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1. Ithaca residents took to the streets at 3 p.m. Friday to protest against the possibility of a United States missile strike on Syria. The group came together in Dewitt Park and marched to the Tompkins County Public Library. Check out our coverage of the protest here.
2. The City of Ithaca is bringing automated pay stations to at least three city-run parking garages in efforts to make parking operations pay for themselves and to cost taxpayers less. Ithaca may spend up to $100,000 for the upgrades and necessary repairs, but the city’s new parking director, Frank Nagy, said the city could earn back the money spent on upgrades in about three months, simply by getting revenue from drivers who previously weren’t paying parking fees. The majority of drivers who evade paying for parking tickets are those who wait until after 8 p.m. when the parking attendants leave, Nagy said to the Ithaca Journal.
3. Ithaca College will be celebrating Facilities Services/Housekeeper Appreciation Week from Monday through Friday. Be sure to thank your Facilities Services person for all they do. Check back throughout the week as we profile members of the Facilities staff.
What’s happening today
The events you won’t want to miss
1. The annual fall Job and Internship Fair will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. Find internship and job opportunities and network with employers. Professional business attire is preferred.
2. Student Government Association and Class Council candidates will present their platforms at 7 p.m. in IC Square. Candidates will be on stage discussing their plans to effect change on campus. Check Latest Headlines Tuesday for our coverage.
3. The Community Science Institute will hold a discussion on agriculture and its relation to the water quality of Salmon Creek, at 6 p.m. at Lansing Town Hall. This will be the fourth event in the “What’s in Your Watershed” lecture series.
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Didn’t get the chance to experience Ithaca’s annual Porchfest? Check out our Storify of what you may have missed here.