Moved by Charles Blow's lecture last Thursday, Adam Lerner '13 revisits a familiar story — how increasingly prevalent opinion journalism is to blame for our country's hyperpolarization. Journalism, he writes, is like yogurt.
In a march that denounced the alleged racial incident at Sigma Pi and the reportedly inadequate response from the administration, protesters from Cornell, Ithaca College and the Ithaca community walked from the fraternity to Day Hall Wednesday, bringing with them the sound of syncopated drum beats and the fervor of about 100 shouting voices.
In the wake of an incident early Sunday morning in which several black students were allegedly harassed by unknown individuals, minority leaders on campus expressed fear and anger toward what they said is the dangerous prevalence of racism on campus.
As the investigation continues into an incident in which a group of people allegedly hurled bottles and racial epithets at black students from the roof of the Sigma Pi fraternity house, the fraternity said that the attacker was not a brother of the house.
Allegedly taunting them with references to Trayvon Martin, a group of people on the roof of the Sigma Pi fraternity house reportedly threw bottles and other objects at black students who were walking by the house early Sunday morning, according to several accounts.