Professor’s Essay Sparks Free Speech Debate

On September 12, 2001, Prof. Ward Churchill, ethnic studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, wrote the essay “Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens.” Primarily a criticism of U.S. foreign policy, the essay proclaimed that the 9/11 attacks were a justified military response to America’s actions in Iraq and compared the victims in the World Trade Centers to “Little Eichmanns.”

Gastroenteritis Affects Ithaca

It happens suddenly. At 4 or 5 p.m., you feel fine. By 7 p.m., you are lying immobile on your bed, with your stomach threatening to expel anything you have eaten in the past few hours.

If this scenario sounds familiar to you, you may be one of many members of Tompkins County and Cornell communities to have contracted viral gastroenteritis, which, according to a recent release from Gannett Health Services, is an “inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines … caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting or diarrhea or both.”

Design Students Chase the ‘Zeitgeist’ in MVR

Martha Van Rennselaer’s new student center, Lounge 159, features a view of Beebe Lake and the North Campus skyline. The lounge was designed entirely by students, for students.

Lisa Staiano-Coico, human ecology, said she was enthusiastic about the prospect of employing the skills of Cornell undergraduates to create a space just for students.

Literary Critics Read Poetry, Discuss Work

Yesterday afternoon, students and other members of the Cornell community packed into Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium to hear lectures from two distinguished Cornell scholars: Sandra M. Gilbert, the first ever M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor, as well as M.H. Abrams, the Class of 1916 Professor of English, Emeritus.

Stargazers Glimpse Galaxies From Deck of Fuertes Observatory

From the deck of the Fuertes Observatory one can see an impressive array of stars scattered overhead. Once inside the observatory’s dome, with an eye to the telescope and a helpful member of Cornell’s Astronomical Society nearby, it is possible to find even more exciting objects, such as nebulas, galaxies and planets.

C.U. Republicans Stand by Candidates

Students support Ray Meier, Brian Robison, in local races

As the midterm elections near, the Cornell Republicans are showing their support for the Republican candidates, especially congressional candidate Ray Meier and Tompkins County sheriff candidate Brian Robison.

C.U. Study Analyzes Diversity Programs

Most diversity conversations are centered on the heated debate on affirmative action and how universities attract diverse applicants.

A problem that receives much less attention is how schools retain a heterogeneous population once they have attracted a multicultural student body. Indeed, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, six-year graduation rates are lowest for Latinos and African Americans.

Blue Lights Link Students To Police

In the middle of the day, the Cornell campus can be exceedingly welcoming; the autumn trees manage to maintain their striking orange and red leaves even after the numerous rainstorms, and countless students scurry across the quads.