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— Jeff Stein
1 — A multi-part Voice series on Cornell’s punishment of a now former student
Cornell expels student, demands more than $100,000 over application dispute – A student was forced to leave Cornell and told to repay three semesters’ worth of financial aid for failing to disclose on her application that she had attended a community college several years prior. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Good news about the reopening of a beloved part of town
Cornell, Ithaca celebrate restoration of gorge trail connecting East Hill with downtown – After undergoing extensive renovations since 2008, the Cascadilla Gorge Trail was reopened in full on Monday with a ceremony held at Treman Triangle Park. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Despite dangers, local chaplain to travel to war-torn region
Ithaca man to join aid mission to northern Iraq for refugees fleeing ISIS – An Ithaca man who works at the local rescue mission is planning to join a trip to northern Iraq to help refugees fleeing from ISIS. The Ithaca Voice
4 — We ran a profile of an Ithaca native who wrote a book sort of based on his city
Local author imagines sci-fi world of ‘highly fictionalized, noir vision of Ithaca’ – Meet Benjamin Mumford-Zisk. The Ithaca Voice
5 — The Journal reports on important work to save local otters
Restoring otters to the Southern Tier – The three otter triplets born this spring at the Binghamton zoo wriggled into a world of instant celebrity.
6 —Cornell women’s soccer suffers a setback
Cornell women’s soccer loses to Temple University in double OT – The Big Red suffered a tough loss to Temple University in the final game of the Big Red Shootout tournament on Sunday. The Ithaca Voice
7 —Syracuse.com publishes series on investigation into girl’s death in 1968
Imperfect Justice: Carolee Ashby’s family says case not closed for them – Carolee Ashby was hit and killed by a car Halloween night 1968, but the driver wasn’t found. Forty-four years later, a man confessed. Syracuse.com
8 — The Ithacan on college football restructuring
Empire 8 realignment set to affect Bombers football on and off field – Last December, a series of decisions made by five universities and four conferences altered the East Region and provided the Ithaca College football team with a more geographically favorable climate to compete in. The Ithacan
9 — Ithaca.com on Groton festival
Apples, Antiques and Art at Groton’s 2nd Annual Festival – Another season, another arts and photo contest in Groton. It’s almost as if they planned it that way.
10 — And Ithaca Builds on Cayuga Place
Cayuga Place Residences Adds Two More Concrete Decks – Downtown Ithaca’s Cayuga Place Residences project shows forward progress on construction in the past two weeks. Ithaca Builds