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NY Tourism Office: 'We Give Up,' Go to Florida

Winter in upstate New York is 'ridiculously stupid'

(Newser) - Not even Ithaca's tourism office thinks you should visit Ithaca. Struggling through a vicious winter in New York state, workers at the office started offering unusual advice on Sunday night, the Miami Herald reports. "That's it. We surrender," says the office's website . "Due to... More »

Everybody Flocked to VisitIthaca.com, Crashed It

Key West, what?

(Newser) - When the tourism board in Ithaca, NY, threw up its hands in despair and advised would-be tourists to the area to go instead to the Florida Keys , a funny thing happened: Everybody instead flocked to VisitIthaca.com , crashing it by yesterday afternoon, reports the AP . Bruce Stoff of the Ithaca-Tompkins... More »

Tractor-Trailer Hits Restaurant; 1 Dead

Police not sure what happened yet in Ithaca

(Newser) - A tractor-trailer carrying cars slammed into a restaurant in Ithaca, NY, yesterday, killing one person and injuring seven others, reports the Ithaca Journal . The driver survived, and the investigation is continuing into what happened. A witness tells the newspaper that the truck didn't sound its horn as it came... More »

Mayor Turns His Parking Spot Into Park

Ithaca's Svante Myrick, 25, wasn't using it

(Newser) - The mayor of Ithaca, NY, gave up his car and started walking to work—but he still had his own reserved parking spot downtown. What to do? Svante Myrick, 25, the city's youngest mayor, decided to turn his "parking space into a park space," he wrote on... More »

Cornell Shocks Wisconsin, Gains Sweet 16

Big Red will face Kentucky; Ohio State outlasts Ga. Tech

(Newser) - Louis Dale scored 26 points, Ryan Wittman added 24, and No. 12 seed Cornell upset fourth-seeded Wisconsin, 87-69, today in Jacksonville, becoming the first Ivy League team since Penn in 1979 to advance to the round of 16.The Big Red (27-8) will play top-seeded Kentucky in the East Regional... More »

Suicide Guards Posted on Cornell Bridges

University takes action after 3 students leap to their death

(Newser) - Cornell University has placed guards on campus area bridges following the suicides of three students in less than a month. As searchers continued the hunt for the body of the latest victim, a junior at the New York Ivy League school, university officials also launched an aggressive mental health campaign,... More »

NY College Offers Freshmen $10K to Wait a Year

Ithaca finds novel solution to over-enrollment

(Newser) - Ithaca College faced flagging enrollment last year, so it loosened admissions criteria. But that backfired: The New York school admitted 250 students more than it can accommodate this year. Even after building a temporary dorm, the college still doesn’t have room for 31 of them, so it’s making... More »

Most Secure American Cities

From Corvallis, Ore., to Ithaca, NY, places to feel safe at home

(Newser) - There's no place like home, especially if home is nestled safely in one of the most secure places in America. The bestplaces.net website breaks down the top 20 small towns, mid-size cities, and large metro areas: Population less than 150,000
  1. Corvallis, Ore.
  2. Harrisonburg, Va.
  3. Ithaca, NY
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