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Cornell Economics Professor, Radical Anti-War Activist Dies at 97

Dowd told students that a Cornell education was “boring and wasteful” in 1969, The Sun reported at the time, and said, “people are being crippled here.” The only thing that makes life interesting, he said, is the “ability to use your mind,” and he blamed the culture of Cornell largely on students and faculty.

Joe Turcotte died of cancer on Monday. He has been the service's general manager since 2005.

TCAT General Manager Joe Turcotte Dies at 51

Under Turcotte’s leadership, TCAT was recognized as the best transit system of its size in North America by the American Public Transit Association in 2011.