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From left, former SUNY Cortland football captain Tom Decker and former Ithaca College football captain Richard Carmean 60, co-founders of the Cortaca Jug tradition, hold the original jug. Carmean passed away May 23 at the age of 89.

Ithaca College announces Cortaca Jug co-founder passes away at 89

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor June 15, 2022
Richard N. Carmean ’60, co-founder of the Cortaca Jug, passed away May 23 at the age of 89, according to a statement from the college June 3.
Mara Alper, retired associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, writes that the looming water crisis in South Africa is connected to water use globally.

Commentary: Becoming water thinkers is dire

By Mara Alper February 28, 2018
When I was in my 20s and looked ahead, I saw a lack of water on our planet as the cause of our demise. All I’ve ever wanted was to be wrong.
David Turkon, associate professor and chair of the anthropology department, first flew to South Africa in 1987.

Ithaca College anthropology professor researches in Africa

By Taylor Zambrano, Staff Writer February 18, 2015
"It was mysterious and dark, the heart of darkness,” David Turkon, associate professor and chair of the anthropology department, said. “I didn’t know what I was going into, but I knew I was going to a place called Africa.”
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.

IC communications professor to speak at conference in South Africa

By Joe Byeon, Contributing Writer September 24, 2014
Donathan Brown, assistant professor of communication studies at Ithaca College, will be the plenary speaker at a conference on South African national development held Oct. 1–3 at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa.

College and City: Feb. 6

February 5, 2014

Tompkins Library to host presentation on Mandela The Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with Cornell University’s Africana Studies and Research Center, the John H. Clarke Africana Library...

Campus community pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

By Jack Curran, Online News Editor December 11, 2013
The African Students Association held a presentation honoring Nelson Mandela on Dec. 10 in Textor 102.

ITHACA TODAY: Wednesday, Dec. 11

December 11, 2013
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District 6 Museum

By Michelle Boulé, Blogger March 23, 2012
District 6 was a pre-apartheid area in Cape Town. It was an area where people were forcibly removed from their homes and resettled into townships based on race. District 6 is different from many of the other districts, because it was a place where whites, blacks, indians, malaysians, and khoesan lived together peacefully, therefore going…


By Michelle Boulé, Blogger March 9, 2012
I always have a sense of foreboding when I enter hospitals. Knowing that there are a plethora of needles inside and many who are sick unnerves me. For obvious reasons I only go to the doctor’s when it is absolutely necessary. The township hospital gave me that same sense of foreboding except when you entered…


By Michelle Boulé, Blogger March 5, 2012
“We need more paper,” Sango said as he was balling up wads of old newspapers around some small rocks. “Here, HERE! I have some,” yelled Sipho. Making a soccer ball takes a lot of work. Finding the old newspapers and rocks were easy, the ground outside was littered with both. Compacting the paper around the…

Township Series: Part Three

By Michelle Boulé, Blogger March 2, 2012
I have pointed out many of the differences between townships and the United States but there are still similarities. The children sing songs by Nicki Minaj or Drake and if you get the antenna just right, a fairly clear picture on the TV emerges and an American sitcom comes on. Mama Nosintho acted like my…
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