$3M Gift Will Create New Welcome Center in Noyes Lodge

The contribution was made in response to a $3 million challenge grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies — a charity foundation created by Charles F. Feeney ’56, which has donated close to $1 billion to the University in the last four decades, according to the University.

Trump on tape | C.U. Women’s Resource Center asserts that Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated disrespect for women.

Students Discuss Role of Feminism in Election

Women’s advocacy groups at Cornell are working to facilitate a discussion of consent and sexual assault in the wake of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s leaked 2005 tape, in which he discusses kissing and groping without their consent. In the weeks since, a the slew of women have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual assault.
Prof. Kathleen Perry Long, director of the feminist, gender, and sexuality studies program, said that the election has instigated a discussion of sexual assault on the national level has forced some to confront the fact that many Americans accept sexual violence as an intrinsic part of the country’s culture. “The issue of sexual assault has been brought into the open in this election, allowing us to understand how normalized certain behaviors have become, and how in some circles they do not even register as unacceptable,” she said. “This is something we already knew, but we now know more clearly how urgent the work of educating people about sexual assault has become.”
Jenna Zitomer ’18, vice president of programming for student group Consent Ed, said that she believes the election has negatively impacted productive discussion of consent. “Donald Trump creates this misconception that men are entitled to anything they want, including a woman’s body,” she said.


First Openly Gay NFL Player to Speak at Cornell

Michael Sam, the first National Football League player to come out as gay, will deliver a free lecture in Statler Auditorium on Nov. 14, the Cornell University Programming Board announced Thursday. Sam made headlines when he told his teammates that he was gay in 2013, after finishing his career as a college athlete. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2014, and is currently a free agent.


NLRB Chair: Board Gives Employee Voice in Workplace

The central role of the NLRB has been to enforce the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 — an act which guarantees employees a critical “seat at the table,” according to Pearce.