Miriam Nathan Lerner on Sunday November 8 in Textor 103 from 2:00 - 4:00 with a discussion to follow.  What if a minority community has been inculcated with the belief that their language has no poetry?  And what if that community begins to experiment and finds that their language is not only capable of poetic form, but is practically poetry in and of itself?

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