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Time to get off the island

By | Mar 25, 2010

Inactivity on the communication school’s Second Life island signals need for change in educational approach to technology

Virtual island is a waste of money

By | Mar 25, 2010

Upon reading the front page of the last issue, I was shocked to learn that the school has been spending $1,800 a year on what is essentially a video game. What does the school say to a student facing a $1,000 scholarship shortfall for the coming year? That they should forget about college for now…

Plasma screens are unnecessary

By | Mar 25, 2010

The unreasonable spending by the Park School has become ridiculous. Most recently, Park added four plasma screens to one of its hallways. It seems that Ithaca College values the Park School more than any other. While other buildings do not even have wireless Internet, namely the Hill Center, Park is receiving plasma televisions. Maybe the…

The name game

By | Mar 25, 2010

As seniors begin to prepare for the day they have been working toward for four years, Ithaca College has yet to announce this year’s Commencement speaker — an important aspect of the celebration.

Local business succeeds in serving Ithaca niche

By | Feb 19, 2010

Images on the wall depict an array of nature scenes from bluebirds in a tree to robins in a field. Other works are abstract, using a variety colors and patterns. But the art that adorns these walls are not paintings. They are quilts. Quilting has always been a creative pursuit for Linda VanNederynen, Katie Burnaby,…

Acting out the easy life

By | Apr 2, 2009

Delighted laughter and singing fills the Whalen Center for Music as the cast of Triple Threat Theatre rehearses its latest production, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” A general feeling of camaraderie is evident in the actors. Together, they help one another memorize lines with difficult accents and practice dance routines. Their group dynamic is not unlike the…

Fantasies in flight

By | Feb 19, 2009

Ominous trees loom several feet above a young boy. A blithe nightingale floats gracefully around the stage. A bat sweeps forth menacingly with wings spread wide. The trees march forward, exclaiming, “Wicked child!” Even upon stilts, the actors playing the trees move fluidly, while the flying actresses playing the bat and nightingale sing powerfully despite…

Public Safety Incident Log Aug. 30 to Sept. 2

By | Sep 21, 2007

AUGUST 30 UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA LOCATION: J-Lot SUMMARY: Officer reported suspicious persons in the woods. Two people found in possession of marijuana and judicially referred. Master Patrol Officer Charles Ross. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE LOCATION: Gannett Center SUMMARY: Caller reported blood found in a bathroom. Investigation pending. Master Patrol Officer Erik Merlin. IDENTITY THEFT LOCATION: All…

Board grants tenure

By | Mar 8, 2007

The Ithaca College board of trustees granted tenure and promotion to 16 faculty, tenure to one professor and emeritus status to another professor at their February meeting. The following 16 assistant professors were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor: Luanne Andersson, Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology David Brown, Department of Mathematics Beth…

Oscars, schmoscars

By | Feb 23, 2007

With the Academy Awards on Sunday, Hollywood is preparing to recognize the best films of the past year. Accent writers Miranda Pennington, Harry Shuldman and Ben Tietz, on the other hand, would prefer to dish out their own brand of awards to their personal favorites. Best Nude Fight Scene “Borat” In the midst of all…

Oscar picks

By | Feb 22, 2007

The Ithacan’s top film critics list their predictions for the 2007 Academy Awards, airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC. Harry Shuldman’s picks Actor: Forest Whitaker “The Last King of Scotland” Supporting Actor: Mark Wahlberg, “The Departed” Actress: Helen Mirren, “The Queen” Supporting Actress: Abigail Breslin, “Little Miss Sunshine” Animated Feature: “Cars” Art Direction: “The…

College Celebrates Black History Month

By | Feb 16, 2007

“Africa to America,” a musical tribute in honor of Black History Month, will be performed by students from the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School; the Community School of the Arts; the Community Unity Music Education Project; the multicultural chorus Voices and Ghanaian xylophonist Bernard Woma. For a Q&A with coordinator Baruch Whitehead, see page…