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The Ithacan

Graduate student Minos Stavrakas is originally from Athens, Greece, and is currently in his sixth year competing with the Ithaca College mens tennis team.

Ithaca College tennis programs find success in recruiting

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer April 20, 2022
When not playing on the courts, the Ithaca College men’s and women’s tennis teams look for an edge in getting high school athletes to commit to the program.
Students who would like to donate reusable water bottles can leave them in buckets located in the upper level of the Campus Center and outside the library. The bottles can be new or used and will be collected at least until the end of the semester.

Public health club launches water bottle drive for Ecuador program

By Elizabeth Henning, staff Writer November 25, 2018
A group of students at Ithaca College is looking to make a global difference through local efforts.
Freshman Paloma De Monte runs cross-country for Ithaca College and is from Canada.

International freshmen student athletes adjust to South Hill

By Jack Murray, Assistant Sports Editor September 19, 2018
While most Ithaca College athletes hail from the United States, there's always a few who come from another country. Three freshman share their journey
Freshman Mihir Siddartha, who is originally from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, plays tennis at the Academia Sánchez-Casal in Barcelona, Spain.

International tennis players swing into action for the Bombers

By Danielle Allentuck, Sports Editor March 23, 2016
Three members of the men's tennis team are international students and had to learn to adjust to American culture when they arrived at Ithaca College.
Alejandra Zambrano, a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the college, is the founder and executive director of La Poderosa Media Project.

Ithaca College professors teach Spanish film-making abroad

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer February 25, 2015
La Poderosa is currently accepting applications for this summer’s program in Ecuador, which runs from May 26 to July 4. Students have until March 15 to apply to receive up to six-credit hours through Stony Brook University.
Karina McMahon, a fifth-year occupational therapy student, smiles with a child at the Prosthetics for Life Foundation, a clinic developed by former professor Kit Frank and her husband Robert Frank 73 in Ibarra, Ecuador.

Former professor starts Prosthetics for Life Foundation in Ecuador

By Mary Ford, Staff Writer October 1, 2014
Kit Frank, an Ithaca College adjunct professor from 2007-2011, and her husband Robert Frank '73 founded a clinic in Ecuador designed to give well-fitting prosthetics to those who need them.

Oil drilling in Yasuni, the last resort for a bleak economy

By Jeremy Li March 26, 2014

Recently I heard from a professor that Ecuadorian government has granted Chinese Developmental Bank a drilling license for oil on an area in the Amazon jungle. The native people that lived there was...

Guest commentary: Documentary shoot focuses on Ecuador conservation

Guest commentary: Documentary shoot focuses on Ecuador conservation

By Jackson Eagan February 12, 2014

After a long, sleepless overnight flight from Mexico City, Mexico, my plane’s wheels finally hit the dark tarmac of the Quito International Airport with a puff of smoke. Rubbing my eyes, I shouldered...

Manari Kaji Ushigua, leader of the Sapara Nation, spoke about his dying culture and people in the Park Auditorium on Dec. 6.

Indigenous leader speaks about his endangered culture

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer December 13, 2013
Ithaca College students and faculty had a rare opportunity Dec. 6 to hear from the leader of the Sapara Nation of the Ecuadorian rainforest, a nation currently facing extinction with only 400–1,000 people remaining.

Genetic disorder may hold clue to cancer immunity

By Amanda Hutchinson, Contributing Writer April 2, 2013
Rising obesity levels are leading to an increase in cases of cancer, diabetes, and other health issues. However, a study that has continued over several decades has shown that individuals with a certain type of genetic dwarfism may be immune to these illnesses. Cancer is caused by uncontrolled cell division, and an overabundance of growth…
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