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A trip to a local thrift shop unearthed this poster from 1972, which shows that the Hanneford Circus appeared on campus on March 26. We have not been able to confirm whether there were live elephants in Ben Light Gymnasium, but as of this year there will no longer be elephants performing in any circus shows in New York, thanks to a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, which prohibits them from...

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You may have heard of therapy dogs, but have you heard of a therapy llama? This winter, during finals week, the library invited a trained llama from Cornell Companions to come to campus and help students de-stress. The llama, named Late for Breakfast, was a big hit with the students.

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The Alley Cat Café, in the heart of downtown Ithaca, is a new establishment where cat lovers can get a furry fix while enjoying vegetarian café options. In addition to offering cat-themed drinks, pastries, and sandwiches, the café features a play area for children. But the pièce de résistance is the “cat room” located in the back, where more than...

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As a student, Will Shishmanian ’13 often visited the office of Luca Maurer, director of LGBTQ education, outreach, and services, when he needed to talk about something personal. 

“After talking for a while, he would write down on the back of his business card something to carry with you to remind you of where you had landed. Getting one of...

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While Ithaca College celebrated its 125th anniversary, Tompkins County commemorated its bicentennial in a yearlong celebration that concluded in April. The festivities included a Toast to Tompkins Day in Trumansburg, an exhibit at the History Center in Ithaca, and even a 10-foot- tall birthday cake that was part of the Ithaca Festival parade. The commission placed signs in each of the nine...

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