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1 — Accusations of a glass ceiling for female planners are aired at City Hall
Ithaca’s female planners say city government has stifling gender bias – “The positions to allow women to advance have been cut.” The Ithaca Voice
2 — A feel-good story about a lawyer and handball fanatic coming home
Former CEO of USA Team Handball returns home to open Ithaca law firm – Matt Van Houten grew up in the Ithaca area, went to Dryden High School and began his legal career working with the well-known local attorney Walter “Wally” Wiggins. The Ithaca Voice
3 — More on a recent proposal from the mayor and police chief
Ithaca police chief explains idea behind new ‘Community Action Team’ – Some of the problems faced by the Ithaca Police Department call for specific, targeted responses. The Ithaca Voice
4 — News from the Commons construction
New progress on Commons re-build includes steel for Bernie Milton Pavilion – New progress is visible this week on the Ithaca Commons, where steel has been delivered for the Bernie Milton Pavilion to be put up on the pedestrian mall. WHCU Radio
5 — A look back to Cornell in 1972
That time there were riots in Collegetown – There’s a lot to dislike about Collegetown. The Ithaca Voice
6 — The Journal on Ithaca art murals
Ithaca pedals beauty, stories behind murals – The autumn colors popping across the landscape needn’t distract from the views right in the city: it turns out some of Ithaca’s walls are pretty, too. The Ithaca Journal
7 — Syracuse cancels invite to journalist with no symptoms over Ebola concern
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist uninvited to Syracuse University conference because of Ebola scare – A three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist said he’s disappointed at being uninvited to a Syracuse University journalism conference because of Ebola fears. Syracuse.com
8 — A former Cornell president was back on campus to speak about the university
Rawlings: Cornell Is ‘Complicated’ – President Emeritus Hunter R. Rawlings III described Cornell as a “complicated” university. Cornell Daily Sun
9 — Update from The Journal on boys soccer
Ithaca hands Johnson City first loss in boys soccer – The Ithaca boys soccer team may be banged up and undersized, but it’s also well-coached and disciplined. The Ithaca Journal
10 — New leadership at ICSD
ICSD says Jason Trumble will fill duties of outgoing Ithaca High School principal – The Ithaca City School District announced Wednesday that Jason Trumble will become the district’s next Chief Administrative Officer for the 2014-2015 school year. The Ithaca Voice