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Archive: June 2017


Is Disney doing a good job portraying a diverse cast of characters in its animated movies? That was the question Ithaca College Assistant Professor Chrissy Guest discussed on National Public Radio’s “1A” on Tuesday, June 20.

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On most days, you can find a wide array of musical instruments being played in the Ithaca College School of Music. But for one week this June, it was all about that bass.

From June 5-10, Ithaca College hosted the 50th anniversary convention of the International Society of...

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What does it take to build not just one, but three, double basses over the course of one week? “No sleeping, no food breaks,” says Dustin Williams, an organizer of the International Society of Bassists’ Build-A-Bass event. “We’re here from 8 a.m. to midnight, every day.”

Last week, as part of the 2017...

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Any finance student would relish the opportunity to learn from Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time. In early May, eight Ithaca College students did just that. The students travelled to the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where Buffett and Charlie Munger answered questions from reporters and the crowd.

“Their views and...

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En route to a second-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio, two Ithaca College women’s track & field athletes claimed individual national titles. Taryn Cordani won the 10,000 meter run, while ...

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When Ithaca College junior Samantha Watts arrived on set at the “Today Show” on June 20 as a finalist for a scholarship contest, she suspected that she was the winner, but she couldn’t be sure. When she was told on-air that she had indeed won, Watts was left speechless, clasping her hands over her mouth, even when comedian Will Ferrell...

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After nearly two years of planning, months of training, and countless hours raising funds for charity, Tim Conners was the tallest man on the African continent when he finally stood atop the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro this past weekend.

Conners, a member of the Class of 2017, lost his sight from cancer as a teenager, and endured further physical tolls as he fought the disease. ...

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Of all the new college presidents assuming their posts this year, the New York Times chose Ithaca College’s incoming President Shirley M. Collado to interview for an article on the issues facing institutions of higher education. She also discussed her ambitions for a college poised for change.

Collado was featured in ...

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Most children in New York public schools aren’t introduced to a second language until they reach middle school, but thanks to a special partnership with Ithaca College, kindergarteners and first graders at Belle Sherman Elementary in the Ithaca City School District are beginning to learn Spanish.

The program is called ...

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Officers from 10 law enforcement agencies in New York State are learning how to incorporate bicycles into their operations at the 2017 Police Mountain Bike School, being held June 5–9 at Ithaca College.

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The Textor Ball now has some company. On June 1, the Ithaca College campus welcomed its newest piece of remarkable and eye-catching public art: “The Drummer,” an eight-foot tall bronze sculpture created by Welsh artist Barry Flanagan. The 550-pound piece, which depicts a hare playing a drum, has taken up residence in the greenspace flanked by Smiddy Hall, the Center for Health...

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