C.U. Aims to Attract Diverse Student Body

This fall, Cornell enrolled 682 black undergraduates in the University, the highest total in over two decades. The number represents an increase of 26 students from last year’s figure and includes 192 black freshmen, the second-highest total in the Ivy League.

Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres Visits C.U.

Adapting to modernization is key, Peres says

It was early one morning in February 1996, and Shimon Peres joined hundreds of Israelis at the scene of a bombing in downtown Jerusalem. When he arrived, he found an Israeli population that was looking for someone to blame.

Local Party Faithful Wait, Watch for Election Day Results

Republicans disheartened by election results

The Cornell Republicans stared at a map of the United States in dismay. Gathered to watch the results from yesterday’s midterm elections, the Republican faithful had dutifully marked each of the country’s 435 Congressional districts with an appropriate color, blue for a Democrat and red for a Republican, according to the winner of that district’s seat in Congress. By the end of the night, the map showed more blue than the Republicans had hoped.

Former D.A. Dentes '76 Passes Away

George Dentes ’76, the former Tompkins County District Attorney who spent his college years as a Cornell football star, died yesterday. He was 52.
Dentes died of a heart attack in Albany, where he was working for the New York Prosecutors Training Institute. He reportedly collapsed outside his office and could not be revived.

C-Town Lacks 24-Hour Dining Establishments

It’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday in Collegetown. After a night of debauchery, Cornell students flood the area streets, staggering toward home up the Ithaca hills. Suddenly, a student turns to his friend. “Are you hungry, man?” he asks. Lo and behold, his friend is famished. Unfortunately for the pair, late-night food is tough to come by in the Collegetown neighborhood. With no all-night eateries and only a handful of restaurants open past three, students in C-Town are often left hungry at the end of the night.

Students, Residents Clash on Noise Law

IPD claims ordinance is necessary

Several years ago, a drunk Cornell student decided to take a swan dive from the balcony of a Collegetown house party. Upon arriving at the scene, members of Emergency Medical Services and the Ithaca Police Department were pelted by beer bottles and other assorted projectiles as they tried to help the injured partygoer on a Collegetown sidewalk. For Ithaca Police Chief Lauren Signer, the experience was an important one for area law enforcement.

Transfers Look to Modify WCRI

Members of the Committee to Save the Transfer Center met last night with Director of Residential Programs Joe Burke to discuss the future of the Transfer Center program. The Committee, headed by co-chairs Angela Garozzo ’09 and Joe Duva ’09, was formed in response to the West Campus Residential Initiative, a plan that would eliminate the Transfer Center and disperse transfer students among residence halls on West Campus.

Universities Work to Prevent H.S. Senioritis

C.U. Able to Take Away Acceptance

Like most high school seniors, Jonathan Lee ’09 was ready to party. It was Nov. 2, 2004, and, as an early-decision applicant to Cornell, Lee had nothing else to do. His essays were in the mail, his standardized test scores were as good as they were going to get, and the time had finally come for some well-deserved relaxation.

Students Prepare for C.U. Career Fair

Career fair

It was early last February in midtown Manhattan, and Nate Pollack ’07 had just been blindsided by a brain-teaser from DeutscheBank. Pollack was at the company’s New York City headquarters for a second round of job interviews and a complicated question had the Cornell junior stumped.