Pot Advocates Celebrate 4/20

C.U. discusses ‘War on Drugs’

While it may seem like any other Friday to some, to others, today – 4/20 – is a day that couldn’t have come soon enough.

“Yeah, I’m definitely going to roll a fatty and smoke a doobie,” said one Cornell student, gearing up for today – a day on which many Cornell students will smoke cannibis, marijuana, weed, pot, grass, Mary Jane or ganga – however you choose to refer to it.

Prof. Rabkin Resigns After Lengthy Tenure

Prof. Jeremy Rabkin ’74, government, recently announced his resignation from Cornell, effective July 1. According to the government department, Rabkin has accepted a position teaching international law at George Mason School of Law in Washington, D.C.

“Unfortunately for [Cornell], he has taken a position at George Mason,” said Judy Vergilio, the government department manager.

According to Vergilio, Rabkin will finish teaching this semester at Cornell. Faculty, staff and graduate students have been notified of his departure.

Time Springs Forward Sunday

News Brief

As if weeks of prelims and papers are not bad enough, Cornell students can anticipate losing an extra hour of sleep this weekend as a result of Daylight Savings Time. At 2 a.m. this Sunday morning, time will move forward one hour.

Police Report

Petit Larceny
An officer was called to 101 McGraw Place on March 4 regarding the theft of a student’s Northface backpack, textbooks, planner and MacBook laptop computer.

Grand Larceny
A student reported the theft of their unsecured wallet, CUID, NJ driver’s license, cash, Apple Ipod, Creative Zen MP3 player and bankcards from 104 Mary Ann Wood Drive at 1 a.m. on March 4.

Burning Question

What really killed Anna Nicole Smith?

Ben Ware ’08 said:
“Tell me again why this matters? There are so many bigger problems in the world.”

Arthur Wang ’09 said:
“… The rerun of the Anna Nicole Show.”

City News

Contaminated Peanut Butter Found in Local Businesses
Four cases of salmonella found in peanut butter that are believed to be part of a national outbreak were reported in Tompkins and Cortland counties over the weekend. New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and New York State Department of Health officials are alerting residents, restaurants and other retail food providers throughout New York of a recall of Peter Pan and Great Value brands of peanut butter. Officials have already confirmed 32 cases of salmonella in New York state believed to be linked to these products.