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Ithaca mayor is set to propose a plan to replace the city's police with a civilian-led agency, report says

Svante Myrick, mayor of Ithaca, NY. Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick plans to propose a plan to replace the city's police with a civilian-led agency, GQ reported. The plan was created as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order for New York cities to review their police departments. The proposal includes an agency with armed "public safety workers" and unarmed "community solution workers." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Politics, New York, Police, Trends, Andrew Cuomo, Gq, Los Angeles Police Department, Ithaca, Eugene Oregon, Austin Police Department, Ithaca New York, Myrick, Svante Myrick, Police Reform, IPD, Getty Images Ithaca


Listen to this wild vinyl recording of a rogue psych professor and some early Moog employees

One of the best people I met during the time I lived in Ithaca, New York was John Lennon, an author, musician, and all around great dude whose books are published under the name J. Robert Lennon for what should be fairly obvious reasons. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, John Lennon, Vinyl Records, Synthesizers, Moog, Robert Lennon, Ithaca New York, Occult literature, Psychological Experiments, Automated Occult, Dr. Noving Jumand, J. Robert Lennon, Weird Psych Experiments


Nordic Nation: A Midlife Crisis in Biathlon with Craig Wiggers

A few weeks back, we featured an excerpt from a new book titled Nordic Warrior? A Midlife Crisis in Biathlon. Written by Ithaca, New York, based biathlete, Craig Wiggers, the book explores his love affair with biathlon which began midlife. Wiggers’ path to biathlon is as circuitous as they come. Raised in the deep south, Wiggers attended school at Auburn University and spent a full career hopscotching around the globe as a U.S. Marine. He was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s a safe b...
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Women urged to vote for change at marches and rallies across US

By ANITA SNOW | Associated Press Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation’s capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s January 2017 inauguration was playing out during the coronavirus pandemic, and demonstrators were asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Dem...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Protest, Supreme Court, California, Washington, White House, US, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Nba, Nashville, Ultraviolet


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer who fought for gender equality as a lawyer and became a beloved hero of the progressive movement as a justice, died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. When she was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a reserved and relatively unknown court of appeals judge, but during the course of her 27 years on the court she became an improbable pop-culture icon, inspiring everything from an Oscar-nominated documentary film to her own action ...
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30 college towns that could face economic ruin if schools don't reopen or have to close again this fall

Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. William Campbell/Getty Images Some college students are returning to campus for their fall semester. Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town's population may be greatly affected. Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which town...
Tags: Texas, News, Education, College, Trends, Features, University, Associated Press, University Of Virginia, The Washington Post, New England, Cornell University, University Of Illinois, Oklahoma State University, Urbana Champaign, Bowling Green State University


How Ivy League financial aid packages stack up, even amid the coronavirus pandemic

Ivy League schools aren't curbing their high tuition prices amid the pandemic, but most already offer free tuition for students from families with a yearly income under $65,000. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Ivy League colleges are by and large not reducing tuition this fall, even though instruction will mostly be online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Full tuition at an Ivy League college typically falls between $50,000 and $60,000 per year. All eight Ivy League s...
Tags: Education, Washington Post, College, Trends, Strategy, Features, Harvard, Back To School, Yale, Dartmouth, Schools, Columbia University, Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, Financial Aid, Princeton


Rent relief? This U.S. city is looking to cancel rent for tenants hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

Ithaca, New York wants to cancel rent payments due to COVID-19. It's believed to be the first U.S. city to approve a resolution to seek rent relief.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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What will staying in a hotel look like in the near future?

Goodbye, breakfast buffets and bellhop service. Hello, temperature screening and keyless check-in.While pandemic-era policies are still being developed at hotels around the globe and will no doubt vary widely, it's safe to say that guests will see big changes the next time they check in anywhere.For the foreseeable future -- until a vaccine, widely effective treatment or instantaneous testing for coronavirus is available -- hotel stays are likely to be a stripped-down affair, particularly...
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Coronavirus: Cypress engineer turns to 3D printer to help hospitals

It started as a little thing. Just a gesture. Eric Gever’s sister, Stacy, who lived in Brooklyn, told him how closely the coronavirus had come. Two of Stacy’s roommates had become ill, and Gever started noticing New York in the news every night when he came home from his job as an engineer at Boeing. About the same time his sister was conveying this terrible news, Gever heard about a Cornell University robotics club in Ithaca, New York, that was making face shields for hospitals. At first, Gever...
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Bird-watching soars amid COVID-19 as Americans head outdoors

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Conner Brown, a 25-year-old law student at Stanford University, spent the early days of the pandemic following his brother as he spotted and collected characters in the Pokemon Go mobile game. Then, Brown noticed the birds. “I thought, ‘Why don’t I take up birding?’ It’s like real-life Pokemon Go. It’s super addicting because you can start logging them and you get a little collection. It’s really cool,” Brown said. He paused, then added, “They should really game-ify it.” I...
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Watch a video of my prison and opioids play "Streets Like This," performed by actors who have all dealt with incarceration

In 2018, I was commissioned by Civic Ensemble of Ithaca, New York to help devise and write a new play based on their ReEntry Theatre Program — a free arts initiative for people who've experienced incarceration and/or drug rehabilitation. The program participants developed the raw material through theatre games and writing exercises, which I then took and transformed into a full-length script. Streets Like This originally ran for 3 sold out performances in May 2018, featuring a cast of program pa...
Tags: Video, News, Prison, Incarceration, Theatre, Addiction, Brian, Recovery, Theater, Plays, Prison Reform, Drug Abuse, Dennis, Drug Addiction, Child Protective Services, Abby


U.S. job losses mount as Trump presses plan to reopen business

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and LORI HINNANT WASHINGTON — The ranks of America’s unemployed swelled toward Great Depression-era levels Thursday, and President Donald Trump reacted to the pressure on the economy by outlining a phased approach to reopening businesses in parts of the country where the coronavirus is being brought under control. Under the plan, outlined in a call with the nation’s governors, Trump will ease its social-distancing guidelines to allow states to start getting back to busines...
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The Media Can Play A Crucial Role In Preserving Democracy Amid COVID. Here’s How.

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Media outlets have played a crucial role during the COVID-19 crisis to educate the public and provide needed emergency information. To ensure the legitimacy of this year’s elections, they should go a step further and offer regular, timely instructions about how to vote during this national emergency. And they should start right away, every day and in every publication, perhaps with a “democracy box” on their front page ...
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Stream this powerful theatre production about class and motherhood right now

Theatre companies have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus quarantine. While the communal accessibility of theatre is a large part of the artform's pedigree and appeal, professional productions are often tight for money, even in the best of times. With limited runs, and plenty of hands-on-deck required on a nightly basis, many professional theatres in America rely heavily on donations — and right now, those are drying up, too. My wife, Bevin O'Gara, is the Producing Artistic Director f...
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What the late, great James Connolly got right about socialism and oligarchies

I've written here before to mention that I perform lengthy sets of Irish folk music around St. Patrick's Day*, and there are quite a few of those popular pub songs that include (well-deserved, IMHO) shout-outs to James Connolly, a stalwart champion of workers' rights who was executed by British soldiers after the 1916 Easter Rising. As I get older, I haven't found myself getting more conservative, like the Boomers told me I would; instead, I find myself realizing more and more that James Connoll...
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A new play lets formerly incarcerated people tell their stories. Meanwhile, prisons are still banning books.

In January of 2018, I was hired by the Civic Ensemble of Ithaca, New York to take part in a fascinating playwriting opportunity. The company had started a ReEntry Theatre program in 2015, teaming with state social services to implement a theatre education curriculum to help people dealing with incarceration and substance abuse rehabilitation to transition back into society. In the past, the program participants had written their own monologues and brief scenes, along with learning some improv...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Prison, Incarceration, Censorship, Theatre, United States, Npr, Plays, Ithaca, PEN America, Rand Corporation, Ithaca New York, Broadway World, Prisoners Rights


'People don't get it': inside the world of hyper-realistic baby doll collecting

A subculture of lifelike baby dolls is thriving on social media – despite enthusiasts being dismissed as grown women playing mommyI’m not sure what I expected a collector of hyper-realistic baby dolls to look like, but Kellie Eldred-Smith isn’t it. On the frigid midwinter morning that I arrive at her Ithaca, New York, home, she greets me brightly in leggings and a cropped sweatshirt branded with the logo of a local Pilates studio. Her ink-black hair is pulled into a pert bun behind the most perf...
Tags: Life and style, Hobbies, Collecting, Ithaca New York, Kellie Eldred Smith, Eldred Smith


Series of the Weekend: Northern Michigan at Cornell

As we push into the back half of the season, there are very few inter-conference match-ups left on the college hockey schedule. Arguably the biggest comes this weekend when #15 Northern Michigan travels to Ithaca, New York for a pair of games against #1 Cornell in a series that we will likely be pointing back to when the final NCAA bracket is decided in mid-March. Northern Michigan seemed ready to take a small step backwards in the third season of head coach Grant Potulny. The Wildcats had ...
Tags: Sport, Chargers, Ncaa, Michigan, Hockey, Cornell, Ncaa Tournament, Michigan Tech, Wildcats, Upper Peninsula, Barron, Locke, Northern Michigan, Ithaca New York, Bowling Green, Minnesota State


What is apple orchard wassailing

If you were alive in eighth-century England, you might have heard the local nobleman proclaim “waes hael” — be in good health — at the banquet celebrating the new year. Then you, along with the assembled crowd, would shout “drink hael” in reply, taking a sip of cider from a communal bowl. This tradition, which developed well before the spread of Christianity, became known as wassailing. Yet as the centuries passed, wassailing evolved from a toast to the health of your neighbors to a ritual th...
Tags: Travel, England, US, Britain, Bristol, Somerset, New England, All, Morris, Luke, Saxon, Creek, Northeastern United States, Northeastern US, Mummers, Ithaca New York


Scientists discover why supermarket tomatoes taste so bland

Scientists compared the genomes of 725 wild and cultivated tomatoes (a pan-genome) to the tomato genome that's used to represent all varieties. The representative genome was missing thousands of genes present in the pan-genome, including one that's responsible for imparting flavor to the vegetable.The good news is that breeders seem to have recently began selecting for flavor, so it's possible that store-bought tomatoes could soon start tasting better. None Ever wonder why those pale-orange toma...
Tags: Food, Science, Usda, Genetics, Innovation, Heinz, Cornell University, Nature Genetics, Giovanni, Ithaca New York, Zhangjun Fei, James Giovannoni


Booking.com Introduces Scholarships for Universities in the U.S. at Inaugural Code-a-thon With Women Empowerment Activist and Actress Laura Dern

Booking.com, one of the world's largest digital travel e-commerce companies, announced new scholarship initiatives with two leading universities in the U.S. last night during a reception at the brand's inaugural Women in Tech Code-a-thon with women empowerment activist and award-winning actress Laura Dern. Introduced to provide female students with necessary funding to advance their education in STEM, scholarships will be granted to undergraduate students at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ge...
Tags: Travel, Laura Dern, Cornell University, Atlanta Georgia, Spelman College, Ithaca New York


In Search of Robert Palmer

It was after midnight, the recording session was in two days, and the AirBnB I had booked wasn’t nearly as close to downtown as it had promised. The last time I came to Ithaca, New York, to look through Robert Palmer’s archive—months ago, just before my first Palmer recording session—I stayed in a nondescript house just next to the Cornell campus, its walls breathing generations of college students. I had easily grabbed my key out of an unlocked mailbox in the entryway. This place, however, ...
Tags: New York, Wikipedia, New York City, Religion, Articles, Research, Analysis, Yale, New York Times, Palmer, Bob, Piano, Recording, Cornell, Joe, Judy


Here's the pitch deck a New York startup used to raise $5.5 million to expand its apartment rental service

UpTop, a New York-based startup, just unveiled its housing rental service. Renters can use UpTop's service to view listings, submit applications for apartments, and pay rent. Landlords can use UpTop to manage their properties and do background checks on potential tenants. The company just announced that it's raised $5.5 million in seed funding to expand its service. Landlords and tenants are often at odds, but the creators of UpTop think they've come up with a rental market service that both ...
Tags: New York, Virginia, Trends, Manhattan, Ithaca New York, Barletta, Jonathan Foux UpTop, Frank Barletta, Foux


Word of the week: Cow

Last week’s headlines were full of bovine references. I’m not talking about the usual bull: This was all about a fake cow with hundreds of thousands of (presumably) real Twitter followers—a cowfluencer, you might say—that’s being sued by a sitting U.S. congressman. The cow in question (1,200 followers on March 18, 634,000 followers on March 24):   The congressman (404,000 followers):   Yes, Devin Nunes of California’s Central Valley, the ranking Republican on the House Intellige...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Politics, California, Washington, White House, Russia, Poetry, Connecticut, Linguistics, Humor, Shakespeare, House Intelligence Committee, UC Berkeley, Fort Worth, Central Valley


What Will Happen to the Opportunity Rover's Dead Body on Mars?

NASA's Opportunity Rover has died on Mars. The little solar-paneled robot apparently ran out of battery power during the Red Planet's awesome 2018 dust storm, and after one last attempt to contact it, NASA concluded yesterday (Feb. 13) that the far-off explorer is no more.Which raises the question: What's going to happen to its body?Many human artifacts wouldn't last very long beyond our protective biosphere. As Live Science reported previously, solar radiation has likely shredde...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Cornell University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ithaca New York, Steve Squyres, Tesla Roadster Elon Musk, Jeff Moersch, Moersch


Roberto Sierra: Globalizing Local Experiences

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu Composer Roberto Sierra frequently likes to tell the story of how, when he was growing up in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, he would hear Pablo Casals playing his cello on television while salsa recordings of the Fania All-Stars blared outside on the street. Most of Sierra’s music—which spans numerous works for soloists, chamber ensembles, and orchestra as well as his massive Missa Latina—has forged a synthesis of these two...
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NASA's InSight Lander Captures First 'Sounds' of Wind On Mars

NASA's InSight lander, which touched down on Mars less than two weeks ago, has recorded vibrations -- low-pitched, guttural rumblings -- caused by wind blowing across the science instruments on the spacecraft's deck. NBC News reports: Unaltered, these vibrations are barely audible, because they were recorded at a frequency of 50 hertz, at the low end of what the human ear can detect, according to Thomas Pike, the lead scientist for InSight's Short Period Seismometer, one of two instruments that ...
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Thompson Street Capital invests in Palisade Corp

Thompson Street Capital Partners said Nov. 27 that it has recapitalized Palisade Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Palisade, of Ithaca, New York, provides risk modeling and decision analysis software. Lincoln International served as financial adviser to Palisade. PRESS RELEASE ST LOUIS (November 27, 2018) – Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, announced today that they have partnered with management to recapitalize Palisade Corporation (Palisa...
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The best towns and small cities in the US: Ithaca, New York state

A progressive lakeside town that has gone its own way since the hippy years; we showcase its best bars, live music venues and restaurantsIn this series: Eugene, Oregon | Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Portland, Maine | Ventura, California | Missoula, MontanaOutside City Hall is Ithaca’s smallest park. It’s the size of a parking space: the mayor’s parking space, to be precise. When the 24-year-old Svante Myrick was elected five years ago, he gave up his car, decorated the spot with benches and pla...
Tags: Travel, US, Food And Drink, City Breaks, Bars and clubs, Cultural Trips, United States Holidays, New York Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Portland Maine, Ithaca, Eugene Oregon, Ithaca New York, Ventura California, Svante Myrick, Missoula MontanaOutside City Hall