May 5, 2010

Extra! Extra!: The Year in Review (An Audio-Visual Bonanza)

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It’s Slope Day Eve. Students on East Hill giddily scurry from class to class, Drake steams toward campus in a tricked-out tour bus and professors hopelessly lecture in half-empty halls. And tomorrow afternoon that first note will blare out from the Libe Slope speakers and sweep over the drunken masses, unofficially declaring and end of this school year.

But before the revelry gets underway, it is time to take a look back at tumultuous year on the Hill. On the one hand there was the men’s basketball team’s improbable run to the Sweet 16, Bob Saget’s brief stay at Seal and Serpent and a multitude of awesome academic work (3D printer anyone?). But there were also budget cuts, allegations of discrimination, swine flu and, most tragically, six student suicides.

At the end of their tenure as Sun columnists, Julie Block, Andrew Daines and Munier Salem join Associate Editor Tony Manfred to talk about the stories and controversies that have defined their time in Ithaca.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoZw_F8ufjw Part 1 (The Big Story)

Read while you listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzA3udKpSHw Part 2 (What’s Good Teaching?)

Read while you listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeUkGsjEssE Part 3 (Going It Alone)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37CIes6rix4 Part 4 (Fenced In, Blue Lights)

Read while you listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHXyrBXTE44 Part 5 (Discriminatin’)

Read while you listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfhoRaIPSqQ Part 6 (More R. 44)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUAeq3x5iwI Part 7 (Cheater’s Paradise)

Read while you listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gscjf_AwzT4 Part 8 (Seriously, People Cheat A Lot)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrMeZNstP20 Part 9 (Once You Go Frat…)

Read while you listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCmAsdqizoM Part 10 (You Never Go Back)

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