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Cornell undergrad tuition to rise 3.75 percent, sticker price now $52,612

The Cornell Board of Trustees voted to increase the price of undergraduate tuition, housing contracts, meal plans and health fees for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the University announced Monday. The sticker price for undergraduate students enrolling in one of the endowed schools and for out-of-state students enrolling in a contract college will rise by $1,900 next year, from $50,712 to... more

Ithaca organization encourages people to participate in National Random Acts of Kindness Week

In honor of its 50th Year Anniversary, the Child Development Council (1967-2017), which serves Cortland and Tompkins Counties, will unveil a series of celebratory programs and events designed to entertain, engage, educate, and appreciate the children, families, and communities it serves. One such program launches next week and will run throughout 2017. That program is “Random (and International) Acts of... more

Cornell hockey faces pivotal north country trip

The penultimate regular-season weekend of ECAC Hockey play will take the #12/13 men’s hockey team to the North Country for games against St. Lawrence at 7 p.m. Friday and Clarkson at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Saints and the Big Red are among the four teams in contention for the Cleary Cup, which is awarded to the league’s regular-season champion. CornellBigRed.com:... more

Ithaca man charged after assault in Dryden

On February 11th at about 1:21 am, New York State Police at Ithaca arrested Patrick R. Smuda, 59, of Ithaca was charge with felony of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. This arrest occurred after troopers responded to a Tompkins County 911 report of an assault at a home on Delong Avenue in the Town of Dryden.... more

Crash involving vehicle, two pedestrians in Ithaca under investigation

The Ithaca Police Department reports that they responded to the 700 block of South Meadow Street around noon for a crash involving two pedestrians and a car. The accident happened near DiBella’s and happened when the two pedestrians were crossing from east to west on South Meadow Street when they were struck by a vehicle traveling south. One pedestrian was... more

No place to call home: for middle-class seniors aging in place, a dilemma

Forty-two years ago, David and Joan Brumberg traveled to Ithaca from their home in Geneva to have dinner at Moosewood Restaurant for the first time. Joan, who had visited Ithaca several times before, loved the city. She thought that Ithaca was “more liberal and more sophisticated, with better restaurants” than Geneva. “It wasn’t like it is now,” Joan said, “but... more

Terminated nurses secure unemployment benefits; judge says misconduct didn’t meet threshold

A nurse terminated by Cayuga Medical Center has succeeded securing unemployment benefits after a judge found her actions did not “rise to the level of misconduct” regarding a blood transfusion. This comes as the National Labor Relations Board is investigating why two nurses were terminated at Cayuga Medical Center. The hospital claims it fired two Intensive Care Unit nurses —... more

The rise of Cornell’s two-time NCAA wrestling champion Gabe Dean

The summer before his senior year, Dean attended what he thought was a football camp at Georgia Tech, but as it turned out, the camp was a scouting combine. This was Dean’s big chance to show off his talent and win the attention of some Division I programs, but it did not go anything like he had imagined it would.... more

Man dies in ER waiting room at Cayuga Medical; one staffer fired as investigation unfolds

One nurse at Cayuga Medical Center has had her contract terminated and the hospital is reviewing it’s practices after a patient died in the emergency room waiting area on January 19th. The 52-year-old, who was originally found unresponsive at a convenience store in Ithaca, was transported to the hospital after police and Bangs Ambulance arrived at the scene. When he... more

Former Cornell fraternity president accepts plea deal after sexual assault accusation

The former Cornell fraternity president who was accused of attempted rape, pleaded guilty to forcible touching, a misdemeanor, in court Tuesday. Wolfgang Ballinger, 22, was arrested back in February 2016. Court documents alleged he led a female student to his bedroom at the Psi Upsilon fraternity house and tried to force her into having sex with him. CNY Central: Read... more

Cornell tops Colgate, 4-0, Gillam notches 10th Shutout

A game in hand is only useful in the playoff picture if it’s won, and the Cornell men’s hockey team made sure it took care of business Tuesday night. The Big Red struck early and often in the nation’s only Division I men’s game to thump Colgate, 4-0, and move into fourth place in the ECAC Hockey standings with three... more

Cornell: fraternity on interim suspension after “serious violation”

After a "serious violation" of its Recognition Policy announced by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Cornell University placed Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity on interim suspension status as of February 2, according to a statement issued Friday. The statement elaborates that interim suspension indicates "a pause in the operations of a chapter during which the chapter may not engage... more

Power restored in Tompkins County after significant outage

Thousands were without power on Saturday as NYSEG contended with an outage of over 7,000 in Tompkins County. A Tompkins County 911 dispatcher said the first reports of outages happened around 5:10 p.m. and have been reported primarily in the East Hill area, Ellis Hollow area and Cornell University. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Ithaca airport receives $250K marketing grant (video)

State Sens. Pamela Helming, James Seward and Tom O’Mara agree the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is vital to growing local businesses and colleges, and on Friday announced they secured a $250,000 grant to promote and market the airport. “These state resources will help (the airport) expand its presence in the competitive air travel industry, and will help this important regional... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust conserves 470-acre West Hill farm

The Finger Lakes Land Trust today announced that it has accepted the donation of perpetual conservation easements that will conserve the 470-acre Sheffield Farm on Ithaca’s West Hill. This extensive property is one of the largest remaining privately owned parcels within the town of Ithaca and features extensive fields and woodlands as well as frontage on State Route 79, Bundy,... more

Cornell hockey looks to get back on track at #4 Union

The 16th-ranked Cornell men’s hockey team opens the final month of the regular season tonight with a trip to #4/5 Union, ECAC Hockey’s top team in the Pairwise Rankings. The game against the Dutchmen features a special 8:30 p.m. start time and will be televised by American Sports Network and TSN2 among many other channels, and it can also be streamed through... more
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