GUEST ROOM | Vietnam Veteran Spotlight

Most Cornell students find themselves stressed about prelims, projects, readings and problem-sets. We trek across campus to get to our favorite study spot or our next class. At 19, Gary Napieracz and Jim Evener, two former Cornell custodians, found themselves trekking through the Vietnamese jungle wondering if they would see the sun rise again. Gary and Jim met with us for a few hours over coffee to share their story. Now we will try to share it with you.

Former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Discusses National Security

General George Casey — former chief of staff of the United States Army and a commander in the Iraq War — spoke Tuesday about the evolution of national security in a talk hosted by Cornell’s Political Union. Casey began his talk by analyzing threats to national security, which he said have changed fundamentally in the past few decades. While the U.S. was primarily concerned with fighting other armies in the 1970s, the world changed on Sept. 11, 2001, according to Casey. “This struggle that we’re involved with …