Students gather on Libe Slope to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Box Day, a once-prominent Cornell tradition. By transforming waste into art, students say they aim to remind each other of the positive impacts they can cause in Cornell’s community.
Seven dancers explore the concept of empathy with everyday objects in a performance surrounding the Urchin, an installation on the Arts Quad. Fugitive Spaces was choreographed by Jumay Chu, a senior lecturer in Performing and Media Arts, as a part of the Cornell Council for the Arts 2016 biennial, titled “Abject/Object Empathies.”
Mayor Svante Myrick ’09, members of the Ithaca Common Council, and other city officials visited the Cornell campus on Tuesday evening to discuss key issues taking place in the Ithaca community, including Collegetown development and The Ithaca Plan. The event was hosted by the Student Assembly City and Local Affairs Committee.
A petition urging Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) speak at Schoellkopf Field before New York’s April 19 primary — created by Ithaca resident Alexander Stick— has received over 3,000 signatures in under a week. “New York is pivotal for the Bernie Sanders campaign … let’s get enough signatures to fill the 25,597 seats in Schoellkopf Field at Cornell University,” the petition reads.
Stick said in his petition that upstate New York is home to “one of the highest concentrations of [Sanders] supporters in the country.”
Kayla Elyse Brooks, a research technician in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a member of the Facebook group ‘Cornellians for Bernie Sanders 2016,’ said that she would welcome a Sanders rally at Cornell. “I think it would be great for a lot of the students who have adopted their parents’ views to see Bernie in front of them speaking to our generation about our future,” Brooks said. Andrea Stone ’16, creator of the Cornellians for Bernie Sanders 2016 Facebook page, also strongly supported having the presidential candidate speak on campus. “I think Bernie Sanders is the candidate with the most competent resume and background experience needed to effectively lead our country into an era of technological and educational advancement,” she said.
“Hosting a store location downtown provides a unique opportunity for us to develop special events for Cornell alums, to support the Cornell staff population at Seneca Place, and to promote Cornell Athletics to our passionate local fan base,” she said.
Kimberly Guilfoyle — news personality and one of the co-hosts of the “Five on Fox News Channel” — will speak on the necessity of balanced political discourseat Cornell on April 12. “We are very excited to host Ms. Guilfoyle at Cornell,” said Mark LaPointe ’16, chairman of Cornell Republicans. “Her talk on interpreting the news and political issues in an objective manner comes at a crucial time as we prepare for the presidential election in November.”
Guilfoyle is the co-host of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” legal analyst on “The O’Reilly Factor,” and political analyst on “Hannity,” according to a press release from the Cornell Republicans. The club invited Guilfoyle to campus because she will offer a “fair and balanced” stance on both politics and specifically on Fox News’ 2016 presidential election coverage, according to Austin McLaughlin ’18, secretary of the Cornell Republicans. Guilfoyle’s keynote speech will address the manner in which the election has been portrayed in the news, emphasizing the need for a style that respects and values dissenting opinions.