Members of the Planning and Economic Development Committee presented a new plan for form-based code — zoning with the aim of creating attractive developments that better meet community needs — Tuesday at a Collegetown Neighborhood Council meeting.
The inspiration for “Dr. T Project: A Cornell Hitchhiker's Guide to Culture” — a weekly meeting that teaches students about pop culture — first came about when Prof. Shawkat Toorawa tried to help students grasp new concepts in class by connecting new material to pop culture.
Cornell, which has supplied more Peace Corps recruits than any Ivy League school for the past two years and helped Ithaca become the third-largest per capita contributor in the entire world, renewed and expanded its long-standing partnership with the agency Friday morning.
Teresa Shoatz, the daughter of Maroon Shoatz — who has spent 39 years in the United States prison system, including nearly two decades in solitary confinement — visited Cornell Thursday as part of her countrywide tour promoting her father’s book, which advocates on behalf of those who are discriminatorily incarcerated and against social injustices in the prison system.
On Sunday, the South Asian Council was officially inaugurated as the fifth umbrella organization — an organization that provides funding and support to its member organizations — under the African Latino Asian Native American Students Programming Board.
Student at the Red Ideas Festival –– an event that intends to better the Cornell and global communities through student-generated proposals –– pitched ideas ranging from creating a light bulb that mimics the sun’s rays to employing acid attack victims in India to repurpose old saris into household items.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a senior correspondent and associate editor of The Washington Post, said Tuesday at Cornell that he thinks America’s strategy in Afghanistan –– the country that has sustained United States’ longest war –– was not as successful as it could have been.