From exoplanets to extraterrestrial life, Cornell’s new astrobiology minor will bring together students interested in the intersection of both astronomy and biology.

Cornell the First Among Ivy League to Offer Minor in Astrobiology

From exploring planets beyond our solar system to researching exterrestrial life, Cornell’s new undergraduate minor in astrobiology, to be debuted next semester, will allow students interested in both astronomy and biology to study the “origins of life and life existing beyond the Earth,” according to Prof. Nikole Lewis, astronomy.

President Martha E. Pollack responded to the BDS movement during an S.A. meeting in March.

Student Groups, S.A. Candidates Address Pollack’s BDS Response

In a letter of response sent to Students for Justice in Palestine, President Martha Pollack addressed the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement on campus and recent efforts to pass a supporting resolution within the Student Assembly, as The Sun previously reported. Reactions by student groups and Student Assembly presidential candidates varied from supportive to critical.

Driver of fatal bus crash that killed a Cornell Alumna  is facing homicide charges.

Last Fall, a Big Red Bullet Bus Crashed, Killing an Alumna. Now, the Driver Faces Homicide Charges and the Company is Out of Service.

Charles Dwight Dixon was behind the wheel of a Big Red Bullet bus when it veered off a Pennsylvania road last October, killing a Cornell alumna onboard. Dixon — who had traces of cocaine in his system the night of the crash, hospital testing revealed — will go to trial on 26 charges, including homicide by vehicle while under the influence and involuntary manslaughter.