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Choosing the right path

By | Apr 9, 2010

With the recent announcement of Provost Kathleen Rountree stepping down and the hiring of two new deans at the college, President Tom Rochon is at a crucial crossroads in his tenure.


Public Safety Log – March 24 to March 28

By | Apr 9, 2010

Selected entries from March 24 to March 28


NBC ‘Today’ editor to discuss student financial concerns

By | Apr 9, 2010

Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC’s “Today” show and award-winning journalist, will give a lecture titled “Money 911: Teaching Americans to Cope Financially in a Changing World” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Emerson Suites. Her presentation is part of the Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecture Series sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications…


The real world

By | Apr 9, 2010

As students approach the end of the school year, summer plans begin to form. The summer is often a time to relax, but it can also be seen as a chance to explore a chosen field through internships, jobs and volunteer work.


Suicide calls for sensitive reactions

By | Apr 9, 2010

I was greatly shocked by the attitude of Jennifer Streid-Mullen, the director of the Suicide Prevention Center (March 25, “Cornell Campus shaken after suicides”). But first, I would like to applaud The Ithacan and the writer Taylor Long for tackling such a difficult story. In the past, there have been on-campus suicides that have not…


Senior revisits most meaningful courses

By | Apr 9, 2010

With two months left in my four-year stretch at Ithaca College, I have taken classes that were time well spent and some that I have forgotten about. But, I can’t help feeling a little regret for not making the most out of each semester. With the mandatory major requirements, we lose our freedom to choose.…


Ethnomusicology adds new dimension to academia

By | Apr 9, 2010

The Anthropology of Music and the World Music Labs are two courses in the area of ethnomusicology (the study and practice of all musics) now offered in anthropology at Ithaca College. Ethnomusicologists study culture through music and sound.


Article lacks multiple perspectives

By | Apr 2, 2010

The Ithacan does not serve its readers well when it publishes totally credulous articles on alternative medicine (“Alternative Healing,” March 11). The article presents “Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine” as a “drugless” way “to stay healthy,” but only provides anecdotal evidence of its effectiveness. Ayruvedic medicine finds the pathological in imbalances among entities called “doshas” that…


Suicide debate needs to change

By | Apr 2, 2010

After first hearing of the recent tragedies at Cornell University, it has become clear to me that our society still regards mental health and suicide as taboo topics. The media’s lopsided coverage of Cornell’s recent suicides proves just that


Texas school reforms leave progress behind

By | Apr 2, 2010

As President Obama promised more progressive goals for public schools, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies curriculum rooted in conservative ideology, the superiority of capitalism and limited discussions on the implications of social constructs.


Podcasting combines old and new learning tools

By | Apr 2, 2010

Podcasting has been hailed as a medium with the potential to revolutionize education — part of what Will Richardson calls “the Big Shift” in instructional technology in his “Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms.” While podcasts offer a novel means for delivering content, it has increasingly become the duty of educators…


Advertising turns creepy

By | Apr 2, 2010

One T-Pain song. I bought one T-Pain song. I had some leftover iTunes money — thanks, Grandma! — and got a song recommendation from a friend with solid musical taste, i.e., he doesn’t listen to Taylor Swift. So I bought one T-Pain song. And what do you think iTunes recommended? A bunch of songs I…