Prof. Jonathan Culler is retiring after 50 years of accolades and accomplishments at Cornell.

Renowned English Prof. Jonathan Culler to Retire After More Than 50 Years

Since coming to Cornell, Culler has written and edited a total of 16 books; over 200 articles, essays, and translations. He has also been awarded multiple fellowships and was elected a fellow at renowned humanities research institutes such as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of this books, “Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction”, has been translated into 27 languages worldwide.

Students competing for entrance into the eLabs startup accelerator in 2017.

eLab’s 2019-2020 Cohort: A Spotlight on Five Startups

eLab, a collaboration of Student Agencies and Foundation of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, is an accelerator program for student startups — admitted startups enter a year-long program that provides mentors, a $5,000 investment and access to Cornell’s alumni network. This past weekend, about half of this year’s 24 chosen startups pitched at NYC Pitch Night, where Cornell entrepreneurs forged relationships with advisors and mentors in their field.

Prof. Xingen Lei, animal science, one of the co-principal investigators on the project. His team researched new ways to make the poultry industry more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Cornell Scores $10 Million For Poultry Research

“The purpose is to try and make U.S. poultry production more sustainable and more profitable for the producers,” said Prof. Xingen Lei, animal science, one of the co-principal investigators on the project, explaining that the project stands to disrupt one of America’s largest and most ubiquitous consumer markets.

The five different wards of Ithaca's Common Council. (Sabrina Xie / Sun Design Editor).

Tompkins County 2019 General Elections Re-Elect Host of Incumbents, No Write-Ins

After the polling booths closed all over Tompkins County at 9 p.m., the votes were tallied and the victors were announced for the 2019 general elections of Tompkins County. Among this year’s winners were several incumbents who were projected to win re-election for seats as mayor, city council alderpersons, town board members, a supervisor and state supreme court justices.

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2019 Elections: Guide to Local Candidates

On Nov. 5, voters registered in New York State will have the chance to elect candidates to a smorgasbord of positions: mayor, city council alderpersons, town board members, a supervisor and state supreme court justices. Here is The Sun’s guide to the 2019 local elections.