“Tensions were extremely high on campus at that point in time,” said one alumnus. “I already knew about the Takeover at Willard Straight because I read about it in the papers. ... This was a major institution; there were black students who took over a student center with weapons.”
Bombings throughout the country have prompted police to be more vigilant about explosive devices. Now, two bomb-sniffing canines are helping the Cornell University Police Department protect the University against possible future threats.
In the aftermath of a racial attack at the Sigma Pi fraternity in May, Sig Pi brothers told law enforcement officials they tried to stop the individual responsible from throwing beer cans at the group of black students passing by the house.
The protesters blockaded a company's gas compressor station site at the southwest end of Seneca Lake, keeping the company’s trucks out for an hour before being arrested for refusing to disband, according to Reed Steberger ’13.
Dr. Luvelle Brown, the Ithaca City School District Superintendent, said the district must increase its online presence through the use of social media, which he said can be a “tool to engage, empower and educate young people.
The scent of chocolate syrup wafted through Ho Plaza Thursday as student activists staged a mock oil spill to mark the three-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history.
A new resolution that could require every student organization to submit plans detailing how they will encourage diversity and inclusion in their group will be discussed, and possibly voted on, at a Student Assembly meeting Thursday.