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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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Simeon's restaurant reopens more than two years after being forced to close.

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The "bunkers" volunteered as firefighters in exchange for free housing in the firehouse.

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