In accordance with the Clery Act, a federal law requiring colleges and universities to disclose information about crimes on and around campus, Cornell releases an annual security report by Oct. 1 each year. The reports contain campus crime statistics from the past three years, as well as relevant campus security policy statements.
As students return from fall break travel outside of Ithaca, the University is asking — but not mandating — that they take antigen tests before returning and before beginning to resume their regular campus activities.
This fall, Cornellians took advantage of the three-day Labor Day weekend to travel, spend time with friends and catch up on schoolwork.
Several students used the long weekend to travel outside of Ithaca. Alan Liu ’24 went to Syracuse for the Great New York State Fair, which concluded this weekend. “I went with some friends, and it was so fun,” Liu said. “We saw lots of cool animals, and I even won a prize.”
Isabel Hou ’24, who also visited the fair, commented on the weekend’s inclement weather. “I enjoyed the social events that were hosted this weekend,” Hou said.
On Saturday, representatives from reproductive health and justice organizations across Cornell’s campus and beyond gathered on the Arts Quad for the kickoff of Our Bodies, Their Laws — an event series aiming to foster engagement and education on reproductive rights. The organizations tabling at the event included the Cornell chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action, the department of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, End Abortion Stigma, Advocacy Center, Gender Justice Advocacy Coalition, Cornell Health and the Women’s Resource Center. The event also featured a tent where attendees could vent frustrations regarding the current state of reproductive rights. The tables distributed snacks, informational pamphlets and free condoms to attendees. Following the decision of Dobbs v. Jackson in June 2022, which overturned the federal right to abortion established by Roe v. Wade, several faculty and staff members began to plan the event series, with a focus on engaging the Cornell community in conversation regarding reproductive rights.
“We just want people to be able to have a more complete, contextualized conversation than is often possible given the way that abortion is talked about,” said Prof. Jess Marie Newman, feminist, gender and sexuality studies, one of the event’s primary organizers.
Rule changes by the Office of Housing and Residential Life regarding murals in dorms have prompted Risley to choose to paint over more than 100 murals in the University’s Creative and Performing Arts program house.
Students and faculty gathered in Stocking Hall on March 4 to hear about rural development initiatives from Xochitl Torres Small, Under Secretary for Rural Development of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.