A sampling from media accounts that reference Ithaca College or quote members of the college community.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Donald Beachler, associate professor of politics
With the health care reform bill making its way through Congress, WENY-TV sat down with Donald Beachler to get a prediction of what the final form of the bill might look like. “This will be a bill that's less than liberals wanted, and much more than conservatives wanted,” said Beachler. It would end...
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Cyndy Scheibe, associate professor of psychology
Need some advice on when to tells the kids about Santa? USA Weekend asked Cyndy Scheibe for her insights on that topic. Scheibe advises taking the discussion slowly. Disbelief in Santa doesn't happen overnight: "For most kids, the process begins around 7 or 8, but some kids continue to be unclear until...
Friday, December 18, 2009
Elia Kacapyr, professor of economics
With Christmas less than a week away, WENY-TV asked Elia Kacapyr about the state of consumer confidence this holiday season. Kacapyr says consumer confidence is way down. If national sales fall as expected, it would be the second drop in two years. “Consumers are very wary with this recession just...
Monday, December 14, 2009
Kim Gregson, assistant professor of television and radio
Massively.com, a blog that covers massively multi-player games (MMOs), has brought attention to the final project for Kim Gregson’s Games and Society class being presented in Second Life. The students will be presenting posters and hosting question and answer forums on topics ranging from gold farming to...
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Jeff Cohen, associate professor of journalism
One year ago Scranton was listed on the Forbes magazine list of the 10 “fastest-dying cities,” now they’re #11 on the Forbes list of “America’s Best Bang-For-The-Buck Cities,” reports the Times-Tribune. How could they have rebounded that quickly? “Best, worst, most livable,...
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Asma Barlas, professor of politics
In an in-depth piece, the Christian Science Monitor tackled the subject of the veil worn by traditional Muslim women. Asma Barlas was listed among a small but growing number of female Muslim scholars who question the long-held consensus on head covering. The article quoted from an address she gave in the Netherlands in which she argued...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Deborah King, associate professor of exercise and sport sciences
The National Science Foundation and NBC have created programming that hopes to make science understandable to students by illustrating how it applies to competitive sports. Deborah King was asked to apply her expertise to the sports of cross-country skiing, bobsledding and figure skating.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Ithaca College students Meghan Swope and Mihir Pirikh
WENY-TV reported on the Ithaca College students who are traveling to Copenhagen to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference with professor Susan Allen-Gil. The students will be conducting a public opinion poll while they are at the conference. “Our mission is to share the public...