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Ivory Tower is a weekly round-table discussion that focuses on news and events from the perspective of academicians from across Central New York. The show is hosted by David Rubin, Professor and Dean Emeritus of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.


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Kristi Andersen, the Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School Tim Byrnes, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science at Colgate University Lisa Dolak, the Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law at the Syracuse University College of Law Barbara Fought, Associate Professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism and Communications Law at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
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Bob Greene, the Paul J. Schupf Professor of History at Cazenovia College Tara Ross, Professor of History at Onondaga Community College David Rubin, Dean and Professor Emeritus of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Bob Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland

Airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on WCNY (24.1) and re-airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on World (24.3).

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“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr [Kristi Andersen]

“Dear Committee Members: A novel” by Julie Schumacher [Tim Byrnes]

“The Quartet” by Joseph Ellis [Lisa Dolak] “Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace” by Annie Lamott [ Barbara Fought]

“The Children” by David Halberstam [ Bob Greene]

“The Loneliness of the Black Republican” by Leah Wright Riguer [Tara Ross ]

“Curtains? The Future of the Arts in America” by Michael Kaiser [David Rubin]

“Frank: The Voice,” by James Kaplan. [Bob Spitzer]


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