A New Look: Eva Hesse at Cornell Cinema

Watching Eva Hesse, I felt almost certain that I had seen artist Eva Hesse’s work somewhere. The latex and fiberglass sculptures, the thrown-about ropes and the arrangement of her shapes seemed to me incredibly modern, given that Hesse had worked primarily during the sixties. Perhaps it’s just that by now, Hesse is well-known in context of the modern art movement, with several posthumous exhibitions. For example, following her death in 1970, Hesse’s work was displayed in a grand exhibition at the famous Guggenheim Museum — weird, absurd sculptures that had never been quite been seen before Hesse were gathered together and in the exhibit, five years’ worth of her work completely filled the floors of the Guggenheim, a remarkable feat given the size of the museum and Hesse’s deteriorating health prior to her death as her friends note in the new 2016 art documentary Eva Hesse. Eva Hesse does more than simply recounting the life of an artist, or discussing an art movement — it explores and examines the complex interconnections between Hesse’s art and her life, detailing the development and fluidity of her times.

MEN’S HOCKEY | Cornell to Face Yale, Brown on Weekend

Team chemistry is something many players on the No. 18 Cornell men’s ice hockey team (5-1, 3-1 ECAC) emphasize week in and week out. The Red is hoping that its strong bond will lead to cohesive play against Yale (4-1-1, 2-1-1 ECAC) and Brown (1-3-1) (1-2-1 ECAC) this weekend. “Everybody is clicking,” said junior goalie Mitch Gillam. “We eat dinner together every night.

VOLLEYBALL | Volleyball Drops Match to Yale


The Cornell volleyball team had a chance to face the New England duo of Brown University and Yale University again this weekend. This time around, the Bears and the Bulldogs came to the Red’s home turf in Newman Arena. “Yale and Brown are the most opposite teams in the Ivy league so preparation for both matches was very different,” said head coach Trudy Vande Berg. “Yale is physical and we needed to match that and we did for the first four sets. Brown is a scrappy team and they aren’t as physical but they are great volleyball players.”

Yale, currently in third place in the Ivy League standings, came into the match with a 5-3 conference record.

Yale Professor Presents Research on 1858 Memoir

Prof. Caleb Smith, English and American Studies, Yale University, presented his research on the process of uncovering the identity and story of Rob Reed, the author of an 1858 memoir that has intrigued scholars ever since its discovery. The autobiography provides a rare look into the life in 19th century American prisons for an African American man. Smith discovered in 2013 that Austin Reed — whose identity became an ongoing mystery after the 2009 discovery of an 1858 memoir by the pseudonym Rob Reed — was born a free man in Rochester, New York, but later became an indentured servant and an inmate of the nation’s first juvenile reformatory. He was also a prisoner at New York’s Auburn State Prison. Smith said there was initially no record of Rob Reed, which made research into the identity of the author difficult.
“In 2009, I started working with curators and researchers to find out about anything we could about the document and its author,” he said.

WOMEN’S SOCCER | Red Secures Third Place in Ivy Standings


“They came together on the road [and] on the turf,” said women’s soccer head coach Patrick Farmer. He paused for a second to think; something that had not clicked on the long bus ride back from New Haven had just occurred to him. Saturday’s game was the Red’s first road conference victory in his tenure at Cornell. Cornell women’s soccer (9-1-4, 2-1-1 Ivy) was victorious at 1-0 over the Yale Bulldogs (4-6-2, 1-3-0 Ivy) Saturday afternoon in New Haven. With the win, Cornell now boasts No.

The Beginning of the Ancient Eight

When Ezra Cornell founded his University, he made a bold statement about education — the importance of combining the theoretical and the practical, the work of the mind and the work of the body.
But he could in no way have imagined the furor over the appropriate combination of academics and athletics that would ebb and flow far above Cayuga’s waters.
The argument began with the first pitch in the primitive baseball games that were played in the Cornell family cow pasture. Organized sports detracted from a serious education, some people maintained, while the opposite camp held that a strong mind could only exist within a strong body.

Wiegand’s Goal Boosts W. Lax Over Yale

While on the road this weekend, the women’s lacrosse team pulled through with a 7-6 win over Yale in a close contest that was decided with less than five minutes remaining. The game-decider was an unassisted goal scored by senior midfielder Jessica Wiegand.
This win bumped Cornell (8-5, 3-3 Ivy) up in the standings, while pushing Yale (5-9, 1-5) behind to another Ivy League loss.
Freshman midfielder Katie Kirk’s three goals, all coming in the first half, helped lead the Red to success. Wiegand and senior Halsey Diakow each contributed a goal and an assist in the contest.

Rowing Travels, Wins in Away Competitions

All three rowing teams had successful weekends, as the Red was able to overpower its opponents in most events.
The heavyweight crew won the Goes Trophy by trouncing Syracuse and Army on Onondaga Lake in the all-important varsity-8 race. The Red also picked up the Stagg Cup for winning four of the five races held on the lake.
The heavyweights have been dominant in the last two weekends. Saturday marked the first time that the Red had lost a race since the fall season. However, the team will have a much tougher test next weekend as it returns to Ithaca for a head-to-head matchup with Princeton and Yale.

Mixed Results From Tennis Teams

In important matches against its Ancient Eight rivals this weekend, the Red tennis teams saw mixed results. The men’s team (12-5, 3-2 Ivy) remained perfect at home, beating Yale 6-1 on Friday and defeating Brown, 5-2, on Saturday. The women’s team, facing the same opponents on the road, dropped both matches, losing 7-0 in both outings.