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  • Cornell Students to Protest NRA by Flooding Organization’s Facebook Comment Section

    03/19/2018 12:47:45 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 46 replies
    © Copyright 2018, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 03/19/18 | By Shruti Juneja
    <p>Amid national and local uproar over gun violence, Justin Langfan is leading an effort to tackle the issue from a different approach: using mass social action to “revolutionize our politics.”</p> <p>“The NRA has said that ‘people who are dangerous should not have access to firearms.’ If the NRA believes this statement, why is it against implementing background checks for the 22% of gun purchases that don’t require them? #JoinUsandPostThis #ShapingtheFuturenow.com.”</p>
  • If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it?

    02/25/2018 7:19:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Univerese Today ^ | Feb 12, 2018 | Matt WIlliams
    Roughly half a century ago, Cornell astronomer Frank Drake conducted Project Ozma, the first systematic SETI survey at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. Since that time, scientists have conducted multiple surveys in the hopes of find indications of “technosignatures” – i.e. evidence of technologically-advanced life (such as radio communications). ...But according to a new study, such a message could also pose a serious risk to humanity. Drawing on multiple possibilities that have been explored in detail, they consider how humanity could shield itself from malicious spam and viruses. The study, titled “Interstellar communication. IX. Message...
  • Cornell student says Fox appearance led to campus harassment

    01/14/2018 8:12:45 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01.12.18 | Fox New
    Last year Cornell University undergraduate Neetu Chandak appeared on “Fox and Friends” to share her objection to a course description that seemed overly critical of President Donald Trump while glorifying former President Barack Obama. Now, in an essay in The College Fix, Chandak says her remarks on Fox expressing concerns about liberal bias at the college and the explicit agenda of the course led to threats on her life and such constant harassment that she sought therapy and was afraid to leave her apartment. “It is difficult to express conservative views as a college student without being called names, attacked...
  • Male Graduate Sues Cornell, Saying Investigator Discriminated Against Him (tr)

    11/27/2017 6:52:26 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    A male graduate is suing Cornell University in federal court, claiming that he was treated unfairly and unlawfully during a University Title IX investigation. It is the third lawsuit of its nature in seven months, and the second time in the same period that a student or former student has claimed the University’s behavior gave him suicidal thoughts. The newest complaint, filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, accuses Cornell’s Title IX coordinator, Sarah Affel, of discriminating against a former student, “John Doe,” based on his sex, religion and ethnicity. The man, who...
  • Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell

    11/09/2017 12:28:30 PM PST · by American Quilter · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9 Nov 2017 | Larry Elder
    A Rasmussen poll taken in 2013 asked American adults, "Are most white Americans racist?" "Are most Hispanic Americans racist?" and "Are most black Americans racist?" Of the three groups, the winner was blacks. Thirty-seven percent said most blacks were racist; 18 percent felt most Hispanics were racist, and 15 percent said most whites were racist. Thirty-eight percent of whites felt most blacks were racist. Even blacks agreed, with 31 percent saying most blacks were racist, while 24 percent of blacks thought most whites racist and 15 percent believed most Hispanics were racist. This brings us to the Cornell University's Black...
  • Largest Witchcraft Collection in North America Opens at Cornell

    11/01/2017 11:06:04 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    © Copyright 2017, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 11/01/17 | By Shruti Juneja
    On Halloween evening, dozens gathered in Kroch library for the opening of “The World Bewitch’d,” an exhibition — on display through August 2018 — exploring the history of witchcraft. The exhibit features a variety of rare manuscripts, photographs and historical movie posters and is known to be the largest witchcraft collection in North America. The exhibit holds over 3,000 objects on superstition and witchcraft in Europe, mostly acquired in the 1880s but spanning multiple centuries of artifacts since the 1400s, according to the Cornell University Library website.... Students like Ellen Haines ’18 attended the event on their own. Hains said...
  • College professors will ‘take a knee’ in support of nationwide protests [Cornell]

    09/26/2017 7:57:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 26, 2017 | Daniel Payne
    Professors at an upstate New York university will “take a knee” tomorrow in a show of solidarity with protesters across the country. “Scores of Cornell faculty members” will get down on one knee on the school’s Arts Quad on Wednesday in order to “bring awareness to issues including police violence against black Americans,” according to The Cornell Daily Sun. The organizers of the event “hope [they] will be joined by students and members of the Ithaca community.”
  • Hundreds of Cornell Students Occupy Willard Straight Hall After Delivering Demands to University

    09/20/2017 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    © Copyright 2017, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 09/20/17 | By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
    More than 300 students marched with Black Students United to Willard Straight Hall on Wednesday afternoon and are occupying the building at Cornell University after delivering a list of demands to the University’s president Martha Pollack. The protest follows the arrest of a Cornell student on Friday who police charged with assault after a black student said he was punched by a group of white men who had called him the N-word in Collegetown. The group’s 12 demands to Cornell include requiring coursework on “privilege and power,” hiring additional mental health personnel of color, and permanently banning the Psi Upsilon...
  • Cornell student gov demands 'repercussions' for 'hate speech'

    09/11/2017 12:31:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 11, 2017 | Neetu Chandak
    Members of the Cornell University Student Assembly (SA) are calling for “repercussions” against a fraternity after one of its members was heard chanting “build a wall.” According to The Cornell Daily Sun, the SA held a meeting Thursday attended by Cornell President Martha Pollack and Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi, during which several SA members agreed that consequences needed to be enacted for “verbal marginalization.”
  • CNN editor who resigned over Russia story is Syracuse native, Cornell grad

    06/30/2017 7:41:43 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 06.28.17 | Mark Weiner
    WASHINGTON -- A CNN journalist who resigned this week, after the network retracted a story about Russia and President Donald Trump's transition team, is a Syracuse native with strong ties to the region. Eric Lichtblau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is a graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School and Cornell University. He began his journalism career at The Post-Standard, where he covered the Ithaca region for the newspaper. Lichtblau was thrust into the national spotlight after he and two other CNN journalists resigned, prompting Trump to blast the journalists and the network on Tuesday for reporting "fake news." The story was posted...
  • America Confronts The World: Cornell U to Offer Anti-Trump Course

    05/09/2017 6:21:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.06.17 | by Fox News Insider
    Cornell University is adding a class to its fall curriculum called "America Confronts the World," The course description says the class will examine the differences between President Trump's "xenophobic nationalism" and President Obama's "pragmatic cosmopolitanism." Neetu Chandak, a student at the Ithaca, N.Y. school, said the campus is already well-known for its tendency toward liberal indoctrination. Chandak said the course sounds like one where she would not feel comfortable expressing her own personal views. She added that as a residency staff member, she is already ostracized by her fellow R.A.'s who do not share her worldview.
  • Cornell University Offers Trump Bashing 101 To Students

    05/05/2017 7:37:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 05/04/2017 | David Krayden
    In an age when universities are more obsessed with safe spaces and safe sex than they are with free speech, it should not be surprising that Cornell University will be offering a fall course that makes no excuses for sounding like an extended speech for a Democratic fundraiser. According to the Cornell Review, Professor Peter Katzenstein is preparing to teach a module labeled “America Confronts the World.”
  • Cornell male singing group booted from campus for hazing

    04/28/2017 8:41:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    news ^ | April 28, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals........
  • The Cost of Conservatism @ Cornell...Hosting Conservative Speakers Comes With Added Expenses (TR)

    03/03/2017 6:43:15 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    The right to speak on Cornell’s campus is a “paramount value,” one upon which the University has an “essential dependence,” according to the Campus Code of Conduct... But some groups that have hosted conservative speakers on campus are not buying the administration’s rhetoric, citing the thousands of dollars they have been asked to pay the University for security at their events. And they say it is a cost that hosts of conservative speakers disproportionately have to bear. “The University, through its current policy — intentional or not — imposes additional financial and administrative costs on groups wishing to host conservative...
  • Unanimous vote: Ithaca now a Sanctuary City with some teeth

    02/02/2017 8:34:05 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | FEBRUARY 2, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- After nearly two hours of public comment and at least 30 speakers in favor of a newly proposed ordinance, Ithaca's Common Council unanimously voted to add teeth to its Sanctuary City policy, which was first passed in 1985, for Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees City officials, including police officers, are now specifically directed to not ask for a person's immigration status unless the person is actively committing a crime related to their status. The legal ordinance means that local law enforcement will not enforce federal immigration laws.
  • “Get Free”: Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost to Perform at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca

    01/29/2017 9:05:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | January 29, 2017 | Jael Goldfine
    There was a great deal of hand-wringing about the dearth of protest art being made over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, and after the election of Donald Trump. These hand-wringers, however, appear not to have looked very hard at all. Reverend Osagyefo Sekou and Jay-Marie Hill met on the frontlines of a 2015 Movement for Black Lives protest. After being pepper sprayed arbitrarily by police at the demonstration, where activists were demanding the release of an illegally detained 14 year old, Reverend Sekou helped wash the toxins out of Hill’s eyes. Several weeks later, they would title themselves...
  • Composer and conductor Karel Husa dies at 95

    12/16/2016 12:31:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Cornell Chronicle - Cornell University ^ | December 16, 2016 | Daniel Aloi
    Influential and internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Karel Jaroslav Husa, who taught at Cornell for 38 years and conducted major orchestras as well as campus ensembles, died Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, North Carolina. He was 95... Husa was born in Prague on Aug. 7, 1921... Husa became an American citizen in 1959... Husa won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1969 for his String Quartet No. 3, and the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, and many other composition prizes over his career. His best known work is the four-movement “Music for Prague...
  • Cornell College Republicans president assaulted, called ‘racist bitch’

    12/16/2016 8:19:44 AM PST · by NRx · 57 replies
    College Fix ^ | 12-15-2016 | Staff
    <p>The president of the Cornell University College Republicans was shoved to the ground and called a “racist bitch” the night after the election, and campus officials are currently investigating the incident.</p> <p>“I was actually assaulted on campus for being a Republican,” Olivia Corn told The Tab. “I had someone throw me to the ground and say: ‘Fuck you, racist bitch, you support a racist party.”</p>
  • University investigating after Cornell Republicans president reportedly attacked

    12/15/2016 5:11:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies
    the Ithaca Voice ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2016 | BY KELSEY O'CONNOR
    Cornell University is investigating a report that the president of Cornell Republicans was attacked just after Donald Trump's election. The evening after the election, sophomore Olivia Corn, president of Cornell University College Republicans, said she was shoved to the ground while leaving a meeting and heading to her dorm room. "Out of nowhere I was on my phone and looking at my email and out of nowhere I felt two hands grab my shoulders and just sort of threw me to the ground, and they were yelling 'Fuck you racist bitch, you support a racist party,'" Corn said. She said...
  • The "Post-Truth" World of Academia

    12/09/2016 9:19:01 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Radical ideas that defy reality can flourish at Universities that indoctrinate students with intellectual insanity while inculcating them against Biblical morality. "Post-truth," the "Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2016," provides an apt description of the culture and ideology propagated today on many of America's college campuses. The term is " … an adjective defined as 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.'" Consider the "IvyQ" conference held this year on the Harvard College campus. Harvard's “Office of BGLTQ Student Life” explains that "...