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Barlas appointed director of ethnicity studies center

By | May 6, 2010

Asma Barlas was reappointed program director for the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity last week and has begun planning the department’s future. Barlas, who is also a professor of politics, served as the center’s first director when it was founded in 1999.

Music school alumna lands role as Carmen at Met

By | Apr 29, 2010

Yesterday, Kate Aldrich ’96 reprised her dream role as “Carmen” for the sixth time in her career, this time at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. She started singing opera professionally just 10 years ago and has already performed at several prestigious opera houses all over the world, from the San Francisco Opera to…

Band loves bare-naked truth

By | Apr 9, 2010

The wisecracking Canadians of Barenaked Ladies have had a rough year. They’ve withstood the departure of co-founding member Steven Page, the death of lead singer Ed Robertson’s mother and even a private plane crash. But the boys are back with a more reflective sound on their 11th studio album, “All in Good Time.”

Extended care residencies receive lowest health rank

By | Mar 26, 2010

Two local nursing homes are looking to improve their services after a recent federal quality review gave them one out of five stars — the lowest possible rating from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Freshman singers discover harmony

By | Feb 26, 2010

From their contemporary repertoire to their fun antics and showmanship, the Chorder Notes, Ithaca College’s own barbershop quartet, are a far cry from iconic 1940s red-striped shirts and stuffy style. Being the only barbershop quartet in the college’s history is not the only thing setting the group apart — the foursome are also all freshmen.…

Alum specializes in acoustic rock

By | Feb 11, 2010

Todd Keenhold ’85 will return to Ithaca on Sunday with his bandmate Eric Truran for a Grateful Dead-inspired “raucous acoustic” show from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Haunt. The members of the Kind Buds have been playing together sporadically for about six years and are eager to make their Ithaca debut. The Kind Buds…

Staying on their toes

By | Nov 13, 2008

Standing in a circle Sunday in the basement of Dillingham, eight students contort their faces and shout random words and phrases at each other as part of their weekly routine. “Whoooop!” one student shouts to her neighbor, waving her arms frantically. “Ziiiing!” another yells as he dives toward the next person in the circle. “Ah-ooga!”…

The ‘Wild’ things

By | Oct 31, 2008

The curtain opens and the crowd goes silent. A smooth jazz tune whistles through the air as a spotlight comes up to reveal a vivacious blonde in a glamorously sparkling dress. Queenie, a free-spirited 1920s-era dancer, needs to put a spark back in her love life. So she decides to throw a party — a…

Ithaca’s haunted past

By | Oct 9, 2008

On a humid autumn night in Ithaca, a group of about 25 walk down a dark alleyway, lit only by the soft amber glow of a street lamp in the distance. Huddled close together, they make their way down a path and toward a cemetery. A twig snaps, a young girl shrieks. The group whirls…

Acclaimed essayist to speak on campus

By | Mar 31, 2008

Vivian Gornick, a renowned author and critic, will speak as part of the Humanities and Sciences’ Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Beeler Hall of the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Gornick will offer a public reading from her work and will host a discussion afterwards. Gornick is the author of…

Student injured in car accident now stabilized

By | Feb 7, 2008

Junior Mark Brett, who was in a coma and suffered severe head trauma in a Jan. 27 car accident on Route 96B, has regained consciousness and is in stable condition. Junior Brittany Gagliardo, who was in the car with Brett at the time of the accident, said the vehicle began to fishtail after Brett slowed…

At ease in academia

By | Nov 29, 2007

Jim Daehn says his post-collegiate plans always included entering the professional work force. After graduating from SUNY-Oswego in 1992, Daehn founded a software company with two friends, but soon found the financial and market pressures were too much to handle and turned to teaching to better utilize his skills. “I had a blast working professionally,…