ILR School Implements New Curriculum Changes

Starting this fall, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations implemented a substantially altered curriculum for first-year and transfer students, which includes a diversity and inclusion requirement, updated writing seminars and an increased emphasis on statistics and data analysis skills.

Martharitaville No Longer: Puerto Rico Becomes the First US Territory to Ban Cornell Spring Breakers

On Wednesday, April 20, Puerto Rico’s President of the State Joey Byron announced that the island would no longer accept Cornell students and alumni as visitors during spring break. With approval from U.S. President Joe Biden and in cooperation with the local hospitality industry, Cornellians will no longer find relaxation and repose on this island. “We’ve dealt with everything from loitering, littering, public indecency, loudness, complete disrespect of local customs and on top of everything, almost every resident has complained about Cornell students taking up the beach for bonfires,” said Sandra Lee, secretary to Byron. The new rule applies to all currently enrolled Cornell students. Before booking flights and Airbnbs, the government will be cross-checking first and last names with student data in Cornell’s Student Center, to which the University has provided the local government access.

Incoming Intern at Amazon Forgets to Post Job Update on LinkedIn, Kicked Out of Dyson

On Saturday, April 16, a junior in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Bill N. Gai ’23, forgot to post an update on LinkedIn for his upcoming internship at Amazon. Gai’s failure to post, a requirement of the Applied Economics and Management major, prompted his removal from the school. 

Gai was immediately transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences to be an English major to match the level of activity needed on his LinkedIn account. The English Department accepted Gai with open arms, eager to finally have a male student. The LinkedIn post fulfills the AEM major’s “sell soul to corporate America” requirement. By sharing their ridiculously overpaid entry-level job update with the world, the students help solidify their career goals and trajectory.  

The requirement was also a push to garner a sense of community among the Dyson students. 

“By comparing yourself to other students, it is intended to give our students Imposter  Syndrome.