Ithaca, NY, United States
Ithaca, NY, United States

Ithaca College is a coeducational, nonsectarian private college located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York, United States. The school was founded by William Egbert in 1892 as a conservatory of music. The college has a strong liberal arts core, but also offers several pre-professional programs and some graduate programs. The college is also known internationally for its communications program, the Roy H. Park School of Communications, which was most recently ranked as a top school for journalism, film and media. The college is set against the backdrop of Cayuga Lake, the city of Ithaca, and several waterfalls and gorges. The college is perhaps best known for its large list of alumni who play or have played substantial roles in the worlds of media and entertainment. Ithaca College has been ranked among the top ten master's universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1996. For the 2014 rankings, the college was ranked eighth in this category. Ithaca College is also consistently named among the best colleges in the nation by Princeton Review, with the annual guide also ranking the college at #1 for radio and #7 for theater. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 8, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the top colleges in New York state for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the site’s “Best” list, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Yeshiva University, University of Rochester and New York University were in the top five. Of the 39 two-year schools that were included, Monroe Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Genesee Community college took the top five spots. A full list of schools is included below. “New York state offers a wide variety of educational options, but the schools on our list are those going the extra mile for students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Not only do they offer outstanding certificate and degree programs, they also provide students with resources that help them make successful career choices after college.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in New York” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in New York” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adelphi University Alfred University Barnard College Canisius College Clarkson University Colgate University College of Mount Saint Vincent Columbia University in the City of New York Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Cornell University CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY City College CUNY Hunter College CUNY Queens College Daemen College D'Youville College Fordham University Hamilton College Hartwick College Hobart William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Houghton College Iona College Ithaca College Le Moyne College LIU Post Manhattan College Manhattanville College Marist College Molloy College Nazareth College New York University Niagara University Pace University-New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York Siena College St Bonaventure University St John's University-New York St Lawrence University Stony Brook University SUNY at Binghamton Syracuse University Union College University at Buffalo University of Rochester Vassar College Yeshiva University The Best Two-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adirondack Community College Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Clinton Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Kingsborough Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Schenectady County Community College Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

News Article | May 15, 2017

"The storage project would have brought more gas from Pennsylvania fracking country through New York’s Finger Lakes region. It sparked years of civil disobedience." "The company behind a controversial plan to expand an underground gas storage facility in central New York said it is abandoning the project that has been in the works more than seven years. The decision delivers a victory to the grassroots coalition of local residents, businesses and environmentalists that fought the proposal in one of the nation's longest-running campaigns of environmental civil disobedience. 'We're all surprised and delighted by the news,' said Sandra Steingraber, an activist and scholar in residence at Ithaca College. Steingraber helped launch a two-year-long protest movement against the project that saw more than 400 community members and other activists arrested, an effort that InsideClimate News profiled last year. The news came in a routine regulatory filing Tuesday by Arlington Storage Company, the company behind the expansion. 'Despite its best efforts, Arlington has not been successful in securing long-term contractual commitments from customers that would support completion of the Gallery 2 Expansion Project,' it wrote. 'Accordingly, Arlington has discontinued efforts to complete the Gallery 2 Expansion Project.'"

Cynthia M. Ruggiero, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Heritage Properties, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Ms. Ruggiero has been chosen as a Distinguished Real Estate Professional™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout her career. Ms. Ruggiero outshines others in her field due to her extensive education and professional experience, numerous awards and recognitions, certifications, and outstanding customer service. She earned her bachelor of science from Ithaca College in 1978. Thirteen years later she officially made the decision to focus exclusively on real estate. She joined RE/Max Heritage Properties in 2000, after ten years of experience in the industry, and has been with the company, serving northwest New Jersey, for the majority of her real estate career. Among numerous other honors, Ms. Ruggiero has been named a Five Star Professional (2012-2017) and the #1 AGENT for Long Valley, Washington Twp by Garden State Multiple Listing Service (GSMLS) for 2015 and 2016. She has also been named to the Circle of Excellence Platinum by the New Jersey Association REALTORS® (2014-2015) as well as the Chairman’s Club by RE/MAX (2015). With over 25 years dedicated to real estate, Ms. Ruggiero brings a wealth of knowledge to her industry and, in particular, to her area of expertise, the residential real estate market of the Morris County, New Jersey. When asked why she decided to pursue a career in real estate, Ms. Ruggiero said: "I studied physical education in college, but running my own business had been instilled in me since I was young. Real estate seemed like a good way to be able to act on that pull toward entrepreneurship." As a thought-leader in her field, Ms. Ruggiero keeps herself abreast of prevailing trends within her real estate market. In particular, she notes that many people these days would rather have a smaller home and be able to spend their money on other things such as going out to dinner, going down the shore, going skiing, or just generally being more social outside of the home: "The trend is that people are moving closer to the train line, because the larger homes have extremely high property taxes in New Jersey. That’s the biggest difference in our area. The largest homes, say, in North Carolina may be paying $2,800 in taxes for a five-bedroom, while here for the same home, we're probably paying close to $28,000. People are not willing to go up to those prices and would rather spend it on other things." Ms. Ruggiero is a member of the North Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR) and serves on the Board of Education for the West Morris Regional School District. She also volunteers with the Long Valley Food Pantry. The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Cynthia M. Ruggiero. The Expert Network© is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.

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