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AT THE NEWS DESK
MAJOR STAFF CUTS: The University cut 672 staff positions over the 2009-2010 fiscal year, with an additional 61 being cut since the start of the school year. Further reductions in staff are expected this summer, although administrators have contended that Cornell’s services have not suffered from the downsizing.
PROMOTING SAFE RELATIONSHIPS: A new student group on campus, Consent-Ed, raises awareness about sexual assault and mutual consent in sexual relationships.
SLOPE DAY SADNESS: Corey Brezak ’11 vents about the Slope Day Programming Board’s recent history of lame musical acts.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Chris Wroblewski and company won their second straight Ivy League game on Friday night against the Quakers of UPenn, before falling to the Princeton Tigers in a heartbreaker on Saturday night.
WRESTLING: The Red continues its steamroll of the competition, beating Princeton 44 - 0 at the Friedman Wrestling Center over the weekend.
20% chance of snow
AROUND THE IVIES
Yale University announced Friday that it would be returning thousands of Incan artifacts to Peru. The artifacts were originally removed from a citadel in 1912 by Yale lecturer and famed explorer Hiram Bingham III, and have been housed at Yale’s Peabody Museum ever since.
The artifacts will be moved San Antonio Abad University, and will be overseen by administrators from both universities. The International Center for the Study of Machu Picchu and Inca Culture is being constructed at SAAU to serve as an exhibit for the artifacts and place of study for academics.
The announcement comes after Peru filed a federal lawsuit against Yale in 2008, saying that the University had retained the artifacts without its permission after originally returning a bundle of similar artifacts in 1921.
ALUMNI IN THE REAL WORLD
At this past Saturday’s Conservative Political Action Conference, journalist and political commentator Ann Coulter ’84 sparked some controversy by declaring that “more journalists should be in jail.” Coulter went on to compare the Democratic Party to cancer, as well as sarcastically suggesting President Obama become president of the new Egypt.
During her time at Cornell, Coulter co-founded The Cornell Review. She graduated cum laude with a degree in history. She went on to receive a J.D. from the University of Michigan, graduating in the top 10 percent of her class. [The Huffington Post]
Every weekday during the school year, The Sun will suggest an item on the "161 Things Every Cornellian Should Do" to complete.
Prelims are starting up; give yourself a treat and #60 Sit in Libe Café when you have no work to do and watch the worried studiers down gallons of coffee.