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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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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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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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“Most of the girls who I knew were in sororities. I was part of Delta Phi Zeta, and I lived in Williams Hall. It was great because we could drink at 18, but we had curfews every night: 10:30 p.m. during the week, 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, and 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. However, I learned how to avoid those. Our years were known as the transition years. They didn’t want people to live...

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In 1983, famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov was the keynote speaker during Commencement, and some of his predictions were remarkably spot on.

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