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  • Cornell denies student his Ph.D. – and may expel him – for allegedly defending professor (trunc)

    06/20/2018 10:23:55 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 20, 2018 | Greg Piper
    Sexual harassment’ is omitting a middle initial in an author list You don’t have to be accused of sexual assault to face a Kafkaesque proceeding at Cornell University that could deprive you the benefits of seven years’ hard work and money. Not dissuaded by a third of its law school faculty going to court to force Cornell to follow its own Title IX rules, the Ivy League institution is now withholding a Ph.D. from a student for the crime of allegedly defending his professor.
  • Student presents thesis in underwear after professor says her 'shorts are too short'

    05/13/2018 4:13:37 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 91 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Sat, May 12, 2018 | Chloe Farand
    A student has stripped down to her bra and underwear during her thesis presentation in protest against her professor's comments that her choice of clothing was inappropriate. Letitia Chai, a senior student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, took off her clothes during her presentation, which was filmed on Facebook live, to stand up against "oppressive beliefs and discrimination". Ms Chai organised the protest after her teacher allegedly questioned her choice of clothing during a test run of her thesis presentation and told her: "Your shorts are too short". Describing the incident in a Facebook post, Chai wrote: "She...
  • Undies and the University: A Cornell student presents her senior thesis in her underwear.

    06/02/2018 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | May 15, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    The most remarkable thing about the subtitle of this column, “A Cornell student presents her senior thesis in her underwear,” is that not one reader will think it’s a joke. That, my friends, is further proof of the low esteem in which most Americans hold our universities. The Left has rendered our universities, in the description of Harvard professor Steven Pinker, a laughingstock. As reported in the Cornell Daily Sun and then around the world, this is what actually happened last week at Cornell University, one of our “Ivy League” universities: Letitia Chai, a Cornell senior, presented a trial run...
  • Cornell Student Presents Senior Thesis In Her Underwear

    05/15/2018 1:11:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    The most remarkable thing about the title of this column, “Cornell student presents senior thesis in her underwear” is that not one reader thinks it’s a joke. That, my friends, is further proof of the low esteem in which most Americans hold our universities. The left has rendered our universities, in the description of Harvard Professor Steven Pinker, a laughingstock. As reported in the Cornell Sun and then around the world, this is what actually happened last week at Cornell University, one of our “Ivy League” universities: Letitia Chai, a Cornell senior, presented a trial run of her college scholar...
  • Policy expert explains that yes, food can be racist

    05/11/2018 7:28:07 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © Copyright 2018 Ithaca Times ^ | 05/11/18 | By Matt Butler
    Racism and discrimination continue to grab headlines throughout the country on a near daily basis. These incidents present themselves often in tangible, visible ways that lend themselves to those very headlines naturally, but not always. For example, one of them has hung prominently in school classrooms for decades as doctrine of healthy living despite, some argue, inequities of who exactly it is healthy for. Doctor Milton Mills explained these inequalities of the US Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines at length, painting a picture of the historical negligence of the US government when it comes to crafting their food recommendations to...
  • A Cornell Student Gave A Speech In Her Underwear To Protest…Something

    05/10/2018 1:25:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2018 | John Sexton
    This is the intersectional equivalent of a car wreck. It all took place in a Cornell class titled “Acting in Public” which seems to be a relatively normal speech class based on the syllabus. Last week, a student named Letitia Chai was set to do a practice run of her senior thesis but, for reasons explained below, wound up giving it in her underwear. The crisis began when her professor pointed out that Chai’s cut-off jean shorts might not be ideal for a major presentation. From the Cornell Daily Sun: “The first thing that the professor said to me...
  • Students Allegedly Swiped Tickets for Dick Cheney Lecture to Lower Turnout

    05/01/2018 11:28:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    © Copyright 2018, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 05/01/18 | By Yuichiro Kakutani
    Cornell Republicans are worried that students may have collected as many as 88 tickets to lower turnout for Tuesday’s Dick Cheney lecture in a move taken without seeking approval from the student organizations leading the protest against the former U.S. vice president. Marco Antonio Peralta-Ochoa, freshmen representative-at-large for the Student Assembly, approached members of the Cornell Republicans and admitted to collecting dozens of tickets “countless times” in what Weston Barker, current C.R. freshmen representative and incoming treasurer, considered a serious, 45 minutes to 1 hour-long conversation in Amit Bhatia Libe Cafe last Wednesday. Peralta-Ochoa declined to comment to The Sun...
  • 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........