Cornell Student Dies From H1N1 Complications

Warren Schor ’11 died on Friday at Cayuga Medical Center from complications relating to H1N1 influenza, according to the University.
Schor, 20, is the first H1N1 influenza-related fatality in Tompkins County, the Health Department said.
In a message to members of the Cornell community President David Skorton wrote: “We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to [Schor’s family] and to his many friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in the following days.”
Schor was a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.

Outgoing CALS Dean Henry Discusses College’s Future

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Susan Henry announced that she would step down last month, leaving the college’s administration at a challenging time. Like all other colleges, CALS must work to streamline its budget, as well as cope with a plethora of other obstacles. The Sun sat down with Henry this week.

The Sun: What were some of the biggest changes that you saw with CALS while you were in office?

Green Street Corridor Sees Growth, Despite Recession

Despite the economic recession, downtown Ithaca continues to expand. The corridor between Green Street and Cayuga Street is fast becoming a trendy consumer complex, with a new Gimme! Coffee, pharmacy and TCAT bus stop sprouting up alongside the recently opened Urban Outfitters.
The point of the development, according to city officials, is to make the area a destination spot in the same vein of the Commons.
“I think we’re creating a fun city,” said Alderperson Svante Myrick ’09 (D-4th ward). “Green Street now is a major improvement on Green Street four years ago. We want to make [the area] a destination and extension of the Commons.”

University Takes 15th Place in Annual U.S. News Rankings

The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, which grade the nation’s top universities, always elicit a flurry of excitement from students and administrators wondering how their respective schools stack up. The most recent batch of rankings for 2010 — released at the end of August — named Cornell the nation’s 15th best university, representing a one spot drop from last year and a three spot drop from two years ago.
Cornell has jumped around dramatically in recent years, garnering as high as sixth place in 1998, before which Cornell was ranked number 14.
In the standings, Cornell also ranked sixth in economic diversity, ninth for its undergraduate engineering program and 10th for best undergraduate business program.

Bradley and Dryden '69 Talk Sports, Politics at C.U.

[img_assist|nid=37974|title=Chalk talk|desc=Former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) and Hon. Ken Dryden ’70 participated in a panel discussion titled “Lives on the Run: Sports, Service and Leadership” last night in Bailey Hall.|link=node|align=center|width=335|height=240]Last night, hundreds of Cornell students, staff, faculty and alumni filled Bailey Hall for a chance to see and hear from two of the world’s most prominent and successful scholar-athletes. Former Sen. Bill Bradley (Dem-N.J.) and the Hon. Ken Dryden ’69 participated in a panel discussion titled “Lives on the Run: Sports, Service and Leadership” that was moderated by ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap ’91, who was a former sports editor for The Sun.

Milstein Hall Construction On Schedule

After nearly a decade of cutting though a jungle of bureaucratic red tape, the construction of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning’s new 47,000 square-foot Paul Milstein Hall is well underway. With little delays expected, the project should be completed by Aug. 2011, restoring University Avenue, the AAP Quad and the Arts Quad to normalcy.
As many members of the Cornell community have noticed, the portion of University Avenue stretching from East Avenue to Central Avenue is closed. As a result, a temporary road has been built connecting University Avenue with Central Avenue in order to allow access to the Johnson Art Museum and the buildings along the western side of the Arts Quad.

IFC Halts Frat Parties Amid Swine Flu Worries

As the number of students diagnosed by Gannett Health Services with probable H1N1 influenza rose to approximately 450 yesterday, the Inter-Fraternity Council enacted a seven-day moratorium on all its social events to help curb the spread of flu on campus.
The moratorium –– which is effective immediately and bans all fraternity events through next Wednesday at 7 p.m. –– was passed by a 29-11 vote.
“We have an obligation as leaders to take this seriously,” IFC President Eddie Rooker ’10 said. “I whole-heartedly think that this is a logical and reasonable step to take right now.”
The IFC’s action comes as the H1N1 outbreak during a week that has been especially taxing on Gannett’s resources.