Cornell Partners With Real Estate Company for Maplewood Parks Renovation

“Our goal is to provide something that is going to be in the community for a long time,” said Jeffrey Resetco, a representative from EdR. “We are not a real estate company that comes in and builds something and sells it to someone else. Our intent is to hold, and manage, and operate this facility for a long time.”


Dobbs’ ’09 Drone Work Recognized by Forbes

Gabriel Dobbs ’09, who uses his legal background to help shape regulatory drone rules, was recognized as one of nine Cornellians named to Forbes’ 2016 ‘30 Under 30’ list. With the surge in drone use in recent years, Dobbs said he has worked to eliminate human work and human error from a number of different processes. “There are a ton of beneficial uses of small unmanned aircraft systems,” Dobbs said. “My work has focused on how this technology can remove human beings from doing a lot of dangerous and time consuming jobs in the real world.”

Dobbs currently works as director of business development and policy at Kespry Inc. — a California-based company that designs and builds a commercial drone system from the hardware to the data processing. Describing his job, Dobbs said there is no “typical day” at Kespry.

Cornell Launches Search to Fill Judicial Administrator Position

The search is underway to fill the vacated position of Judicial Administrator after Mary Beth Grant J.D. ’88 assumed a new position three months ago as the senior dean of students for inclusion, engagement and community support. The committee tasked with the search has launched a survey in hopes of receiving comments from the Cornell community about qualities it would like to see in the next J.A., who “receives, investigates and adjudicates complaints alleging violations of the Campus Code of Conduct,” according to the J.A.’s website. The survey, open to all students, faculty and staff, has received over 120 responses as of Monday, according to Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life. “The survey was an attempt to gain broad feedback about the search and the J.A.’s office,” Lombardi said. “The idea was proposed during our initial meeting and the committee thought it would be a great attempt to inform our discussions.”
Following the initial meeting on Nov.

Members of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly vote 2-9-4 against a recommendation to increase funding to Cornell Cinema at a Monday meeting. (Vivian Vazquez / Sun Staff Photographer)

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Votes Against Cornell Cinema Funding Increase

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly debated an appropriations committee recommendation to increase funding to Cornell Cinema Monday evening, ultimately voting 2-9-4 against the allocation. Currently, Cornell Cinema receives $10 per student of funding from the graduate and professional student activity fee. Although the cinema put forth a request to increase allocations to $12 per student, the GPSA appropriations committee recommended that allocations only increase to $10.64 per student. With Monday’s vote against the recommendation, the measure will be sent back to the appropriations committee for further deliberation. The proposed funding increase comes shortly after a mandatory upgrade to the cinema’s projection system completely depleted reserves, according to a presentation given by Richard Walroth grad, president of the GPSA.