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  • Cornell referendum on men's room tampons passes in landslide

    09/29/2016 12:07:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | September 29, 2016 | Laura Gunderson
    Cornell students passed a student-sponsored referendum to provide free tampons and pads in all Cornell bathrooms, with 78.6 percent of 3,034 voting students casting a ballot in favor. The "#FreetheTampon" initiative aims to provide all bathrooms on campus of both genders—yes, men’s too—with free menstrual products throughout the year, and comes shortly after Brown University recently implemented a similar program.
  • Offended Cornell Students Freak Out After Football Coach Tweets Sombrero Picture

    09/22/2016 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 103 replies
    ©2016 Reason Foundation. ^ | Sep. 21, 2016 2:50 pm | Robby Soave
    Cornell University Football Coach Roy Istvan apologized to students who were offended by an image he tweeted: an image of two of his players wearing sombreros. Why were they wearing sombreros? Istvan awards the big hat to the player or players who best represented team spirit on the field after a game. This practice has displeased some members of MEChA de Cornell, a Mexican student group. "They're appropriating a culture that isn't theirs and using it as a joke," wrote one student on MEChA's Facebook page, according to Campus Reform. "It's disgusting and I'm ashamed that you can't see that."...
  • Cornell 'Diversity Chief' candidate in hot water after suggesting all students matter

    09/08/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published September 07, 2016 | By Emily Zanotti
    Cornell is hiring a dean of students whose job it will be to promote diversity on campus... So far, though, the interview process isn’t going particularly well for one top candidate, Vijay Pendakur...he dared to say that he’d consider all students when making decisions as the dean of students. “If I say, ‘The dean’s area of focus is diversity and inclusion,’ the unspoken thought in response often is, ‘Oh, so he’s here for only the marginalized students,'” he told the crowd. “So we need to undo that, because that is a deeply problematic framework. If we’re going to make progress,...
  • Cornell Republicans Break Party Lines, Endorse Johnson for President

    09/02/2016 11:48:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    © Copyright 2016, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 09/02/16 | By Phoebe Keller
    Cornell University College Republicans announced this afternoon that they will endorse Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president, in a statement that acknowledged the wide spectrum of conservative beliefs that compose the club. “Our organization does not solely represent the Republican Party,” the statement said, “Our first responsibility is to our members.” Club leadership stressed that Cornell Republicans are “libertarians, moderates, neoconservatives and everyone in between.” In an “unprecedented” election year, campus Republicans say they could not tolerate Donald Trump as their party’s nominee. “Mr. Trump should not be the face of American conservatism,” the club’s statement reads, proceeding to call...
  • Cornell, Columbia Accused of Discriminating Against Asian American Students in College Admissions

    08/31/2016 5:12:07 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 08/31/16 | By Rebecca Even
    The Asian American Coalition for Education lodged a complaint with Department of Education last Wednesday, accusing Cornell and Columbia University of discriminating against an Asian student in the admissions process. The complaint, filed within the Office of Civil Rights, claims that Hubert Zhao ...was unjustly denied admission to both schools last year. Zhao is an “outstanding student with excellent academic and extracurricular achievements,” a 5.3 GPA and high PSAT and SAT scores, according to the AACE website. He and an Indian American classmate were the only students in their 700-person class who qualified as National Merit semifinalists. While other students...
  • Police: Student fatally stabbed in 'large fight' on Cornell campus

    08/28/2016 6:11:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2016
    (CNN) — One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a "large fight" on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said. Cornell University Police were called to the intersection in front of Olin Hall, which houses Cornell's school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, just before 2 a.m. There, they found two men had been stabbed, according to a police news release.
  • Cornell Plantations rebranding to better reflect vision, remove slavery connection

    08/27/2016 9:23:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | AUGUST 26, 2016 | BY MICHAEL SMITH
    ITHACA, NY - When Christopher Dunn joined Cornell Plantations as its new director in April 2014, his freshly printed business cards suggested to him the organization he was set to lead had an identity problem. Even within the Cornell community, Dunn discovered the name left many perplexed. While other places on campus have easily identifiable descriptors – a library and museum have definite, universal connotations – Plantations had no such grounding for potential visitors. And for many others, there was an emotional response: Plantations conjured negative associations with America’s history of slavery and racial oppression. Dunn also communicated with Black...
  • Cornell Republicans’ Choice: Cruz Rather Than Trump (New York)

    04/17/2016 9:12:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | April 17, 2016 | Henry Kanengiser, staff writer
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R–Texas) is the most viable of the three remaining Republican presidential candidates, according to many members of the Cornell Republicans. The group has been running semesterly straw polls of candidate preferences among its members since last spring, said Austin McLaughlin ’18, Secretary of the Cornell Republicans. When the club began taking the straw polls, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were the main contenders for the Republican nomination. While Santorum was the most popular initially, Rubio was the favorite...
  • Cornell student sues New York Attorney General: Says drinking age unconstitutional

    02/18/2016 11:25:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 93 replies
    Ithaca Voice ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2016 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- A Cornell student is suing New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after claiming that the legal drinking age of 21 makes him feel "ostracized and excluded" from other graduate students. The action was filed by Matthew Uhalde Wednesday at the Tompkins County Court. According to the documents, Uhalde claims to have graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree and was admitted to a graduate program at Cornell University in fall 2015, at the age of 19. Uhalde says that because nearly all unofficial graduate school activities involve alcohol, he is not able to have a...
  • Cornell University Warns Mistletoe Isn't 'Inclusive'

    12/06/2015 6:55:58 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-6-15 | Blake
    A guide to "inclusive" Christmas decorations created by Cornell University warns that any decorations that remotely evoke religion, which includes stars and mistletoe, are incompatible with the school's commitment to diversity. The guidelines are buried inside a Cornell publication concerning fire safety guidelines for holiday decorations, and were first noticed by the website Campus Reform. The first half of the document concerns certain banned fire hazards, such as candles and metallic Christmas trees. The second half of the document, though, veers off into a discussion of how to make the Christmas season more "inclusive." "University members are reminded to be...
  • Black Students At Cornell Protest White Students At Cornell Hijacking Their Black Protest Movements

    LOL. Is there anything hotter in the streets right now than college white kids pretending to care about black causes? It’s the new hipster thing to do. Forget about getting the new iphone. White kids everywhere scratching and clawing over each other to be the first to protest on the behalf of black people. Doesn’t even matter if the black people don’t want these crackers speaking for them either. Doesn’t matter if these white kids have no clue what they are actually protesting about. Nope. You got serial protesters searching for causes to protest like normal kids look for spots...
  • University officials agree to rip up Constitution in undercover VIDEO

    11/09/2015 7:32:46 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Conservatives have long accused academics of shredding the Constitution, figuratively speaking, but a Project Veritas sting operation recently caught them doing it literally. Undercover video released last week showed administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin agreeing to rip up copies of the Constitution handed out off campus after an investigator posing as a student described the document as “triggering” and “oppressive.” “Well, I think that the Constitution means things to different people; like you said it is a flawed document and the people who wrote it are certainly flawed individuals in my mind,” Cornell lead Title IX investigator...
  • O’Keefe Video: Cornell Administrator Shreds Constitution Because it is ‘Triggering’

    11/06/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    Video from investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas (PV) released Thursday morning shows a Cornell administrator shredding a copy of the U.S. Constitution after a PV journalist posing as a student told the administrator the document is triggering. Elizabeth McGrath, Cornell’s Lead Title IX Investigator, is seen in the video feeding pages from a pocket-size Constitution through a paper shredder after the undercover journalist says it would be therapy for her. McGrath asks the journalist if she would like to participate, an offer she declines. I have my own personal reasons why the Constitution is very triggering for me, the PV...
  • Cornell University defends decision to remove Fox News reporter from campus

    10/28/2015 6:47:25 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | 10/28/14 | By Geoff Herbert | gherbert@syracuse.com
    Cornell University is defending its decision to remove a Fox News Channel reporter from campus after he asked questions about "liberal bias." The … college made national news Monday when host Bill O'Reilly sent … reporter Jesse Watters to investigate a report that claims 96 percent of political donations from faculty over the past four years went to Democratic candidates. The … segment asked students if they thought there was a liberal "indoctrination" on the Ithaca campus, but was interrupted by Cornell's deputy director of media relations Melissa Osgood asking them to leave. Neither Osgood nor John Carberry, the Ivy...
  • Cornell University Kicks Jesse Watters Off Campus for Asking About Liberal Bias

    10/27/2015 3:38:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 26, 2015
    Jesse Watters crashed Cornell University to test students on their liberal “indoctrination” after a report claimed that 96 percent of Cornell professors' donations went to Democrats. However, in the middle of the regular “Watters’ World” questioning, Jesse was kicked off the campus because Cornell media relations had not granted him permission to interview students.“We ask that you don’t interview students on campus,” Melissa Osgood, Cornell’s deputy director of media relations said.“Cornell doesn’t have a problem with Fox News, does it?” Watters asked.“Absolutely not,” Osgood said.After Watters asked repeatedly, even the senior director of Cornell media relations would not budge, saying...
  • Cornell University kicks Fox News off campus after questions about 'liberal bias'

    10/27/2015 6:47:41 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | October 27, 2015 | Geoff Herbert
    A Central New York college is under fire for kicking Fox News Channel off campus after questions about the school's alleged "liberal bias." Bill O'Reilly spoke Monday night about a recent Cornell Sun newspaper report that claimed 96 percent of the more than $600,000 in political donations from Cornell University faculty went to Democratic candidates. Only 15 of 323 donors gave money to "conservative" politicians, the Fox News host said. O'Reilly complained that it didn't seem diverse enough, so he sent "O'Reilly Factor" producer and reporter Jesse Watters to ask professors and students if they thought there was a liberal...
  • Cornell Faculty Donations Flood Left, Filings Show

    10/15/2015 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2015 12:06 AM | By PHOEBE KELLER and EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Of the nearly $600,000 Cornell’s faculty donated to political candidates or parties in the past four years, over 96 percent has gone to fund Democratic campaigns, while only 15 of the 323 donors gave to conservative causes. The Sun’s analysis of Federal Election Committee data reveals that from 2011 to 2014, Cornell’s faculty donated $573,659 to Democrats, $16,360 to Republicans and $2,950 to Independents. Each of Cornell’s 13 schools — both graduate and undergraduate — slanted heavily to the left. In the College of Arts and Sciences, 99 percent of the $183,644 donated went to liberal campaigns. The law school...
  • Free Speech on Campus: ‘[Expletive] Masculinity’, ‘Fight the Straightness’

    05/03/2015 8:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 2, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    The not-so-tolerant left fears nothing. Let me preface this by asking: Is anyone really surprised? This past May Day students and faculty at Cornell marched across campus and sat in a street intersection for over an hour delivering riveting speeches about everything they detest about this country, their university, and their peers. They later paraded through the farewell party for Cornell’s outgoing president of nine years, and for about twenty minutes chanted and delivered speeches from the stage where a jazz band was playing. You can read my more comprehensive recap of events over at The Cornell Review. At the...
  • ISIS on Campus: Only in America

    03/26/2015 7:09:59 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 3/26/14 | Me
    A Dean at Cornell University proclaimed on camera he’d give the green light for an ISIS club on campus in which actual members conducted training exercises. I’m curious if this demonstration of humanitarianism would be preempted by recent video of ISIS soldiers beating, raping, torturing, mutilating, and beheading countless men, women and children in the name of Allah? I also wonder if American Christians would enjoy an equally enthusiastic welcome if similar proof existed of their ranks committing mass atrocities. Oh, that’s right, Christians or Jews really aren’t welcome because the Crusades, which ended over 700 years ago, were a...
  • Ivy League Dean Welcomes ISIS Club To Campus [UNDERCOVER VIDEO]

    03/25/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/15 | Eric Owens
    In the latest undercover sting operation from investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe, an assistant dean at Cornell University has advised a journalist posing as a Moroccan student all about how to launch a campus club with the express intent of supporting ISIS. The Ivy League administrator, Joseph Scaffido, also provides counsel on how to fund the pro-Islamist militant club so it can send “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics” to ISIS and Hamas — both terrorist organizations, according to the State Department. Scaffido even lays out how the club can bring an ISIS “freedom fighter to come and do...
  • Cornell dean says ISIS welcome on campus in undercover video

    03/25/2015 4:18:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03.25.15 | Carl Campanile
    This guy is either the dumbest Ivy League bigwig ever or politically correct to a fault — for welcoming offers to bring ISIS and Hamas to Cornell University. A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student. Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp. Is it OK to bring a humanitarian pro-“Islamic State Iraq and Syria” group on campus, the undercover for...
  • New lawsuit claims Cornell wrongly expelled male student for ‘clearly consensual’ sex

    03/20/2015 12:47:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    The Ithaca Voice ^ | 03.20.15 | Jeff Stein
    Ithaca, N.Y. — A new lawsuit filed Thursday against Cornell claims the university wrongly expelled a male student for what was “clearly consensual” sex. The former student, a senior at Cornell, was found guilty of sexual misconduct by the university’s judicial system after an encounter with a female student in December 2013, according to the lawsuit. There is no indication criminal charges were ever pursued. The male student is referred to throughout the lawsuit under the pseudonym “John Doe.” He was expelled in May 2014, shortly before his graduation, and has had his diploma withheld and his reputation “tarnished” as...
  • Muslim convert, 20, who 'planned to blow up the Capitol' says if he hadn't been arrested ...

    A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head. WXIX-TV in Cincinnati said Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, called the station from the Kentucky jail where he's being held, confessed to being a supporter of the Islamic State group and said he planned to kill government officials in retaliation for U.S. strikes on the militant organization. The station aired part of the interview on Friday night, hours after Cornell's attorney argued unsuccessfully in...
  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 2:58:43 PM PST · by workerbee · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/25/15 | Kate Seamons
    ***SNIP***The researchers used a number of techniques that are used when modeling real diseases, and the abstract ends with this dismal line: "We build up to a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for 'realistic' parameters, we are largely doomed." But Phys.Org relays a glimmer of hope by way of Alex Alemi, a grad student involved in the research: He says those who want to remain safe from the undead for as long as they can should head to the northern Rockies. He explains that while books and movies typically show an outbreak...
  • Unemployed Ohio man allegedly planned bomb-and-shoot attack on U.S. Capitol

    01/15/2015 10:36:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated Jan 15, 2015 | By Ben Brumfield, Pamela Brown and Dana Ford, CNN
    (CNN) For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad. On Wednesday, agents arrested the Cincinnati, Ohio, man before he could put his alleged plot into action. Authorities say Cornell, who ostensibly tweeted under the name Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, hatched a simple scheme. It was similar to the Paris attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, but at a key location -- the U.S. Capitol, said a criminal complaint filed by an FBI agent. The plan: Set off pipe bombs to put lawmakers and...
  • Ohio man arrested for alleged ISIS inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol

    01/14/2015 2:11:03 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | ABC NEWS
    The FBI has arrested an Ohio man for allegedly plotting an ISIS-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he hoped to set off a series of bombs aimed at lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies. Christopher Lee Cornell, of Cincinnati...
  • Ivy League professor: whites 'ready to commit race suicide'

    12/05/2014 9:10:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 4, 2014 | Maggie Lit
    •Prof. Russell Rickford says capitalism and white supremacy are responsible for the police brutality toward brown, black, and poor people. •The professor claims 'dead black bodies in the street is a sacrifice America makes to the gods of white supremacy.' An assistant professor at Cornell University (CU) told white students they must commit race suicide and reject the inherent privilege of their skin color to move past the events in Ferguson. Russell Rickford, an assistant professor specializing in black radical tradition and black political culture after WWII, discussed the events surrounding Ferguson, Mo. to a packed auditorium of students on...
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, they’re often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, “diversity” or “inclusion,” the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. They’d heard “this idea that the effort to...
  • ‘Wee Stinky’ to Bloom For First Time Since 2012 (Article and Photos)

    11/16/2014 10:44:09 AM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 12, 2014 | KATHLEEN BITTER
    In the fall of 2002, a seed was planted in the conservatory greenhouse on Tower Road. Over 10 years the seed grew up into a plant that had leaves, but no flowers to speak of. In the spring of 2012, Prof. Melissa Luckow, plant biology, got a phone call. “You don’t really have any warning until it actually happens,” Luckow said. Courtesy of Craig Cramer: Ready to goThis photo of Cornell’s titan arum plant was taken last week.Next week, the plant is expected to open up, revealing its flowers. The plant, known as titan arum, was finally going to bloom,...
  • Cornell gives deer tubal ligations, everything goes wrong (hilarious liberal lunacy alert)

    10/20/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 15, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    We previously wrote about the deer sterilization program run by the Village of Cayuga Heights, NY, which borders the Cornell University campus and has large deer and faculty populations. After years of bitter debate, Cayuga Heights decided that the deer population would be controlled through sterilization at enormous expense: NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization programBecause Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right The Cayuga Heights deer control was mostly a failure because, you know, deer move around, so sterilizing deer in Cayuga Heights didn’t prevent new deer from coming into the area. And so on. As far...
  • Citing Ebola, Cornell Mandates Travel Restrictions to West African Countries

    10/17/2014 4:19:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    In light of the recent global Ebola outbreak, the University has placed restrictions on travel to West Africa, the University said in an email sent to Cornellians Thursday evening. The University guidelines prevent students, faculty and staff from traveling for study abroad, research, internships, service, conferences, presentations, teaching, performances, recruiting or athletic competitions in the West African nations under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel warnings. Currently, those nations include Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the University. The message to all students was authored by Fredrik Logevall, vice provost for international affairs, Janet Corson-Rikert, associate vice...
  • Bad Ideas and Bad Prose at Cornell

    10/09/2014 8:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 9, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Cornell University may be the only Ivy League school with a “diversity” quota for the mentally ill. Or maybe the students were sane until they got to Ithaca and started studying under the tutelage of radical professors. At any rate, the Cornell campus is swarming with lunatics: A student-sponsored event at Cornell University (CU) claimed capitalism and white supremacy are “institutions that promote rape culture” and “must be destroyed.” The event, which recognized a “National Day of Protest Against Rape Culture” late last month, took place in CU’s William Straight Hall. Bailey Dineen, one of the sponsors of the event,...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to Cornell University and President Garrett

    10/08/2014 4:58:22 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 8, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Dear Ms. Garrett: Congratulations on your recent appointment to President of Cornell University! We hope you take this opportunity to examine Weill Cornell Medical College’s extensive relationship with a state sponsor of terrorism. This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country whose capital hosts a campus of Weill Cornell Medical College. Since 2001, the Qatar Foundation has borne all campus development costs associated with the campus in Doha’s Education City.
  • Anonymously circulated leaflets attack Cornell newspaper columnist

    09/22/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © 2014 THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 09.22.14 | By: MICHAEL J. CONNOR
    Ithaca, N.Y. — Leaflets calling a conservative columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun a “Racist Rape Apologist” have been anonymously distributed around campus. Julius Kairey, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences and author of a biweekly Sun column titled, “Always Right,” recently wrote a column about sexual assault that drew rebuttals. The circulated leaflets show a photo of Kairey. Under the photo, the words, “Daily Sun Columnist and Racist Rape Apologist” appear. No other text, no specifics supporting the allegations, are printed on the page.... The most recent Kairey column takes issue with a new California law...
  • Violence plagues Ithaca on 4th of July

    07/04/2014 6:27:05 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Thursday night was no celebration for Ithaca Police, who responded to multiple reports of violence throughout the city. At around 12:06 a.m. Friday, Ithaca Police responded to a report of a 25-year-old Ithaca man who was severely beaten with a baseball bat in the city.... At around 12:15 a.m. that same night, police were called to the Holiday Inn on Cayuga Street to respond to a physical dispute... Later that night, just after 1:30 a.m., Ithaca Police got a report of shots fired in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Police say two people were driving when a person shot...
  • Future Cornell Law Dean Was Leader of ’93 Day Hall Occupation

    03/24/2014 5:47:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    <p>Last week, the University announced Eduardo Peńalver will serve as the next dean of Cornell Law School. Over 20 years ago, however, University administrators were considering suspending Peńalver.</p> <p>In November 1993, Peńalver was a leader of a four-day occupation of Day Hall, which resulted in two reported confrontations with Cornell police, The Sun previously reported.</p>
  • Woman charged with allegedly sending death threats to Soundgarden's Chris Cornell

    02/13/2014 7:52:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    NME ^ | February 12, 2014
    Seattle radio station KIRO 7 says that a local woman has been accused of sending over 100 abusive and violent messages to the frontman from nine different Twitter accounts, including posts which threatened to rape his 13-year-old daughter.
  • Cornell: Pranksters Skewed Landmark Gender Study

    01/14/2014 11:46:43 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 39 replies
    Ithaca, N.Y. — Were Cornell University gender researchers punked by their teen subjects? That’s one of the conclusions made by the Ivy League school about a landmark study of adolescent sexuality. The research, done in the 1990s, found five to seven percent of high schoolers professed being homosexual or bisexual. The figure was many times that of previous estimates of about one percent of adolescents. However, follow-up interviews found 70 percent of the adolescents that self-reported being gay or bisexual later described themselves a heterosexual. “How could it be that 5 to 7 percent of our youth were homosexual or...
  • NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization program

    01/13/2014 5:20:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-13-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    We have written before about the deer sterilization program in Cayuga Heights, which borders the Cornell campus (most people think of it as Ithaca, but it’s actually a separate municipality). Because Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right: I have written before about the moral angst sweeping the upscale Village of Cayuga Heights, bordering the Cornell campus and home to a large number of professors and staff, over how to control the out-of-control deer population. After years of debate, which tore the community apart, Cayuga Heights has come up with a solution: "The board of trustees passed a resolution Monday...
  • Cornell Employee Arrested for Public Lewdness with Ithaca Child

    11/28/2013 6:38:47 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Ithaca Independent ^ | November 27, 2013 | By: ED SUTHERLAND
    Ithaca, NY — City of Ithaca police Friday arrested a 32-year-old Cornell University employee, charging him for an alleged act of public lewdness after the female victim reported the man exposed himself on Center Street. According to a statement from the City of Ithaca Police Department, on Nov. 14 Brian Vesneske of Horseheads approached the victim while he was in an automobile and she was walking. The man "exposed his penis to her" after he asked directions to two stores. After exposing himself, the man also propositioned the victim, according to police. Vesneske was later arrested at the Ithaca Police...
  • Cornell vs. Literature

    11/25/2013 8:26:40 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | November 25, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Malcolm A. Kline, Share/Save If you love literature and go to Cornell, you’re probably in the wrong place. The poets, playwrights and novelists you might not seek out on your own who would, conversely, enrich your life or at least your vocabulary, make but cameo appearances. Rather, as an English major, you can expect to be exposed to: ENGL 2090 – Introduction to Cultural Studies ENGL 2100 – Medieval Romance: Voyage to the Otherworld ENGL 2150 – The American Musical ENGL 2160 – Television ENGL 2511 – Introduction to Women Writers ENGL 2620 – Introduction to Asian American Literature ENGL...
  • Cornell students demand end to “male heterosexual” Big Red Bear mascot

    11/03/2013 9:08:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    The person inside the suit does not need to be male, but a controversy is brewing on campus as to whether the Bear should exhibit “male heterosexual” behavior:
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw’s Toxic Race Tour at Cornell University

    10/19/2013 12:05:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 19, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    We have yet more evidence that parts of academia are fully engaged in dividing Americans along racial lines and indoctrinating students with fringe and toxic racial ideas. From the Cornell Daily Sun: Kimberle Crenshaw ’81, Critical Race Theorist, Returns to The Hill (emphasis all mine): Visiting Cornell, a prominent theorist on issues of race and gender equality said recent Supreme Court cases addressing affirmative action and voting rights have devastated the progress of the civil rights era at a lecture Thursday. Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw ’81, law, University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia Law School spoke as part of her...
  • Revising Stalinist Genocide Up

    10/15/2013 10:31:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 106 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 15, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “In 1934 a high-ranking member of the Communist Party, Sergei Kirov, was assassinated,” Cornell historian Holly Case wrote in The Chronicle Review. “His death, likely orchestrated by Stalin himself, was used to initiate a mass persecution that would result in over a million imprisoned and hundreds of thousands killed.” “Actually, she’s a bit off on the casualty count,” we observed. ... “The late Alexander Yakovlev, the lifelong Soviet apparatchik who in the 1980s became the chief reformer and close aide to Mikhail Gorbachev, and who, in the post-Soviet 1990s, was tasked with the grisly assignment of trying to total the...
  • Eating nachos, wearing sombreros is basically a hate crime at Cornell

    10/08/2013 6:33:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/8/2013 | Robby Soave
    The athletic department of Cornell University was chided — and eventually apologized — over its Cinco de Mayo-themed marketing campaign, which involved the most heinous of racist stereotypes: the consumption of tacos and the donning of sombreros.
  • University Of Texas-Shale Gas Study Unmasks Politics Of Anti-Fracking Activist Cornell Scientists

    09/19/2013 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 18, 2013 | Jon Entine
    One of the central tenets of anti-shale gas activists—claims that carbon pollution from methane leaked during the hydraulic fracturing extraction process makes natural gas more polluting than coal—took another, likely fatal, hit this week. A University of Texas-Austin study released Monday found that methane emissions from new wells being prepared for production, a process known as completion, captured 99% of the escaping methane—on average 97% lower than estimates released in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is the most comprehensive shale gas emissions study ever undertaken on methane leakage, covering 190 well pads around the United States. Methane is...
  • Dake vs. Taylor slated for championship finale (NCAA Wrestling Championships)

    03/23/2013 3:55:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 22 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 3-23-13 | Roger Moore
    Cornell’s Dake puts 76-match win streak on the line Saturday Roger Moore, NCAA.com DES MOINES, Iowa – It is the unstoppable force against the immovable object. A Ferrari versus a Mack truck. A thoroughbred and a Clydesdale. David Taylor and Kyle Dake. Since word spread Dake, a three-time NCAA champion for Cornell, was moving up to a fourth weight class for the fourth year, the chatter from California to New York has been about 165 pounds. Dake, an Ithaca, N.Y., native, has won 76 consecutive matches and is trying to add his name to yet another column of the NCAA...
  • Cornell Sees Second Lowest Endowment Returns Among Ivy Schools

    11/09/2012 7:06:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    ©2012 THE CORNELL DAILY SUN. ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2012 | BY AKANE OTANI
    After seeing two consecutive years of double-digit growth, Cornell’s endowment return took a nosedive in the 2011-12 fiscal year, just breaking even with a 0.14 percent gain, the University reported Wednesday.... In explaining its financial performance, the University has cited turbulence in the economy: slowing growth in China, financial crisis in Europe and an impending “fiscal cliff” in the U.S. “While traditional measures of volatility are at historically low levels, it would be an error in judgment to think that all is well and there is nowhere to go but up,” [Chief Investment Officer A.J. Edwards] said at the end...
  • Four Years Later, Obama Euphoria at Cornell Fades

    11/05/2012 7:44:18 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    CONTENT ©2012 THE CORNELL DAILY SUN ^ | NOVEMBER 5, 2012 | NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    As the contentious and divisive 2012 presidential campaign draws to a close, Cornell students and professors say that this year’s election has not generated nearly the same level of excitement on campus as the one in 2008. During the 2008 campaign, Cornell’s campus was “abuzz,” said Prof. Theodore Lowi, government. “There was a lot of talk, a lot of chatter, among both faculty and students, on the issues,” he said. But this year, Lowi said, he has seen far less enthusiasm about the upcoming presidential election. “Walking around campus, I’ve seen no excitement, nothing energizing. I see it as a...
  • Scientists' new time masker creates invisibility

    01/05/2012 7:13:21 PM PST · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, January 5, 2012 | Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
    Washington -- It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker. Think of it as an art heist that takes place before your eyes and surveillance cameras. You don't see the thief strolling into the museum, taking the painting down or walking away, but he did. It's not just that the thief is invisible - his whole activity is. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/04/MNB01ML0O6.DTL#ixzz1idxOZQsa