July 2, 2015
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Faith Meckley

Update: Memorial service scheduled for Lew Durland

Ithaca College has announced that Lew Durland, director of energy management and sustainability, died May 21.

Sustainability falls low on administration’s to-do list

Amid many other concerns Ithaca College is facing — successfully instituting IC 20/20, part-time faculty unionization and the demand for better mental health services — initiatives to keep the college a leader in environmental sustainability no longer seem to be a priority, according to students and faculty involved in sustainability effo

Senior works to reintroduce endangered tree species

Senior Jordan Frey, a senior environmental studies major, is working to reintroduce the endangered American chestnut tree on college lands.

Thank You, Climate Hero

On April 20th, Heather Doyle plead guilty to her actions at Dominion’s Cove Point LNG export terminal in Lusby, Maryland on Feb.

An Uncertain Future

My participation in the Great March for Climate Action over the course of five months changed my thoughts and perceptions on a lot of things. One thing I didn’t expect it to change was my firmly held plans about motherhood.

Park Center for Independent Media awards seventh annual Izzy Award

The seventh annual Izzy Award ceremony honored Naomi Klein and David Sirota for outstanding achievement in independent journalism April 15 in Emerson Suites.

New local currency offers Ithaca another alternative

This summer, the Ithaca community will have a new alternative to the U.S. dollar to use for local transactions: Ithacash.

Syracuse University divests

One of the best things Ithaca College can do to fulfill its goal of benefiting others, in specific regards to communities and individuals affected by industry and climate change, is to remove all ties to fossil fuels. That includes divesting our endowment.

Justice Half Served

On Wednesday, March 18, my back-and-forth with Judge Berry finally came to a close. Along with 41 others, my case was dropped in the “interest of justice” — no jail, no fine, no trial and nothing held against me. Our team of devoted lawyers and the district attorney, Joe Fazzary, reached an agreement on this, one that is now being lauded as historical and potentially precedent-setting.

Ithaca College students take the plunge for Special Olympics

This is Ithaca’s second-annual Polar Plunge fundraising event benefiting local Special Olympics athletes, using the slogan “Freezin’ for a Reason.” Individuals and teams raised funds to participate, and this year the event brought in about $34,000, according to the event website.

Ithaca College students travel to Virginia to build a house

Over spring break, three Ithaca College students traveled to Exmore, Virginia, with the student chapter of Habitat for Humanity and contributed to building a house for a family in need.

IC students cover 50th anniversary of Selma March with NBC

Six Ithaca College students partnered with NBC to cover the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama. Their work appeared in the network’s weekend-long coverage of the 50th anniversary events.



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