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At 2019s New Voices Festival, attendees gathered in person to celebrate seven visiting writers of different genres. While student guides continued to play a role in this years festival, the event was held virtually through Zoom.

Literary festival connects students with emerging writers

By Arleigh Rodgers May 13, 2020
Student guides continued to play a role in this year's festival, even as the event was held virtually through Zoom.
Chris Holmes, associate professor and chair of the Department of English, looks at the ways in which literary form and genre push the existing limits within literature.

Q&A: Professor examines works that push the limits of genre

By Kate Sustick February 26, 2020
Opinion editor Kate Sustick spoke with Holmes about the ways Kazuo Ishiguro conveys a larger meaning of identity and how it inspired Holmes’ chapter. 
Office Hours: Chris Holmes on gun violence

Office Hours: Chris Holmes on gun violence

By Nick Friend, Podcast Editor January 31, 2018

In this episode of "Office Hours," host Celisa Calacal spoke with Chris Holmes, associate professor in the Department of English, about gun violence and gun culture in the U.S.

Buffalo Street Books will remain open after receiving a $50,000 grant from community donations. Buffalo Street Books became a cooperative in 2011 as a means to stay open when struggling with a lack of funds.

Buffalo Street Books buoyed by loyal locals

By Jake Leary and Laura O'Brien November 8, 2017
“There’s that feel that you get going into a small local store. People know you, and you go in, and there’s that intimacy that is very welcoming."
Novelist Yewande Omotoso reads an excerpt of her second novel “The Woman Next Door,” at the kickoff event of the New Voices Festival April 5 at Buffalo Street Books.

New Voices Literary Festival spotlights rising writers

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor April 5, 2017
Henderson described “The Short Short” as a marathon: The two-hour event kept flowing until all the readers finished sharing their stories.
Puspa Amri, assistant professor for the Department of Economics, stands in the living room of her home in Ithaca. Amri said she advertised herself to renters online before she moved from California.

Ithaca College faculty struggle to find adequate housing

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer November 4, 2015
Ithaca College faculty are faced with the challenge of finding both affordable and suitable housing in Ithaca — a city that isn’t necessarily known for either, said several faculty who have experienced the housing and rental market.
Chris Holmes, associate professor in the Department of English, discusses his freshman seminar about guns and gun violence.

English professor to co-direct University of London seminar

By Evin Billington, Life & Culture Editor November 5, 2014
This spring, Chris Holmes, assistant professor of English, will travel to England to guest-direct a graduate seminar and give a lecture at Queen Mary College in the University of London about postcolonial literature and the Nobel prize–winning author J.M. Coetzee.
Freshman Bradford Allen browses the stacks at Buffalo Street Books. Buffalo Street Books is a local co-op that offers a program called “First Class,” where students can order their books for classes instead of using the college’s store.

Ithaca College faculty opt for Buffalo Street Books over college store

By Charlotte Robertson, Contributing Writer September 17, 2014
Ithaca College professors have been asking students to buy their books through Buffalo Street Book's "First Class" program over the college's Bookstore.
Students, faculty and staff gathered Dec. 3 for a candlelight vigil  honoring Michael Clark. A writing contest will be held in his memory.

English department hosts contest to honor late student

By Sara Kim, Staff Writer March 26, 2014
Three months after the death of junior Michael Clark, the Ithaca College Department of English is hosting the first annual Michael Clark Renaissance Essay Contest in his honor.
Students, faculty and staff gathered on Dec. 3 for a candlelight vigil following a fatal car accident.

College gathers to mourn accident victim

By Noreyana Fernando, News Editor December 4, 2013
More than 100 members of the campus community attended a vigil held Dec. 3 in Muller Chapel in memory of Ithaca College junior Michael Clark.
The Ithaca College community mourns the death of junior Michael Clark, an english major from Boxburough, Mass.

Community to gather to remember student killed in accident

By Noreyana Fernando, News Editor December 3, 2013
A vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Muller Chapel for students to commemorate the life of junior Michael Clark, who was killed in a car accident Dec. 1 while driving back to Ithaca College after Thanksgiving break.
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