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Cornell Economics Professor, Radical Anti-War Activist Dies at 97

Dowd told students that a Cornell education was “boring and wasteful” in 1969, The Sun reported at the time, and said, “people are being crippled here.” The only thing that makes life interesting, he said, is the “ability to use your mind,” and he blamed the culture of Cornell largely on students and faculty.

While construction was supposed to be completed over the summer, work continues on projects like 201 College Avenue, pictured above.

Students Return to Incomplete Collegetown Apartments

“They still haven’t done a paint job, they’re missing cargo nets, the AC isn’t working,” said Rachel Karina ’19, who moved into 201 College Avenue on August 22. “They sent residents an email saying it was good to move in on Monday [Aug. 21], but this is the state of things right now.”