February 3, 2023
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ITHACA TODAY: Monday, Oct. 21

Top news of the day
The stories you should check out

1. Ithaca College Hillel will be giving manicures and pink hair extensions today to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness. The event, called ManiCure, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center’s North Foyer. All money raised at the event will be donated to Sharsheret, a nonprofit that supports Jewish families facing breast cancer. Check Latest Headlines tomorrow for our coverage of the event.

2. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has chosen Kevin Sutherland to serve as the city’s first chief of staff. In his new position, Sutherland will oversee internal operations of the city, assist in the development of the budget and coordinate interdepartmental communications. Sutherland comes to the city from the Tompkins County Office of Administration, where he served as the executive assistant to County Administrator Joe Mariane. Sutherland will begin working for the city in December.

3. The County Budget Committee has completed the presentation phase of the 2014 budget review. Last week, the committee heard its final presentation from agencies and departments. Beginning next week, the committee will vote on recommended changes to the budget. The committee will hold its first of three voting meetings tonight.

What’s happening today
The events you won’t want to miss

1. The Park Center for Independent Media, the Latin American Studies minor and the politics department will present a screening of “The Voice that Broke the Silence,” at 7 p.m. in Clark Lounge in the Campus Center. The screening will be followed by a Q-and-A session with the film’s director, River Branch.

2. Cinemapolis is offering free tickets for “Inequality for All” to students and teachers this week. Showings will be at 4:50 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. today through Thursday. To reserve tickets, fill out this form.

3. The Residence Hall Association’s annual SexFest will be held at 7 p.m. in IC Square. SexFest is an event meant to create an open dialogue among students about safe sex and sexuality.

This Week in Ithaca College History
What was The Ithacan reporting 30 years ago?

On Oct. 25, 1984, The Ithacan ran a front-page article on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. The U.S. government invaded because it thought the 100 U.S. medical students on the island were in danger. To mark the one-year anniversary of the invasion, members of the Ithaca College community held a rally called “Teach-In on the Truth of Grenada,” which was aimed to counteract what some students felt was “blind nationalism” regarding the invasion.