Have a Blind Date with a Book at the IC Library!

Come to the library between February 12th to the 16th for a blind date with a book.

DSC00003Wrapped books, chosen by our library staff matchmakers, will be on display as you enter the library. You’ll know when the book is due — but not the book’s title. Don’t judge a book by its cover: spend some time with a title you may not have otherwise discovered! You may find yourself falling in love….


USA Today: Trump abuses show we must turn traditions into laws (opinion by: Bharara and Whitman)


Alexa predicts the SuperBowl



Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis (Freedom House)

Direct link: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2018



MLK Celebration at Ithaca College! (Jan. 22nd – Jan. 27th) [from the Honors Program blog]

Ithaca College Honors Program Blog

Hello Honorites!

The Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebration will take place the first week back from winter break, January 22nd-27th!

This year’s theme, “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”, comes from Dr. King’s 1968 sermon in which he called on audience members to create a global perspective of mutual interconnectedness and “work passionately and unrelentingly to get rid of racial injustice in all its dimensions”.

All of the on-campus events are free and open to the public. 


Educational Workshop: “Are You Woke? Remaining Awake for the Great Revolution and Relaunching Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign Today”
12:10–1 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
Presenters: David Harker, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement; Alicia Swords, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of Sociology; Baruch Whitehead, Associate Professor of Music Education
By revisiting the last years of King’s work, including his…

View original post 785 more words


Senate Commerce Committee Announces Hearing To Examine Extremist Propaganda on Social Media Platforms

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough?” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The hearing will examine the steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet.


  • Ms. Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook
  • Ms. Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, YouTube
  • Mr. Carlos Monje, Director, Public Policy and Philanthropy, Twitter

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.


Donate: Make a donation to the ALA Disaster Relief Fund

“As of fall 2017, donations to this fund will support libraries in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, USVI, St. Martin, etc.”