Top news of the day
The stories you should check out
1. Sponsored by the Latin American Studies minor, the politics department and the Park Center for Independent Media, the documentary “The Voice that Broke the Silence” was shown Monday in Clark Lounge. The documentary followed citizens during the political and social unrest in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2006 and examined the role of community-based media during that time. Check out our Q-and-A with the film’s director, River Branch, today in Latest Headlines.
2. Ithaca College’s Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports will undertake a project to update the college’s visual identity for all intercollegiate athletic teams. The project will not change the team colors, the Bombers’ name or create a mascot, but it will focus on creating a consistent, visual brand for all college-affiliated sports teams.
3. The School of Business recently celebrated a first-time achievement as senior Justin Rivera completed the requirements to be a recognized Microsoft Certified Professional. Rivera is now a Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Excel 2010 Expert, which can appeal to employers and gives him the skills needed to successfully navigate Microsoft Office programs more efficiently.
What’s happening today
The events you won’t want to miss
1. The Ithaca College chapter of Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow will hold a rush meeting at noon in Friends 207. Students are invited to learn about the organization, what STAT does on campus and how to apply.
2. A breast cancer awareness event called “Save the Boo-Bees” will be held at 6 p.m. in IC Square. Games, prizes and food will be available, and admission is free.
Fact of the day
Did you know?
In collaboration with the University of Ulm in Germany, Cornell University scientists were in the process of making graphene, a form of bonded carbon atoms, when an air leak in the material caused a reaction that produced the world’s thinnest piece of glass. The glass is only two atoms thick, and it is the first time anyone has been able to see an arrangement of atoms in a glass. Researchers then examined the glass and discovered how the molecules rearrange themselves after being pushed. These discoveries could help create stronger glass panes and improve technology such as smartphones and computers.