Cornell has become the latest university to announce that it would go digital after spring break, following a wave of colleges nationwide that have canceled in-person classes due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
New York state has reported 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Monday noon. With the number of reported cases on the rise, Cornell professors are bracing themselves for the possibility of class cancellations.
Running across the Arts Quad from spinning class to sociology lecture might not always lend the best body odor, and fitting physical education classes into a jam-packed schedule can be challenging. However, Cornell students are not alone in their quest to fulfill the two-course P.E. requirement.
As the sun beat down on Saturday, the Red took to their home turf Berman Field to face the Columbia Lions in the first match of the Ivy season. Despite a strong first half, the Red was unable to fend off Columbia, losing the game 2-0. After the game, Coach Dwight Hornibrook said his team “played a great half” — but “we need to play the second as well as the first.”
Cornell headed into the game with 4-2-1 overall, evenly matched to Columbia’s 4-2-1. The first half of the game reflected that evenness: Both teams played aggressively, resulting in no points on the board. Senior Chrissy Mayer was in goal and made six saves in the second half, skilfully sending the ball back out when Columbia put pressure on the Red.
ByJackson Weber, Krystin Chiellini, Marshall Peters, Miles Norris, Grace Tucker, Kaitlin Doering, Jeff Kubiak, Ellie Crowell |
To the Editor:
Over the past few weeks, several of our fellow Ivy League athletics teams made headlines for engaging in some appalling actions. The Harvard Men’s Soccer and Men’s Cross Country teams both created spreadsheets to assess the physical attractiveness and sexual appeal of their female student-athlete counterparts and freshmen recruits. These “scouting reports” contained degrading, sexually explicit language about these women, many of whom were their friends. At Columbia, the Men’s Wrestling team is currently under investigation for racially and sexually explicit group messages. As captains and leaders of varsity athletics teams at Cornell, we are deeply disappointed by these acts.
Will history repeat itself? 364 days after clinching its only win of the 2014 season over Columbia, the Red have the chance to do the same in 2015. Both games come off a loss to Dartmouth in which the Red were only able to produce one score. The task against Columbia will not be easy, as the Lions have impressed through wins against Wagner College and an upset over Yale. The Red are coming off a rollercoaster of a loss against Dartmouth, showing strong defensive stands and holding a 3-0 lead going into the second quarter.
The Cornell volleyball team will enter into the second half of its Ivy League scheduled play Saturday at Columbia. The team currently hold a 4-13 overall record, with an Ivy record of 0-7, good for eighth in the Ivy league. Columbia enters the matchup at 5-11 overall and stands just about Cornell in seventh place in the league. Last time the Red played the Lions, the team started off strong. The first set belonged to Cornell, with freshman Alex Basler, junior Macey Wilson and sophomore Emily Wemhoff leading the stat sheet with big numbers in the front row.