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1 — We took a closer look at the numbers downtown amid construction season
More people are parking in downtown Ithaca amid construction season – Downtown Ithaca parking garage revenues and usage are up during reconstruction of the Commons, a city official who oversees parking says. The Ithaca Voice
2 — And a look back at a piece of Cornell’s past
Throwback Thursday: Cornell’s Uris Library looked almost the same 100 years ago – As part of our #ThrowbackThursday series, The Ithaca Voice is taking a look back at Cornell’s Uris Library. The Ithaca Voice
3 — The Journal spoke with Cornell’s next president
A Conversation With Elizabeth Garrett – Cornell University President-elect Elizabeth Garrett gave an interview to The Ithaca Journal Thursday morning from her California home, two days after the announcement that she will become Cornell’s 13th president. The Ithaca Journal
4 — While the current one agreed to pay more to the local bus system
Cornell Agrees to Increase TCAT Contribution – “Today’s meeting marks an important step forward in ensuring the sustainability of this vital transportation resource.” Ithaca.com
5 — Cornell students waited outside Fane’s company in the hopes of signing a lease
In Housing Rush, Cornellians Weather Collegetown Line for Hours – In what has become an annual spectacle, students camped out outside the Ithaca Renting Company Wednesday evening in the hopes of signing a lease for an apartment in Collegetown for the upcoming year. Cornell Sun
6 — Facebook apologized for a study involving a Cornell professor
Facebook Offers Apology Following News Feed Study Involving Cornell Professor – Facebook issued an apology Thursday after months of criticism for a study — partly coauthored by two Cornellians — that manipulated users’ news feeds to see how their emotions would change without their knowledge. Cornell Sun
7 — A report on an attempted robbery
Ithaca police investigate attempted robbery on Aurora Street – The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted robbery that occurred early Thursday morning on the 400 block of North Aurora Street. The Ithaca Voice
8 — IC is preparing for a show
Ithaca College’s Mainstage Theater prepares for fall season – “The Good Person of Setzuan” is a play written by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. The Ithacan
9 — The Journal looked at the work of a local principal
Ithaca principal eats bugs and does chicken dance – Being successful at getting your students to read over the summer can lead to putting on a chicken suit and eating some bugs. The Ithaca Journal
10 — And we wrote about a new study
Coffee is good for your sight, new Cornell University study says – Better make that next coffee a “grande:” a Cornell-led study published in May shows that the degradation of the retina may be prevented by drinking coffee.
The Ithaca Voice