“RedRover? More like RedSLOWver!” proclaims the name of a Facebook group started to express dissatisfaction with Cornell’s wireless internet.
Problems with the RedRover wireless network emerged at the start of the semester, when many students noticed a significant decline in the performance level of the network. Library staff and CIT’s HelpDesk received complaints of slow or no connectivity and dropped connections.
Members of the Student Assembly met with administrators of CIT on Tuesday to discuss the lagging performance of the RedRover Wireless Network.
At the meeting, Dave Vernon, director of network and communication services at CIT, announced a planned upgrade to the RedRover network in order to improve overall performance.
While many students spent last summer trying to get as far away from Cornell’s libraries as possible, the Cornell University library system completed a 32-year-long retrospective conversion, or “recon” project, in which it converted the card catalog for each of Cornell’s 20 unit libraries into digital form.
According to Jim LeBlanc, head of Database Management at Library Technical Services, the recon project that began in 1975 was completed at 11:30 a.m. on June 29. With the completion of this project, Cornell’s acquisition of over eight million titles and volumes was converted into the library’s internet-based public access catalog.
What’s warm and fuzzy, loyal and obedient, playful and fun and scientifically proven to reduce stress? Pets. In recent decades, interactions with domesticated animals have been used in therapy sessions to promote psychological and medical benefits in humans, such as reducing blood pressure and anxiety. For over a decade, Cornell Companions, a pet visitation program funded by Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been linking pets and their owners with various facilities in Tompkins County in order to create an opportunity for the community to experience the wide ranging benefits of human-animal interaction.
Number 68 on the infamous list of “161 Things Every Cornellian Should Do” is buy beer at Jason’s in Collegetown and charge it to City Bucks. Most Cornell students know that they can use part of their Cornell meal plan to purchase alcohol, but most do not know the ins and outs of the program and how the University benefits.
City Bucks is Cornell’s off-campus debit meal plan that allows students to make purchases at participating businesses in Ithaca with a debit account. As a registered student, each Cornellian has a City Bucks account. The account can be activated by adding money, which is done online through the Cornell Dining website.
After a rivalry lasting several years, Cornell’s two conservative newspapers, The Cornell American and The Cornell Review, united as one publication at the end of last semester. The merger was a mutual agreement between members of both staffs during recent years when each side decided that the rivalry was outdated.
“In the last year or so, [the rivalry] kind of settled down, because the people who were originally responsible for it had graduated. There was really no more reason for conflict or competition,” said Greg Isaacson ’07, former editor-in-chief of The Review.