In the 1900s, the Cornell student body was housed entirely in fraternities and boarding houses — no real dormitories existed. According to Cornell: Glorious to View, a history of Cornell written by Profs. Carol Kammen and Walter LaFeber, both history, Andrew Dickson White, Cornell’s founder and first president, believed students should board themselves. Clearly times have changed. The Class of 2013 enters Cornell with a plethora of housing options, ranging from traditional residence halls to more specialized program houses. Let’s review some of the facts, figures and follies of the 10 traditional halls: Balch Hall
This is the second article in a series examining the controversy surrounding program houses.
Campus program houses are touted as “safe spaces” by members of minority communities at Cornell, and the current review of the program houses gives minorities, including Native Americans, Asian/Asian Americans, African Americans, Latinos, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning members, a new angle to voice their concerns. The review provides an appropriate avenue to explore the history of minority activism at Cornell as well as current pressing issues facing these communities.
Both Latino and African-American student leaders expressed that they are worried about the specific program houses right now.
This article is the first of a two-part series that examines the controversy surrounding program houses.
The timing of the current review of the program houses on campus has aroused some controversy. Students have feared that with the University constantly on the lookout for means of saving money, the program houses might be deemed an unnecessary expense. Joseph Burke, the director of residential programs, acknowledged that while many would view the timing of the review as suspicious, he said that the review was planned before the economic downturn.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.: “… I’m sorry?”
“They have so much sex in Risley, they have orgies like every night. Everybody knows that.”
I consider myself a pretty accepting person, but it was shocking that this sort of behavior was tolerated by Cornell authorities. I figure I should do some wiki-stalking before I spent a night surrounded by supposed sexual deviants. Here’s what I discover: