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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas addresses the issue of undocumented immigration at a December 2011 Ithaca College lecture.

Commentary: Arizona immigration law still shapes American identity

By Donathan Brown September 4, 2012
Concerns about American authenticity continue to give way to questionable political formations of what defines the American national identity.
On his visit to Ecuador’s embassy in London this summer, Jeff Cohen witnessed an increase in police presence. The embassy is currently granting political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Commentary: Ecuador embassy threatened after aiding Julian Assange

By Jeff Cohen September 4, 2012
The Ecuador embassy in London is dealing with increased police presence after granting political asylum on human rights grounds to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Operations Crossroads Africa volunteer Shayla Black teaches kindergartners in a Ghana classroom over the summer. The nonprofit sends young people, including Ithaca College students, all across Africa.

Commentary: Operation Crossroads Africa volunteering alters activism views

By Shea O'Meara August 28, 2012
During my summer volunteering in Ghana, in a makeshift open-door school with dirt floors that turned to mud every time it rained, I learned there are some things we can’t change, no matter how much we scream.
Douglas Booth is the founder of the Adults with Asperger’s Support Group in Ithaca. He was diagnosed with the syndrome at the age of 28.

Commentary: Ithaca Adults with Asperger’s group offers community support

By Douglas Booth August 27, 2012
I could always tell something was not quite right with me. I was tested, examined and prodded, but no one could quite figure out what “it” was. So when it was first suggested that I had Asperger’s syndrome, it made me think.
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