LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Cornell Football Program

It’s time to make a change in the Cornell University Football Team’s leadership.   David Archer has had more time than any football coach in the long 100+ year history of Cornell University football to produce, at the very least, a winning record with the team.  He has failed to accomplish this in 8 seasons, despite leading the program for a total of 9 years.  Instead he has only a meager 21 wins over 8 playing seasons, averaging less than 3 wins a year!  A near decade of losing has to end, and Archer must be held accountable for his record,  just as any other coach would in another sport.  Cornell has attained great success in other sports like hockey and lacrosse.  There’s no reason not to demand that same level of success in football.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Cornell Health Needs a Gynecologist

We are 136 current and former Cornell students.  We include members of the Pelvic Pain Association of Cornell, Disability+, Graduate Women in Science, QGrads, Women’s Health Initiative, Planned Parenthood Generation Action at Cornell, [email protected], Women’s Law Coalition, and the Women of Color Collective, among others.  We include students who suffer from pelvic pain and allies of people with pelvic pain.  We are writing this letter to urge Cornell to provide funding for Cornell Health to hire an MD gynecologist. Specifically, we need a gynecologist with experience diagnosing and treating chronic vulvovaginal and pelvic pain conditions such as vulvodynia, endometriosis, PCOS, and pelvic floor dysfunction. 

STUDENT ASSEMBLY VIEWPOINT | Looking Past the Resolution: Entrepreneurial Politics

Politics and entrepreneurship are both powerful vehicles for change but are often viewed as mutually exclusive tactics when approaching challenges.  For instance, here at Cornell, the Student Assembly is largely tasked with creating policy and recommendations that tends to call upon or incentivize other administrative groups to implement recommendations, where the power to adopt and implement these ideas are left in their hands for further action. Alternatively, there are various clubs and organizations strive to improve campus through entrepreneurial, tangible efforts (think the Free Period Products campaign). I believe the future of the Student Assembly can leverage the synergy between the political and entrepreneurial efforts at Cornell by fostering a greater sense of community collaboration, which is the sentiment that originally motivated me to run for a position. For those of you who do not know me…Hi! My name is Dillon Eisman and I am a senior in the Dyson School majoring in Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

SEX ON THURSDAY | Cumming of Age in the Early 21st Century

You know who I hate? Millennials. I know what you’re thinking, “Wow, how radical another Gen Z teen thinking they are the shit, hating on side parts and low-rise jeans.” No, it’s more than that. It’s the gay millennials for me. They might have braved the waters and are (slightly) better in some ways than their hetero counterparts, but they really are something else.

SEX ON THURSDAY | My Vibrator Can’t Satisfy Every Desire

I think my subconscious is trying to tell me something. It isn’t the usual stress or dormant fears of the omicron variant, but that I’m incredibly horny and as one my best friends put it, “in need of a good fucking.” It’s been a few months since I have had sex or  kissed someone, and my subconscious is very much aware. In between family comradery and overstuffing myself over Thanksgiving break, frequent naps were a common theme. Each time I awoke I vividly remembered a graphic sex dream. I’m talking the kind of sex that is so urgent you lift the skirt up and don’t even bother taking it off.

GUEST ROOM | Vietnam Veteran Spotlight

Most Cornell students find themselves stressed about prelims, projects, readings and problem-sets. We trek across campus to get to our favorite study spot or our next class. At 19, Gary Napieracz and Jim Evener, two former Cornell custodians, found themselves trekking through the Vietnamese jungle wondering if they would see the sun rise again. Gary and Jim met with us for a few hours over coffee to share their story. Now we will try to share it with you.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: RE: Football Loses Early Lead, Suffers Loss in Season Finale to Columbia and Ties for Last-Place Ivy League Finish

I am astounded by the kid-gloves coverage by the Sun of the Cornell football program.  In Cornell’s nearly 70 years in the Ivy League, the University  has somehow managed to share the title a total of only 3 times, and has never outright won the league.  

Head Coach David Archer’s record is 21-59.  Cornell should not countenance that kind of failure in anything it does, especially in football where it invests considerable resources, including many precious admissions spots.  We have recruited the last six University Presidents from Big-10 and Pac-12 schools, where records of 59-21 get coaches fired, yet they come here and support  a non-competitive football program.  

Week after week, year after year, decade after decade Cornell football is an embarrassment.  There is no accountability in the athletic department at any level.  The Sun’s coverage perpetuates this by failing to ask Coach Archer hard questions about the repeated failures of his teams, to question whether he should continue to retain his job and to ask the same of the athletic director. Andrew Wong ’89

GUEST ROOM | Should Cornell Exit the Ivy League?

Our beautiful Ithaca campus has over 270 buildings, many of which are underutilized.   President David J. Skorton said that we need to do a better job repurposing many of our existing buildings.  A perfect example is the Johnson Graduate School of Business. It  was relocated to Sage Hall and was completely renovated.  It is now one of the most beautiful and technically advanced business schools in the country!    The last thing Cornell needs right now is another building that sucks more energy off the grid and removes healthy outside activities for our students.  Many universities and corporations are working to reduce their brick and mortar footprint and decrease energy consumption, Cornell seems to be doing the opposite.

DO | Beauty is in the Eye of Darwin

Handsome individuals, of all varieties, seem to flaunt their favorable genetics for the world to see. Even accounting for the whole mask thing, the frequency with which I find myself admiring an attractive Cornellian has me all the more certain that I’m going to die alone. I’m 80% joking about that last part.