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Fall on Film

Fall on Film

By The Ithacan Photo Staff, The Ithacan Photo Staff November 2, 2022

To commemorate 90 volumes of publication, The Ithacan photo staff decided to honor traditional photography practices and capture the autumn season on film. Taking photographs of hiking trails, life on...

Editorial: Students should make the most of the local outdoors

Editorial: Students should make the most of the local outdoors

By The Ithacan October 5, 2022
Between the Natural Lands and local gorges and hiking trails, students have more than enough opportunities to take advantage of the nature around them.
After a harsh winter, the Clinton B. Ford Observatory fell into disrepair. Before anyone can evaluate the damage, the Ithaca College Office of Facilities has to remove rodents.

Ford Observatory awaits repairs after harsh winter

By Sam Haut, Senior Writer September 10, 2019
The Clinton B. Ford Observatory became unusable during the winter of 2018, and it is unclear when it will be operational again.
Cornell University Police received a call of bombs being placed in Law School, Goldwin Smith, Upson Hall and Kennedy Hall at 2:12 p.m.

BREAKING: Sexual assault reported in Natural Lands

By Madison Fernandez, News Editor April 21, 2019
A sexual assault was reported in the Ithaca College Natural Lands April 21.
Sophomore Katherine Sinclair writes about her role in founding the colleges Outing Club and how it is important for students to utilize and enjoy the natural lands surrounding them.

Commentary: Outing Club hits ground running this semester

By Katherine Sinclair March 27, 2019
The club facilitates all sorts of outdoor, skill-building, and environmental stewardship activities. This semester, the Outing Club finally had its first event and has more trips planned.
Senior Jennifer Skala is one of several students teaching the Non-Timber Forest Products course in the Spring 2019 semester. The course will be run as a noncredit extracurricular activity for participants.

IC students run course in professor’s absence

By Mary Rand, Staff Writer January 27, 2019
Ithaca College’s Non-Timber Forest Products class, a course that teaches students how to make and sell products from nature, will be run by students leaders in the Spring 2019 semester.
Senior Allison Brunner performs research for her field guide to moths in the Ithaca College Natural Lands. The completed guide will be available as a resource for the college and wider Ithaca community.

Senior drawn to conducting research on local moths

By Mary Rand, Staff Writer October 23, 2018
Senior Allison Brunner is working to create a field guide of the moths native to the Natural Lands by identifying them, species by species, in the field.
Two companies, Dominion Energy and the J.M McDonald Foundation, supplied the funds for the path. Work on the Boothroyd Trail began over the summer, and while there have been setbacks in the construction process, the trail is expected to be finished by mid-Fall 2018.

Natural Lands receives grants to increase accessibility

By Ryan Bieber, Contributing Writer September 11, 2018
The Ithaca College Natural Lands received two $15,000 grants to fund paved roads to increase the accessibility of the Boothroyd Woods Trail.
Ithaca College Natural Lands staff runs three deer exclosure projects in the Natural Lands that help staff see how commonly overeaten vegetation will exist without the presence of deer. They are currently developing a plan to advocate for deer control on college grounds based on the impact the deer have on the ecosystem.

Natural Lands staff track impact deer have on ecosystem

By Tessie Devlin, Contributing Writer November 8, 2017
The college runs three deer exclosure projects in the Natural Lands that help staff see how overeaten vegetation will exist without the presence of deer.
From left, senior Sarah Stuart-Sikowitz, junior Oscar Mayer, junior Madeline Mathers and sophomore Sam Hillmann work on one of many projects to preserve the IC Natural Lands.

WATCH: Student workers maintain the Ithaca College Natural Lands

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer October 12, 2017
“Engaging with the natural environments around us tends to promote our own well-being and inspire pro-environmental behaviors, as well,” Brenner said.
Editorial: Natural lands are privilege students should respect

Editorial: Natural lands are privilege students should respect

October 11, 2017
Students must find a way to balance taking advantage of the beautiful areas around them and respecting the trails and the rules that come with them.
Ithaca College students monitor return of black bears

Ithaca College students monitor return of black bears

By Faith Meckley, News Editor April 14, 2016
Menges and Miller are animal trackers. They said tracking is more than just following animal footprints through the woods — it is about being aware of their surroundings, and the body language and signals from nearby animals, including other people.
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