Shah and Conine agreed that the undergraduate entrepreneurial program, although small during their Cornell career, was foundational in setting them on the path toward becoming business partners and ultimately leading them to their current success.
“We would hope, in an ideal world, that after this event, Cornell students would feel inspired to speak out and to write to lawmakers to end mass incarceration as we know it in the United States,” said Chris Elliott ’20.
Featuring free food, music and performances, Cornell’s first Cultural Fest aimed to achieve the dual goals of celebrating the diversity of the student body and inspiring students to learn more about other cultures.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and President Martha E. Pollack will speak at a forum hosted by the ILR school that aims to increase students’ understanding of sexual harassment in the workforce on Monday.
Students now have a chance to invent their very own theme park attraction to be evaluated by technical professionals within the industry, through an event organized by the Cornell Theme Park Entertainment Group.
GPSA Executive Vice President Manisha Munasinghe grad delivered a presentation on a directive that requires faculty and staff to go the Division of Human Resources for LGBT programming instead of the LGBT Resource Center.
David Lat, a former federal prosecutor in New Jersey, analyzed President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media from a legal perspective at Cornell on Tuesday evening, saying Trump could have a significant influence on how the public perceives the media but is unlikely to add legal restrictions to news outlets. Lat, who founded the legal commentary blog Above the Law, said the political climate in the last year has led to a wider range of views on what speech the First Amendment protects. The Yale Law School graduate, who was an assistant prosecutor in Newark before transitioning to writing, said Trump’s repeated derision of media as “fake news” is largely bluster. The president does not have the power to make direct, drastic changes to the First Amendment’s protections because the process of altering the Constitution is extremely slow and requires a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of Congress or at a constitutional convention called by two-thirds of states. “It would be very difficult for Trump to do anything about the media and the First Amendment despite his obvious distaste for aspects of media,” Lat said.