Uncategorized Report of the Ad Hoc Committee for Academic Planning: College of Arts and Sciences By wpengine | September 4, 2009 Draft Report From Ad Hoc Committee for Academic Planning Uncategorized Sunny Nights By Emily Cohn | January 19, 2009 Welcome to the jungle. It’s the first night of compet down here at The Sun and things are heating up. The beer bottles from last semester’s end of publication party have been replaced with caffeinated beverages, and us editors are bracing ourselves for the daily grind that is life at the nation’s oldest continuously independent college daily.Last night marked the beginning of The Sun’s annual editor compet, a transitional period training those vying for coveted spots on the 127th editorial board. Some may say the process resembles hazing, as editors in training fill the shoes of their predecessors for six weeks of head-to-head competition. But from an editor’s standpoint, there is no better way to prepare editorial candidates for the trials and tribulations that lie ahead. Uncategorized When National News Meets Local News By Ben Eisen | December 26, 2008 Well, one more semester has come and gone. Cornellians have left campus for what seems like an ever-shortening winter break, bringing a snowy emptiness over East Hill. It’s been an eventful semester here at Cornell — between the introduction of a new financial aid policy, the opening of the new Weill Hall and President David Skorton’s visit to Iran to meet with education leaders. Uncategorized Stormy Waters: Charting The Sun’s Place in the Journalism Industry By Ben Eisen | August 8, 2008 Anyone who’s followed the media industry in the slightest knows that print journalism isn’t what it once was. With the internet making news so much easier to obtain, print editions are getting slimmed down, reporters are getting laid off and editors are quitting. Plus, the advent of blogging — which some consider grass-roots journalism while others call it the downfall of legitimate news — means that regular people are breaking news as opposed to institutionalized media outlets. Lastly, print advertising is down because websites like Craigslist cut down on the need to post ads in a newspaper. So, the world is scrambling to find the next big thing that will save the newspaper business, but no one really knows what it is yet. That’s my take anyway. Uncategorized The Sun Also Rises…at The Times? By Emily Cohn | July 23, 2008 Amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City’s Times Square stands a 52-story building that houses what many would consider to be the nation’s bastion of journalistic excellence: The New York Times. Though the new home to The New York Times has since made headlines for its Modernist structure that beckoned a few dare devils to scale its façade of ceramic rods, the building’s architecture pales in comparison to what brews inside its glass walls. Uncategorized Higher Education Goes Abroad By Emily Cohn | June 9, 2008 Last week, several Cornell students traveled to China as representatives of the Ivy League Student Delegation. The trip was just one example of how students in America and the rest of the world are beginning to reap the benefits of international initiatives in higher education. Here are some of the latest headlines that highlight this trend. Uncategorized School May Be Out for Summer — But the Newsroom Is Up and Running By Ben Eisen | June 4, 2008 For those of you who stalk The Sun’s website looking for the latest in Cornell news, here are some recent headlines to keep you busy. Uncategorized Wrapping It Up By Willimina Bromer | May 10, 2008 Classes are over, Slope Day was sloppy and publication may be on leave for the next three months, but those of us here at The Sun (side note: not the actual Sun office but “here” in mind nonetheless as we too attempt to study in one of the various libraries on campus) are still working hard to get keep our website updated and our readers aware of what is going on at C.U. Uncategorized From Us to You By Sarah Singer | April 30, 2008 Just look in the upper-left corner of The New York Times to find one of the most hackneyed expressions of journalism: “All The News That’s Fit to Print.”This new addition to The Sun’s online-only content, however, hopes to solve the ever-present dilemma of print journalism: that all news is not fit to print. Our print edition — full of articles, columns, photographs, graphics and reviews — tells only part of each story. It offers the end product of researching, interviewing, writing and all-around intrepid reporting that our reporters complete on a day-to-day basis. The Sun staff, which includes a whopping 200 dedicated (semi-insane) members of the Cornell community, is an inspired lot whose work cannot be conveyed in its entirety in 20, to 24, to 28 to even 32 pages.