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SNOW REMOVAL: Cornell Facilities Services has spent approximately $500,000 on snow removal thus far. Their budget for a winter is typically around $800,000. The money usually goes towards salary for full-time staff, seasonal wages, vehicle maintenance, rentals and the cost of salt.
PELL GRANTS: The Pell Grant Program, which provides federal grants to undergraduate and graduate students, faces a $100 million cut in President Barack Obama's 2011-2012 budget. The White House has stated that the cuts will mostly effect graduate and professional students.
HOW THE INTERNET MAY SAVE BOOKS: Sun Associate Editor Tony Manfred '11 argues that, contrary to what some may believe, the internet is sustaining books, not contributing to their demise.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Graham Corrigan sits down for an interview with Ryan Silbert '02 to discuss God of Love, the Oscar-nominated short film, which Silbert produced, among other things.
MUSEUMS AND EVOLUTION: Bruce J. MacFadden '71, curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History and a world expert on the evolution of horses, has made it his career to ensure that museums across the country are factually accurate in their depictions of evolution, specifically horse evolution.
CORNELL TENNIS: The women's tennis team won over the weekend, defeating Binghamton to extend their streak of wins to three; while the men's tennis team came up short this weekend against Penn State.
GYMNASTICS: Brian Bencomo '12 explores whether Jerry Sloan's retirement as the head coach of the Utah Jazz –– a decision that was largely influenced by disputes the 23-year coach had with the team's star player Deron Williams –– is the start of a new trend for athletes and their coaches.
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Every weekday during the school year, The Sun will suggest an item on the "161 Things Every Cornellian Should Do" to complete.
There are definitely times when the clock tower chimes can be a nuisance, i.e. when your trying to study on a Saturday in Olin Library and the chimes play for nearly an hour. But they are still one of the few things that make Cornell unique, so take this opportunity to appreciate them and check off #14 on the list and listen to a full chime's concert from the clock tower and guess the song's played.