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Table of Contents Student Guide

Arts and Entertainment

Sports

A 44-Page Introduction to Cornell

Because Nobody Can Study All the Time

For When Your Brain Needs a Rest

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So, you’re a smart kid. Congratulations. But not even you can spend all of your evenings in the library cramming for exams and dreaming of your future Ph.D. From local concerts to groundbreaking interviews with Hollywood icons, Arts and Entertainment is your ticket to college life the way it should be: worry free. The Sun is always front row center with the headliners and coverage of arts exhibitions in Ithaca. This issue brings you some of the best arts stories of the semester, plus a spotlight of notable Cornell alumni writers, musicians and visual artists.

What is the Ivy League? Nothing more than an athletic conference. It’s just a coincidence that it is comprised of eight of the best colleges in the nation. Cornell leads the way in what is widely known as the Ancient Eight, setting the bar for all of those lesser schools — like, um, what’s the name of that school near Boston? Yeah, nobody cares. Read more about all Cornell sports has to offer on the flip side of this issue — the place where you can always find sports in The Sun.

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Your guide to the ins and outs of Cornell

ELCOME TO CORNELL! In a few short weeks, you’ll pack the station wagon to the brim with your belongings, say goodbye to Fido and arrive in Ithaca. All the anticipation will finally be over. Get ready to kick off what will be the craziest and most memorable four years of your life. We at The Sun know how you feel — nervous, excited, curious — as you prepare to begin your first year “on the Hill.” Remembering our own freshman days, we have created this guide for you to read before you arrive on campus to give you the inside scoop on Cornell life. That is, until you find it for yourself.

Inside, you’ll find information on the organizations you can join and the things you can see in and around the Hill. We’ll give you some advice about the best places to eat, study and hang out. Bring an open mind to Cornell. The people you meet, the classes you attend and the activities in which you will immerse yourself will change you, no doubt in ways you never imagined. And the time will pass quickly — many of us would give anything to reclaim a year or two. Don’t forget to read The Sun online and in print and enjoy your time at Cornell. There’s no place like it. — The 135th Editorial Board

The Sun’s editors and reporters bring you a guide to life on the Hill. Inside you’ll find information on housing, student activities and orientation. You’ll also find a full-color campus map.

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New horizons: The cover imagines a new doorway opening within the West Campus World War I Memorial, flanked by flowers commemorating soldiers lost in that conflict, and opening upon blue skies above the area’s largest waterfall, Ithaca Falls.

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Cornell has no journalism major — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Here at The Sun, we subscribe to the philosophy that one learns best by doing. So it’s no surprise that at the nation’s oldest continuously independent college daily, we think of ourselves as the University’s journalism education. When you arrive on campus about a month from now, The Sun will also serve as your window to the world from our little corner of Ithaca, N.Y. Every day during the academic year, about 15,000 students, parents, alumni, administrators and local residents read the print edition of The Sun; another 15,000 people visit cornellsun.com daily. And in 2015, The Sun was ranked the number one college newspaper in the United States by The Princeton Review. The Sun was founded in 1880. Since then, we’ve built up an impressive record of hard-hitting journalism and community service, and we have given generations of Cornellians something better to pay attention to in their 10:10 a.m. classes. We ’v e also delivered the skills it takes to succeed to a lengthy roster of America’s top writers and business people, jumpstarting the careers of Sun graduates E.B. White ’21, Kurt Vonnegut ’44, Dick Schaap ’55, Oscar Mayer ’34 and Frank Gannett 1898. More recently, The Sun has been home to Pulitzer Prize winners Eric Lichtblau ’87 of The New York Times and John Hassell ’91 of the Star Ledger of Newark. ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap ’91 was a Sun sports editor and NPR’s David Folkenflik ’91 was editor in chief. Richard Levine ’62 is current president of Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc. If you want to become a part of this exciting tradition — and help write the next chapter of The Sun’s history — just show up and we’ll give you the skills you need for a career in news, sports and commentary. Once you get to campus, you’ll see The Sun Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings in dorms, dining halls and countless other locations — and every day online. But few realize what it actually means to “put out the paper.” Cornell’s only daily student-run newspaper is a multifaceted organization that only works because of its members. Editors spend what some might consider way too much

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coverage. The creativity that the department puts into filming and editing makes the story truly come to life. Additionally, The Sun’s Blogs department covers a broad range of topics, from politics to pop culture. The Web department works behind the scenes to strengthen The Sun’s online presence and is always there to save the day if the website crashes. They develop new elements of the site, keeping The Sun on the cutting edge of online journalism. A New York State for-profit corporation run entirely by stu-

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Uber, Lyft Begin Trial Admissions Rate Hits Record Low Period to See‘How Prospective class sets record for minority representation It All Shakes Out’ By JOSH GIRSKY

Sun Managing Editor

By RYAN HUMPHREY Sun Staff Writer

John Kadar this week to discuss changing existing legislation. The apps’ arrival comes a few days after the county legislature’s Transportation Committee met to discuss the entry of such services. Ten speakers, expressing views both positive and negative, voiced their opinions, according to a county news release. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Peggy Coleman claimed the city is at a “competitive disadvantage” without such services, according to the report. Local representatives of “two lodging establishments and a college admissions office” also noted poor service from the existing transportation companies. Air port Director Mike Hall complained of a “chronic ground transportation challenge at the Airport.” Conversely, employees of Ithaca Dispatch, Tompkins’s largest taxi provider, noted the “safe, vetted, and locally committed service from existing operators, something they maintained cannot be assured from Uber or Lyft,” according to the report. Kadar asked the Transportation Committee to optout of the legislation to provide “breathing space” for the local companies. He also claimed Uber and Lyft

A previous version of this story was published March 30. Cornell accepted 12.5 percent of applicants to the Class of 2021 out of 47,038 candidates, setting a record for number of applications and a record-low admissions rate. The 5,889 students who were admitted were notified at 5 p.m. Thursday. Another 5,713 students were placed on the wait list. This year’s admitted class includes 1,777 students — 30.2 percent of the class — who selfidentify as underrepresented minorities. The figure represents a new record for the third year in a row according to the University. Students of color — which include underrepresented minority students and Asian American students — represent 52.5 percent of the class, an increase from last year’s figure of 49 percent. The prospective class is made up of almost 9 percent international students, representing 96 countries around the world. Canada, China, India, South Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom are among the countries most represented. Among domestic students, all 50 states are represented, in addition to Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The states that are most

A previous version of this story was published July 1. Uber and Lyft have finally hit the streets of Ithaca — though they may not be here to stay. As of June 29, Ithaca residents have access to the ridesharing platforms following their authorization by state legislation, according to a press release for Tompkins County. The press release said that legislation — approved in early June — permits the apps to expand to upstate New York. Counties like Tompkins with a population of 100,000 or more have the option to opt-out from permitting the services at any time. Transportation Committee Vice Chair Dave McKenna said the apps will have to go through a “de facto” trial period. “At this point there’s enough people here that want it and I think we need to give it a trial period to see how it all shakes out, see how it affects local companies,” McKenna told The to protect and provide Sun. “I’m hoping it forces transportation to vulnerable everyone to step up a bit but populations” and that not put anyone out of busimandatory background ness.” checks would be established Chair of the County for all drivers. Legislature Mike Lane said “We’ll see how Cornell, the services will be reviewed Ithaca College, the hotels, “continually” and and others feel discussed at about it for when monthly Trans - “Ithaca is a small town, it’s not New we decide we want p o r t a t i o n York City. We’re not sure how it’s to go back and Committee meetreevaluate,” going to go here.” ings. McKenna said, Ithaca City expressing hope Dave McKenna Clerk Julie that the services Holcomb also statwill improve ed the City of Ithaca will be deploy a “predatory pricing trans portation times and monitoring for effects on blitz” to undercut local that the committee will no local companies. providers, according to the opt-out, but maintained the “We are going to be mon- report. results remain to be seen. itoring this very closely. We The Ithaca Journal “Ithaca is a small town, already have open lines of reported back in May that it’s not New York City,” he communication with compa- the governor’s office says the added. “We’re not sure how nies like Ithaca Dispatch,” state budget will establish “a it’s going to go here.” said Holcomb, adding that statewide task force to study she will meet with Ithaca and deliver recommenda- Ryan Humphrey can be reached Dispatch principal owner tions on accessibility needs at rhumphrey@cornellsun.com.

Ride sharing | Uber and Lyft have arrived in Ithaca for a trial period to see how they will affect Ithaca residents. SAM HODGSON / THE NEW YORK TIMES

represented outside of New York are California, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Texas. Over 700 first-generation students were admitted and 200 admitted students are recruited athletes. In January 2018, 60 freshmen are expected to enroll as part of the First-Year Spring Admission program, which was recently reestablished in 2015. “This year’s admitted class continues to raise the bar on what it means to be outstanding,” said Director of Undergraduate Admissions Shawn Felton in a press release. “I am pleased that we are, once again, well on our way toward our goals to broaden and diversify the incoming class.” Associate Vice Provost for

Enrollment Jason Locke said the increased applicant numbers reflect the desirability of a Cornell education. “We have admitted an extraordinarily gifted and accomplished class of scholars,” Locke said in the release. “We look forward to showcasing Cornell’s exceptional academic offerings and vibrant student experience during our many admitted student events in April.” The University expects 1,800 admitted students to visit campus during Cornell Days between April 13 and April 24, the annual visitation event for admitted students. Admitted students have until May 1 to accept Cornell’s offer of admission. Josh Girsky can be reached at managing-editor@cornellsun.com.

ADMISSIONS RATE BY CLASS YEAR The Class of 2021 was the most selective in Cornell History, data show

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Cuomo’s Free Tuition Plan Will Apply to Cornell Contract Colleges By DREW MUSTO Sun Senior Editor

A previous version of this story was published June 21. Eligible New York residents will now be able to attend Cornell’s three undergraduate contract colleges — the agriculture college, human ecology college and ILR — under the state’s newly established “Excelsior Scholarship.” The Excelsior Scholarship, which goes into effect this fall, allows New York residents whose family income does not exceed $100,000 to attend a CUNY or SUNY college tuitionfree. For the 2018-19 academic year, recipients’ family incomes must be below $110,000 and beyond that year, incomes must be below $125,000. The contract colleges are listed with other SUNY schools on SUNY’s website. But the scholarship contains several caveats, and recipients attending Cornell face another: the scholar-

ship alone will not cover any student’s entire tuition at any contract college. The scholarship will cover tuition up to $6,470 for the 2017-18 academic year, according to an official New York state education agency, but in-state tuition at Cornell’s contract colleges will be $35,483. Nor does the scholarship apply to the additional expenses borne by students. These expenses — including housing,

financial aid will be applied before the scholarship kicks in — so, if the University determines that a student’s family can bear $6,470 or less of the cost of attending Cornell, eligible New Yorkers can have their state foot the rest of the bill. “Most Cornell students who are in the income group … that is eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship typically already receive much more financial aid” from the

“Most Cornell students who are in the income group ... that is elegible for the Excelsior Scholarship typically already receive much more financial aid.” Lindsey Hadlock dining, textbooks and more — total $17,468 for the average Cornell student, the University estimates. The scholarship is a “last-dollar” award that applies after its recipient has exhausted all other financial aid sources, according to NPR. This means that normal Cornell

University than the amount the scholarship provides, said Lindsey Hadlock, University media relations coordinator. The scholarship is open for application from June 7 through July 21. Students currently enrolled at state See TUITION page 8


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Johnson’79 Gives $150M To College of Business “Cornell University has been a part of my family for more than 120 years,” Johnson said. “I hope A previous version of this story this gift will serve as a significant catalyst to help growth the reach was published January 28. H. Fisk Johnson ’79, M.Eng and impact of Cornell’s College of ’80, M.S. ’82, MBA ’84, Ph.D Business. The goal is to strengthen the College of ’86 already made Cornell history by “This generous gift Business overall, while enhancing its holding the record will transform three individual for the most schools and the Cornell degrees business qualities that make earned by a single education at each exceptional.” student. Today, he Cornell.” Despite the makes a monucontroversy surmental impact on Hunter Rawlings rounding the crethe University by ation of the donating $150 College of Business million to the College of Business, endowing it just last year among current stuas the S. C. Johnson College of dents, alumni and faculty members, Johnson’s gift will be an Business. This is the largest gift ever important milestone for the made to Cornell’s Ithaca campus growth of all three respective and the second largest to a U.S. schools within the college. The $150 million gift will be business school, according to divided into two components, Cornell.

By STEPHANY KIM Sun News Editor

COURTESY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Getting down to business | H. Fisk Johnson ’79, M.Eng ’80, M.S. ’82, MBA ’84, Ph.D ’86 donated $150 million — the largest single gift ever to the Ithaca campus — to endow the Cornell S.C. Johnson College of Business.

according to the University. The first $100 million will be used to establish a permanent endowment to support the college’s future endeavors, including faculty recruitment, rigorous research opportunities and the S. C. Johnson Scholars program, which will provide immersion programs, internships, and shad-

owing opportunities to undergraduates in Dyson and the School of Hotel Administration, according to the University. This endowment will help further the college’s initial goal of establishing a comprehensive and collaborative business management program, announced Soumitra Dutta, dean of the

College of Business. “This extraordinary gift will further [our] goal by creating more diverse and rigorous learning and research opportunities for both faculty and students across the college’s three accredited business programs,” Dutta said. “It also will help enhance the unique characteristics and strengths of each and support our mission to realize the full potential of Cornell’s business programs.” Dutta added the each of the three schools within the college — the Dyson School, the School of Hotel Administration, and Johnson — will gain several benefits from these resources. The remaining $50 million will be allocated to increase philanthropic support for a currentuse challenge grant on a 1:3 matching ratio, bringing the potential value of the gift to $300 million, according to the University. This grant will be focused on faculty and student support. “This generous gift will transform business education at Cornell, providing significant and ongoing support for the faculty, students and programs of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business,” said Interim President Hunter R. Rawlings. Stephany Kim can be reached at stephanykim@cornellsun.com.


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Pollack Praises Cornell,Crafts Strategic Vision

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First interview | Cornell’s 14th President Martha Pollack laughs in her office during her first interview with The Sun since taking office. By JOSH GIRSKY Sun Managing Editor

A previous version of this story was published May 15. On Aug. 25, Martha Pollack plans to speak at her inauguration, outlining a vision for her tenure at Cornell. But she is already learning as much as she can through meetings with students, faculty, staff and other groups, and is keeping quiet about many particulars until she hears from a broad group of stakeholders. In her first interview since becoming president, Pollack told The Sun what her priorities are and what she has noticed at Cornell in her first 28 days on the job. Pollack emphasized several times that it does not make sense to take what she did as provost of University of Michigan and do the same exact thing in her current role. While there are several similarities between Cornell and University of Michigan that will help her, including the wide variety of programs and the relatively large size of both schools, she said, Pollack emphasized that Cornell is its own institution, which she will continue to explore before creating strategic initiatives. “Obviously, all the experience I had is relevant. It’s made me who I am, it’s shaped my vision on higher ed. I bring certain views on things,” Pollack said on Monday in her Day Hall office. “But I’m trying really very, very hard to take Cornell as Cornell and not say ‘okay we’re going to take these things from Michigan and roll them over.’ I think that would be a mistake.” Pollack said “We need to make she has been impressed with sure that the ‘any the many stuperson’ part of the dents, faculty adminis‘any person ... any and trators she has study’ motto is met so far, highlighting the in upheld.” tellectual and caring nature of Martha Pollack students. The 14th president also highlighted the commitment of the faculty to Cornell, saying she was struck when she found out how many faculty members had been at Cornell for more than a decade and by how much they love where they work. She said it will be important for her to gain their respect, emphasizing professors’ role in making changes and calling them “the lifeblood of the University.” After taking questions at a Student Assembly and Graduate and Professional Student Assembly meetings, Pollack added that she is happy to see that shared governance is a relatively effective system Cornell. “I’ve seen that shared governance is alive and well, maybe not perfect, but it’s alive and well,” she said, adding that she did not know before arriving that there are five shared governance organizations on

campus. Pollack stressed the importance of humanities and liberal arts, citing Cornell’s commitment to those areas as one of the reasons why she was attracted to Cornell and crediting her predecessor, Hunter Rawlings, for his dedication to a liberal arts education. “We are a land grant university, but we are also an Ivy League college, and that means we absolutely must continue to preserve and sing the importance of the humanities and the liberal arts,” she said. She also discussed some of Cornell’s other commitments, including to its motto of “any person … any study.” During the interview, Pollack retrieved a book written by E.B. White

1921 and read a passage about the vari- The president said she would rather speak ous people he met while he was at out against heinous speech herself than Cornell, including people of various shut a speaker down. “We need to be a University that’s races and backgrounds. “He’s lauding this in 1939. So that known as standing for free speech. Period. commitment was really important to me,” Full stop,” she said. Although she mostly declined to she said. “We need to make sure that the answer questions on specific ‘any person’ part of the ‘any Pollack said she is person … any study’ motto is “Obviously, all issues, strongly in favor of the idea of upheld so that students who are qualified for and admitted the experience I better connecting Cornell’s to Cornell can attend.” had is relevant. campuses through the idea of One Cornell. Pollack said diversity and It’s made me She said Ithaca is and will inclusion initiatives are deeply remain the “heart and soul” of linked to Cornell’s academic who I am, it’s the University and highlighted excellence, which Pollack said is a priority that “trumps shaped by vision the “magical” nature of a small on higher ed.” town that is somewhat isolateverything.” ed where many people are Highlighting her own role Martha Pollack focusing on scholarship. She as a woman in computer scialso pointed out Cornell’s long ence, Pollack pointed out that attachment to New York City when she arrived at the University of Michigan, there were more and the variety of colleges that have proprofessors in the computer science depart- grams in the city. In Pollack’s view, if Cornell combined ment named Igor than there were women the assets of one of the world’s greatest in the department. “I don’t want to necessarily equate cities with the magic of a small town, it being a gender minority to being a racial, would be second-to-none. As the interview drew to a close, ethnic, minority or [having a] personal disability, but I think I did learn some- Pollack emphasized how excited she was to thing about navigating as a minority and be busy in her new position. “This is just an amazing university,” what that means — that’s been influential she said. “It’s really easy when you’re at a to me as well,” she said. Pollack said ideological diversity is not university for a long time to forget just something the University can or should how special it is. And so coming in from increase through hiring decisions, but the outside, from another amazing univerrather by ensuring that speakers with con- sity, it’s really struck me what an amazing troversial or unpopular views are respected place this is.” and are able to speak when invited. Pollack again noted her commitment free speech, and said even speech that is Josh Girsky can be reached at offensive or false should not be shut down. managing-editor@cornellsun.com.

Pollack Begins Term as14th President Second female president shares hope to shape the future of Cornell By ALISHA GUPTA and ANNA DELWICHE Sun Assistant News Editor and Sun News Editor

A previous version of this story was published April 17. April 17 marked the first day of Martha Pollack’s term as 14th president of the University. The Board of Trustees elected Pollack as the next president, the second female president in Cornell’s history, announced in November. “I am honored to begin my service CAMERON POLLACK / SUN PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR today as Cornell University’s 14th pres- New beginnings | Martha Pollack, seated with members of the Board of Trustees, offiident and to join all of you in shaping cially began her term as president in April following her announcement in November. the future of this distinguished institution,” Pollack said in a statement sent to “I come to Cornell from the University that Pollack said she revered. Cornell students Monday morning. University of Michigan, which shares “I am grateful to Hunter and In her anticipation for her new role, many of Cornell’s fundamental values,” Elizabeth Rawlings, who have brought Pollack stressed that Cornell is at a piv- she said. “Its commitment to discovery enlightened leadership and their personotal moment in its history, particularly through research, scholarship and cre- al warmth to the university over more with Cornell’s diffusion from Ithaca into ative activity; its dedication to teaching than two decades, including during New York City. and learning; its belief in egalitarianism some very difficult times,” the statement “With its deep academic and read. cultural roots in Ithaca and its Anticipating her need to under“I am looking forward to ... making stand expanding presence in New York the “full breadth and depth of City, Cornell is at an exciting Cornell an even more distinguished Cornell,” Pollack called on moment, with burgeoning intellecCornellians to support in her tranand distinctive university.” tual collaborations across all its sition as president. campuses that are creating, curat“I am looking forward to our Martha Pollack ing and communicating knowlwork together and, with your help, edge and providing unrivaled to making Cornell an even more opportunities for teaching, learning and and in the importance of diversity; and distinguished and distinctive universisocietal contribution.” its determination to serve the greater ty.” Pollack previously served as provost at good through public engagement.” Pollack’s official inauguration will be University of Michigan. Noting that she Since the death of Elizabeth Garrett, held on Aug. 25 2017. shares a professional background with 13th president of the University, Hunter five previous Cornell presidents at Rawlings has served as interim president. Alisha Gupta can be reached at University of Michigan, she emphasized Having served both as a president and agupta@cornellsun.com. Anna Delwiche the similarity between both schools in three terms as interim president, can be reached at her statement. Rawlings has left a legacy at the adelwiche@cornellsun.com.


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Education Experts Criticize Scholarship’s‘Fine Print’

Raise concerns about residency, minimum credit requirements TUITION

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institutions are able to apply and access the scholarship. You can apply for the scholarship here. The word “Excelsior” — New York's official motto, meaning “ever upward” — is inscribed above the entrance to Mann Library (pictured). The library serves two of Cornell's contract colleges — CALS and human ecology. Some education experts have said the scholarship is not as helpful for students as it may appear. Matthew Chingos of the Urban Institute wrote in the Washington Post that the scholarship won’t benefit low-income students all that much. Low-income students who attend most SUNY schools can

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Tackling tuition | Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), pictured, formally unveiled the scholarship in April after New York lawmakers approved it.

get free tuition simply from Pell Grants and other state programs, Chingos said, making the Excelsior Scholarship irrelevant to those students. “[T]uition is already free for them and they receive no additional benefits under [Gov. Andrew] Cuomo’s plan, despite the fact that they still have to come up with more than $10,000 to cover non-tuition costs such as

rent and food,” Chingos wrote. One of the scholarship’s provisions in particular drew some experts’ ire: recipients of the award must live and work in New York State for the four or two years — depending on how many years the student was using scholarship funds — following their college graduation. This stipulation has been referred to as the “residency

requirement.” If recipients do not comply with the residency requirement, the scholarship grants will become loans, to be paid back to New York State over 10 years at most. Prof. Sara Goldrick-Rab, education, Temple University, said the residency requirement “undermines the economic and educational impact of free college.” She maintained in a blog post that the requirement will deter scholarship recipients from taking potentially good jobs outside New York, joining the military and attending non-New York graduate schools that the student is otherwise suited to attend. Cuomo, an advocate of the scholarship, defended the residency requirement. “Why should New Yorkers pay for your college education and then you pick up and you move to California?” the Democrat asked New York journalists in a conference call, according to the New York Post. A guidance counselor at Williamsville South High School

near Buffalo told The Buffalo News that she thinks students are not applying for the scholarship because of the residency requirement and other uncertainties about the plan’s “fine print.” Another controversial detail listed in the “fine print” is the plan’s credit requirement. Recipients must attend college

“Tuition is already free for them and they receive no additional benefits under Cuomo’s plan.” Matthew Chingos full-time — 30 credits per year — and stay on track to finish their degree on time. That requirement could render a large portion of CUNY students ineligible for the financial award: only 7 percent of CUNY students who entered in fall 2012 graduated on time, according to research assembled by the university system. If recipients fall behind the credit minimum in any academic year, the state’s award will only cover the first semester of that year. The credit minimum is lenient for certain hardships, and some supporters of the credit quota say it provides a positive incentive for students to graduate on time. Some of its opposers say it burdens students who have other responsibilities, like work or childcare. Still, the scholarship has many sources of support. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised an early version of the scholarship and Hillary Clinton joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at LaGuardia Community College for its unveiling in April. Some scholars have praised Cuomo’s plan for its simplicity and for its ostensible likelihood to help middle-class students. Nearly 32,000 have already applied for the scholarship, The Buffalo News said on Monday. The state allocated enough money to cover 22,000 students over the next year, according to Inside HigherEd. When the Excelsior Scholarship became state law in April, The Sun asked Cornell, Ithaca, and New York State officials whether or not the scholarship applied to the University’s contract colleges. None gave a conclusive answer. The University recently confirmed that the scholarship would be usable at its contract colleges, but it too seemed to be facing difficulty getting answers in April. Asked whether or not the scholarship could be used at Cornell’s contract colleges, John Carberry, senior director of media relations for Cornell, told The Sun in April that the University was “working with the Governor and the Legislature to understand the various implications of the Excelsior Scholarship.” The Sun also called the University’s official state relations office asking the same question, and although the office also was trying to find the answer, none had been found at that point. Drew Musto can be reached at dmusto@cornellsun.com.


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After Years of Planning, Ithaca Welcomes Afghan Refugee Family Anabel’s Grocery Set to Open

tle over President Donald Trump’s executive order indefinitely banning Syrian refugees plays out, The Sun previously reported. Trump is expected to issue a second executive order on Monday after a federal court stayed the first, multiple news outlets reported on Sunday. Chaffee previously told The Sun that the charity was even more confident in the family’s ability to acclimate to Ithaca because they have a friend in the area who can help them Welcome home | Catholic Charities of Tompkins and Tioga, pictured with interpretation, travel to above, greeted an Afghan family of six with volunteers and warm food. the grocery store and other initial tasks. In a thank you note republentils, rice and yogurt, and By NICHOLAS BOGELlished by Ithaca Welcomes filled the freezer and refrigeraBURROUGHS tor with several homemade Refugees, CCTT said the Sun City Editor entrees and desserts such as dal, Afghan father told the charity A previous version of this Sabzi Challow (spinach and he was grateful for the dishes story was published March 5. rice), Qorma-e-Lubia (bean volunteers prepared. An Afghan family of six stew), sweet rice pudding and “As long as I live here, havarrived in Ithaca in late Kulche Badami (Afghan ing those foods waiting for my February under a Special almond cookies),” the post family is something I will Immigrant Visa — the first said. remember,” he said, according family resettled in Ithaca by Sue Chaffee, director of to the post. Catholic Charities of CCTT’s Immigrant Services Catholic Charities hopes to Tompkins and Tioga since the Program, previously told The resettle at least 10 additional charity received a grant from Sun that the charity has been families in Ithaca, which Ithaca the U.S. Department Mayor Svante Myrick of State. “I’m excited for our city that we’re ... ’09 has said is continuThe immigration ing a decades-long being a sanctuary for people status of the family is Ithaca tradition of weldifferent than famicoming families from fleeing oppression.” lies who have been unsafe areas and providMayor Svante Myrick ’09 classified as refugees, ing them with refuge. but they are resettled “Removing six peothrough refugee resettlement working with the Ithaca City ple from a warzone is a blessing agencies like Catholic Charities School District, local doctors to be able to do that,” he said with help from Ithaca and volunteers “to help ensure in January, when it was Welcomes Refugees. The spe- this family will have a warm announced the Afghan family cial visa is given to families welcome and a smooth transi- of six would be the first to who have worked for or on tion to our community.” arrive. behalf of the United States and “And I’m excited for our The charity was approved who are facing “an ongoing for a State Department grant city that we’re going to continserious threat as a consequence late last year under which it ue in what’s now becoming a of their employment.” hopes to resettle up to 50 pretty long tradition of being a “We are excited to share refugees — between 10 and 12 sanctuary for people fleeing that a family moved in just families. oppression and violence all days ago,” Ithaca Welcomes Two Syrian families who over the world.” Refugees said in a Facebook had been approved to resettle post on March 3. in Ithaca are in jeopardy as Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs can be “IWR volunteers stocked they wait in a refugee camp in reached at nbogelthe cupboards with coffee, Jordan to see how the legal bat- burroughs@cornellsun.com. NICHOLAS BOGELBURROUGHS / SUN CITY EDITOR

By ANNA DELWICHE Sun News Editor

A previous version of this story was published May 4. Starting Sunday, the trek to the grocery store may no longer involve the TCAT for Cornellians. A project more than two and a half years in the making, Anabel’s Grocery will be opening its doors to students this Sunday, allowing students to complete their grocery shopping on campus in its newly renovated location on the first floor of Anabel Taylor Hall. Anabel’s will be open to Cornell students exclusively: undergraduates, graduates and professional students. From its conception more than two years ago, the opening of Anabel’s is an attempt to tackle the mounting issue of food insecurity on college campuses — a problem which Joshua Miller ’17, human resources director, said is often left unsolved. “A huge underserved population is students on college campuses who are food insecure,” Miller said. “There’s a lot of literature saying that it exists, but there’s few solutions being developed and [Anabel’s] is kind of novel.” Following its opening on Sunday, Anabel’s will be asking students to fill out a survey, created by the USDA, to determine eligibility for a 10 percent discount provided to students who are food-insecure. This discount will begin to be applied after students complete the survey. The price-point set for products, Miller said, is similar to the prices offered at Aldi, Anabel’s “model and benchmark of what a relatively cheap grocery store,” Miller said. Because Anabel’s is not a Cornell Dining location, students will not be able to use BRB’s to make purchases. However, Anabel’s will accept Cornell card. Upon opening, Anabel’s plans to sell a combination of fresh produce food, packaged and canned goods, and staple items for cooking and baking, according to Kerry Mullins ’18, co-director. Anabel’s will additionally offer free recipes to students in the store to encourage students to cook their own meals. The goal of their products is to offer “accessible food that you’re going to walk into a store and understand the ingredients there and be comfortable buying and also preparing for yourself,” said Adam Shelepak ’17, co-director. While Anabel’s aspires to fill a niche category of affordable and nutritious food on campus, Mullins and Shelepak stressed that cost remains their primary concern. “We’re not always going to be selling organic options, we’re not always going to be selling local, we’re not always going to be selling fairtrade,” Mullins said. “Not because we don’t think those things are important but just because Anabel’s mission is really focused around accessibility and making sure that everyone is able to buy things out of the store.” Shelepak noted that despite certain perceptions of Anabel’s, accessibility is their main goal. “That’s an interesting misbranding Anabel’s has received before. … People assume that we would be local, organic, sustainable — [that’s] not necessarily true,” Shelepak said. “Cost is our primary factor that we’re going for. We’re looking to provide

accessibility that is not always easy on campus.” The store was first supposed to open in the fall of 2015, but was delayed several times largely due to budgetary concerns and construction issues associated with renovating Anabel Taylor Hall, according to Alexandra Donovan ’18, project coordinator. With the setbacks in renovations and delays in store opening, initiatives such as the pop-up store in November have been put on by Anabel’s as a temporary preview in anticipation of the store, Miller said. “Any frustrations and setbacks are also shared among our team and our members because we understand the need for a grocery store on campus,” Miller said. “We’re trying to be accommodating, that’s why we’ve done things like the pop-up store and to try to get people a sense of what’s going to be available at this store.” Mullins noted that the delays are not unfamiliar to Cornell or to construction projects in general. “In terms of renovation timelines for Cornell, this is very much so within the norm, even moving quicker than normal,” Mullins said.” While it might seem like it’s been delayed over and over and [like it’s] not going to happen, compared to a lot of other renovations of this scale, here this is moving at breakneck speed.” “In the grand scheme of things, two years is a very short time from conception to opening day,” Mullins added. “From the idea of a store to opening a store — it’s been about three years now — that’s really, really fast.” The opening day for Anabel’s will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. However, regular store hours will be 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Anna Delwiche can be reached at adelwiche@cornellsun.com.

C.U.Chimes Commemorate Grateful Dead in Concert By CHLOE RIPPE Sun Staff Writer

A previous version of this story was published May 2. Exactly 40 years after the Grateful Dead rocked Barton Hall in one of their most famous performances ever, The Cornell Chimes performed some of the band’s famous songs May 8 at 6 p.m. from atop McGraw Tower.

Liz Field, communications specialist at Cornell Information Technologies and a selfdescribed “Deadhead” said she wanted to commemorate the show at Barton Hall because it was “one of the most beloved shows in the Grateful Dead’s 30year touring history.” “I asked the chimesmasters if they would play a song,” she said. “At first, it was a simple request, but I’ve since become

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Touch of red | Cornell Chimes players said they spent a week practicing and arranging music for their first Grateful Dead concert May 8.

the promoter of the event, working closely with The Chimes on setting up the event, publicizing it and handling questions from people on the event page and in the press.” After Field reached out to Chimesmaster Serim An ’17, Cornell Chimes began planning arrangements for the concert. “We didn’t have any Grateful Dead music in our repertoire, so we had to spend some time listening to the music and trying to make it work for the chimes, because we only have 21 bells so not every song is possible to play,” An told The Sun, adding that practice would begin on Tuesday. An and past chimesmasters chose their favorite Grateful Dead songs, some of Field’s suggestions and other hits from the 1960s and 1970 for the concert. “For this specific concert, I arranged two songs, but there are four other chimesmasters who arranged music specifically for this concert,” she said. “We were all really excited about how

so many people are excited about this event. The Grateful Dead has never been played on the chimes before and there are so many people coming on the Facebook page.” Field and many others said they were eagerly anticipating the concert. “It was such a wonderful surprise to see that within 24 hours there were more than 1,000 people interested in the event” on Facebook, Field said. By the day of the concert, more than 2,800 people had said they were interested on Facebook, and nearly 1,000 said they attended. The debut of the Cornell Chimes concert coincides with the release of bootlegged recordings from the 1977 Cornell show, compiled into a disc set called “Get Shown the Light.” The recording of the show was made available for download on May 5. Chloe Rippe can be reached at crippe@cornellsun.com.


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Women’s March on Ithaca Draws Crowd of Over8,000

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Shattered expectations | Though organizers expected a turnout of 2,500, between 8,000 and 10,000 people flooded the Ithaca Commons at the Women’s March on Ithaca. By NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS Sun City Editor

A previous version of this story was published Jan. 21. Thousands of chanting women and men cascaded through the Ithaca Commons on Jan. 21 during the Women’s March on Ithaca, greatly surpassing organizers’ expectations and forming the largest political gathering in the city in recent memory. A sea of colorful clothes, clever signs and committed Ithacans gathered at Ithaca City Hall and marched along a one-mile route that was much too short to accommodate the large crowds. Some would-be marchers at the back of the rally had not moved by the time marchers at the front had completed their lap around downtown Ithaca. Nonetheless, between 8,000 and 10,000 people ultimately poured onto the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons, Ithaca Police Officer Jamie Williamson said, a surprising turnout for a city with a population

of about 31,000. Lt. Dan Donahue of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said he has never seen a march as big as Saturday’s anywhere in the county during his 18 years on the job. The march was one of hundreds of coordinated events in the U.S. and around the world to push for civil rights and show dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and expected policies. The Washington D.C. event is expected to be the largest inauguration-related demonstration in U.S. history, according to multiple reports. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick ’09, who was repeatedly stopped by dozens of Ithacans asking to take selfies, said he was stunned by the crowds, which he said were only rivaled by Slope Day and annual graduation ceremonies. “The sun’s out and it’s warm, but honestly, I think all of these people would be here if it was raining and sleeting,” Myrick told The Sun. “I’ve never seen such a steady stream of determined people. It’s funny,

because people aren’t exactly happy and they’re not exactly angry, they’re just determined.” Amanda Champion, the primary organizer of Ithaca’s march, said she began planning the event within days of the November election, and the huge attendance took her by surprise. “I thought maybe there would be maybe 2,500, and then it just blew me away — over the top,” she said. “Everybody is so happy to have an outlet, and know that we’re not alone and that everybody is in this together.” Young girls climbed into trees and maintained their perches for hours as speakers including Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D-125), Tompkins County Historian Carol Kammen, former State Senate candidate Leslie Danks Burke and motivational speaker Michelle Berry ’92 delivered harsh rebukes of Trump and encouraged Ithacans to take a stand. “Look around you — we can’t fit here,” Berry said in a powerful speech that brought the loudest rounds of applause. “Imagine what’s going on in Washington and around the world. … Today we march on, we rise. This is a day in history. The snapshot of you is all around our world forever.” Lifton, whose district includes all of Tompkins County, said the election of Trump could instigate enough pushback to substantially advance progressive causes. “We will win, sooner rather than later, because we are already feeling impatient,” she said. “2017, and we are fighting for fundamental rights.” As thousands danced, sang and yelled on the Commons, protests in other cities were overflowing with participants. The planned marches in both Washington D.C. and Chicago turned into rallies after attendees flooded the routes, ruling out any possibility of actual marches.

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March for all ages | Children joined the protest, toting signs and shouting chants expressing dissatisfaction with Trump.

The march also brought waves of customers to local businesses. Asked if Saturday had been unusually busy, a Gimme Coffee barista said, “Look at the pastry case,” pointing to empty shelves where scones and croissants had been hours earlier. Several police departments managed traffic and kept an eye on the event, but there were no arrests and no injuries, Officer Williamson said. Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs can be reached at nbogel-burroughs@cornellsun.com.

Former Swiss Pres. Union Election Results Too Close to Call Supports Drug Plan By NICHOLAS BOGELBURROUGHS Sun City Editor

A previous version of this story was published Nov. 17. Ruth Dreifuss, former president of Switzerland and current commissioner of an organization promoting “humane” drug policy, visited some of the region’s most marginalized communities Nov. 16. During the visit, she voiced support for Mayor Svante Myrick’s ’09 plan to reduce heroin overdoses. Dreifuss, one of 23 former presidents and activists now working with the Global Commission on Drug Policy, visited a homeless encampment in the forests and fields off of Route 13, Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia, a grouping of nine cottages in Newfield designed to provide affordable housing, and the Southern Tier AIDS Program, which provides Ithaca’s needle exchange service. Over lunch at Madeline’s on the Commons, Dreifuss and

Myrick also discussed The Ithaca Plan, a four-pillar proposal introduced in February that aims to reduce heroin deaths in Ithaca. The plan has attracted national media attention because of its controversial recommendation that Ithaca create supervised injection sites, where drug users can shoot up a small amount of heroin under the watch of medical professionals. Dreifuss lauded the plan, saying Myrick was aiming “to leave nobody behind” and “to find a way, even very original ways, to enter into contact with all the people who are in need.” “You can always find solutions for 80 percent of the population — that’s quite easy,” Dreifuss said. The 20 percent “who are not integrated,” she added, “these are the people you have the duty to find original pragmatic ways to enter into contact with them and to bring them the services they need.” Myrick said he was “thrilled” to meet Dreifuss six months ago, especially See SWISS page 15

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Uniting in wait | Union supporters embrace outside of the room where ballots were counted after officials concluded the election would be too close to call. By JOSH GIRSKY and ANNA DELWICHE 28 and 29 to vote on whether they Sun Managing Editor and Sun News Editor

A previous version of this story was published March 29. After two and a half hours of counting ballots and over an hour of discussions and deliberations, officials from the American Arbitration Association declined to announce a result in the March union recognition election. Although 856 votes were cast in favor of unionization and 919 were cast against, there were 81 votes that were not counted for various reasons — enough to make up the deficit for union supporters. Sixty-five challenge ballots were set aside to be discussed further, while six absentee ballots were not yet opened. In addition, there were 10 unresolved challenge ballots, which were ballots cast by voters that did not mark their intentions clearly. After three years of organizing, protests, rallies, demonstrations and even at-home sollicitations, graduate students headed to the polls on March

wanted to recognize Cornell Graduate Students United, with affiliates American Federation of Teachers and New York State United Teachers, as their official graduate student union. The vote was made possible by an August decision by the National Labor Relations Board ruling that graduate students could be classified as workers in addition to their role as students. The decision triggered a contract agreed upon by CGSU and the University in May 2016. The contract established a code of conduct for campaigning, the eligible voters and election procedures. Out of the approximately 2,300 eligible voters, 1,856 cast ballots in the election for a turnout rate of around 80 percent. After the last ballot was counted, more than 20 minutes passed before arbitrators and representatives from the union and Cornell left the room to discuss the results in private. More than an hour passed before any announcement was made. Senior Vice Provost and Dean of

the Graduate School Barbara Knuth sent out a statement to the Cornell community early Wednesday morning detailing the inconclusive results of the election. “It is anticipated that the review process and determination of final outcome will occur within the next month,” she said in the statement. “The arbitrator will notify both Cornell and union representatives when the challenged ballots have been resolved and a final outcome has been reached.” Over 50 observers filled G01 Biotechnology Building, where votes were counted, withstanding the tension and a noticeably warm temperature, to observe the results as they came in. As officials from the American Arbitration Association systematically read aloud yes’s and no’s from the seemingly endless stacks of blue ballots, some CGSU members and other observers tried to follow along, furiously tallying the votes in notebooks and pieces of scrap paper. While nearly all voters simply marked their response on the ballot as instructed, some chose to add more colorful comments to the voting process. The tension was briefly broken when a ballot was disputed because the voter had written “stop knocking on my fucking door.” The voter checked the yes box, so representatives from both the union and the University agreed that the vote could be marked a “yes.” “A fucking yes,” an arbitrator joked. Yet the tension would return quickly and remain until procedures were See UNION page 15


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After Petition,Temple of Zeus Will Not Be Renamed

By ALISHA GUPTA and NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS Sun Assistant News Editor and City Editor

A previous version of this story was published April 21. After student outcry regarding rumors that the Temple of Zeus café would be renamed, Cornell said on Friday that the Klarman Hall nook will not be renamed and that Temple of Zeus will become its official title. There were rumors that the eatery was to be renamed after oil magnate and member of the Cornell Arts and Sciences Advisory Council James F. Adelson ’85 made a sizable donation to the café. Upon seeing resistance among students, Arts and Sciences Dean Gretchen Ritter ’83 said she decided to talk to donors, though she declined to comment on the family’s identity. “When the family who funded the building of the café made a contribution, they never asked for the café to be named,” she said. “They were offered the opportunity because of their generosity.” “I have spoken with the family and they want to be clear that they strongly respect and honor tradition and that they wish for the café to be officially named the Temple of Zeus,” she added. Founded in 1964 through the efforts of students, faculty and staff, the café has been an important meeting place for Cornellians. “The students were demanding

a place to meet with faculty that was neutral territory, so the college came up with this place,” said Henry Crans, director of facilities for A&S, in a 2012 Cornell Chronicle article. After students heard of the potential name change, a petition to “Keep Zeus Zeus!” was launched and received over 650 signatures. “Temple of Zeus doesn’t belong to any one person, and has always been defined by the communal spirit it allows student workers, non-student workers, student, faculty and staff patrons and visitors to Cornell to share,” said Ara Hagopian ’18, who is also a columnist for The Sun. Many opponents to the name change believed a change would symbolize an end to the communal and equal atmosphere the café provides, including Temple of Zeus worker Susie Plotkin ’18, who authored the Change.org petition. “It’s a café for A&S, so if it’s named after a donor, whoever the donor may be, it strips away the egalitarian atmosphere that it offers us,” she said, “It doesn’t belong to one person, it belongs to everyone.” Hearing student concerns, the administration acknowledged the café’s “long history as a central meeting place for faculty and students,” Ritter said, and ultimately decided to officially name the café the Temple of Zeus. The Sun’s news department can be reached at news@cornellsun.com.

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finished at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Michaela Brangan, grad, administrative liaison for CGSU, said that after hearing the results she was “surprised but not surprised.” Recognizing that “a lot of people put their hearts and souls into this campaign,” Brangan and Jaron Kent-Dobias, grad, emphasized the strength that their movement built. In fact, Kent-Dobias noted that Monday night the graduates had been given a healthcare concession and that “early in the campaign, [the

University] made changes to the grievance procedure,” making him hopeful of the power the union gained through its organization. “Though this particular battle might not have gone as well as we’d have liked, we’re still here,” he said. “We’re still working for Cornell and we still have a voice and the platform and ideas that we started with.” However, Kent-Dobias was also just looking one day ahead. “I have to teach for this institution tomorrow,” he said. Josh Girsky and Anna Delwiche can be reached at news@cornellsun.com.

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social service, so they need people who are in the street, at their side, working for them — not in an given that the approach he wants office, but in the street,” Dreifuss to bring to Ithaca was “first pio- said. neered” in Switzerland. In addition, she said supervised “If the United States had done injection sites create safe havens for what Switzerland did 20 years ago, drug users “where they can never we would have two thirds fewer be harassed by the police, not overdose deaths in America today,” harassed by the dealer, places where Myrick said. “If we had followed they can just sit down and rest” Switzerland’s lead, there would and “consume [drugs] in a safe have been 5,000 fewer funerals last way.” year.” Myrick said innovative and cavDreifuss said Wednesday was “a alier approaches are necessary in very dense day” as she traveled Ithaca, because there is not suffifrom a prison to the homeless cient effort from higher levels of encampment known as “the jun- government to create seeminglygle,” and then to the Southern Tier radical solutions to the heroin epiAIDS Program. demic. She said was particularly “Now, we are looking for soluimpressed by an employee at the tions, and we will not find those Southern Tier AIDS Program who solutions from the state governhad previously been addicted him- ment,” he said. “We will not find self. People who have personally those solutions from the federal been affected by drugs, Dreifuss government, particularly right now said, are the city’s best allies in — those answers aren’t coming.” reducing heroin deaths. Dreifuss was optimistic that, in In her experience in time, Ithaca could spearSwitzerland, Dreifuss head an approach that said, “the people directly would win over other concerned were our best cities and state and teachers.” national legislators. She “I know nothing or said the use of “pragmatnot a lot about drugs,” ic” approaches and the she continued. “I know creation of pilot pronothing or not a lot grams have the potential DREIFUSS about sex work. But I “to show to the nation can tell you what I learned through what can be done.” the people who are consuming The Seattle Police Department’s drugs, what I learned the people reforms, which emphasize commuwho are sex workers, what I learned nity outreach and focus on enterthrough the first gay organization ing low-level drug users into treatfighting against AIDS … because ment instead of jail, are an example they knew a lot.” of a pilot program that has attractAddicts and drug consumers, ed the attention of other cities, Dreifuss said, must have access to Dreifuss said. services at the street level, because “I’m sure also that the State of many people will not make the New York is quite open,” Dreifuss decision to go to a hospital or to an added. “To find exactly the way is office for help. perhaps difficult and this was the Instead, she said, aid workers reason why I spoke of [Myrick’s] and others must come to them. patience. It’s not a passive patience Dreifuss said there are lawyers in … but you are ready to look and Denmark who ride around find the allies at the higher level Copenhagen’s streets on bicycles and find the climate of tolerance with coffee, snacks and law books, on the higher level to be able to from which they advise people continue here.” Myrick and the who “were not able to go to an former president of Switzerland office of a lawyer, but were able to met again shortly after the evening speak to a street lawyer.” press conference for dinner at Gola Of the bicycling lawyers, Osteria in Ithaca, ending Dreifuss’ Myrick said “That’s about the most visit to Ithaca. Ithaca idea I’ve ever heard of,” Dreifuss congratulated Myrick adding, “I’d be surprised if we don’t for his work so far, saying she was have those starting next week.” sure he would be able to “convince The lawyers on bikes, Dreifuss your population to go further,” said, is a novel solution, and repre- and that she hoped for the eventual sentative of the out-of-the-box support of the state and federal policies that must be implemented government. to help people who are often forReach Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs at gotten by society. “Some people will never go to a nbogel-burroughs@cornellsun.com. Continued from page 10

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From the Editor

Make Yourself Uncomfortable

AS YOU EMBARK on the next four (or more) years of your life, it’ll be easy to look around and see the vast multitude of unfamiliar faces, the seemingly endless hills you’ll climb, the innumerable courses you’ll be able to enroll in, and wonder how your story will fit in with the thousands of Cornellians that came before you. For some, it’ll only take joining the right club in your first few weeks to feel at home. For others, it might not be until your last semester here. Trying to find your place at Cornell will be difficult and challenging, but it’ll teach you about yourself and how you face adversity. Most importantly, it’ll equip you with the skills to help you find your place in the larger world. In your desire to carve your own space at Cornell, though, don’t forget the feelings of displacement and discomfort you felt on your first day on the Hill. Yes, college is about finding your place, but it is also about learning about the spaces that aren’t yours and attempting to understand those spaces as well as your own. It will be natural to seek out your own bubble of comfort, but counter-intuitive though it may be, I urge you to embrace the discomfort. Fully acknowledge how you and your peers are imperfect. Think critically about the privileges you may have. Try new things, but especially try things that make you uncomfortable: don’t shy away from conversations, speak with people who are different from you, open yourself to new ideas and different perspectives, educate yourself about the murky, messy issues that trouble you and work to change them. As much as you may feel lost or confused now, know that most of your peers feel or have felt the same way too, even if it may not seem like it. More than that, though, know that there are many people in the world who have felt a lack of belonging, fear and discomfort for their whole lives. Cornell, which has such a diverse student population and the many resources of an Ivy League institution, is a good place to be uncomfortable in.

Paul Russel | Russelling Feathers

My Johnson

This week, as I saw the next wave of A couple years ago, my parents and I loaded up the rental and embarked on the Cornellians waddle around in packs on camfabled highway 95 New England college pus, I thought about my tour buddy. I don’t road trip. I made a last minute decision to remember what he looks like, I don’t remembeg for a detour to Ithaca to visit Cornell, ber his name and I haven’t the slightest idea and eventually we found ourselves on the where he goes to college. But without him, Arts Quad, listening to a smile-prone sopho- my life would look a lot different from how more give her tour-guide spiel about the it looks now. It got me thinking: what if I’ve unknowUniversity. Halfway through the tour, we passed the ingly impacted someone in a significant way? Johnson Museum, and our guide began to What if there’s somebody sitting in the grass describe the programs and displays it hosted on the other side of the country, thinking on a regular basis. At some point during this back about some moment that, to me, was talk, she mixed up her words and referred to forgettable and unexciting, but to them was the museum as “my Johnson.” She immedi- deeply meaningful? A while ago, I got into a conversation ately corrected herself and moved on, but there was no going back. She’d said it. I with a friend of mine about the best compliment he’d ever gotten. It was intriguing, so I laughed out loud. I mean, come on. My Johnson. As in her began to extend the question to others I knew, in various conversations about various you-know-what. This was too much for my immature sev- topics. The answers were oddly predictable: enteen-year-old mind, and I lost my cool. people found their best compliments in During my attempts to conceal my fit of incessant chuckles, Ask anybody at Cornell about why I made eye contact they picked the career they did, with another prefrosh who shared and you’re likely to hear the word my apparent love “impact” five or six times. It’s the for potty-humor. It was now our buzzword of our generation. joke. Throughout the rest of the tour, we looked at each other twice more, laugh- moments that didn’t contain an explicit ing each time in remembrance of the compliment at all. More often than not, the response was a reference to some occasion comedic gold we’d witnessed. Thinking back, it wasn’t funny at all. But long ago when an unexpected somebody, that moment, and the friendship I’d forged sometimes a stranger, told a one of my from it had a profound impact on my college friends that they had impacted them in some decision. At my other college visits, the stu- way. Ask anybody at Cornell about why they dents around me — pensive high school seniors straightening themselves out in picked the career they did, and you’re likely attempts to play it cool, glancing around to hear the word “impact” five or six times. their tour groups to guess who had what it It’s the buzzword of our generation. But took to actually get accepted — were almost sometimes I fear that we often only think of depressing. They walked from hall to hall, it as some lofty goal to be attained someday talking to no one because when it all comes in our 40s. We “make an impact” every day. down to it, we’re all just admissions competi- And we could definitely do it more right now. tors. My buddy from the Johnson might never But here, at Cornell, this lanky goofball was lighthearted enough to share a laugh hear me tell him that he helped me make the right college decision. But there are other with me about johnsons. So, from that moment on, I considered people around me who “have an impact” on Cornell to be the one university on my list me every day — and a meaningful one, at where students liked to have fun. Sure, it was that. I know they’d love to hear what they’ve absolutely irrational. Sure, the Penn tour kid done for me, and I know that if I told them, who wouldn’t say a word to me might have it could even end up being their favorite laughed too if he had the chance to hear the compliment of all time. But I still don’t ususame slip-up I did at my Cornell tour. But ally do it. Sometimes “thanks” is a bit too none of that mattered. It was Cornell where vulnerable for my tastes. But maybe it’s time to be a little bit more I laughed sporadically with a stranger for 30 minutes, and no force of logic could get me vulnerable. to disassociate that moment from my perception of the school. So, largely because of Amiri Banks graduated in 2017 from the College of this “Johnson” business, I applied early deci- Agriculture and Life Sciences. He can be reached at abanks@gmail.com. sion to Cornell and never looked back.

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OPINION

William Wang | Will Power

Billy Lenkin |

Cornell in Spring

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eet, greet and repeat. Orientation week can be one of those whirlwind weeks where you end up meeting more fresh-faced people you ever care to remember. Especially at Cornell, where meeting someone is akin to throwing a pebble into the ocean. Which makes O-week, besides slope day, the most inefficient week at Cornell. My O-week experience wasn’t much different. Late at night during the first day of O-weeek, our orientation guide rounded us up from our buildings and began forming our groups so we could introduce ourselves. We made a game out of it. We went around putting the name of a good to replace our last name, and it only worked if it had the same first letter of said last name. I went with “Will Watermelon” because of course I did. I think the point of the game was to help us remember each other’s name, but honestly, the only one that’s stuck after a year is the girl who burst out laughing because she called herself “Sarah Sushi.” It’s just too bad that proved to be

Orientation week isn’t about making a wide cast of friends, though. It’s about starting to make those strong bonds with a small group of people that matter the most. the high point of the year for me. Orientation week isn’t about making a wide cast of friends, though. It’s about starting to make those strong bonds with a small group of people that matter the most. At the end of O-week night session, I noticed a boy who was sitting off to the site. I introduced myself. “William.” He stuck his hand out to shake. “Adrian.” “Adrian … what?” He sighed. “Adrian Apple.” And a year later, with our stint as CS 1110 project partners in the rearview mirror, we’re now friends who talk regularly. That’s why it doesn’t bother me when I realize I haven’t seen anyone from my O-group. All you need is that one good friend to make it all worthwhile. William Wang is a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He can be reached at wwang@cornellsun.com.

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Akshay Jain | College Stuff

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his is my last column for The Cornell Daily Sun and at first I wasn’t too sure what to write. As a graduating senior, I could do something really sappy and look back at my favorite Cornell memories. I could list out my biggest regrets about my four years here. I could also just treat this like any other column. Ultimately, I decided to do a bit of each of the three. Here’s some advice to the Cornell class of 2021.

Your First Week Unless you’re one of the 200 Cornellians in the class of 2021 from Syosset High School, you probably won’t know very many people here. Being from Texas, I came into Cornell with zero friends and honestly had a tough time making any. I had lived in the same Houston suburb since I was eight, so I couldn’t really remember the last time I had been in a room of complete strangers my own age. It’s a terribly lonely feeling, but you should understand that most people feel the exact same way. Embrace this feeling and be open to meeting as many people as you can. Go out with your floor to a fraternity house or Collegetown party every night of O-week, even if you don’t drink. There’s nothing to gain by sitting in your dorm and thinking about how far from home you are. The friends you make your first week probably won’t be the ones you stay in touch with years after graduation, but they still play an integral role in your transition from high school to college. Also, don’t take your first week of classes all that seriously. Definitely show up to all of them, but if you’re sitting in Uris library at any point during your first week, you’re just playing yourself. You’ll have plenty of late nights at Uris throughout your Cornell career — trust me. Get Involved If you’re coming to Cornell, it’s probably because you were able to convey to the admissions board a balance between your booksmarts and genuine interests outside of school. Or you’re just a legacy. Regardless, don’t let your other interests die because of school! If you love acting, audition for a play. If you like hip-hop dance, join a

Freshman Advice dance troupe. If you like business consulting, you’re probably really annoying and career focused. These types of clubs are a great way to make friends and take your mind off of school, but they’re also a great way to support your friends. When I came to Cornell, I never could have imagined how talented most of the people here are. Yes, your quiet pre-med friend is also a hilarious stand up comedian. Your nasal-voiced roommate actually is an amazing a capella singer. Everyone at Cornell has an unexpected hidden talent and you won’t know it until you see it yourself. Greek Life In case you didn’t already realize it, everyone at Cornell is super weird. This definitely isn’t a bad thing, but no one will admit that they’re weird. In what I assume is an attempt to compensate for our own insecurities, everyone at Cornell joins frater-

Relax, Reconsider, Relish You’re bound to fail at Cornell. It’s going to hurt because you’re probably not used to it, but don’t freak out. Learn from your mistakes and change your study habits. Approach T.A.’s to help you prepare for the next test. Do the problem sets ahead of time in case you have questions. While it’ll probably feel foreign to ask for help at anything, you’ve got to understand that there is no shame in it. There’s also no shame in switching majors or career paths. Just because your parents want you to become an engineer or a doctor doesn’t mean you need to do it. There are plenty of other opportunities out there that will yield similarly successful careers. Study something that genuinely interests you, apply for jobs you think sound meaningful, and impress interviewers with your genuine passion. Despite what people may tell you, there’s no one path to professional success. Finally, don’t just take classes

Study something that genuinely interests you, apply for jobs you think sound meaningful, and impress interviewers with your genuine passion. nities and sororities to prove to other Cornellians that they’re less weird than everyone else. So we all end up joining these houses according to how cool we heard they were from some anonymous online list. This hierarchy has actually become so hardwired here that we often forget that everyone at Cornell is a gigantic nerd. All joking aside, if you want to join a fraternity or sorority, that’s great. By all means go for it. You’ll find lifelong friends and you can tell your grandkids about that time you did an elephant walk in a sticky, dimly lit basement. But don’t take it all that seriously. Greek life provides a cool opportunity to take part in decades of tradition and all that, but it should never determine who you do and do not interact with. Also, full disclosure, every fraternity on campus is pretty lame — except Delta Chi. Those guys are all really cool and down to earth.

in your department. Seek out classes you never would have thought of taking. Being at Cornell means you have the opportunity to learn from some of the most accomplished thinkers in their respective fields. My suggestion is to take one class that just sounds cool pass/fail every semester. Worst case, you don’t like the course and you drop it. Best case, you find a new lifelong interest. Write for The Sun For whatever reason, the folks at The Sun have let me sully their #1 ranked college newspaper with sarcasm and poop jokes for the past two years. I’m still not sure how I got this gig, but if I got it, you can too. And if your experience ends up anything like mine has been, you’ll always remember and cherish it. Akshay Jain graduated in 2017 from the College of Arts and Sciences. He can be reached at ajain@cornellsun.com.


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CTA projects are creating community around food and social change!

Anabel’s provides nutritious, affordable food for all Cornell students through a student-run grocery store and educational programs that create fun and empowering community around quality food, food choices, wellness, and positive social change. For more information and store hours visit www.anabelsgrocery.org

For more information and library hours visit www.alternativeslibrary.org


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UNITARIAN CHAPLAINCY AT CORNELL Our mission is to create connection, find inspiration, and engage the world.

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Connect, Inspire, Engage. Rev. Margaret Weis (607) 273-7521 ext, 22 minister@uuithaca.org

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Sponsored by First Unitarian Society of Ithaca At the corner of Aurora and Buffalo Streets www.uuithaca.org

The Venerable Tenzin Choesang, CURW Chaplain tc342@cornell.edu

The Religious Society of Friends Ithaca Monthly Meeting

Quakers

Meditations: Wednesday 11:15-12:00 pm Founders Room Anabel Taylor Hall

Student Welcome Picnic

Saturday, August 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies 201 Tibet Drive Ithaca, NY 14850

Burtt House Friends Center, 227 N. Willard Way (A3) Rides from Purcell (Jessup Rd. side) (E1) at 5:15 p.m. – Look for the car with FRIENDS sign

(607) 273-5421

607-272-2785 office@namgyal.org

Meeting for Worship

Meditations: Namgyal Monastery Mon. Wed. Fri. 5:15-6:00 pm Meditation Instruction: 4:30 pm 1st Friday of Month Tea Social: 6:00-6:45 pm 1st Friday of Month

Sundays 10:30 a.m. 120 Third Street, Ithaca (607) 229-9500 www.ithacamonthlymeeting.org

Chabad is dedicated to bringing the warmth and richness of Jewish life and tradition to students of all backgrounds. We are your home away from home… the heart of Jewish campus life. Come for our free home-cooked Shabbat dinner, or for a Torah class. Call for information about Judaism, or just to talk. For more information regarding Chabad’s programs and activities, please e mail: Rabbi Eli and Chana at: es79@cornell.edu or call: (607) 257-7379 Eli & Chana Silberstein www.chabadcornell.com

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SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST SATURDAY SERVICES Worship – 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School – 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Luncheon To Follow Services Weekly

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SERVICES

SUNDAY SERVICE/SCHOOL 10:30AM WEDNESDAY TESTIMONY MEETING 7:30PM FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST • 101 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, ITHACA CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM 117 SOUTH CAYUGA STREET 607-272-1650, MON-FRI 11AM-5PM, SAT 11AM-2PM christianscience.com

St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church

120 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, has regularly scheduled liturgical services on Sundays, feast days, and special saints days. On Sundays, Orthros begins at 9:00 a.m. and Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. On special feast and saints days, Orthros begins at 8:30 a.m. and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. The weekly meeting time of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., in the Edwards Room of Anabel Taylor Hall (ATH). Morning prayer service is offered at 9 a.m. in the Tabernacle Chapel in ATH.

Confessions are taken by appointment by the Rev. Fr. Athanasios (Thomas) Parthenakis by calling (607) 273-2767 and (607) 379-6045. Everyone is welcome to attend these worship services and Wednesday OCF meetings at ATH, Cornell University


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ARTISTIC ALUMNI TO KNOW Visual Arts NAME: James De La Vega GRADUATED: B.F.A. 1994 WHAT TO KNOW: This widely-revered, New York-based street artist deals primarily in chalk, creating thought-provoking, aphoristic works that have garnered acclaim not only in the States, but also in Italy and Japan as well. De La Vega has, like any worthy artist, been at the center of controversy. Since, legally, his works qualify as graffiti, he has been taken to court and sentenced on vandalism charges. De La Vega, when not working on his next mural, tours the country as a motivational speaker, talking about freedom of expression, art and working in the face of adversity.

NAME: Robert Trent Jones GRADUATED: 1931 WHAT TO KNOW: While at Cornell, Jones took such disparate courses like landscape arch itecture, public speaking, agronomy, economics, surveying and hydraulics, to pursue a career as a golf course designer. Jones’ work on over 500 golf courses, including Montauk Downs, Augusta National and Cornell’s own Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, earned him a spot in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Jones’ courses have had an indelible effect on the modern game, encouraging risky play and emphasizing tasteful, original aesthetics.

Literature

NAME: Peter Eisenmann GRADUATED: B.Arch. 1955 WHAT TO KNOW: Incoming architecture students are sure to be aware of Eisenmann’s significant contributions to architecture. As one of the leaders of the deconstructivist movement, Eisenmann incited his fellow architects to liberate the form of their works from external references. His works range from convention centers (The Greater Columbus Convention Center) to memorials (The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) and football stadiums (University of Phoenix Stadium).

Music

NAME: Kurt Vonnegut GRADUATED: Dropped out in 1943 WHAT TO KNOW: If you attended any conventional American high school, odds are you’ve read one of Vonnegut’s works. The author of Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five may have dropped out (to, nobly, join the Armed Forces in the Second World War), but he certainly made his mark as Associate Editor of The Sun, whose office is adorned with more than one of the late author’s quotes fondly recalling his time at the paper.

NAME: Greg Graffin GRADUATED: Ph.D. 1991 WHAT TO KNOW: Graffin came to musical prominence in the 1980s with hardcore pioneers Bad Religion, a group known for its politically charged, incisive lyrics and its wild live shows. As one of Bad Religion’s chief songwriters, Gaffin exhibited a musical sophistication rarely seen in hardcore punk. Graffin rounds himself out by being not only a rock and roll frontman, but also a professor of evolutionary biology and a political lecturer.

NAME: E.B. White GRADUATED: B.A. 1921 WHAT TO KNOW: White was as dynamic a writer as you could get. A long-time contributor to The New Yorker, White was also responsible for two classic children’s books, Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. The former Sun Editor-in-Chief co-authored one of the definitive guides to English grammar, syntax and style, The Elements of Style, with William Strunk.

NAME: Steve Reich GRADUATED: B.A. 1957 WHAT TO KNOW: Reich’s work as a composer is highly influential across many genres — artists like Sonic Youth, Brian Eno and Sufjan Stevens cite Reich as an influence. Reich’s usage of tape loops, minimalist instrumentation and repetition put him in an elite category of modern composers. Reich was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for his Double Sextet in 2009.

NAME: Toni Morrison GRADUATED: M.A. 1955 WHAT TO KNOW: This American novelist, editor, professor and frequent guest speaker at Cornell is a literary tour de force. Best known for her novels Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved, Morrison has received numerous awards for her literary accomplishments, including a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Beloved in 1988, a Nobel Prize for literature in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

NAME: Huey Lewis GRADUATED: Dropped out in 1969 WHAT TO KNOW: A strong rock vocalist and a talented harmonica player, Huey Lewis, the frontman of Huey Lewis and the News, dominated 1980’s radio with his band’s third album, Sports. Lewis also made appearances backing up Elvis Costello on My Aim Is True and playing harmonica on the legendary Thin Lizzy live album, Live and Dangerous.


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LAURENS HAMMOND 1916

After receiving his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1916, Hammond would go on to create the electric Hammond organ, which proved to be an important milestone in electronic music’s evolution and influential to the genres of jazz and progressive rock.

Laurents penned and directed a number of seminal Broadway musicals, including West Side Story, Hallelujah, Baby! and La Cage Aux Folles, in addition to writing a number of well-received films.

PEARL S. BUCK ’25 THOMAS PYNCHON ’59

Honing his literary chops under the likes of Vladimir Nabokov at Cornell, Pynchon would go on to define the postmodernist tradition, winning the National Book Award for 1973’s Gravity’s Rainbow.

ARTHUR LAURENTS ’37

Buck used the skills she honed at Cornell to craft some of the 1930s’ best-selling and most acclaimed historical fiction. She would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth in 1932 and a Nobel Prize in 1938.

Years after leaving Ithaca with a degree in English, Seidler took the stage to accept the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The King’s Speech in 2011.

Prior to leaving Cornell to fight in the second World War, Vonnegut pursued a degree in chemistry and served as the Associate Editor of The Sun. Throughout the ’60s and beyond, he established himself as one of counterculture’s most notable novelists with the satirical black humor of books like Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat’s Cradle.

TONI MORRISON M.A. ’55

The acclaimed author has won a Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her prolific, vivid novels, including Beloved.

KURT VONNEGUT, JR. ’44

Cornell’s Artistic Legacy

DAVID SEIDLER ’59 JANE LYNCH MFA ’84

ROBERT MOOG Ph.D. ’65

If the origins of popular electronic music can be traced to one person, it would be Robert Moog. While at Cornell studying engineering, he grew interested in and began developing electronic instruments. His Moog Synthesizer would go on to be the tool of choice for everyone from Beaver & Krause to Donna Summer.

CHRISTOPHER REEVE ’74

Before the world knew him as Superman and a philanthropist, Reeve starred in numerous Cornell theater productions.

Following a few notable featurelength comedy roles in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Role Models, Lynch raked in the awards with her regular role on the hit show Glee.

After revitalizing the Southern California punk scene, the lead singer of Bad Religion turned his focus to doctoral biology work and continues to lecture courses on evolution at Cornell.

GREG GRAFFIN Ph.D. ’91

Through the Years: Concerts at Cornell For 150 years, Cornellians have come together for live music. From harps to hip-hop, Barton to Bailey and Spring Day to Slope Day, concerts have been a cornerstone of the student experience. Over the years, our campus has been host to violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin, the second-most-downloaded Grateful Dead show, Kanye West in support of The College Dropout and everything in between.

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The Corne¬ Daily Sun

Dining Guide

Your source for good food

The Good,The Bad and The Greasy of Campus Food By ELIZA LAJOIE Former Sun Blogs Editor

To guide you through Cornell’s “all-you-care-to-eat” meal-swipe dining halls, here is a rundown of the best and worst of Cornell’s dining options. Okenshield’s You will soon discover that Okenshield’s shares many characteristics with a boyfriend left over from high school: at times, convenient and a little boring, but tolerable because you think there aren’t any better options. You can disregard the little annoyances — instead of missed dates or bad breath, Okenshield’s offers goopy pasta and endless lines — and the relationship limps along. Okenshield’s will keep you coming back with hopes of stumbling upon the pad thai, gyros or popcorn shrimp that all make occasional surprise appearances. It’s the only meal-swipe dining hall on Central Campus, so there often isn’t much choice. But at least you’ll be able to cheer yourself up with a smile from Okenshield’s

flamboyant and infallibly cheerful card-swiper, Happy Dave. Best Bet: Spinach and artichoke dip, milkshakes.

while you can! While many options in Appel are the same every day — pizza, salad, pasta — there is always a respectable number of other options, from turkey and potatoes to fresh-grilled burgers. Best Bet: Pineapple cake, salad bar.

Risley Dining You’ll find no more dramatic dining venue than Risley’s great hall, under vaulted ceilings and the glow of Harry Potter-esque chandeliers. Food options are generally cafeteria-bland, in keeping with the high school-style food line. But the stir-fry bar and ample dessert table at least will remind you that you’re in college now, and you deserve superior sustenance. Best Bet: Stir-fry, waffles. Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery The Robert Purcell Community Center offers the biggest dining hall on North Campus and swarms with freshmen every weeknight. The enormous array of options will satisfy all diners, from picky eaters — who can resort to pizza or chicken nuggets –— to the more adventurous, who will enjoy sizzling stir-fry from the Mongolian grill. RPCC

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Sticky sweet | Waffles are a staple of any sweet-toothed Cornellian’s diet, as they are available in most dining halls and at Waffle Frolic, on the Ithaca Commons.

offers a diverse salad bar, waffle makers and enough sugary cereal to keep you bouncing off the walls all night with your new college pals. Sunday brunch is also a must-try with savory breakfast pizza and giant pancakes.

A Quick and Easy Guide to (Some of) The Best Brunch Spots in Ithaca By ALLISON WILD Sun Staff Writer

As you may or may not know from touring Cornell, Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the country (my tour guide actually did inform me of this fun fact when I was touring). This means that there’s pretty much an endless supply of restaurants to choose from for brunch, so I decided to compile a simple guide to some of the brunch places most relevant to Cornell students. The nine restaurants listed below are by no means an exhaustive list of the brunching options in Ithaca, but hopefully they will get you started on your brunching adventures and help you match your mood to the right brunch spot. Carriage House: The Quaint, Homey Classic Location: Collegetown (305 Stewart Ave.)

This is where you go for a fullout, no stops, painfully filling and decadent brunch of stuffed French toast and artistic espresso. To be honest, the first time you go to Carriage House, you’re likely to be astounded by the beauty of the building itself and by the interesting assortment of vintage decorations and electronics. The one drawback of Carriage House, other than danger of eating so much delicious food you feel like you’re going to burst, is the painfully long wait time that is pretty much a permanent fixture.

Agava: The One With the Quintessential Boozy Brunch Location: Near East Hill Plaza (381 Pine Tree Rd.)

Agava pretty much has it all. The fabulous food — everything from massive waffles to designyour-own flatbreads to traditional eggs Benedict — and the $4 coolers are a killer combo. It is normally so packed that the last time I went there, while there was no wait, despite the fact that it was a Saturday morning around 11, the hostess very pointedly told me that in the future I should make a reservation. If you’re thinking about going to Agava, I would definitely recommend making a reservation. Actually, one of the best things about Agava is that they’re one of the few restaurants that do accept reservations and that allow you to make reservations on Opentable. Coal Yard Café: The One that’s a Hidden Gem Location: Near East Hill Plaza (143 Maple Ave.)

The best way to describe this tiny café is by saying that it’s probably like your grandmother’s living room. Warm, fresh homecooked meals are served to you as you wait in a small, cozy room with an electric fireplace. Though I might be a bit biased, as it’s my personal favorite and go-to Ithacan brunch spot, Coal Yard provides a lot that none of the other brunch spots can offer. For

one, the service is fast — and when I say fast I don’t mean you sit down, order immediately and get your food in ten minutes. I mean you order at the counter and your food is ready in a flash. There have been times that my food was ready before I got a chance to pick a table and sit down. The rustic setting is a wonderful backdrop for a casual brunch with friends or even a quiet study spot. Plus, their food is unique and tasty. Coal Yard features classic eggs and bacon, breakfast Asian-style rice bowls, mouthwatering pastries and sandwiches with combos that have definitely never crossed your mind. Monks on the Commons: The New Modern One Location: The Commons (120 S Aurora St.)

Monks, located in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel, is a new addition to the many restaurants of Ithaca. They serve a fairly classic American brunch with a bit of a modern twist, meaning that the eggs are accompanied by a sweet potato hash as opposed to simple hash browns. Their breakfasts tend to be tasty but a bit expensive, so it might not be the place to go if you’re a college kid on a budget just trying to grab a quick breakfast, but it’s perfect if you’re looking for a place to go for an occasion. Allison Wild can be reached at awild@cornellsun.com.

Best Bet: Mongo grill, pasta of the day. Appel Commons Appel is the only campus eatery with outdoor dining when the weather is cooperative, so enjoy it

West Campus Intrepid freshmen who venture down the slope into the land of upperclassmen will be rewarded with superior dining in a more homey setting. The dining rooms at Cook, Becker, Rose, Bethe and Keeton each have their own specialties to be discovered, including lots of international options. Additionally, most dining rooms on West have panini makers, so you if nothing else pleases you, whip up a cheesy melt with ingredients selected from ample sandwich and salad bars. Best Bet: Pierogies at Cook, bibimbap at Bethe, fajitas at Keeton. Eliza LaJoie graduated in 2013. Responses may be sent to dining-editor@cornellsun.com.

Behind That’s How I Roll By KAY XIAO Former Sun Dining Editor

Woepa Zegid reaches out of his truck to hand a customer her order before ducking back in and putting on a new pair of gloves. It’s dark outside, but the Tide orange truck emits a fluorescent glow. Zegid places a sheet of foil, a rectangular piece of seaweed and a flattened bed of sushi rice on a bamboo rolling mat. He then lays out the ingredients one after another — spicy tuna, salmon, fried cream cheese, avocado, lettuce, tempura flakes and drizzle of eel sauce — before rolling up the mat, pressing down on the top and sides and unraveling a burrito bundled warm and tight. A native of Tibet, Zegid moved to New York City when he was 18 years old and has since worked various jobs in the restaurant industry. He washed dishes and waited tables and eventually started to work in the kitchen as an assistant chef at a Japanese restaurant. Zegid moved with his family to Ithaca and worked as head chef at Plum Tree for five years before leaving to start That’s How I Roll. The lower cost of rent and novelty of the sushirito, which has become popular in cities nationwide, inspired Zegid to order a food truck, devise a menu and go into business. That’s How I Roll opened on North campus in April 2015, joining the ranks of mobile vendors like Collegetown Crêpes and Louie’s Lunch. At approximately 10 dollars a piece, its sushi burrito hybrids are filled with a generous assortment of ingredients that would typically go into a maki roll (rice, fish and vegetables in a seaweed wrap) and offer an on-the-go,

relatively affordable alternative to the typical sushi dine-in experience. The sushiritos are the truck’s main attraction, but the vendor also serves a variety of hand rolls and snacks. Customer favorites include the Fire Cracker, which consists of small blocks of crunchy fried rice topped with spicy tuna and garnished with jalapeño, Sriracha, spicy mayo and the Spicy Tuna Nachos — Doritos with spicy tuna avocado and eel sauce dish that’s truly out of this world. “It’s shockingly delicious for raw fish that comes out of a truck,” said Jessica Goldman ’16, a frequenter of the popular vendor who initially had some reservations about the safety and quality of ingredients. Zegid acknowledges the hesitancy of some customers regarding the freshness of his ingredients and identifies restocking ingredients daily as one of the main challenges to running a food truck that serves sushi-grade fish. “All of the ingredient have to be fresh, especially the fish, but also the avocado and the vegetables. It’s a trailer. It’s hard to fit everything in the truck, and when things run out we have to drive and grab fresh supplies,” he said. Zegid’s dedication to the freshness of his ingredients matches the commitment he has to his customers and business. This is evidenced by the amount of time that he spends in the tiny space: Zegid begins prepping ingredients two hours before opening for business every day and spends seven days a week working at the truck during the academic year. “I guess I always want to work,” he said. “I like it.” Kay Xiao can be reached at kxiao@cornellsun.com.


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DINING GUIDE

Collegetown Bagels Is Ithaca Born and Bread By CASEY CARR Former Sun Staff Writer

It’s a Saturday morning like every other at Collegetown Bagels: A steady crowd of students navigate around colorful displays of speciality foods and stocked coolers to pick up a cup of Love Buzz to go. Crates of fresh bread are brought in from Ithaca Bakery — airy and voluminous ciabatta, dark and dense pumpernickel, small loaves of sourdough just waiting to be hollowed out and filled with steaming soup; and workers behind the counter in CTB baseball caps move in a flurry to keep up with the stream orders. For anyone connected with Cornell in the past 30 years, the scene is a familiar one. Known for its quality food, quirky atmosphere and central location, CTB has become an integral part of the off-campus experience for students, professors, parents, townies and alumni alike. However, there’s something beyond the colorful chalkboard and inventive sandwich names that keeps generations coming back to CTB. I sat down with two of the owners of CTB, Mimi Mehaffey and Gregar Brous, and discovered that CTB is so much more than a sandwich shop on the

corner; it’s a community-wide family focused on local engagement. I’d like to first start with the humble beginnings of this little bagel shop. The idea for CTB came from three guys from Long Island who believed that a bagel shop would do well in Ithaca. After only a year, the trio sold the shop to the owner of Rulloff’s. Brous, an Ithaca College student and original townie, worked at Rulloff’s at the time. Upon graduation, he bought CTB with the support of his parents and brother, who are still owners of CTB today. Mehaffey, a manager at Rulloff’s and by default a manager at CTB as well, became full time manager at CTB. Brous and Mehaffey ran the original shop from the present-day Bear Necessities location and served the basics: only bagels and cream cheese — tunafish was a monumental feat at the time. CTB took on a more recognizable appearance to today’s trademark storefront after purchasing Oliver’s Deli and moving into their current, iconic corner location. The expansion tripled the menu and staff of this once small shop overnight. Today, with three different CTB locations and two Ithaca Bakery locations, acquired in 1989, the company employs over 300 members in the community. Mehaffey and Brous maintain that their staff is central to the success of CTB:

CTB serves more than speciality sandwiches and coffees to-go, but also philosophy from which we can all learn.

The Sun’s Dining Guide appears in each Thursday issue of The Sun.

ANDY JOHNSON / SUN FILE PHOTO

“Our staff is why people come back. They enjoy what they do and the customers that they are waiting on, and the customers have loyalty in return,” Mehaffey said. Mehaffey ensures that the staff is purposively representative of the greater Ithaca community. With students from Tompkins Cortland Community College, Cornell, Wells College and Ithaca College, just to name a few, and a special effort to hire high school students for their inaugural experience in the work force, as well as the employees who have been working for decades at the company, the staff of CTB is a true cross section of the Ithaca community. “They have become like family to us and we have become like family to them, and our customers are an extension of that family” explains Mehaffey. Not only does CTB emphasize a sense of community through its staff, but also through its ingredients. Brous says he is constantly searching for farmers and suppliers within the community and a way to connect the livelihoods of these local neighbors with their

own. “It’s a huge piece of who we are, our connection to the community and our belief in sustainability and what we have to do to keep this earth here for our children and generations after us.” Whether it’s locally-sourced meat or using nearby farmers for the production of their newest “ancient grains” bread line, Brous and Mehaffey are passionate about the quality of their ingredients and the impact they have on the local community. The staff and ingredients combine to create some of the most locally-conscious food around. The values of community and family around which CTB centers around are merged in bright colors and block letters on the renowned chalkboard: Names like The Steamin’ Treeman, Taughannock and Stewart Parker are clearly representative of the community of Ithaca. Brous says that “local” was the first big sandwich theme. The sandwich names, many of which are created by Brous, also represent the family aspect of CTB: The Lindsey, Viva Chelsea and Miles Stone are named after

their children; Sweet Rachel and Jonah’s Jive after their niece and nephew; the Javi after the family dog. Fourteen-year staff member Chris Buck has his own sandwich, The Big Buck, displayed on the board. Customers, too, can create their own concoction and have the opportunity for it to be sold as a special or added permanently to the menu. For the past 35 years, CTB has succeeded in integrating a local feel that resonates with people from all walks of life and from all parts of the world. In a place as diverse and quirky as Ithaca, it’s rare that a common denominator exists and has the ability to connect such a wide breadth of people, interests and tastes across generations. In Ithaca, CTB serves as that common denominator. With its emphasis on community engagement and family feel, CTB serves up more than speciality sandwiches and coffees to-go, but also philosophy from which we can all learn. Casey Carr graduated in 2014. Responses may be sent to dining-editor@cornellsun.com.


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SPORTS

Men’s Tennis Captures 2nd IvyTitle,NCAA Bid

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Tennis turns the tide | After coming back from an early point deficit in a nail-biting championship game, Cornell men’s tennis rose to the throne again. By JOSH ZHU Sun Assistant Sports Editor

A previous version of this story was published April 24. With its sixth one-point victory of the season and a nail-biting final set, the Cornell men’s tennis team secured itself an Ivy League championship for just the second time in history April 23. The Red (21-3, 6-1 Ivy) downed Brown (11-11, 0-7) with a 4-3 victory on Sunday to clinch the title. The win came in tense fashion, as senior Bernardo Casares Rosa prevailed against the Bears’ Charles Tan in the final set of the game. “Today was definitely the most important match I’ve ever played,” Casares Rosa said. “I tried to focus just on playing well rather than winning, which I think paid off.” The Red fell into an early deficit as it dropped two of its three doubles matches to lose the doubles point. Sophomore David Volfson and freshman Lev Kazakov won Cornell’s sole doubles game, 6-3. “[Volfson and I have] gotten really used to our positions on the court throughout the year and know exactly what to expect from each other,” Kazakov said. “He’s giving me confidence throughout the game and it just worked out very well today.” Cornell eventually evened out the score in the singles portion of the match. A series of wins from Volfson and seniors Colin Sinclair and Chris Vrabel balanced out losses by Kazakov and freshman Pietro Rimondini to set the score at 3-3 heading into the final match of the game. “The seniors have always been there for us, especially when we aren’t doing too well,” Rimondini said. “They really helped me out in so many ways especially [today], and it’ll be really sad to see them leave in a few weeks.” With the championship title on the line in the final game, Casares Rosa faced immense pressure to secure a victory against Tan. The senior managed to edged out Tan in a close 7-5 decision in the first set, before finding himself in a similar situation in the following one. A critical call came as Casares Rosa seemingly hit a ball out of bounds with the set tied 55. “After winning the first set, a mixture of [Tan] playing well and my nervousness led to the tie at 5-

5,” Casares Rosa said. “The sixth point ended up being a long rally where I was moving around a lot and [Tan] called an out on one of my forehands.” However, after a review, the previous call was overruled, giving Casares Rosa the point. With a 6-

5 lead, the senior did not miss a beat and completed the clutch two-set victory 7-5. “There was a lot of noise in the crowd, so the ref went to replay the point,” Casares Rosa continued. “He ended up calling the ball in and I got the break to go up 6-5.

Thankfully, I was able to finish the It is the second bid in program hismatch and give the victory to tory. “This win means a lot for the Cornell, my teammates and all our seniors in particular because supporters.” they’ve worked so With the win, hard throughout the Cornell finished the “Today was year,” Kazakov said. season in a three-way tie with Columbia and definitely the “However, the team a whole] will defiHarvard for the Ivy most important [as nitely be looking League title. “Everyone played a match I’ve ever ahead to the NCAA great role in winning played. ... [I’m] [tournament] as the next challenge.” the Ivy League chamBut for now, the pionship, especially the satisfied that I’m leaving this team has earned every seniors who have mentored us throughout team in a better right to relish its historical accomplishthis whole process,” Rimondini said. “I’m place than four ment. years ago.” “This win is spestill new to the procial for me, special gram, but I’m very happy to see that Ben Casares Rosa ’17 for the team, and I’m just extremely glad everyone’s hard work and satisfied that I’m paid off.” While the Red will undoubted- leaving this team in a better place ly savor its long-awaited Ivy title, than four years ago, and knowing the team will also certainly be that this team can be even better looking forward its first NCAA in years to come,” Casares Rosa tournament bid. On May 2nd, it said. was made clear Cornell would be heading to Waco, Tx. to take on Josh Zhu can be reached at Rice in the first round of NCAAs. jzhu@cornellsun.com.


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Tennis AcesPave Path for Historic Season,1st IvyTitle By BENNETT GROSS

Cornell (15-6, 5-2 Ivy) began the weekend in New Haven, facing a Bulldogs squad that had yet A previous version of this story to win an Ivy League match. was published April 23. However, Yale came out with a For the first time spoiler mentality, in its 44-year-long and took the doubles “We quickly existence, Cornell point to begin the women’s tennis has turned it around match. clinched the Ivy But the Red’s talLeague in a three- because we knew ent prevailed, as that we had to way tie with Harvard Cornell was able to and Dartmouth. win that match to capture all six singles Cornell entered matches in straight stay alive.” the competiton on sets to prolong its April 23 the way it Alex D’Ascenzo ’17 opportunity to win left it — in the the league title, and three-way tie — but ensure that the team with Dartmouth and Penn, in- would finish the season with a stead. The Red needed to win winning league record. both of its matches against Yale “We got off to a little bit of a and Brown to stay alive for a rough start against Yale, especially piece of the Ivy League crown. after dropping the doubles

Sun Staff Writer

BRITTNEY CHEW / SUN FILE PHOTO

First time for everything | Capping off an immaculate season, women’s tennis takes home its first Ivy League title, but it was not quite enough to make the NCAA tournament.

point,” said senior Alex D’Ascenzo. “But we quickly turned it around because we knew that we had to win that match to stay alive.” Heading into Sunday, the final day of the regular season, the Red needed to win its match against Brown, and have Penn beat

Harvard to clinch at least a piece of the league championship. In a shortened match, the Red defeated Brown 4-1 in Providence. Cornell had to wait approximately 90 minutes until it found out that the Quakers defeated the Crimson 4-3. “We really had to focus on our-

selves, because there was a lot of variables up in the air that we ultimately had no control over,” said junior Priyanka Shah. “So, in terms of balancing emotions and our focus, we really just had to worry about ourselves when we were on the court, but once our matches were over, we tried to look at the updates of the other Ivy matches to see where we would stand.” And when the dust finally settled, and Penn emerged victorious over the Crimson, the Red learned it had occupied the top spot in the Ivy League with two other schools. “We were on the drive back when we finally found out that Penn had defeated Harvard, and to hear the van erupt the way it did with their celebrating was very exciting,” head coach Mike Stevens said. “So, obviously we are all very proud of what the team accomplished, and very excited for the women who put so much work in all season.” While the ceremonies may last for now, Cornell is still not set for the rest of the season quite yet. Due to a tiebreaker, the Green earned the Ivy League’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Dartmouth won both of its matches this weekend against Penn and Princeton, also defeating the Red earlier this season, 43, April 14 in Ithaca. But despite not hearing its

“There is nothing like setting a seemingly unachievable goal and then finally being able to capture it.” Marika Cusick ’17 name called into the NCAA tournament field, the team got revenge; last year, Princeton defeated the Red in the final match of the season to win the Ivy League championship outright over Cornell. “In my freshman year, we went 0-7 in Ivy League play, so this was kind of the culmination of four years of hard work,” senior Marika Cusick said. “There is nothing like setting a seemingly unachievable goal and then finally being able to capture it in my senior year, especially because it was the first one in school history.” Bennett Gross can be reached at bgross@cornellsun.com.


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Son of Syracuse Coach Commits To Cornell Men’s Basketball By ZACH SILVER Sun Sports Editor

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Hockey and hope | Song first skated on a mall ice rink in Beijing. Now, he heads to Lynah Rink.

First Chinese-Born NHL Draft Commits toC.U. Hopes to make his country proud By ZACH SILVER Sun Sports Editor

The first time he skated was on a shopping mall ice rink in the middle of Beijing. Now, Andong Song is set to call one of college hockey’s most famous rinks home. Better known as Misha, Song has already had a pioneering bullet on his resume when he became the first Chinese-born NHL draft pick in 2015. He can add another accomplishment to that resume, as he will become the first Chinese-born Division I NCAA hockey player now that he has announced his commitment to join the Cornell men’s hockey program. The United States Hockey League announced on Twitter Wednesday that the Madison

“I’m really not focused on myself. I really want to do something good for Chinese hockey.” Misha Song Capitols left-handed defenseman has decided to take his talents to Ithaca. Song was selected by the New York Islanders in the sixth round, 172nd overall pick, of the 2015 draft — a monumental occasion for those in his home country that have already been inspired by his story. But it was when he came across an ice rink in the middle of a Beijing mall at the age of six that he learned what hockey actually was.

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“Being the first Chinese player [drafted] is a lot of pressure from the people back home,” he said to the media after his selection. “I hope that will motivate me to become a better player and make them proud. “What I want to do, is really rag up the people behind me,” he continued. “I’m really not focused on myself. I really want to do something good for Chinese hockey.” Sparse opportunity in China drove Song, and his family, to move to Ontario at the age of 10. A few years later, he enrolled at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey at the age of 15. Since then, he has captained the Chinese national team at the 2015 IIHF World Under-18 Championships, spending his last year with the Capitols, where he has appeared in 37 games. Despite not yet playing a game the NHL, let alone NCAA, the spotlight is shining brightly on Song. He models his game after Nicklas Lidstrom — one of the all-time greats — his draft selection was broadcast live on a Chinese television station and he has a nation of over 1.3 billion behind him. “Feels like I’m a star already, but, long way to go,” he said. Soon, Song will trade in that mall skating rink for one of college hockey’s most hallowed arenas in Lynah Rink, and that ‘long way to go’ will get a little shorter on East Hill. Zach Silver can be reached at sports-editor@cornellsun.com.

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He shares the same name as his father, but Jimmy Boeheim — son of legendary Syracuse men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim — announced his commitment to play 50 miles south of his father for Cornell. The six-foot-seven son of college basketball’s second-most winningest coach took to Twitter to announce his commitment, saying he is “excited” to join the Cornell program. “It has always kind of been a

being his desired destination. But in the end, Cornell turned out to hold the keys for his future. His father said he took a backseat role in his son’s collegelookout process. “I used him for the resources,” Boeheim said of his father’s role. Boeheim currently plays for New Hampton Prep, where teammates of his have made commitments to Northwestern, Arizona St., St. Mary’s College in California and a future rival of Boeheim, Dartmouth. His decision to attend New Hampton after high school came

“It has always been a dream to go to an Ivy League school, and it’s so close to home, so that’s a big part of it too.” Jimmy Boeheim dream to go to an Ivy league school, and it’s so close to home, so that’s a big part of it too,” Boeheim said to The Sun. “So this is a dream come true, and I’m really excited about it.” Donna Ditota of Syracuse.com reported that Boeheim was getting looks from Dartmouth, Harvard and Davidson, with Cambridge

with the hopes of elevating himself to a level where he would get looked at by Division I schools. “Just to get some more exposure, and have a year to improve my game, taking steps to reach my dream of playing Division I basketball,” Boeheim said of that decision to Syracuse.com. And it worked. Before that, the lefty played at Jamesville-DeWitt High School,

where he averaged 23.3 points per game — a 12.5 point improvement from the year prior — en route to a 15-8 season, per Syracuse.com. Boeheim also represents one of the first gets for the first-year head coach Brian Earl, who took the reigns of a team without any personal recruits. In his first season, Earl’s team has gone 7-20 — eliminated from postseason contention with two games left in the season. Boeheim, who considers himself a shooter, sees a nice fit for in Earl’s program that he hopes to fulfill. “I like his system a lot, and a really nice guy,” Boeheim said of Earl. “Excited to get to work with him.” Boeheim and his father have been on the court practicing together for years, and the future Cornellian has watched his father become one the winningest coaches in Division I history, several of which wins have come over Cornell. But during the Cornell’s annual trip to Syracuse’s Carrier Dome next year, his allegiance will now be shifted to the team in red. “It will be an awesome experience,” he said. Zach Silver can be reached at sports-editor@cornellsun.com.


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Men’s Hockey‘Fights Through’toVictory HOCKEY

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Angello proved to be Clarkson’s worst nightmare, as he notched the game-winner in both Red victories. Facing elimination on Saturday, the sophomore scored the second goal of the night for his team, one that would become the most important. And his goal on Sunday broke the one-all tie and stood firm to win the series. “Especially as a sophomore, he tried to do things a little bit too much,” Schafer said of Angello. “But over the last few months, he’s sort of started to settle in.” Clarkson’s Juho Jokiharju closed the scoring on Saturday, and he opened it right back up on Sunday. The sophomore struck 11:45 into the first off a beautiful feed from linemate Marly Quince for his second goal of the weekend. The puck sailed across the slot, and Jokiharju caught Gillam sliding across his crease, but the Cornellian was a millisecond too late to snatch the chip shot. Just about two minutes later, Cornell freshman forward Jeff Malott thought he got his team on the board off a wraparound attempt that squeaked by the right pad of Clarkson netminder Jake Kielly. Malott made his way to celebrate in front of the Cornell student section, but he was alone in his own world; the referees waved it off and play continued. At the next whistle, the officiating crew made its way into the video review room, and Lynah was stuck in limbo. After what felt like an eternity, the stripes emerged from the powwow session, and to the delight of Lynah, only one arm was outstretched instead of two being waved horizontally. Malott’s premature celebration was, in actuality, warranted. “Very proud of our players to fight through after giving up the goal, then come right back and score right away,” Schafer said, again alluding to his squad’s resiliency. “A great play by Malott, who was outstanding [all weekend].” The wraparound tactic seemed to be in Cornell’s favor, as sophomore Beau Starrett gave it another go about halfway into the second and found Angello alone in front of the net. For the second night in a row, the sophomore got the clutch goal for his team. The Red had a few opportunities in the period to extend its lead to two. On a power play after Jordan Boucher was sent to the box for a tripping call, Angello collected a stretch pass from Gillam behind the Golden Knights defense, but Kielly did well to react and save the puck with his right pad. Gillam has never been one to shy away from jumping into the offense, as he is the leading pointgetter in the country among netminders with a legendary goal and four assists. On another great stretch pass from the goalie, junior forward Alex Rauter had a second Cornell breakaway opportunity

against Kielly, but missed it just left. And in the final minute of the second period, a shot from senior defenseman Patrick McCarron from the blue line hit the post and bounced wide. “Two break aways, crossbar, goal post, missed chances in the second — it almost felt like, ‘Man, was that our opportunity to put this game away?’” Schafer said. “But just a great effort, proud of our players to fight through.” With the series win, Cornell has comfortably positioned itself to secure a bid into the NCAA tournament, and it would be the first for every student on the roster. But before that, the team must take on Union in the ECAC semifinals in Lake Placid this coming Saturday. The excitement of advancing brings along with it a bittersweet moment for the senior class. With impending renovations to Lynah’s roof, the team will only get one more time on the home sheet before the rink closes up to get ready for next season. “It’s pretty sad to leave this spot, but it was a great way to go

“Very proud of our players to fight through after giving up the goal, then come right back and score.” Head Coach Mike Schafer ’86 out,” Gillam said. “[The Lynah Faithful] is amazing — they’re the best fans in hockey, and I can’t thank them enough.” Making it to Placid is the farthest the team has reached since its current seniors were freshmen. In that season, Cornell ran into Clarkson in the quarterfinals, also going three games to finally advance. Last time at Lake Placid, Cornell met Union in the semifinals, and the Dutchmen were in the midst of its first and only NCAA championship run. And now, after downing Clarkson, it is Union once again that stands in the way of Cornell and an ECAC finals bid. Seem eerie? Do not bring that up to Schafer, who has been around the league enough to see almost everything. “Deja vu? I’ve been around for 23 years,” Schafer joked. “For you it might be deja vu, but for me I’ve been here.” While there is still much for the Red to achieve before the season’s end, Cornell will enjoy the series win, at least for a little bit. But as is customary with any yearly installment of the Cornell program, satisfaction always lies ahead. “There is a lot of hooting and hollering [tonight], but I’m proud of them,” Schafer added about this year’s team. “We’re just looking forward to playing.” The Sun’s sports department can be reached at sports@cornellsun.com.


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Trailing 28-5,Red Roars Back to UpendColgate FOOTBALL

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Again like last year, Cornell started off slow, giving up 21 points in the first quarter while Colgate’s dominant defense locked down the Red. Pinned at its own one-yard line to start its first drive, the Raiders used a couple of runs to create some room to work with, then quarterback Jake Melville found John Maddaluna 10 yards down the field. Maddaluna burst past Cornell’s defenders and sprinted 93 yards for the score, putting Colgate in the lead just under five minutes into the game. Melville was dominant all day, completing 23 of 37 passes while throwing for 399 yards and three scores. He also showed off his talents as runner, rushing for 80 yards, good enough for second most on the team. On the ensuing drive, Banks was picked off and Colgate immediately took advantage. Similarly to the previous drive, a hyper aggressive Cornell secondary gambled, lost and paid the price as Melville again connected on short pass to Maddaluna. Once again, Maddaluna took advantage of the Red’s sloppy defensive play to run 51 yards untouched into the end zone. After the Raiders forced anoth-

For a second the ball seemed to hang there, suspended in space, then Hubbard reached out and snagged it. Cutting inside past two defenders, he raced off to the end zone, trimming the Colgate lead to five and quieting the home crowd that had been so raucous only moments early. “I was thinking, ‘It’s about time,’” Archer said of Hubbard’s catch. “When you work hard, you get lucky and you get breaks. These kids in the program deserve that one.” Right when it seemed like the Red had regained the momentum following a huge Cornell stop on fourth down late in the fourth quarter, Banks overthrew Shaw way down field and the ball floatCAMERON POLLACK / SUN PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR ed right into the hands of Upstart upsetters | Sophomore quarterback Dalton Banks’ clutch performance at the end of the game helped Colgate’s Adam Bridgeforth. But Cornell upend the Raiders. an impressive stop from the Red punter Chris Fraser pinned the ished with 261 yards receiving, the made a series of timely stands gave the ball back to the offense, a Raiders at their own four-yard most receiving yards by an oppo- against Colgate’s high-powered pattern that came to light as the with a masterful 34-yard kick, nent in the history of Cornell’s offense. Late in the third quarter, game progressed. the Red held the Raiders scoreless junior linebacker Kurt Frimel program. Yet on fourth down, Banks was The Red continued to hang on their final six drives, including tracked down Melville and sacked picked off again, giving the ball the quarterback in the end zone around in the second quarter two turnovers on downs. back to the Raiders with four min“Hats off to our defense in the when Banks fired downfield to for a safety. utes left. second half and stoning them so Shaw. The wide receiver got a step Those two points, while seemBut again, Cornell’s defense ingly insignificant when trailing on his defender, snagged a well- hard,” Shaw said. “They gave us played at its best when it mattered by 21, would prove to be thrown pass from Banks, then all the momentum going in. They most. On fourth and the difference maker in outran Colgate’s defense to score played their asses off.” inches, the defense “We definitely are going to feel very With No. 19 Harvard — the the Red’s first touchdown of the the one-point victory. stuffed a rush attempt by good about our game plan, knowing we only other undefeated Ivy League Following the game. the Raiders. It was one of four passing team — waiting next week, the Raiders’ kickoff, Cornell And that was when can execute against the best.” put together its best touchdowns on the day for the Red will enter the game with conBanks went to work. Kurt Frimel offensive possession of quarterback who, in just his third fidence at an all time high. With surgical precision, “We definitely are going to be the day, but a penalty in ever start, passed for 454, the the sophomore orchestrated a hurry-up drive down the er Cornell punt, Colgate muscled the endzone derailed the drive and eighth-most passing yards in way more confident.” Frimel said. school history and the most since “We are going to feel very good down the field and scored again, the Red settled for a field goal. field. about our game plan, knowing we “We were doing well between the days of Jeff Mathews ’13. “You know you have to exe- placing the Red in a 21-point At the end of the half, Cornell can execute against the best, the red zones and moving the ball cute,” Banks said. “The clock is in hole. “[The Raiders] are explosive,” well,” Banks said. “We just made a great goal line stand to which we have shown. That’s just the back of your head. We had no Archer said. “Colgate is really couldn’t finish and execute. We keep the Raiders out of the end going to improve our confidence timeouts and we had to get out of zone. Colgate connected on a field here on out to do bigger and betgood and if you miss a gap, they’re would stall out here and there.” bounds.” ter things.” Colgate answered the Red’s goal to go into halftime up 19. “Coach Archer had a smile on gone. That’s what was happenThe impressive stop would be a pair of scores with yet another his face. He came over and he ing.” Cornell got on the board in the throw and catch from Melville to harbinger of things to come. Late Adam Bronfin can be reached at pointed to the two-minute menu and said, ‘Here, we go. We have most unlikely of ways. After senior Maddaluna. The wide receiver fin- in the game, the Red’s defense abronfin@cornellsun.com. enough time,’” Shaw said of his coach’s plan for the game’s final drive. “Strategically, we were able to get the ball back on our 40 and thought, ‘This is just like practice.’” On first and 10 from the 19yard line, Banks launched a pass into the back of the end zone and into the outstretched arms of Shaw. After an instant replay review confirmed the catch, Cornell players on the sideline exploded in celebration. “It can’t get much better than this,” Hubbard said. “I think that was probably the best game I’ve played in. I’m so excited for our team, such a big win for us.” The game played out remarkably similarly to last year’s home loss to the Raiders. In that game, Cornell trailed early but began to put together a comeback late in the game. However, it was too little too late, and the Red lost, dropping to 0-3 on the season “Everything is different,” Hubbard said when asked about the contrasts between this year and last year. “Our seniors talk about resilience. I think that shows, we just know that we’re going to win. We expect to win now. We just have the confidence to go out there and do what we do.”


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Three Cornell Pitchers Selected in 2017 MLB Draft By JAMIL RAHMAN Sun Assistant Sports Editor

A previous version of this story was published June 14. On June 14, three Cornell baseball players were drafted in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. All of the players selected thus far have been pitchers, bringing the total in the last four years to six Red players being drafted. “I had a good idea that the third day would be a big day for us,” head coach Dan Pepicelli told the Sun. “It was a good day for the program, a good day for us, it’s a celebration for the entire program.” Paul Balestrieri

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St. Louis Cardinals | Paul Balestrleri was the first of the Big Red players to be drafted in 2017. With the 784th overall pick in the 26th round, the St. Louis Cardinals drafted former RHP Paul Balestrieri. Balestrieri knew a few picks ahead that the team was preparing to pick him. “[Sean Moran, the team’s area scout] called me a few picks before, he asked how to pronounce my last name,” Balestrieri told the Sun. But for the New Jersey native, the emotions didn’t sink in until the pick became official. “Disbelief, excitement, but I didn’t real-

ly go crazy until I saw I was officially picked, then it all hit me,” Balestrieri said. “My family, [my] girlfriend and I just freaked out. [It] was a really special moment.” Balestrieri also gave a great deal of credit to his college coach. “Coach Pep is such a great man, I can’t say enough great things about him,” he said. “[He] was by my side the whole time, setting up workouts and giving advice. I love that guy to death. Balestrieri graduated this past spring, and in his senior year he appeared and started in 9 games and posted a 5-4 record. In his 57.2 innings pitched, he earned 36 strikeouts and a 2.18 ERA, good for second in the Ivy League. Balestrieri was named second-team All Ivy at the conclusion of the season and earned Ivy League Pitcher of the Week after Cornell defeated Michigan State 2-1 in the Spider Invitational in Richmond, Va.

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Los Angeles Dodgers | Lewis, rising senior and California native, was drafted by the Dodgers as their 850th pick.

Justin Lewis then moved into the rotation his junior Peter Lannoo Just four picks later with the Los Two rounds later, with the 846th over- year. “[Lannoo] constantly got better,” Angeles Dodgers’ 850th pick, another all pick in the 28th round, the San Francisco Giants selected classmate RHP Pepicelli said. “[When I got here], he was pitcher came off the board for the Red. good, but turned more into an extraordi- This time it was rising-senior LHP Justin Peter Lannoo ’17 The closer from Indiana posted a 3.86 nary arm this year through hard work, and Lewis, the only southpaw in Cornell’s rotaERA in his 21 innings pitched. Lannoo he did a great job of picking his arm and tion. The California native finished his appeared in 17 games and came away with his body up.” junior season with a 5.32 ERA eight saves, tied for in 45.2 innings pitched. Lewis most in the Ivy League. started in eight of his nine The number also puts appearances, posting a 3-2 him in second all-time record. in program history for Lewis has the option to forgo saves in a season. his senior campaign to sign with Lannoo was one of two the Dodgers, or come back to Red players to be selectIthaca to finish out his college ed to the All-Ivy first career. team at the end of the That decision is not clear at season. this moment. Lannoo began his “We’re going to talk more Cornell career as a walkabout [his decision], but he’s on, then made six excited about the opportunity appearances during his to play professional baseball,” sophomore season Pepicelli said. “I don’t want to before suffering an burden him on his draft day, I injury that cut his year just want [all of them] to enjoy short. Lannoo was today.” bumped up to the varsiCAMERON POLLACK / SUN PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR ty level starting his Jamil Rahman can be reached at sophomore year and San Francisco Giants | Lannoo, who began his Cornell career as a jrahman@cornellsun.com. made a few appearances, walk-on, was drafted by the Giants in the 28th round.

Former Red First Baseman Signs With San Diego Padres By JAMIL RAHMAN Sun Assistant Sports Editor

A previous version of this story was published June 25. Former Cornell baseball first baseman and California native Cole Rutherford ’17 did not hear his name called in the MLB draft earlier this month, but has signed as a free agent with the San Diego

Padres, it was announced this weekend. “It was a dream come true. I remember when they called me, I was ecstatic,” Rutherford told the Sun. “I hung up and gave my dad a huge hug and started tearing up a bit. I was absolutely overwhelmed with emotions.” Rutherford said that the team called him on June 15th, but didn’t

make it official until the 23rd when he went out to Arizona to sign. “I was once again overjoyed and called both of my parents, my brother and my girlfriend and was almost at a loss for words,” Rutherford added about the signing. Rutherford, who was named one of the Sun’s top 25 senior athletes this past May, becomes the first

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Dream come true | Rutherford played only two years for Cornell as a transfer student, but still made a huge impact on the field and at the plate.

Cornell field-player to both of his seasons join a professional “It was a dream with OCC and a come true. I organization and national champifourth overall this remember when onship in 2014 before summer after Paul transferring to they called ... I Cornell. Balestri ’17, Peter Lannoo ’17 and rising “The biggest was absolutely senior Justin Lewis — adjustment was just overwhelmed.” the level of commitall pitchers — were drafted during the Cole Rutherford ’17 ment to both baseball 2017 MLB Draft. and school and balRutherford will ancing the two,” also be joining his younger brother, Rutherford said about the transiBlake, in the professional ranks, tion. “There is so much to do in who was drafted straight out of high order to be successful at both and school by the New York Yankees only so many hours in the day to get with the 18th overall pick in the it all done. You have to really stay on first round of the 2016 draft. Blake top of everything and be diligent in currently plays for the Charleston everything that you do.” RiverDogs, the Single-A affiliate of Rutherford immediately made the Yankees. But Rutherford said an impact for the Red. He was the idea of facing off against his named All-Ivy League honorable brother hasn’t crossed his mind yet. mention after the 2016 season, and “I think mainly just because led the team in home runs in his we’re in completely different two seasons in Ithaca with six in leagues,” he said as to why it has 2016 and seven in 2017. never come up, “but that would Rutherford also led the team in definitely be something special if RBI’s in both of his seasons with 26 that happened some day.” and 33, and led last year’s squad Cole spent his freshman and with a .512 slugging percentage and sophomore years playing for a .314 batting average in Ivy League Orange Coast College — a two- play. year community college in Orange County, Calif. — helping the team Jamil Rahman can be reached at on its way to state championships in jrahman@cornellsun.com.


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Despite Interest From Teams, Morgan Withdraws From NBA Draft

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Wizards, Timberwolves and Warriors | Matt Morgan returns to Cornell men’s basketball after being contacted by three NBA teams. By ZACH SILVER Sun Sports Editor

A previous version of this story was published May 22. Following the plans he set out for himself when he declared in April, Matt Morgan ’19 has withdrawn his name from consideration in the upcoming NBA draft and will return to play for Cornell men’s basketball. Morgan himself admitted that the decision to declare in the first place was more an effort to get name recognition and show he has intentions of someday playing at the next level. It seems to have worked, as he was contacted by the Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors — all of which expressed interest and said they would continue watching his tape. “We all knew that it was going to be hit or miss type process, whether I was going to get calls or whether I wasn’t,” Morgan told The Sun. “It was a good time to see that I had gotten a few calls from some teams. The process was exciting … [and] just having that opportunity was just really enjoyable.” The latter of the aforementioned teams — the Warriors — holds an especially important place in Morgan’s heart. A North Carolina native, Morgan grew

up just outside of Charlotte — the area in which improve in Earl’s second year at the helm of the proWarriors star Stephen Curry first made a name for gram. “Our freshman class is a really deep class. They are all himself. At one point, Morgan considered transferring high talented, all really skilled … and we’ve seen that they schools to Charlotte Christian — Curry’s alma mater can impact the program from the moment they step on — but that ended up not going through. Regardless, campus,” Morgan said. “They are capable of learning at Morgan became enamored with Curry. He would a very fast pace. It shouldn’t take long to teach them.” As a team, there is room for improvement. Cornell watch in awe as the sharpshooter lit it up during his college days at Davidson, just 20 miles from Morgan’s finished tied for last in the league, but just one point behind Princeton for fifth in scoring. Of the anticipathometown. Despite not having any origins from Oakland, the ed goals, getting to the Ivy League tournament was one Warriors have become Morgan’s favorite team simply Morgan laid out for the team. And on an individual because of his childhood level? “Next season just getidol in Curry. “It was surreal, to be “After hearing from a number of teams, I ting started with the process,” he said, as well as honest,” Morgan said of have a clearer picture of the things I making himself as attractive the Warriors expressing need to do on and off the court.” to NBA teams as possible. interest. “After [Curry’s] Morgan does not know junior year when he decidMatt Morgan what the future holds for ed to go to the draft, I told him, and is not sure if he myself whatever team drafted him would be my new favorite team because he will test the waters in the draft again next year. That, he was my favorite player and still is. I’ve been ride or die said, depends on numerous factors and how the upcoming season pans out. with Steph.” But until then, he knows his work ethic must only The Warriors have undoubtedly shaken up the nature of the NBA today. Small lineups have become increase from here on out to set himself up for the most all the more popular, as have the run-and-gun, fast- beneficial of futures. “This was a great learning experience for paced offenses. Morgan notices hints of that evolumyself and my family, and after hearing tion have trickled down into the Cornell profrom a number of teams, I have a cleargram. er picture of the things I need to “The way that we play here is very simido on and off the court over lar to the way they play,” he said. “I try to the next two seasons,” watch as much film on them. It was crazy Morgan said in a stateto hear [Cornell head coach Brian] Earl ment to Cornell Big Red. telling me my favorite team had shown “I appreciate the support interest, and both of us were excited about I’ve gotten from my teamit.” mates, the coaching But until Morgan has to make the decistaff, my family and sion whether or not to declare for the draft friends. I’m excited again, and potentially play with the likes of about suiting up Curry or Kevin Durant, he will look to confor the Big Red tinue his repeated success at the collegiate next season.” level. Morgan has led the Ancient Eight in scorZach Silver can be ing both his freshman and sophomore seasons, reached at sports-ediearning second-team All-Ivy nods in each. But tor@cornell.com. despite the numerous accolades, Morgan knows he has some areas of weakness he needs to strengthen if he MICHAEL WENYE LI / SUN wants a shot at the pros. ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR “I’ve been in the gym, I’ve watched film on myself Warriors | The Golden over and over again, so I know what I need to work on,” he said. “I’ve heard from my coaches and even State Warriors, one of my dad has heard from a couple people that there are the three teams that certain parts of my game I need to work on to expressed interest in hopefully one day play in the NBA.” Morgan, is Morgan’s To go along with Morgan’s withdraw, the favorite team Cornell program also announced this week that because of his idol six new recruits will be joining Morgan and Stephen Curry. the squad in 2017-18, looking to

Men’s Hockey Incoming Freshman Selected by New York Rangers Morgan Barron becomes sixth current Cornellian to be drafted by NHL organization By ZACH SILVER

from a shoulder injury, Barron still managed to average more than a point per game with St. Andrew’s College, the A previous version of this story was pub- largest all-boys boarding school in lished June 24. Canada. A two-time captain for the Just days after he was Saints, his 50 points in 46 officially announced as a games last season were slightly member of Cornell men’s down from the year prior, hockey’s class of 2021, where he put up 72 in 58 Morgan Barron was selectgames. ed by the New York In both 2015-16 and this Rangers with the 174th past season, Barron led St. overall pick in the sixth Andrews to consecutive CISAA round of the 2017 NHL provincial championships. And Entry Draft. also in that 2015-16 year, he The Halifax, Nova helped the Saints capture a Scotia, native was the Canadian national champiranked No. 88 among onship. North Americans on the BARRON ’21 Barron took the road less NHL Central Scouting traveled en route to both Players to Watch List back in November, Cornell and the NHL draft. In an interbut slipped a bit to enter draft weekend at view with The Pipeline Show, he said that No. 98. despite his large stature today, he was a Regardless, he joins Cornell as part of a late bloomer and too small to play junior professional organization. hockey at the age of 16. This past season, after battling back “I was always the smaller kid on my

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team,” Barron said in an interview with The Pipeline Show earlier this month. “And then I had my growth spurt a little later than most guys do. … I want to be your prototypical type of NHL center … and use my size to my advantage.” But no matter the path, he said the chance to come play at a university and program like Cornell was too good to pass up. “Being able to get an Ivy League degree and with a top end program [and] being able to combine those two things are really something that was special to me and something that I wanted to be a part of,” Barron added. “As soon as they offered me I was definitely on board.” Barron is the fifth Cornellian to be drafted by the Rangers franchise, following Gordie Lowe in 1964, Kevin Walker in 1974, Lance Nethery in 1977 and Pete Marcov in 1983. Barron grew up a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, but has said he would be willing to give up the blue and white allegiance for whatever team calls his name. He will get

“Being able to get an Ivy League degree and with a top end program ... are really something ... that I wanted to be a part of.” Morgan Barron ’21 a taste of what his future might hold when Cornell and Boston University play at Madison Square Garden this November. Once Barron arrives to Ithaca in the fall, Cornell will have six NHL draft picks on campus. In addition to Barron, rising seniors Jared Fiegl (Arizona Coyotes) and Dwyer Tschantz (St. Louis Blues), rising juniors Anthony Angello (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Beau Starrett (Chicago Blackhawks) and fellow incoming freshmen Matt Cairns (Edmonton Oilers) have all been claimed in the NHL draft. Zach Silver can be reached at sports-editor@cornellsun.com


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Netting a Win In a tense end-of-the-season game, tennis rallied to win the Ivy League championship for only the second time in Cornell history.

Although he received calls in the NBA draft, Matt Morgan ’19 decided to return to play for the Red.

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Red on the Rise

Hitting It Home

Cornell fans really get into the Red spirit — and we have the photos to prove it.

Cole Rutherford ’17, a former Cornell first baseman, signed with the San Diego Padres this summer.

Incoming freshman Misha Song, the first Chinese-born player to be chosen in the NHL draft, will join Cornell hockey this year.

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LAST YEAR’S BIG RED VICTORIES Cornell football shocks No. 25 Colgate after trailing 28-5 By ADAM BRONFIN Sun Senior Editor

A previous version of this story was published October 1. HAMILTON, N.Y. — Sitting in the locker room, trailing by 19 points against a nationally ranked opponent, the men of Cornell football knew what they had to do: play the best football of their lives to stun No. 25 Colgate at home. The team, against all odds, accomplished the feat. The Red shocked the Raiders, 39-38, in front of Colgate’s Homecoming crowd. The team trailed early, falling into a 28-5 hole, but remarkable play from all sides of the ball propelled Cornell to its first road win over a ranked team since 1950. “[At halftime] Jake Waltman brought us up and said, ‘This is the moment you’re going to be looking at 10 or 15 years down the road and say we had the biggest comeback we’ve ever had and we’re going to prove it today,’” said senior wide receiver Collin Shaw. “Everyone rallied around that before the half and it gave us so much momentum going into the second half.” “We said, ‘Hey, no matter what happens, we’re going to win the game,’” said head coach David Archer ’05. “We stuck to it and they just kept making plays and it was just a day I’ll never forget.” Even when facing a 23-point deficit, the players maintained a high-level of confidence throughout the game. “We never lost the expectation that this was our game,” said sophomore linebacker Reis Seggebruch. “Our coaches stayed on us and even at halftime no one lost the faith. Everyone kept fighting like we knew it was our game to win.” One of the defining moments of the game came late in the third quarter. Sophomore quarterback Dalton Banks fired a pass to junior wide receiver James Hubbard. The underthrown ball was batted up in the air by a leaping Colgate defender, leading to one of the most exciting moments of the 2016 season. See FOOTBALL page 39

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The taste of victory | Hockey headed back to the ECAC championship weekend for the first time since 2013.

Men’s hockey punches ticket to Lake Placid with resilient win By ZACH SILVER and JAMIL RAHMAN Sun Sports Editor and Assistant Sports Editor

A previous version of this story was published March 12. Throughout the entirety of the regular season, the Cornell men’s hockey team was one that prided itself on its ability to be resilient and overcome adversity. The first weekend of the postseason proved to be no exception. With half of the defensive core out for a good part of the year, only four home games

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Touchdown | The men of Cornell football celebrate following their upset victory over Colgate.

before Jan. 1 and the ghosts of regular seasons past haunting in the hallowed rafters of Lynah, the resilient Red used an undefeated February to surge into third place in the league, ramping up excitement for what was sure to be an exciting quarterfinals following a bye week. “To overcome [a season] like that is a testament to those guys in that locker room, because they just don’t use anything for excuse,” said head coach Mike Schafer ’86. “There was never belly aching or talking about [away games]. We just went on the

road and we did it. That kind of adversity and resiliency has stayed with this hockey team all season long.” So when Clarkson came to town for the ECAC quarterfinals and took a blowout 6-2 win in game one, Cornell was not in unchartered waters from a mental standpoint. All that was learned during the 29-game regular season was going to be put to the test the remainder of the weekend. With its backs against the wall, the Red came out of Saturday with a gritty 2-1 win to level the series and keep its season alive. With one final game remaining at Lynah, everything was put on the line Sunday. A second consecutive hard-fought 2-1 victory has punched Cornell’s ticket to the ECAC championship weekend in Lake Placid this coming weekend. “I think the first game we were just too worried about what they were doing and we didn’t really focus on the process that we usually do before games,” said senior goaltender Mitch Gillam. “We brought it the last two games and we played our game — we were physical, we were dominant on the boards, and we did a great job defensively.” Sophomore forward Anthony See HOCKEY page 38


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ELCOME TO CORNELL! In a few short weeks, you’ll pack the station wagon to the brim with your belongings, say goodbye to Fido and arrive in Ithaca. All the anticipation will finally be over. Get ready to kick off what will be the craziest and most memorable four years of your life. We at The Sun know how you feel — nervous, excited, curious — as you prepare to begin your first year “on the Hill.” Remembering our own freshman days, we have created this guide for you to read before you arrive on campus to give you the inside scoop on Cornell life. That is, until you find it for yourself.

Inside, you’ll find information on the organizations you can join and the things you can see in and around the Hill. We’ll give you some advice about the best places to eat, study and hang out. Bring an open mind to Cornell. The people you meet, the classes you attend and the activities in which you will immerse yourself will change you, no doubt in ways you never imagined. And the time will pass quickly — many of us would give anything to reclaim a year or two. Don’t forget to read The Sun online and in print and enjoy your time at Cornell. There’s no place like it. — The 135th Editorial Board


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AAP: College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Found on the north end of the Arts Quad. Appel: Appel Commons, one of North Campus’ dining halls, known as the “crown jewel of Cornell Dining.” Big Red: The nickname for all Cornell athletic teams. Big Red Bear: Cornell mascot. Although the bear is actually brown and not red, Cornellians still look to him for spirit. CALS: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Also called the “Ag School.” Big Red Bucks: Points that can be used in a-la-carte dining facilities, such as Bear Necessities, to buy food. Also known as BRBs. CCC: Cornell Concert Commission, the organization that brings big-name bands to campus. Central: Central Campus, the area between the gorges that includes nearly all of Cornell’s academic buildings. Chalkings: Announcements written in chalk on the campus sidewalks. CIT: Cornell Information Technologies, the provider of computer and network services. Cocktail Lounge: Underground reading room in Uris Library with comfy, sleep-inducing chairs — great for a midday nap! Commons: A stretch of State Street in downtown Ithaca closed to vehicular traffic. Go there to find shops, restaurants and many craft and musical fairs. Cornell Cinema: Sells $4 tickets to more than 300 films a year. CTB: Collegetown Bagels, a favorite lunch spot. CTP: Collegetown Pizza, a favorite latenight munchies spot. C-Town: Collegetown, the business district of Ithaca located next to campus. There are apartments, shops, restaurants and bars on this stretch. Dairy Bar: Cornell-operated dairy that serves ice cream, milkshakes and other milk products. D.P. Dough: A place to order calzones to satisfy those late-night cravings. Dragon Day: Tradition started by Willard D. Straight 1901, in which architecture students build a giant dragon and parade it around the campus before spring break. EARS: Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service, a free and confidential peer counseling service. Fishbowl: A glass-enclosed reading room in Uris Library with rows of reading-conducive desks. Perfect for studying. Freshman 15: Theory that incoming freshmen will gain 15 pounds during their first year in college because of the all-you-care-to-eat dining halls — plus the beer. Freshmen on the Field: A tradition where all freshmen rush onto the field before the first home football game of the season. FWS: 1. Freshman writing seminar; you pick your top five choices, and will be assigned one. 2. Federal Work Study, a financial aid program. Gorges: Ithaca’s claim to fame, leading to the saying, “Ithaca is Gorges.” These rock-lined waterfalls are hard to miss on campus, but swimming in them is dangerous and prohibited in most areas — be careful. Harvest Dinner: One night each fall semester when local foods are served in Cornell’s dining halls. Ho Plaza: The area between the Campus Store and the Straight, which often hosts student rallies. Hotelies: Students in the School of Hotel Administration. Hot Truck: Found at the bottom of West Campus, the Hot Truck is perfect for a latenight snack. The truck is owned and operated by Shortstop Deli, which has not changed the menu from the classic subs; look out for the Poor Man’s Pizza (PMP), which made the truck famous. I.C.: Ithaca College, the college across town from Cornell. ILR: School of Industrial and Labor Relations, nicknamed “I Love Reading.” J.A.: The Judicial Administrator determines punishments for recalcitrant students, especially those who take more than one piece of fruit

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Big steps | Waterfalls run through many gorges and provide the area its natural beauty. Some gorges have trails leading down to the falls, but off-trail areas can be dangerous.

out of the dining halls. JAM: Just About Music, a residential program house. The Johnson: Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art, free and open to the public. Libe Café: Where great minds meet daily over coffee inside Olin Library. Libe Slope: A very steep hill separating West Campus from Central Campus. You’ll want to be there on Slope Day ... but otherwise only take the walk when you’re up for a workout. Louie’s Lunch: Major rival to Hot Truck, found on North Campus between Balch and Risley Halls. Louie’s is the older of the two trucks and serves a wider variety of foods. Martha Van / MVR: Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, home of the College of Human Ecology. Morgue: The large study lounge in Donlon Hall, named for its dark, dismal lighting. Nasties: Affectionate nickname for the greasy, a-la-carte dining facility in RPCC. Noyes: The student center on West Campus, home to a state-of-the-art gym to rid yourself of the Freshman 15. Orgo: Organic chemistry. Two words: Fear it. PAM: Policy analysis and management, a popular major in the College of Human Ecology. Plantations: Includes an arboretum, a botanical garden and other areas showcasing the fruits of Ithaca’s natural beauty. Prelim: Any full-length exam that is not a final exam. Known as “midterms” at most other colleges. Quad: Quadrangle, a rectangular section of campus that houses one of Cornell’s colleges, such as the Ag Quad, the Arts Quad and the Engineering Quad. R.A.: Resident advisor, the upperclassman in charge of keeping order in your residence hall. RHD: Residence hall director, the R.A.’s boss. You want this person to be on your side if you’re in trouble.

ROTC: Reserve Officer’s Training Corps, a collegiate-level military organization. RPCC: Robert Purcell Community Center, one of two community centers on North Campus. It’s home to numerous study lounges, Bear Necessities and a dining hall. Formerly known as RPU. S/U: Pass-or-fail grading that is an option in some courses (satisfactory or unsatisfactory). S.A.: Student Assembly, a student governing body that has jurisdiction over the student activity fee and makes recommendations to the administration. Schwartz Center: Home of Cornell’s theatre, film and dance department, which were the target of controversial budget cuts this past year. Located in Collegetown, it hosts many student performances and visiting shows. Slope Day: An end of the year celebration in the spring when Cornellians gather on Libe Slope, hang out with friends, listen to music and have a few (or more) drinks. The Straight: Willard Straight Hall, Cornell’s student union, which contains three dining facilities, a study lounge, a ceramics studio, a Cornell Cinema movie theater and registered student organization offices. SAFC: Student Assembly Finance Commission, in charge of distributing money to registered student organizations. State Street Diner: A restaurant open 24 hours a day west of the Ithaca Commons. Stop by if you’re looking for greasy, home-style cooking and waitresses who will call you “honey.” T.A.: Teaching assistants, often graduate students who lead discussion sections for large lectures. TCAT: Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, the bus company that serves the Ithaca area. Townie: A local Ithaca resident. Ujamaa: A residential program house on North Campus focused on African culture. Wegmans: The massive and hyper-popular supermarket downtown. Great place to shop if you cook for yourself a lot.


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OrientationWeek Eases Transition to Cornell By SUN STAFF

In mid-August, students from around the world will pack up from summer vacation and congregate in Ithaca, N.Y., where the next generation of political leaders, business tycoons and famous activists will be become part of the incoming freshman class at Cornell University. During the five-day New Student Orientation, freshmen will be given the chance to not only settle in, but also reach out and explore. The Orientation Steering Committee runs a tight ship of planned activities and events, which give students the opportunity for a positive first taste of Cornell life. There are plenty of other options available for stu-

“I think [Orientation Week] is a great opportunity for students to explore the campus before they take that final plunge.” Nikki Stevens ’11 dents. According to Nikki Stevens ’11, former co-chair of the Orientation Steering Committee, the more traditional events are generally the crowd favorites. “My favorite event is the Big Red Blowout because it gives a sense of Cornell spirit, and it’s a great chance to hang out with your class,” Stevens said. Former Orientation Leader Jeff Stulmaker ’11 reiterated Stevens’ enthusiasm. “I think it’s a great opportunity for students to explore the campus before they take that final plunge,” Stulmaker said of “O-Week.” Orientation Leaders serve as new students’ guides to campus in the first week and often beyond. They can serve as valuable resources to find quiet places to study, cool places to party and everything in between. New students nervous about their first day on campus

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Move-in day | Family members help their new Cornell student carry luggage across North Campus. There are numerous student volunteers available to help carry luggage and give directions on Move-In Day.

can take comfort in the fact that Emily Krebs ’10, former chair of the OSC, says move-in day is often the most exciting of the entire week. “Move-in day is always my favorite,” Krebs said. “I love seeing the new students come in.” This year’s Orientation Week is the first in which students have not been assigned a Freshman Reading Project to discuss in small groups. The project phased out last year with Slaughterhouse-Five, a novel by notable

Cornellian Kurt Vonnegut ’44. Instead, O-Week will encourage student engagement through exhibitions at the Johnson Museum and other events. “It’s a very diverse experience,” Stevens said. “We have something for everyone. If you get involved, there’s a lot you can see.” The Sun’s news department can be reached at news@cornellsun.com.

Identity and Belonging Project to Make Debut During O-Week By SUN STAFF

In between attending icebreaker activities, information sessions and evening fairs, freshmen at Orientation Week will begin a new tradition in their first week at Cornell: they will attend the Identity and Belonging Project at Cornell. The new diversity program will feature stories based on submissions from undergraduates and will be performed by student volunteers, said Lindsay Hansen, director for orientation programs. “We hope this program will

create a strong foundation for our students’ commitment to Cornell’s values and community standards related to identity, inclusion and belonging, and provide a starting point for continued engagement with this work across their time with us, and beyond,” she said. The Identity and Belonging Project will replace the Tapestry of Possibilities event that had been in place for 11 years. In addition, “Speak About it,” a troupe of actors who travel raising awareness of sexual violence, will perform skits for first-year and transfer students

for the fifth year in a row. The University announced that it would begin mandating “Speak About It” in May 2013, and the event has been praised by students for conveying the importance of consent in relationships. In addition to Speak About It, the Orientation Steering Committee welcomed the Class of 2019 and transfer students to Cornell with four days of academic and social events. These events continued through the start of classes into Welcome Weekend, which consists of events such as picnics, movies

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Barton bash | Freshman line up in Barton Hall to get free Cornell gear, play games and to meet new people as part of O-Week nighttime alternatives.

and ClubFest. high rates of attendance Each year’s orientation typi- throughout the week, Jones cally centers on a theme, rang- said. ing from international travel to According to Cornell exploration at home, according University Police estimates, to Sarah Jones, former associate Convocation typically brings director for residential and new approximately 10,000 people to student programs. Schoellkopf Stadium, while David Rosenwasser ’18 said 3,000 attend Cornell Essentials he believes that in his “I came into Cornell with a lot of doubts year, the orias to whether I belonged there or not. entation groups proBeing able to meet [my orientation vided new leader] was reassuring.” students with an environAlex Rodriguez ’19 ment that encouraged them to interact with their — where students hear from upper-class students and alumpeers. As in previous years, “the ni about transitioning to way the orientation groups were Cornell. Over two thirds of set up with everyone in my each class participates in First group being from my college Night activities on the Courtwas a great opportunity to meet Kay-Bauer quad. OSC members focus each more students in a smaller setyear on improving the ting,” Rosenwasser said. The orientation groups also Orientation Week experience introduced students to an for transfer students, according Orientation Leader, who stu- to Jones. New programs include dents say were helpful easing paintball, trivia night, ice skating and a casino night, among their transition to Cornell. “My favorite part of O-Week other events. Saqif Badruddin ’19 said he was getting to meet my Orientation Leader,” said Alex enjoyed meeting so many peoRodriguez ’19. “I came into ple, in addition to activities Cornell with a lot of doubts as with his orientation group. to whether I belonged there or “O-Week is the best time not. Being able to meet a stu- to meet hundreds of people, dent who had already gone only three of which you will through two years was reassur- be friends with,” Badruddin ing.” said. In addition to orientation group activities, both required The Sun’s news department can be and non-mandatory events have reached at news@cornellsun.com.


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n April 27, 1865, the governor of New York State signed Cornell University’s charter, establishing the university that its founder, Ezra Cornell, would later describe as “an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” While The Sun was not established until 15 years after the University, the publication has continuously followed the University and kept Cornellians informed for over 135 years. On this page, we’ve laid out a few of The Sun’s front pages that showcase what many would call some of the defining moments of the University’s history.

‘Without any apology for our appearance’ | The Sun’s inaugural issue was published on Sept. 16, 1880, 15 years after Cornell’s charter is signed and 18 years after the signing of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, which allowed states to establish a university with the purpose of benefiting the state.

‘Precautions Lacking’ | In April 1967, a fire at the Cornell Heights Residential Club — which is now the Ecology House on North Campus — killed eight Ph.D. students and a professor. The following day, The Sun published a story on its front page [left] about the lack of fire safety precautions in University residences. To this day, the cause of the fire is officially unknown, although following the event, Cornell invested in fire safety measures across campus. “Cornell’s Stand In Face of War to Be Revealed” | The day after the Pearl Harbor attacks on Dec. 7, 1941, the front page of The Sun [above] featured various Associated Press wires regarding World War II and the attacks. Cornell President Edmund Ezra Day issued a statement the following day, telling Cornellians to stay “at their jobs” until more definitive information regarding the country’s role in the war was provided. Throughout the war, Cornell was greatly disrupted — men were called to enlist in 1943, and The Sun became a weekly known as “The Cornell Bulletin.”

Cornell’s capitulation | Forty-eight years ago, approximately 100 black students took over Willard Straight Hall and ejected Cornell employees and visiting family members from the building. The following day, April 20, 1969, students emerged from the Straight with rifles. Marking the end of a decade full of racial tensions, Cornell was divided. Tensions ultimately culminated with the resignation of its president and the future establishment of shared governance on campus. Right is The Sun’s extra edition announcing the takeover.

Rawlings’ seven-point plan | On Oct. 8, 1997, President Hunter R. Rawlings III announced his plan to move all freshmen housing to North Campus and all upperclassmen housing to West and in Collegetown. The following day, The Sun [above] led with the headline “All Frosh to North.” Rawlings’ plan lead to the construction of Mews and Court-Kay-Bauer Halls, as well as the West Campus housing system.

The land grant university of the future | In December 2011, thenNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Cornell had won the city’s Applied Sciences competition, which granted the University the right to build a new technology campus on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan. Cornell is thought to have won the bid after Stanford University, Cornell’s rival throughout the competition, dropped out and billionaire Chuck Feeney ’56 donated $350 million to the University for the campus. The Sun reported on the announcement during Cornell’s winter break and published the news online, with the print version [right] making its debut at the start of the spring semester. The campus is set to open this year, with a full buildout to be completed by 2037.


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Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple: Cornell’s Future in New York City Cornell Tech Over the next two decades, Cornell will expand its footprint in New York City on Roosevelt Island, the site of its new technology campus, Cornell Tech. While the campus is set to open this year, the full buildout will not be complete until 2037. Before demolition began to make way for the University’s new campus, The Sun’s editors had the opportunity to tour the island to see Cornell’s future.

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North Campus Dorms Ready for Class of 2021 By SUN STAFF

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, history, Andrew Dickson White, Cornell’s founder and first president, believed students should live on their own. Clearly, times have changed. Now required to live on campus, the Class of 2021 arrives at Cornell with a plethora of housing options, ranging from traditional residence halls — described below — to more specialized program houses. Balch Hall

Balch Hall, an all-women’s residence, was constructed in the 1920s as the second dormitory on North Campus, according to Cornell Then and Now by Prof. Ronald Ostman, communication. Generations of Cornellians and architectural trends later, Balch’s Gothic style and ivy-covered exterior continue to exude a timeless and classically collegiate character. “Balch is one of my favorites. The rooms are uniquely shaped, and the dormer windows are beautiful on the fifth and sixth floors,” said Karen Brown, director of marketing and communications for Campus Life. The rooms in Balch are also the most spacious of all the North Campus dorms. Another big plus: Most rooms have a sink, either in the room itself or connected to an adjacent room. Clara Dickson Hall

Named after A.D. White’s mother, Clara Dickson Hall has also held the unusual nickname, “The Big Dick.” The dormitory was originally intended to house only females, but is now co-ed. Almost 500 students can fit in this fivestory dormitory making it the largest in the Ivy League. Not quite so conveniently, however, Dickson has only four bathrooms per floor. Dickson is also full of single rooms, a rarity for freshmen at most colleges. Many rooms stand on long hallways with lounges in the middle. Court-Kay-Bauer Hall

Opened in 2001, this residence conveniently features the air conditioning other dormitories lack. While Ithaca does live up to its reputation of frigid winters, cool air is definitely welcome on those first few humid days of school. At its opening, this perk gave the dorm its nickname, “Court Resort.” As one of the most modern dormitories, Court-Kay-Bauer Hall also boasts brightly painted walls and comfortable common areas. But all is fair, or pretty fair, in dormitory life, as the rooms in the Court-KayBauer Community are also known to have walls that are almost paper thin. Mews Hall

Along with Court-Kay-Bauer, Mews Hall represents the latest in dormitories on North Campus. The structure and facilities of the building closely mirror that of Court-Kay-Bauer Hall. Mews also contains 22 lounges, including the spacious, semicircular Lund Lounge that overlooks Rawlings Green. Traditional activities include a male tal-

ent show, ice skating, and a trip to the United Nations. Mews residents also enjoy convenient proximity to Appel Commons, one of two community centers on North Campus. Mary Donlon Hall

Some say that Donlon Hall is “thongshaped,” a description somewhat fitting considering its reputation for being a social dormitory. “Donlon is uniquely situated because of the way the rooms go off into wings. Residents all have to go into the middle for social activity,” Brown said. The majority of the rooms are doubles on co-ed corridors. While most bathrooms are single-sex, there is an occasional co-ed one. Socializing may be a constant for life in Donlon, but the dormitory also has a recently-renovated library on the first floor. The library was repainted and recarpeted, according to Brown, and serves as a quiet and convenient retreat for some serious studying. Low Rises 6 and 7

Step inside the Low Rises and you’ll feel like a rat in a maze. Winding corridors and unexpected turns are the norm in these dormitories. But at the time the buildings were constructed, the Low Rises’ small, somewhat isolated suites were a novel proposition. “The emphasis on building small communities was considered to be a wonderful approach in residential living. The Low Rises were planned from the beginning to serve as an asset in our quest to foster diversity and interaction among and between our students,” Brown said.

Constructed at a time of high economic inflation, the Low Rises were built to be long-standing, according to Brown. A typical suite consists of one bathroom, two double rooms and two single rooms. High Rise 5 and Jameson

In the midst of rural Ithaca, High Rise 5 and Jameson do their best to stir up a bit of urban life with their architectural styles intended to resemble city living. Their organization is very similar to that of the Low Rises, also with suites “designed to foster interactions within the community,” according to Brown. The most distinctive feature of the High Rises is arguably their Sky Lounges. Located on the top floor of each building, they provide an unparalleled panoramic view of North Campus. Townhouse Community

Living in the Townhouses is basically like sharing an apartment. Built in 1989, each has two double rooms and a bathroom — but also a sizable dining room and living room, not to mention a kitchen. While most agree the Townhouses are more secluded than the rest of the North Campus dormitories, their location also makes for a quieter, more private environment. Bus stops located right outside the community come in handy for avoiding the long walk to Central Campus. Despite being on the periphery of North Campus, Townhouse residents are still fully able to participate in all that college life entails. “Residents have access to the Townhouse Community Center [and] also have easy access to Robert Purcell Community Center, just across the street,” Brown said.

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Archway | Balch Hall, an all-female dormitory, sits at the front of North Campus, welcoming freshmen through its central arch. Balch is one of the many North Campus dorms to house first-year students.

Program Houses Help Students Pursue Their Passions By SUN STAFF

All Cornellians, including freshmen, may apply to live in program houses, the majority of which are located on North Campus. The houses allow students with an interest in a particular theme to live together. Akwe:kon (pronounced “Agway-go”) is dedicated to Native American heritage. Its 35 residents share an interest in Native American culture, family and community. Many Akwe:kon members take part in an annual smoke dance and pow-wow, which also draws members of the greater Cornell and Ithaca communities. Ninety-six students with a passion for the environment can

choose to live in the Ecology House. Typical events include environmental discussions, hikes and kayaking trips. The Holland International Living Center, more commonly known as HILC, is home to foreign students as well as those interested in global, political, economic, social and cultural issues. Members of HILC have the opportunity to learn about other countries without leaving Cornell. Some of the center’s programs include international affairs discussion groups, ice-cream hour and talent shows. Music lovers at Cornell can choose to live in Just About Music, known appropriately as JAM. The 144 residents range

from students who enjoy listening to music to students who sing or play musical instruments. Members of JAM can take advantage of the house’s pianos, drum set, CD library, practice rooms, concert stage, recording studio and weekly listening parties. The only program house situated on West Campus is the Language House, located in the Alice Cook House. The Language House is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors hoping to become fluent in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish. Members watch movies, celebrate holidays from their target language’s countries and take trips to cities such as Montreal or New York City.

Fifty-seven students interested in Latino culture live in the Latino Learning Center, or LLC, located in Anna Comstock Hall. Each week, in an event called “Café Con Leche,” students discuss issues facing Latino people across the world. Students hoping to learn about other cultures may decide to live in the Multicultural Living Learning Unit, known as McLLU and pronounced “McClue.” This program house is located in Clara Dickson Hall, a freshmen dormitory. Members of McLLU celebrate diversity by holding presentations and festivities centering on their assorted backgrounds. With 190 residents, Risley Residential College for Creative and Performing Arts is one of the

largest program houses on campus and has its own dining hall. Risley is also home to recording and video-editing studios. Some of the programs Risleyites host each year include concerts, shows and art exhibits. Ujamaa — pronounced “oo-jama” — is home to 140 students who share an interest in black history and culture. The name Ujamaa comes from a KiSwahilian word that roughly translates to “a community that works together as a family.” The house also focuses on advancing the academic and professional goals of its residents. Ujamaa’s members engage in discussion, hold dances and work with many off-campus social-action groups.


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Best Place to Grab A Cup of Coffee: COLLEGETOWN BAGELS Does Collegetown Bagels even need a blurb? As much a part of the Cornell Saturday morning, Tuesday homework crunch and Friday late-night as Central Park is of Friends, or that hometown pizza place was of your American Graffiti adolescence, it’s the place for non-Starbucks coffee (am I right? That stuff is acid water). Also, coincidentally the place for pastries shaped like mice, sandwiches named after mythical creatures, smoothies named after celebrities and a variety of Ithaca-themed apparel that it’s impossible to believe that anyone buys. Cut that hangover with a pizza bagel and a black cup of joe, ace that pre-lim on three shots of the best espresso in C-town, impress the visiting ’rents with the wholesome side of your weekend debauchery — Collegetown Bagels is the most versatile eatery in the 607.

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THIS IS CORNELL, and this is Ithaca. We curse it for its multitude of inclines and frequent snowfall. We praise it for its vibrant, quirky surroundings and natural beauty. Yet we often fall so deeply into the routine of papers, projects and prelims that we tend to forget about it altogether. The Best of Cornell, a collaboration between the Dining, Arts and Entertainment, and Photo departments of The Sun, aims to spotlight a few of the noteworthy attractions of Cornell and the city of Ithaca. We present to you the results of last year’s Best of Cornell survey, in which over 500 of our readers have cast votes in over 20 categories. This list is by no means exhaustive; we hope to stimulate discussion and thought. But most of all, we hope this compilation will inspire a newfound appreciation for all that Cornell and the City of Ithaca have to offer.

Place to Spend Your BRBs: STATLER

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Best Grocery Store: WEGMANS The Finger Lakes’ pride and joy (raise your hand if you’ve claimed to see Danny Wegmans out on Canandaigua Lake on the family yacht), Wegmans has not only been voted the best grocery store in Ithaca, it has also been named the best grocery store in America. What’s not to love? Their generic brand is so good, you can’t even taste the savings; just listen to them jangle around in your wallet. There are live lobsters to look at, free samples to get between pay checks off of and they have stretch breaks for their employees! Not to mention the bulk candy section, which still looks like a shot of Willy Wonka & the ZACH STEELE / SUN FILE PHOTO Chocolate Factory, no matter how old you get, and the absurdity of their beer selection. Born and bred in the Northeast? Wegmans is as much a part of your identity as hating the New England Patriots. An out-of-towner? Your first Wegmans trip is as consequential as your first … anything. It’s a rite of passage, and seeing someone experience Wegmans for the first time is like watching an international student at the re-screening of Titanic last year. — Compiled by Kaitlyn Tiffany

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Choosing where to spend your precious BRBs is a difficult decision. Beyond buying your unfortunately necessary Monday morning skinny vanilla latte and your regrettable late night mozzarella stick order, the choice of which eatery is worthy of your parents’ hard-earned money takes some serious consideration. Good thing there’s the Statler. Safely partitioned from the world of official Cornell Dining, the Statler brings a welcome alternative to the student body’s general dining experience. Because honestly, between the salads at Terrace and the Miyake sushi at Mac’s, how can you not spend all your BRBs at the Statler? The sheer variety of options that Statler holds for your dining pleasure is only rivaled by the quality of their meals. You can always trust the phở to be steaming hot, the pesto alfredo sauce to be deliciously creamy and the enchiladas to be extra cheesy. Basically, you cannot go wrong. — Compiled by Elizabeth Sowers

Place to Visit: BUTTERMILK FALLS

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Given all the gorges in Ithaca, it’s near impossible to remember the name of every waterfall in the area. However, the name of this state park conjures up mental images of falling pancakes, so it wasn’t that hard to commit to memory. Buttermilk Falls is one of those magical places that reminds you Ithaca isn’t terrible all the time. A mere 10-minute drive from Cornell University, it’s a beautiful location for hiking, camping, or a pleasant picnic by the water. Weather dependent, of course. So before you graduate, befriend someone with a car, head to Buttermilk Falls, and take some obligatory profile pictures with nature. Just don’t caption aforementioned profile picture with “Ithaca is Gorges,” because we all know that already.


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CITY GUIDE From the outside, it’s hard to understand the allure of the city Cornell calls home. But Ithaca, with all its quirks and eccentricities, has plenty of opportunities for exploring, playing and having fun.

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The heart of downtown Ithaca is called the Commons. Three city blocks in the center of downtown were made into a pedestrian mall in the 1970s, and the Commons is now full of stores and restaurants worth trying. After multiple years of renovations, the Commons reopened in August 2015 with new benches and sculpture, better lighting and an accessible central walkway. Retail options include everything from jewelry stores to bookstores to a branch of the Cornell Store that opened last summer. Restaurants are the Commons’ prime attraction, and they serve up food ranging from Mediterranean to Thai. Though there are many great dining options, a couple restaurants have become icons for Cornell students. Moosewood Restaurant, which made its name in the ’60s with its world-famous organic vegetarian cookbook, sits on Seneca Street and still serves the same cuisine. Glenwood Pines, on Route 89 near Taughannock Falls State Park, serves what it calls the world famous Pinesburger and provides nice views of Cayuga Lake. Viva Taqueria on the Commons offers dine-in and carry-out options for those needing a fix of Mexican cuisine.

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If you are into museums, a few notable ones are nestled within Ithaca’s tree-lined boundaries. The Sciencenter on Route 13 is geared toward younger kids, but still provides fun exhibits for the college-aged crowd. The Museum of the Earth, located on Trumansburg Road, is part of the Paleontological Research Institution and features a lot of cool fossils and dinosaur bones. The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, just off the Arts Quad, houses works by the masters and also features a rotating list of exhibits. For bird lovers and nature enthusiasts, Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology provides a fun, educational experience. Though most still call it by its old name, the Pyramid Mall, The Shops at Ithaca is the biggest mall in town, attempting to fulfill your fashionista desires. The Shops also feature a recently renovated movie theater.

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Buttermilk Falls

Often touted as the mall everyone goes to when they realize Pyramid Mall doesn’t fulfill their needs, Destiny USA — more commonly know by its previous name the Carousel Mall — in Syracuse is the largest mall in New York State and has more stores than you could ever imagine. Skiing was probably not the reason you chose Cornell, but Greek Peak, just 30 minutes away in Cortland, is the best ski area in the region. And with a special deal, you can get student-priced season passes for less than the regular price. The Ski and Snowboard Club provides weekly shuttles to Greek Peak for part of the winter. Of course, it’s more than likely you were lured to Cornell by the natural scenery. One highlight is the Taughannock Falls State Park, which features falls that are higher than Niagara. Buttermilk Falls is also a majestic location. Closer to campus, Cornell Plantations contains acres upon acres of greenery and walking trails.

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Ithaca Farmers’ Market

In terms of grocery stores, there’s Wegmans, which is a supermarket, but so much more. Those not from around New York may be surprised at its size and the amount of readycooked food available. Though Wegmans — located on Route 13 — is a 15-minute drive from campus, it’s not unusual to see Cornellians flocking there on evenings and weekends. An alternative is the GreenStar Natural Foods Market, which opened a branch on College Avenue in Collegetown last summer. Several wineries line Seneca and Cayuga lakes, providing fertile ground for wine tours. One must be 21 to sample the wines, so it’s more usual for upperclassmen to take excursions into wine country. But for those of age, the wine region — often compared to Napa Valley in California — is worth a visit. Right off Route 13 on Steamboat Landing is the Ithaca Farmers’ Market, where local vendors sell delicious food, wine and seasonal produce. Open April through December on Saturdays and Sundays, it is a destination worth checking out, whether you are environmentally conscious or not. Throughout the year, the Commons plays host to a number of different celebrations where students and residents co-mingle. In October, Apple Fest brings orchards and entertainers downtown, and participants sample every type of apple concoction you can think of. In February, Chilifest turns the Commons into a bustling fair filled with aromas from local restaurants that bring their A-game chili to be taste-tested. And in the summer, Ithaca Festival celebrates Ithaca, and all its quirks, with a parade and entertainment around town.

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Student Clubs Cater to Varied Interests

A sampling of Cornell’s wide array of extracurricular activities By SUN STAFF

If your schedule has not been sufficiently crammed with lectures, work, parties, meals and sleep, you might want to look into joining a club to fill those few extra minutes each week. Cornell has a niche for virtually every interest, no matter how esoteric. Whether you’re an aspiring guitarist or an expert knitter, it is likely you will be able to find a group of like-minded students with whom to share your passion. Below is a sampling of some of the more prominent clubs on campus. Political and Activist Groups

The Cornell Democrats and the Cornell College Republicans represent the two major political parties on campus, each engaging in its own brand of activism and spreading awareness of political issues. A number of other campus groups focus on more specific political issues. Amnesty International’s Cornell chapter promotes awareness of human rights abuses throughout the world through a series of campaigns, each of which publicizes a specific area of injustice. Music and a Capella Groups

Cornell offers dozens of outlets for those looking to express their musical creativity. You won’t be able to turn a corner the first couple weeks of class without seeing a flier for an a capella tryout or a chalking pointing you in the direc-

tion of band auditions. The University chorus, jazz ensembles, symphonic band, marching band, symphony orchestra and glee club are all open to the musically inclined. The Hangovers and Cayuga’s Waiters are two of the University’s best-known a capella groups, although there are more than a dozen for prospective members to choose from, each with a unique style. Passionate about music but not one for singing? The Cornell Concert Commission organizes most of the major musical events that happen on campus, having brought such big-name acts as Wavves, Modest Mouse, Young Thug and Icona Pop in recent years. Or, check out the Fanclub Collective, which hosts independent and local acts such as Interpol and the Microphones. WVBR is a popular rock radio station that serves the entire Ithaca area and is staffed largely by students. Volunteers receive free training on the station’s equipment and can get on the air as disc jockeys, sportscasters or newscasters. Publications The Cornell Daily Sun is the campus daily newspaper, but there are other publications, too. The Cornell Review offers conservative commentary on local and national issues. Its liberal counterpart is The Cornell Progressive. Had enough political commentary? Lighten up by reading CUNooz, Cornell’s online humor publication. Their website is

K E E R G Life

updated regularly with articles ranging from the satirical to the downright absurd. Comedy and Drama Groups

For students who want to spend their years at Cornell in the spotlight, the Risley Theatre group gives members the opportunity to participate in all stages of a dramatic production. Whether you’re looking to act, direct, choreograph, construct sets, manage sound or create costumes, it’s likely Risley Theatre can use your skills. The comedy troupe Skits-OPhrenics puts on several sketch comedy shows each year and plans to hold auditions for new members this fall. If you’re in the mood for a more off-the-cuff style of humor, check out the Whistling Shrimp, Cornell’s improv comedy group. Governing Groups

Each year, dozens of budding student politicians vie for seats on Cornell’s student governing body, the Student Assembly. The S.A. meets weekly in Willard Straight Hall to discuss issues and pass resolutions on behalf of the student body, addressing topics that range from Cornell’s public image to Slope Day regulations. For those with political ambitions on a larger scale, the Cornell Model United Nations gives students the opportunity to represent a country at a mock meeting of the U.N., with awards for those who engage in the most persuasive debate. The Panhellenic Association,

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Break it down | Members of Bhangra, an Indian-inspired dance group, perform in Barton Hall.

Multicultural Greek Letter Council and the Interfraternity Council are the main governing bodies of the Greek community, which includes more than 60 chapters and encompasses 30 percent of the student body. The three councils arrange social, educational and recreational programs, as well as establish and enforce guidelines for Cornell Greek chapters. Academic and Miscellaneous Groups

If you found yourself inspired by the Mars rover missions, you can take part in your own cosmic exploration with the Cornell Astronomical Society. Fed up with classes? Take your frustration out in the Cornell Debate Society. Or, for more kinetic ways to destress, try your hand at Bhangra,

an Indian dance troupe, or Yamatai, a taiko drumming group. Looking to get your inner nerd on? Head on over to the Chess Club’s meetings to practice checking your mates. The Cornell Baking Club welcomes all of those with a passion for the culinary arts. The baking club holds monthly meetings to discuss recipes and techniques and plans to host guest lecturers and trips to local bakeries during the coming year. There’s also the Baja SAE Racing Team, which designs and races a new decked-out car every year. The team is responsible for all aspects of designing, building, testing and even financing the project. Also be sure to attend Cornell’s student activities fair in September to check out the hundreds of other student groups on campus.

One Third of the Big Red:The Greek System By SUN STAFF

With a third of Cornell students in one of nearly 70 Greek chapters on campus, the Greek system is a major part of Cornell’s social life.

From the very start of their Cornell careers, students encounter members of Cornell’s Greek society who help freshman move into their dorms, volunteering as “movers and shakers.”

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Helping out | Volunteers involved in Greek life help transplant trees at the Ithaca Children’s Garden.

To protect incoming freshmen from bias, Greeks cannot promote their houses to incoming freshmen. Unofficial rush for males, however, starts immediately as fraternity members, in particular, encourage the new students to come to parties at their Collegetown annexes — houses where many of the brothers of the same fraternity live — in order to recruit new members. Based on Greeks’ participation in Orientation Week, freshmen may perceive them as a group of community volunteers who hold parties with free alcohol. This perception holds some truth — community service is a major aspect of Greek life. Many of Cornell’s Greek chapters participate in Ithaca-based projects, such as the Tompkins County Task Force for Battered Women. Social events are also a large part of the Greek experience, with chapters planning their own parties, formals and football tailgates. Cornell’s Greek system also

allows students to emerge as leaders within their respective chapters. Elected officers must run meetings, organize events and handle finances. Chapter presidents must learn to motivate their members, treasurers must handle complex budgets and recruitment chairs must carry out strategic recruitment campaigns. Despite the leadership skills that the Greek system fosters, some incoming freshmen may worry about how their academic performance will be affected if they decide to join a fraternity or sorority. Many chapters hold study hours and give out awards or scholarships to members for outstanding academic achievement. Each spring, individual chapters are honored for academic excellence by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. In the past, freshmen traditionally had their first experience with the Greek system through open parties, but rules implemented in

2011 have reduced the ability of freshmen to attend these kinds of events. Freshmen are now banned from open parties, regulated at the door by the use of scanners that read student ID cards. IFC rules prohibit the consumption of hard alcohol during registered events, so all alcohol served at fraternity parties should be in the form of beer or wine. To get a true sense of Greek life, freshmen can choose to take part in Spring Rush 2018. All fraternities and sororities participate in spring recruitment, in which freshmen can talk with members about Greek life in a more relaxed and intimate setting. Rush differs for men and women. Sorority rush follows a strict schedule in which potential new members visit every sorority. For men, rush is more casual, as freshmen can choose the houses they want to visit and interact with brothers in a much more relaxed setting.


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An Introduction to Cornell’s Libraries

Uris Library By SUN STAFF

Cornell is home to more than a dozen libraries. With so many to choose from, where you decide to study just depends on what you’re looking for. Each study area at Cornell has a personality of its own. Uris

Uris Library has been dubbed “Club Uris” by students who see the humor in the fact that, on any given Sunday through Thursday night, the Cocktail Lounge is the place to be. Uris Library is connected to the clock tower. Along with Olin, it has hundreds of thousands of books available, as well as carrels and places to study. Uris Library is open 24 hours a day, Sunday through Thursday. That’s right: Students can make their party rounds and then get right back to Club Uris for after-hours studying. With 24-hour access, who needs to pay rent? Just bring a sleeping bag! Olin and Kroch

For those looking for more of a lounge than a club, Olin Library may become your library of choice. Although not in use at all hours of the night like its neigh-

bor Uris, Olin still keeps its doors open until 2 a.m. Olin has other draws as well: It is one of Cornell’s main research libraries, complete with its own periodical room. The Amit Bhatia Libe Café on the main level is home to the Iced Skim Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte (dubbed The Long Island by the café’s employees) and the best chocolate brownies in the Finger Lakes. The decor in Olin is also newer and more comfortable than at Uris. But here’s a tip: Get there early. On a Saturday morning, one may find a line of eager students waiting to get the best spots by the window. Attached to Olin is Kroch Library, which houses the Asia Collections and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Any noise above a whisper is frowned upon in Kroch Library. Mann

One of Cornell’s primary libraries is Mann Library, which serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology. Mann sits on the far side of the Ag Quad. Its ends-ofthe-earth location, made worse by Ithaca’s cold winter weather, makes studying there

too much of a trek for some students, but many others recommend its spacious halls for this very reason. Maybe it’s worth the trip just to get a tasty drink or treat from Manndible Café in the front lobby. However, the café does not take Big Red Bucks. Engineering

Carpenter Hall houses a 24/7 study space. As you would expect, it has a very large computer lab. (And librarians are available for research help via the virtual library.) Law

With its beautiful arched ceiling, the Law Library in Myron Taylor Hall has been compared to Hogwarts castle. Beware: All those serious law students like their quiet. Catherwood

Catherwood Library, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations Library, located in Ives Hall, is a daytime hotspot with new furnishings. Nestlé

The students in the School of Hotel Administration may spend much of their time in “real world” learning situations, but they need to study, too. The Nestlé

Library in Statler Hall’s Marriott Student Learning Center has assembled the largest collection of hospitality academic resources in the world, and it has a more social atmosphere than the usual study spaces. Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Library can be found on the third floor of Rand Hall, and it’s open until 11 p.m. five days a week. It offers the greatest concentration of resources on some of Cornell’s more creative fields: the practice and history of art, architecture, and city and regional planning. AAP students can borrow tons of equipment for multimedia production and presentation, like cameras, tripods, light kits, backdrops, digital audio recorders, speakers, microphones and more. Off the Beaten Path

Though some specialized spaces such as the Physical Sciences Library were closed due to budget cuts, remaining facilities include libraries for Africana studies, management and math. In Lincoln Hall’s Music Library, one can peruse resources and listen to musicians from the Beatles to Tupac Shakur.

Cornell Health Serves Student Body’s Health Needs By SUN STAFF

Oops! Did you just sprain your ankle tripping over all the stuff you’ve crammed into your new dorm room? Are thoughts of the infamous “freshman 15” keeping you up at night? Is beginning college finally the right time to quit smoking? Do you suspect you might have the flu? Welcome to Cornell. The next four years will, for the most part, be an exciting and rewarding experience, but what you probably want to know right now is where you can get a refill for your allergy medication. Before you start to panic, here’s a quick overview of the health and psychological services available at Cornell. Keep this in mind so you know where to turn when the mid-

night pizzas start to take a toll on your body, and so you know that there are many resources to help you when the stress and pressure of being a college student becomes too much to handle. Cornell’s one-stop shop for health problems is Gannett: Cornell University Health Services, soon to be renovated and re-christened Cornell Health. Located on Ho Plaza, Gannett is the primary care provider of medical services for all enrolled students, as well as other members of the Cornell community. Current construction will last for the next year and double the facility’s size. Gannett provides many services ranging from allergy treatment and immunizations to general medical health care. The health care center can also

provide you with information and listings for Ithaca-area doctors such as dentists and optometrists. Gannett can conduct most X-ray examinations as well as most of the laboratory tests that may be prescribed by your doctor during a medical visit. A newly renovated pharmacy is located in the building so that you can fill your prescriptions on campus. Through its Sports Medicine program, Gannett provides primary care services to all Cornell athletes. Gannett also provides physical therapy services for members of the entire Cornell community. In addition, Gannett offers many services to take care of your sexual health needs, programs to help smokers quit and an extensive array of counseling and support services.

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Big Red doctors | The Gannett Health Center on Ho Plaza offers medical services and health counseling to the Cornell community.


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Hidden Treasures at Cornell

An insider’s guide to unique opportunities inside and outside of the classroom By SUN STAFF

The following is a guide to intriguing things that you won’t want to miss learning about during your time on the Hill. Relationships 101

Ever wonder what went wrong in that last relationship or worry about how the sex has gone bad after a few months? Or wake up on a Sunday morning and lament, “What was I thinking last night?” Next time you have these questions, turn to Human Development 3620: Human Bonding instead of those relationship crib sheets, Cosmopolitan and Maxim. Students Drink for Credit

Once a week for two hours, around

out that you might wear, or carry, or use as part of dress,” said the collection’s curator, Prof. Charlotte Jirousek, textiles and apparel. Inside the Particle Accelerator

Something is buried under Cornell’s playing fields. Fifty feet below the surface of the earth, next to Wilson Lab, there is a ring-shaped tunnel roughly half a mile in circumference. Here, scientists work day and night to unlock the secrets of the universe. Sound like an urban legend or the plot of a science-fiction movie? It’s not. It’s the Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics’ particle accelerator. The LEPP, once known as the Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, opened soon after World War II. It has gone through several different phases over the

in 1871. Rulloff was convicted of beating his wife and daughter to death as well as poisoning his sister-in-law and niece. Rulloff ’s Restaurant and Bar in Collegetown is named after him. Rare Manuscripts

A journey through time to the year 2000 B.C., is still beyond the scope of modern technology. However, seeing clay tablets from 4,000 years ago only requires a journey to the library. The Rare and Manuscript Collections in Kroch Library is open to everyone and includes tablets inscribed with cuneiform writing as well as handwritten manuscripts from the medieval period, an original copy of the Gettysburg Address and everything in between. According to the Cornell University Library website, the collections consist of “400,000 printed volumes, more than 70 million manuscripts and another million photographs, paintings, prints and other visual media.” The collection is also home to the Cornell University Archives, which documents the history of the University and the Ithaca area. Ancient Artifacts

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Professor Nye | Bill Nye ’77 sits in the office of Prof. Jim Bell. In an interview with The Sun, Nye discussed the Mars Pathfinder and his undergraduate experiences at Cornell. From 2001 to 2006, Nye served as a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 Professor at the University.

700 Cornell students will get credit for imbibing alcohol. No, this isn’t a cheap trick by the School of Hotel Administration to increase enrollment. The students are enrolled in the Hotel School’s two-credit Hotel Administration 4430: Introduction to Wines, and they are probably not getting drunk on the six one-ounce wine samples they get in class. Lecture topics include flavor components in wine, how to pair wine and food and wine etiquette. Collection for the Fashion-Conscious

Many college students spend a lot of time thinking about their clothing. But even though they may spend hours searching for the right outfit to wear to a job interview or party, they only see the outfit as part of their wardrobe. In the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, however, clothing has become a part of history. The costume collection currently hosts approximately 9,000 items. There is a significant ethnographic collection featuring traditional dress from many different parts of the world as well as a textile collection featuring quilts, tapestries and wall hangings. However, the majority of the collection is fashion-related. It features clothing dating as far back as the 18th century up to modern times. Basically, it’s “anything from the skin

years, and the current facility was constructed in 1979. The particle accelerator runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of maintenance and improvement periods. The cost of energy, maintenance, equipment and staff salaries is covered by an annual budget of approximately $20 million. At this point, students who don’t know much about physics are probably asking what the facility actually does. Prof. David G. Cassel, physics, associate director of LEPP, was more than happy to answer that question. “It accelerates particles,” he said with a smile. Your Very Own Brain Collection

The display of human brains, particularly those identified with specific individuals, evokes a variety of reactions: horror, distaste, curiosity and fascination. Experiencing this first-hand only involves a short trip to Uris Hall’s second floor, where a display case features Cornell’s Wilder Brain Collection. The collection, which at one time featured 1,600 animal and human brains, was established in the 1880s by Dr. Burt Green Wilder, Cornell’s first zoologist. The University stopped accepting additional brains in 1940, and at present, only 70 remain. One of the brains on display is that of Edward Rulloff, a man hanged in Ithaca

With air raid curtains from the 1940s hanging in the windows and decorative pillars left over from the museum that once occupied its place, McGraw 150 is itself a part of history. The décor is fitting for a room that currently houses Cornell’s anthropology collection. The collection, which has existed in some form since 1868, contains artifacts from all over the world and spans roughly half a million years of human history. The collection was started by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White and was once housed in a natural history museum at Cornell. According to Prof. David Holmberg, former chair of the anthropology department, when the museum closed some time during World War II, its displays were either moved to other areas or put into storage. What hadn’t been claimed by the Johnson Museum or the geology collection then “came under the responsibility of the Department of Anthropology,” Holmberg said. Science Guy

Although he’s currently most fond of evolutionary biology, Bill Nye ’77 keeps the periodic table close to his heart. Or at least close to his hip, where he always carries a credit card-sized version of it around in his wallet. Although the public knows him best for his television show Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye served from 2001 to 2006 as a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 University Professor. During that time, students could spot Nye cycling around campus — his preferred form of transportation — on a bike borrowed from Prof. Jim Bell, astronomy. After the two met in a chance encounter, Bell invited Nye to become a visiting professor and they have w o r k e d together ever since. Nye periodically visits

Cornell to guest lecture and meet with students. Nye still holds high regard for his alma mater. In an interview with The Sun in 2005, he lauded the University’s strengths in a number of areas. “Cornell planetary science is as good as anybody — we’re exploring Mars,” he said. “The mathematics department seems as good as anybody’s. And another thing: Ezra Cornell, whoever he was, wanted to have women here from the get-go, and the other institutions that we compete with were not that way at all. And I think that tradition of ‘any person, any study’ is still around.” Magical Mushrooms

Fascinated by fungi? Take one of Cornell’s most popular courses, Plant Pathology 2010: Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds. Taught by Prof. Kathie Hodge, plant pathology, the class, which focuses on how mold and fungi have impacted social and political structure throughout the course of history, has been featured in Rolling Stone. Despite the seemingly esoteric nature of the topic, the course has grown primarily through word of mouth and its accessibility to non-scientists. Secret Garden

Although its peak season runs from May to September, the Cornell plantations remain open from dawn to dusk throughout the year. Visitors can picnic, hike or play in any of the plantation’s 14 gardens. Some classes even take field trips to examine the beautiful plants. For those who want to know exactly which flowers and trees they are passing, free guided tours take place in the gardens during certain months. For Whom the Bell Tolls

161 steps up McGraw Tower, next to Uris library, is the home of the famous Cornell chimes. Chimesmasters play concerts on the 21 chimes three times a day. During these times, visitors are welcome to walk up and request a song. The afternoon concert typically closes with the Alma Mater, while the nighttime concert ends with Cornell’s Evening Song. At the beginning of each semester, there is a competition in which new chimesmasters are selected. Chimes concerts also take place to mark special occasions, and people can pay for additional concerts, such as during weddings at Cornell’s Sage Chapel. Between concerts, a machine makes the chimes go off to mark time every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Pensive | John Cleese — the famed Monty Python actor — often visits Cornell to dole out his sage advice.

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Street Food at Cornell: Two Trucks. Two Legacies. One Delicious Debate. By SUN STAFF

With all members of the freshman class living on North Campus, Louie’s Lunch sees many young faces lined up expectantly awaiting a sandwich, milkshake or cup of coffee. Concurrently, since the upperclass students who decide to live on campus are primarily in dorms on West Campus, the Hot Truck does a good deal of business with older Cornellians. As a result, a long-standing food truck rivalry — one that is almost exclusively limited to students as opposed to the two businesses’ respective proprietors — is tinged with complicated class loyalties, in addition to food preferences. Loyalty

But this rivalry is a strange one. As if it weren’t odd enough to have drunken students waiting in the chilly Ithaca pre-dawn for a bite of a meatball sub, many students hold fast

HISTORY: Though many people seem to believe that the Hot Truck is older, Louie’s Lunch has, in fact, been serving the Cornell community since 1918. Of course, at that time the establishment didn’t have anything even remotely close to the menu it has today and was not actually a truck. It wasn’t until the early 1920s that Louie’s moved into a truck. Louie’s still bears the name of its first proprietor, who took a cart around the North Campus area selling sandwiches to hungry members of the Greek community. Since that time, the truck has become a mainstay of the intersection at Thurston Avenue and Wait Avenue. In the past, the truck used to visit various locations, but for the sake of convenience, it has remained in its current position for longer than just about anyone can remember. Indeed, that stretch of curb looks awfully naked during the winter break and over the summer when Louie’s isn’t in service. THE EATS: Unlike the Hot Truck, Louie’s offers a lot more than subs — complete with milkshakes, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, condoms and cigars, Louie’s business depends on a lot more than its sandwiches. Louie’s also offers a variety of sandwiches, including standard parms, and it can also whip up a grilled cheese and some french fries, if that’s your pleasure.

BEST BETS:

to their favorite truck with an almost admirable, albeit strange, persistence. This loyalty even found its way into an a cappella song a few years back — a song that many of us have heard time and again. The Cayuga’s Waiters bit goes like so: “Louie’s Lunch kinda sucks / Wait in line at Hot Truck” over a blend of vocals singing the harmony to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Though it’s obvious which truck the Waiters prefer, the reference is telling. It seems Cornellians hold fast to their favorites, even when it comes to whose chicken parm they like better. After some polling, it became clear a few years ago that sophomores and freshmen preferred Louie’s Lunch to the Hot Truck. Conversely, juniors and seniors were more likely to reply that Hot Truck was their preferred late-night source of what some call “drunk food.” So, with our bellies full of parmesan cheese and our notebooks filled with items from the menu, we are proud to bring you a rundown of each of these Cornell legacies.

HISTORY: Bob Petrillose was the man behind the innovation known now as the Hot Truck (which still bears his name). Petrillose operated the truck, at that time called Johnny’s Pizza Truck, from 1960 until 2000 when he sold it to the owner of the Shortstop Deli located downtown on Seneca Street. The original name came from Petrillose’s father, Johnny Petrillose, who opened Johnny’s Big Red Grill. In fact, the truck was initially an extension of that restaurant, but over the years became a more specialized entity of its own. The original menu was much more conventional than the one that graces the side of the truck today. Instead of “PMP,” the menu read “Hamburger” and “Hotdog.” Since its sale in 2000, the truck has undergone few changes. Petrillose has since died, but the Hot Truck continues to serve up the same classic dishes. Although a City of Ithaca regulation passed in early 2014 would have cost the Hot Truck guaranteed access to its traditional location, a subsequent revision allowed “heritage” food trucks like Louie’s Lunch and the Hot Truck to retain their long-standing spots. THE EATS: One of the most interesting things about the Hot Truck is the menu. It is also one of the things that makes grubbing at the Hot Truck such an experience. Instead of ordering a meatball sub or a chicken parmesan sub, people walk up to the window and say “MBC” or “Gimme a CSC.” Though Petrillose himself was responsible for a good many items on the menu, students also play a big role in determining what’s available at the Hot Truck. BEST BETS:

Philly Cheese Steak Chicken Parmesan Cajun Fries Mozzarella Sticks BBQ Beef Chef Salad

PMP (poor man’s pizza — bread, sauce & cheese) Ho-Ho (a PMP with hot ham, swiss & mushrooms) INDY (link sausage, mushrooms, onion, sauce & cheese) WTF (any random sandwich; it’s a gamble with this one) HSC (hot sausage & cheese)

THE SUN’S PICK: Egg and cheese breakfast sandwich with hash browns

THE SUN’S PICK: CSC Garden&Grease Hot&Heavy (chicken breast, sauce, cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise, crushed red peppers and garlic)

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Enter the Dragon: Architects Unleash a Beast By MOLLY O’TOOLE Former Sun News Editor

It was 1 p.m. the day before Spring Break, and campus seemed as silent as the steadily falling snow subtly frosting the arts quad. The bells of McGraw tower, glowing green the night before, began to peal, breaking the quiet concentration of the Cornell campus. Their song seemed a calling, as winter jacket, hat and scarf began to emerge from every building, path and corner in greater numbers. What brought these people together, to stand so patiently on a deserted day in the spring snow? The answer was not long coming. From between Olin and Uris Libraries a crowd of people spilled out onto the undisturbed snow of the Quad. And they kept coming. And coming. Soon, students, townspeople, faculty and security formed a lively parade marching through campus. Suddenly, a skeletal structure reared its head — here, whether on a clear spring day or in the midst of a winter weather watch — the infamous mascot of Cornell’s annual Dragon Day comes out of its cave in Rand Hall, to wreak havoc every spring for the past hundred years. Dragon Day is a tradition dating back more than 100 years at Cornell. According to the University Archives, though the first date is not exactly known, the Dragon Day tradition was begun by the equally infamous Willard Straight class of 1901, who himself was an architecture student. “From his early [days] as a freshman, he developed a reputation as a prankster, leader and developer of class unity,” states the Archives.

Straight believed there should be a day set aside specifically for the architecture students, a “College of Architecture Day.” A man known for making ideas into reality, Straight chose St. Patrick’s Day. Evidence in a letter to Straight’s widow as early as 1920 shows the struggle between administration and students regarding the festivities. In the past it has forbidden Dragon Day for a variety of reasons, mainly safety-related. The conflict with the administration regarding the tradition, though, is not as prominent today. As the dragon made its way through the quad to a taped-off area in front of Sibley, the parade spread out and gathered around, enveloping the beast. The structure stood impressively — it required over two dozen students, dressed in white jumpsuits, to maneuver its flexible parts by means of a structure of metal rods, which they held onto as they pushed the dragon along the parade route. The dragon itself was created entirely of bamboo and rope, bound together in a simple but impressive design. The length of the dragon’s body, arranged in this way, appeared to be bare bamboo bones, like the skeleton of an ancient Jurassic beast come to life and broken loose from a museum. Architecture students in fine array ran circles around the beast, which lay silent and steadfast, awaiting its fate. Cries of “dragon, dragon!” and “give me a D!” permeated the otherwise quiet atmosphere, with the exception of beating drums that gave the experience a feel of tribal sacrifice. One almost felt sorry for the creature. Representatives of the Cornell Police

and Ithaca Fire Departments could be seen mingled amongst the students, much to the latter’s delight. Authorities were taunted throughout the process, but there was a general air of good humor. Kathy Zoner, chief of Cornell Police, has overseen the festivities for many years. She explained that the process that goes into the event is not the work of one day but many weeks of planning, working closely with the architecture students to ensure overall safety. She described the day as a success, due to a lack of injuries. “If there were any, they were self-inflict-

ed,” she laughed. She emphasized that a safe atmosphere is to the greatest benefit of all. Onlookers began trickling away as firemen put the hose to the blackened remains of the once-great beast. Perhaps they went to warm up and regain feeling in their frozen extremities, or perhaps they went to get started on further beginning-of-springbreak celebrations. Regardless, it was clear as smoke furled into the gray sky that the spirit of the dragon, and of this campus, cannot be quenched, and some traditions, like Dragon Day, never die.

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ROAR! | The Dragon Day festivities that occur every spring are some of the most anticipated events on campus.

The Evolution of the Slope Day Tradition at Cornell By SUN STAFF

For most of the year, the steep hike from West Campus to Central is considered a nuisance on the way to class. Yet at the end of the school year, Libe Slope is transformed into the venue for Slope Day, Cornell’s beloved end of the year celebration. Each year, the Slope Day

Planning Board works hard to select the entertainers, whose identities are kept a closely guarded secret until about a month before the big day. For this reason, trying to guess the performers has become a favorite activity for many Cornellians waiting for classes to end. The tradition traces its roots back to 1901, when it was

known as Spring Day. The celebration morphed to Spring Fest before coming to its current incarnation: Slope Day. Unlike the festivities students have enjoyed in recent years, Spring Day hosted attractions like fire-eaters, snake-charmers, cowboys, Indians and sailors on the Arts Quad. Spring Day was known as one of Cornell’s first

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No longer just a dream | Nelly, the hip-hop artist of many students’ youths, performed as the headliner on Slope Day in May 2011.

excuses to cancel class in the name was canceled in 1963. of mass debauchery. The next incarnation of Slope The original springtime car- Day, known as Springfest, apnival originated because of peared in the late 1970s. More changes to Slope Day financial strains to the Unioccurred in versity Athletic Association. To Recent Slope Day Performers 1985 when the legal drinking save the Big age changed Red’s sports 2015: Magic!, Chance the from 18 to 21. teams, drama Rapper, Salva clubs and muAfter the 2016: R. City, Cash Cash, Walk sical groups drinking age the Moon organized a changed, the 2017: S’natra, Brasstracks, Big ben efit conUniversity Gigantic, MisterWives cert. The event stopped serving struggled at the alcohol at the box office, but managed to event, though students showed inspire an impromptu parade up with their own. to draw attention to the con“In the years that followed ... cert. a number of students were treatThe performance was so ed for alcohol related emergenwell-attended that both the con- cies,” said Tim Marchell ’82, cert and the parade were repeat- director of mental health initiaed the following year, and the tives at Cornell Health. In response to the emergencelebration before the show raised more money than the cies, the University attempted to production. From then on, end Slope Day in the early Spring Day became a campus- 1990s. As an alternative, a University-organized event was wide custom. At the brink of the first World offered on North Campus. Since 2003, Slope Day has War, many Cornellians believed that they had celebrated their last maintained a new format that Spring Day. However, after includes live entertainment. For years, Slope Day was held World War II, the celebration returned with the moniker on they last day of classes. But begining in 2014, Slope Day was “Spring Weekend.” Due to protests and unrest held the day after the last day of that plagued the University in classes due to changes in the acathe early 1960s, the celebration demic calendar.


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Big Red Ambition: 161Things Every Cornellian Should Do ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Make the library into your bedroom and have sex in the stacks Finally meet the dazzling Denice Cassaro Go to the Cornell-Harvard men’s hockey game and throw fish on the ice Sing along to “We didn’t go to Harvard” with the Cayuga’s Waiters Sled down Libe Slope during a snow storm Take Hotel Administration 4300: Introduction to Wines Streak across the Arts Quad Take Psychology 1101: Intro to Psychology Test out Olin Library’s musically calibrated steps by throwing stones on them 10. Attempt sake bombing at Plum Tree or Miyake in Collegetown 11. Order ice cream at the Dairy Bar 12. Climb the Lindseth climbing wall in Bartels Hall 13. Listen to a full chimes concert from the clock tower and guess the songs played 14. Order the same thing off the Collegetown Bagels menu all four years 15. Register for classes during Freshman Orientation, then switch out of every single one by the time Add/Drop ends 16. Wear flip-flops to class in January 17. Go to the Fuertes Observatory on North Campus and gaze at meteor showers 18. Have a snowball fight in May 19. Milk a cow 20. Skip class to play frisbee on the Arts Quad 21. Bury a bottle of Bacardi on the Slope. Dig it up on Slope Day. 22. Observe the golden hour from the Newman Overlook in the Cornell Plantations 23. Attend the Apple Festival on the Commons 24. Flirt with your professor 25. Bomb a prelim 26. Ace the next one to save your grade 27. Attend Hotelie prom 28. Meet Happy Dave from Okenshield’s 29. Turn your face blue from screaming at midnight before the first finals 30. Get heartburn at the Chili Cook-off on the Commons 31. Enjoy Ithaca’s two months of warm weather — spend a summer here! 32. Go to a Shabbat dinner at 104 West 33. Watch the AAP students parade down East Avenue on Dragon Day 34. Enjoy corn nuggets at The Nines 35. Build a snow penis or count how many you see around campus 36. Dress up and view The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Risley 37. Take a class you think is impossible just for fun 38. Go on a wine tour 39. Kiss on the suspension bridge at midnight 40. Sleep through your alarm for a 1:25 p.m. class 41. Shop at the Friends of the Library Book Sale 42. Get out of a University parking ticket 43. Buy an Ithaca Is Gorges t-shirt, then get sick of wearing it and buy a variation (Ithaca Is Gangsta, Vaginas Are Gorges, Ithaca Is Long Island...) 44. Learn the “Alma Mater,” “Evening Song” and “Give My Regards to Davy” 45. Attend an opening at the Johnson Museum of Art 46. Smuggle food from the dining hall and run for your life as they try to get back your stolen cookies 47. Do the Walk of Shame 48. Have dinner at a professor’s house 49. Get wasted at a professor’s house 50. Take a #selfie with a Cornell president 51. Play a game of tag in the Kroch Library stacks 52. See a play in the Schwartz Center 53. Rush the field at the last home football game of the season 54. Start your freshman year pre-med. Graduate as a Hotelie. 55. Gamble at Turning Stone (try not to lose money) 56. Watch dancers fly through the air at a Bhangra show 57. Have a midnight picnic in the Cornell Plantations 58. Wait in line for half an hour for a salad at the Terrace 59. Ignore “No Winter Maintenance” signs … slip and fall on the icy stairs 60. Sit in Libe Café when you have no work to do and watch the worried studiers down gallons of coffee 61. Write an angry letter to the editor of The Sun 62. Go to Wegmans on a Friday or Saturday night 63. Explore the secret underground tunnel between Uris and Olin libraries 64. See the library’s Rare Book Collection 65. Pretend you are Harry Potter and study in the A.D. White library (looks like Hogwarts) 66. See the brain collection in Uris Hall 67. Eat at Taverna Banfi (formerly Banfi’s) and charge it to CornellCard 68. Buy beer at Jason’s in Collegetown and charge it to CityBucks 69. Take Plant Pathology 2010: Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds 70. Take part in a psychology experiment 71. Take an unplanned nap in a library 72. Take over a building 73. Following the legend, watch a virgin cross the Arts Quad and then witness A.D. White and Ezra Cornell shake hands 74. Live through an Ithaca blizzard and tell your friends how you survived frostbite 75. Throw a flaming pumpkin into the gorge 76. Play co-ed intramural innertube water polo 77. Spend all your lectures figuring out the day’s crossword. While sitting for the final, wish you had taken notes instead. 78. Hook up with your T.A. 79. Order a PMP at the Hot Truck

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Play trivia at Rulloff’s on Sunday nights Make the trek down the hill: Go to a townie bar Make a fool of yourself at karaoke at Loco on Tuesday Hit up Group Therapy on Wednesdays at Dunbar’s (rest in peace, Collegetown bars) 84. Go bowling at Helen Newman Lanes 85. Hand out quartercards on Ho Plaza 86. Drive your car up and down Libe Slope or Ho Plaza 87. Have a friend’s parents take you out to eat at John Thomas Steakhouse or Boatyard Grill 88. Eat a chicken parm sandwich from Louie’s Lunch 89. Eat breakfast at 2 a.m. at the State Diner 90. Get thrown out of Balch Hall 91. Hook up with a freshman 92. Go skinny dipping in a gorge 93. Walk to the Commons and back 94. Go to an a cappella concert 95. Go ice skating at Lynah Rink 96. Instagram the cherry blossoms in the spring 97. Sell back your books; use money to buy alcohol 98. Drink bubble tea 99. Eat a Pinesburger 100. Walk to a fraternity party with your entire freshman floor 101. Go to a fraternity party as a senior; convince yourself you were never one of them 102. Get lost in Collegetown during Orientation Week 103. Get negged at a bar because the bouncer is actually friends with the person whose I.D. you are using 104. See a foreign film at Cinemapolis 105. Eat mongo at RPCC 106. See a concert at Barton Hall 107. Gain the freshman 15. Pay $145 for a gym membership and don’t go 108. Eat brunch on North Campus 109. Do your Freshman Reading Project before you graduate 110. Fail your swim test, just for kicks 111. Tailgate for homecoming 112. Model for the Cornell Fashion Collective’s annual fashion show 113. Host a prefrosh 114. Request a song to be played on the clock tower 115. Get guilt-tripped into giving blood 116. Get asked if you are pregnant at Gannett (regardless of your gender) 117. Drink with your R.A. 118. Make a chalking; weep when it rains that night 119. Sing drunk on the drunk bus 120. Meet Bill Nye ’77, “The Science Guy,” and give him a hug 121. See how long you can go without doing laundry 122. Go on a road trip to Canada, flirt with the border patrol, smuggle booze back 123. Try to order pizza from a Blue Light phone 124. Go to the sex shop on the Commons 125. Get drunk on Slope Day, run into a vice president 126. Complain about the Slope Day headliners 127. Get tapped for a secret society 128. Go to The Shops at Ithaca Mall, realize it is severely lacking, then drive to Carousel Mall in Syracuse 129. Lose a friend over signing a lease in Collegetown 130. Run out of BRBs in March; live off campus events’ free food for the rest of the year 131. Walk holding hands around Beebe Lake 132. Visit the Sciencenter 133. See Yamatai bang it out at Pulse 134. Get J.A.’d for urinating on the Law School 135. Hook up with someone randomly and then see them every day afterward 136. Go to a coffee house in JAM 137. See how many people you can cram into your dorm room 138. Watch people play Dance Dance Revolution in Appel 139. Write dirty messages with rocks in the gorge 140. Ride a horse at Oxley Equestrian Center 141. Ring the giant bell in the Plantations 142. Crash a political rally on Ho Plaza 143. Do the COE ropes course 144. Attend a show at the State Theatre 145. Prank call the CIT HelpDesk 146. Wake up at 7 a.m. for CoursEnroll; realize that your choice classes are full anyway 147. Ski at Greek Peak 148. Take a night prelim near the vet school, walk back in the dark 149. Trespass on Alumni Fields 150. Ask Ezra’s Oracle a question 151. Take the BASICS program 152. Walk to class in the snow, uphill both ways 153. Buy a Cornell-grown apple from a vending machine 154. Furnish an apartment entirely with items from the Dump & Run 155. Eat at each dining hall at least once 156. Ask for an extension on a term paper 157. Take part in Holi and get colorful 158. Pull an all-nighter in the Uris Library Cocktail Lounge 159. Tell a professor what you really think of his/her class 160. Attend a Sun organizational meeting: Go to cornellsun.com for details 161. Climb all 161 steps to the top of McGraw Tower


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Your guide to culture around campus — and beyond So. You’re in college. In Ithaca. What to do now? When prelims, lab reports and snow aren’t getting you down (read: seldom), there’s a lively arts scene right outside your doorstep to keep you sane. From barn-burning bashes in Barton to art appreciation in the Johnson, there’s something for every taste. Cornell may be known for its cows and gorges, but it’s no slouch when it comes to music, theater, film and fine art. And don’t forget the turf around The Hill. Ever since it made an appearance in Homer, Ithaca has been an arts-obsessed little town, with a local music scene bursting at the seams and a host of other cultural offerings to keep the hippies, hicks and Hillsters entertained. So make use of your time here, hit the town and remember — grades may last a semester, but art lasts forever. — The Arts Section

Show Promoters Cornell Concert Commission The heavy hitters in the campus concert scene. They’re the ones responsible for the big blowouts at Barton (Wavves, Avicii, etc.) and the early fall show on the Arts Quad. Now you know where your Student Activity Fee goes.

Fanclub Collective The Lennon to CCC’s McCartney and a home to Cornell’s wannabe Brooklyn hipster crowd, Fanclub brings in bands before they’re cool and offers an oasis of originality in the desert of Cornell’s musical conformity. Think Real Estate, HEALTH and Shonen Knife. If you get it, you get it.

Concert Venues The State Theatre

Barton Hall

The State is Ithaca’s very own Fillmore, MSG and Royal Albert Hall, all rolled into one. A cinema following Ithaca’s brief tenure as the Hollywood of the East, its ornate interior has recently played host to the likes of The X Ambassadors, Bo Burnham and Norah Jones. Modest Mouse and The Machine are just a couple of the acts slated to stop by this season. Be sure to get your tickets early.

There might be track and field equipment on the floor and ROTC classrooms for a backstage, but Barton is a bona fide big star attraction. Ever heard of Carly Rae Jepsen, Passion Pit or Jon Stewart? They’ve all stopped by the last few years, and Barton Hall is the undisputed king of campus venues, with a capacity around 5,000 and ... interesting acoustics. One other quirk: most shows are on Sunday nights — the track team gets Barton on Saturdays.

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Bailey Hall

Central Campus If you want to hear the sweet sounds of the Cornell Symphony Orchestra or the thoughts of Nobel Prize winners such as Elie Wiesel and Toni Morrison, then Bailey’s your best bet. The classroom for some of Cornell’s largest classes doubles as a venue for more subdued performances. BETH SPERGEL / SUN FILE PHOTO

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The Bars

As with all things arts-related on campus, Risley Hall is right in the thick of the concert scene, hosting smaller acts like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart in years past, while welcoming Cornell’s own singers and songwriters to rock their halls. Risley also plays host to student productions, and is home to the annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

For a more intimate live music experience, be sure not to miss the thriving bar music scene around town. The Nines in Collegetown regularly features Cornellians. Ithaca Underground, a nonprofit supporting Ithaca’s local music community, brings over 40 shows to the city every year. The Haunt (702 Willow Ave.) constantly hosts acts small and large, including Raekwon and Rusted Root. Watering holes like Felicia’s Atomic Lounge (508 W. State St.) and the Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar book acts throughout the year.

Downtown & Collegetown

The Slope The epicenter of madness and debauchery on campus ... at least for one day a year. The headliner last year was Walk the Moon, joining an already impressive roster that includes Chance the Rapper, Kanye West and Drake. It gives you something to look forward to during the long, cold winter.

Slope Day Programming Board They only put on one show a year, but don’t call them lazy: these cats work year-round to throw Cornell the biggest and baddest party around, and the music’s just half of it. Feeling woozy? Thank your lucky, Slope Day Programming Board stars that there’s free water (and port-o-potties) within crawling distance.

Central Campus

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The home of Cornell’s Theatre, Film & Dance Department Campus-produced plays, musicals, movies and dance performances are put on throughout the fall and spring. Last year’s season included West Side Story and Twentyhood.

Risley Hall North Campus

Risley’s drama-oriented denizens give Cornell plenty to laugh, cry and think about, offering everything from nights at the circus to period-faithful reproductions of Don Giovanni.

Other Theaters

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Even with all of the campus offerings, there’s a thriving drama scene in the city of Ithaca. The Kitchen Theatre (417 West State St.) offers classical and modern productions year-round and the newly renovated Hangar Theatre (801 Taughannock Blvd.) performs for those lucky enough to stay for an Ithaca summer. Speaking of which, the Ithaca Shakespeare Company puts on Shakespeare in the Cornell Plantations in July.


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Art Galleries Johnson Museum Central Campus

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University’s own fine art museum located conveniently on the Arts Quad, has a prolific collection of contemporary and historic works of art, including many Asian artifacts. The temporary galleries change almost monthly and the Johnson frequently hosts events and lectures related to the works shown. Less known is the fact that the Johnson owns many more works than it can show at any given time: hidden in the archives are more Hokusai prints, original Rembrandt plates and the paintings of abstract expressionists like Michael Goldberg. These works are available for viewing to students — an awesome privilege — and can be seen by making an appointment with a curator. Also, once a year, the History of Art Majors Society, a student run group, curates a show accompanied by essays and interactive exhibits.

Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall Central Campus

Architecture students are notoriously mysterious, always locked up in Rand Hall producing God knows what. Hartell Gallery is a little known way of sneaking a peek at their curriculum. Nestled under the dome in Sibley Hall, the (spatial) center of the AAP community hosts a range of exhibits throughout the year. During mid-terms and finals, stop by to see the studio works of students pinned up — not just drawings of buildings, but frequently hand-built models and constructed work.

Tjaden Hall

Central Campus Cornell conceals a small but productive discipline in the fine arts within its College of Architecture, Art and Planning. While you’re in Ithaca missing the big shows at big city museums, the two galleries at Tjaden Hall put on constantly changing exhibits throughout the year — a glimpse into the current discourse on campus. In years past, exhibits have offered everything from huge plaster casts of bulging bodies to delicate paintings of Iraqi aerial landscapes. The Olive Tjaden Gallery and the Experimental Gallery are open during the week; check at the AAP registrar’s office for a schedule of shows.

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Architecture Milstein Hall Central Campus

Nope, that’s not a U.F.O. — Milstein Hall, designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Rem Koolhas and conceived as the home to Cornell’s esteemed architecture program, is a dazzling and starkly modern architectural marvel. The 47,000 square foot building, which officially opened in August 2011, is the first new building to be dedicated to Cornell’s Architecture, Art and Planning program in over 100 years. Architectural highlights of the structure include the glass-encased “upper plate,” which cantilevers almost 50 feet over University Avenue (in laymen’s terms: it looks like it’s floating), and the lower-level dome, which supports both the auditorium’s raked seating and the stairs that lead to the studio above. Even if you’re not an architect, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to this prestigious structure and sit on one of its colorful globes.

Cube House

Makarainen Road One of the few really beautiful works by a Cornell architecture grad in the Ithaca area, Simon Ungers’ minimalist cube is located out by Route 79 near Ithaca College. A pristine concrete box surrounded by acres of wilderness included in the property, the house stands as a tribute to the beauty of old school modernism in all its glory — stark, individualist and monumental despite its small scale. S. Ungers ’80 was the son of the late O.M. Ungers, who taught at Cornell and whose works abroad have influenced generations of designers. Borrow a friend’s car and drive up to Makarainen Road, near South Hill to creep around.

Johnson Museum Central Campus

Beyond being the home to a prolific art collection, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is a complex an interesting space designed by Pei Cobb Freidd Partners — whose most famous architect is I.M. Pei. Situated at the end of the northern row of the Arts Quad, the Johnson Museum functions as a viewing device for the lake and the landscape. The building has distinct and interesting spaces on each floor, starting with café on the bottom level (a picturesque place to grab a tea), moving up through the big courtyard in the middle and the panoramic conference room on the top floor — each of which is highly designed in terms of light and material. A stark contrast to the historic decadence of the other buildings on the Arts Quad, the architecture of Pei’s Johnson Museum deserves its own look.

Carl Sagan’s Study 900 Stewart Ave.

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When crossing the Stewart Avenue bridge from North Campus’ Fall Creek Road towards the West Campus dorms, you will see a two-faced work of architecture that is shrouded in mystery. On the North Campus side, the building displays a modernist façade — a pure white plane with a cut opening. Looking across the gorge from the West Campus side, the building, flanked by Rockledge fraternity, appears to be the gateway into an Egyptian tomb. The late Carl Sagan, legendary Cornell astronomer, renovated the former meeting place of the senior honor society Sphinx Head into his study and part-time home. Designed by the late Guillermo Jullian de la Fuente (a protégé of Le Corbusier and one-time Cornell professor) and his wife Ann Pendleton, Carl Sagan’s cliff-edge study is a structural and formal marvel.

Cornell Cinema

Film

Central Campus

No joke: C.C. may just be the best college movie theater in the country. Billing itself as a “year-round film festival,” it screens a frightening number of feature films, documentaries and shorts from the megaplex and places you’ve never even heard of, making every one of us a potential cinema expert. Showings are usually in Willard Straight Hall or Uris Hall. Do yourself a favor and make it a regular stop — there are multiple films a day and a constantly changing lineup, and the live talks by directors and music-accompanied silent films are just icing on the cake. Seriously, you’re lucky.

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Cinemapolis

Regal Cinemas

A gift from silverscreen gods, this Ithaca fixture screens independent, foreign and mainstream films on a daily basis. If you do not make at least a couple trips here come Oscar season, consider yourself behind the curve.

And you thought college meant never going to the mall again. But if you absolutely must see the midnight debut of the next Marvel flick, hoof it over to Regal, home of the Hollywood blockbuster and normal release schedule.

120 E. Green St.

Pyramid Mall, 40 Catherwood Rd.

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Top Five Science-y Things to Do Former Sun Senior Writer

1. Be a farmer for the afternoon at a Dilmun Hill Student Organic Farm work party.

An entirely student run, organic farm, Dilmun Hill is located on Route 366 (Dryden Road), just across from Judd Falls Road, near the Cornell Orchards. The farm practices sustainable agriculture and provides produce for places on campus like the Manndible Café. The farm hosts weekly work-parties on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and invites everyone to experience the latest in sustainable agricultural practices, support the farm, join their community and go home with fresh produce. If visiting the farm seems like a bit of a journey, visit Dilmun Hill’s on-campus farm stand on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 in front of Mann Library (on the Ag Quad) and inside the library lobby on rainy days. They will also be at the Farmers’ Market at Cornell this fall on Thursdays between 11 and 3. Market Garden Manager Issac Isaac Arginteanu ’12 said, “I started out knowing nothing about agriculture and farming and now I’m a manager. It was my introduction to something I’ve become very passionate about.” EMILY BURKE / SUN FILE PHOTO

Under the stars | Visit the Fuertes Observatory to stargaze or watch a meteor shower.

5. Take a midnight trip to the Lab of Ornithology’s sanctuary.

2. Check out the 200,000 species in the Cornell University Insect Collection.

The Cornell University Insect Collection includes more than seven million insect specimens representing about 200,000 species, or roughly 20 percent of the World’s described insect fauna. The collection is housed in approximately 16,500 drawers held within in a climate-controlled facility located on the second floor of Comstock Hall on Cornell’s central campus. Because it is a research facility, visits to the CUIC are limited and need to be planned in advance. Prospective visitors or students interested in conducting research at the facility should contact curator Prof. James Liebherr at jkl5@cornell.edu. The CUIC also participates in the annual Insectapalooza celebration — a one-day insect fair with educational exhibits for all age groups, from children to adults. Insectapalooza typically takes place at the end of October.

Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation and conservation of birds. The lab is not on campus, but is easily accessible by a shuttle bus that stops at Corson-Mudd Hall (across from Trilium) at 8:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.. The lab is located in Sapsucker Woods, and guided bird walks through Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary are offered for beginners on Saturdays and Sundays from April to September. The Johnson Visitor Center at the lab is home to a large observatory with chairs, telescopes and bird feeders, interactive exhibits, a world-class collection of bird art and sculpture and the Macaulay library — the world’s largest archive of animal sounds and video. Admission is free, and the visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The sanctuary, however, is open every day from dawn to dusk.

4. Go stargazing at the Fuertes Observatory.

Fuertes Observatory is located on North Campus near

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Scintillating Science Classes Former Sun Senior Editor

Classes Abroad

Biology 2650: Tropical Field Ecology and Behavior in Kenya –– During winter break, students travel to Kenya to study tropical tropical biology, ecology, and behavioral ecology. Riku Moriguchi ’13, who participated in the course while he was at Cornell, called it “one of the greatest things I’ve ever done in my life.” He explained game drives –– which entailed driving vans through Savannah in the middle of the night with flashlights –– as the best part of the experience. Students also have the opportunity to work on three different research projects.

For Fun

Food Science 4300: Understanding Wine and Beer –– The science version of the Hotel School’s Wines class allows students to understand what flavor chemicals produce certain tastes — like smoky wines and hoppy beers. One catch: you have to be 21 to enroll. Horticulture 2010: The Art of Horticulture –– This experiential class allows students to use plants and gardens as art. Students can use photography, watercolor and botanical illustration methods. Alli Hoffman ’12 said, “It was a great course, and a wonderful change from the monotonous days of schoolwork and lectures.” Natural Resources 3250: Forest Management and Maple Syrup Production –– This hands-on class teaches students multi-purpose ways to manage forests, including how to make maple syrup.

Human Ecology

Human Development 3620: Human Bonding –– Why are we attracted to certain people and not others? Human Bonding explores attraction, jealousy, loneliness and attachment among other topics. Sarah Spiro ’13 said, “Everything was just so incredibly true to your own relationships. When people tell me about problems with a boyfriend or girlfriend I actually find myself thinking through the nine stages of a breakup,”

3. Check out the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Synchrotron. Slightly larger than a football field, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) has a 768-meter circumference and the capability to send electrons and positrons flying at 99.9999995 percent of the speed of light. CHESS provides state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in physics, chemistry, biology and environmental and materials sciences, and attracts 500-600 scientists, graduate and undergraduate students each year. Researchers at CHESS always welcome student volunteers to participate in research and experiments, and even observe 24-hour CHESS runs. CHESS is located in Wilson laboratory on Route 366 & Pine Tree Road.

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Helen Newman Hall. The observatory houses several small telescopes, and a larger, 12-inch refractor telescope with a mechanical tracking mechanism that is operated by weights, like a grandfather clock. Though the observatory is no longer used for research purposes, it is used for introductory astronomy classes and is open to the public. The Cornell Astronomical Society runs public viewing nights at the Fuertes Observatory on every clear Friday night during the semester from 8:00 p.m. until midnight, if sky conditions permit.

Getting dirty | Becky Hume ’11 plants seedlings at a Dilmun Hill Organic Farm work party, where students gather to do farm chores each week.

Research

Congratulations on your acceptance to Cornell, one of the nation’s finest research institutions. Science is organized knowledge and Cornell University offers a diverse set of scientific study. Our advice to you is to make curiosity your key. Question everything, figure out how things work and begin to explore and discover. Cornell has so much to offer to the inquisitive student. These are the same halls where Carl Sagan pondered the cosmos and where Bill Nye began as a budding Science Guy. They were both curious –– and you should be, too. So feed your curiosity by reading the science section every Wednesday and learn about the science happening around you every day.

By MARIA MINSKER

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Bird watching | The Lab of Ornithology, located in Sapsucker Woods, is a world leader in the appreciation and conservation of birds. Maria Minsker can be reached at mminsker@cornellsun.com.

Nutritional Sciences 1150: Nutrition, Health and Society — Prof. Levitsky, nutritional sciences, writes songs about the digestive system and cooks meals for the whole class. This course teaches students about how to stay healthy in the world of late-night munchies and sleeplessness. Perhaps it can even help keep off the freshman 15. Jacob Christ ’13 took the course as a freshman and said, “[Levitsky] did a good job of putting it in a holistic sense and making everything applicable to the real world.” Katerina Athanasiou can be reached at kathanasiou@cornellsun.com.


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A Brief History of Cornell Scientific Breakthroughs 1885

Theobald Smith 1881 discovers the first Salmonella bacterium. Hypothesizing it to be the cause of common hog cholera, Smith named the microbe after Daniel Elmer Salmon DVM 1872, who led the research team under the United States Department of Agriculture (Salmon was also the first recipient of a D\VM degree in the United States). Though Smith’s theory was later proven incorrect, the Salmonella genus was found to be responsible for several infectious illnesses, such as typhoid fever and food poisoning.

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William J. Wilgus, a correspondence student at Cornell between 1883 and 1885, designs and oversees the construction of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Chief Engineer of the New York Central Railroad, Wilgus was responsible for the introduction of electric trains into the terminal as well as the idea for two-level stations below ground.

1953 Prof. Hans Bethe, physics, participates in the preliminary design meetings for the atomic bomb. A major player in the Manhattan Project, Bethe also participated in the development team for the hydrogen bomb, though he hoped to prove the weapon impossible to create and serve as a force for disarmament.

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1958

The first successful implantable pacemaker — invented by Wilson Greatbatch BEE ’50 to regulate beating of the heart — enters use after extensive animal testing. Greatbatch’s pacemaker used a mercury battery as an energy source, different from earlier designs.

Henry Heimlich ’41 M.D. ’43 publishes an article promoting an anti-choking technique consisting of repeated abdominal thrusts, now commonly advertised as the “Heimlich maneuver.”

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1942

William F. Friedman 1914, leads the research division of the U.S. Army’s Signals Intelligence Service to break the difficult Japanese PURPLE cipher, providing Japanese diplomatic secrets to the United States government before World War II.

1974

Stephen Moulton Babcock master’s degree 1875 develops the Babcock Test, an inexpensive method of measuring the fat content in milk that allowed farmers to produce milk of consistent quality. From 1907 to 1911, Babcock led a series of single-grain experiments to measure relative nutritional value among grains for cattle, leading to the establishment of nutrition as a science.

1902 Florence Kimball DVM 1910 graduates from Cornell to become the first certified female veterinarian.

Philip Levine M.D. ’23 discovers the Rh factor in blood after observing hemolytic disease in infants. Levine found that a “negative” pregnant mother’s antibodies can destroy the red blood cells of her child if the child’s blood was “positive” (containing the Rh antigen). Today, an infant’s afflicted blood can undergo immediate treatment and prevent major repercussions.

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1978

The cyanoacrylate commonly known as Super Glue hits shelves, having been developed as an adhesive called “Eastman 910” by Harry Coover M.S. ’43 Ph.D. ’44. Able to bond solid objects as well as human tissues, the glue is also known for its forensic ability to capture fingerprints.

Gregory Goodwin Pincus ’24 begins testing the combined oral contraceptive pill after studying the ability of progesterone to inhibit fertility. The pills — approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960 — are now used by over 100 million women worldwide as a form of birth control.

1983 Walter McCrone ’38 Ph.D. ’42 performs several days of forensic testing on the Shroud of Turin, a linen cloth that appears to bear the image of a bearded man who had undergone crucifixion. McCrone concluded that the Shroud had been painted, due to the presence of red pigment that others had deemed blood.

2001

Barbara McClintock ’23 M.A. ’25 Ph.D. ’27 becomes the first and currently only woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of genetic transposition in corn plants. Transposable elements are DNA sequences that can move throughout the genome, changing how certain traits are turned “on” or “off.”

1992

Jon Rubinstein ’78 M.Eng ’79 leads the eight-month development of the iPod, Apple’s first portable music player. Rubinstein later became senior vice president of Apple’s newlycreated iPod division in 2004.

1985 Prof. Mae Jemison M.D. ’81 becomes the first African-American woman to travel into space, serving as the science mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s second spaceflight. Jemison went on to start The Jemison Group, a company that focuses on integrating technologies into developing countries.

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2013

Prof. Steve Squyres ’78 Ph.D. ’81, astronomy, leads the Mars Exploration Rover Mission as principal investigator. The mission, through the rovers Curiosity and Opportunity, returned significant findings about Mars, including evidence that water once flowed on the planet’s surface. THE NEW YORK TIMES

Prof. Kenneth G. Wilson, physics, directs the establishment of the Cornell Theory Center (now the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing in Rhodes Hall), one of five original supercomputer centers created to provide high-speed computing resources within the United States.

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Cornell researchers, including Prof. Lawrence Bonassar, biomedical engineering, and Dr. Jason Spector, director of the Laboratory for Bioregenerative Medicine and Surgery and associate professor of plastic surgery at Weill Cornell, successfully create a fully-functioning synthetic human ear using 3-D printing. A collagen mold was printed based on a high-resolution 3-D image of an existing ear, then injected with living cells to grow cartilage over a three-month period.


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Milliman: Peter. After the resignation of Matt Kerwick, Milliman stepped in as the interim head coach of the men’s lacrosse team in May 2017. Milliman has been with the team for three years now as an associate coach, and has also been named an assistant coach for the 2019 U.S. men’s national indoor team. Moran: Richie. Hall of Fame lacrosse coach. Took Cornell to the NCAA playoffs countless times, winning three national championships along the way. Was once dubbed by Sport magazine as “The Electric Pear.” Presented with the 2012 Spirit of Tewaaraton Award. Newman Arena: Home of the Red basketball and volleyball teams. Also site of occasional wrestling tournament. Located in Bartels Hall. Newman: Wes ’09. Cornell swim and dive alumnus, now leading the men’s squad. A Canadian,

so swimmers have been practicing in maple syrup so the water feels easier at meets. Nieuwendyk: Joe ’88. Once NHL Rookie of the Year for Calgary with 51 goals. Took faceoffs for the Dallas Stars until he was traded to the New Jersey Devils to win a third Stanley Cup in 2003. Cornell MVP in 1987 and a NHL All-Star. He has also won the Conn Smyth and Olympic gold. No. 25 retired at Lynah Rink on Feb. 26, 2010. Noel: Andy. Current Cornell Athletic Director. Daily Sun favorite. Who doesn’t love Andy? Novakovic: Joanna ’03. Head coach of Equestrian since 2014. Won the Ivy league in 2017, sending riders to nationals is not uncommon. Palmer: David. A two-time world champion, now the head coach of the squash program entering his second year. Once awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II of Down Under. Got royalty in his DNA.

Penn: Slimy Ivy rival in Philadelphia. It has strong athletic teams and questionable recruiting ethics. Learn to hate them. They’re ruthless, bad sports and play to win at whatever cost — even if it means throwing toast on the football field. And they call themselves Quakers. Pepicelli: Dan. Head coach of the baseball team entering his third year. In his first two seasons, Coach Pep brought over his expertise from baseball powerhouse Clemson to revamp Cornell’s baseball program. Future is looking up for the Red on the diamond. Princeton: Yawn. Nickname: Tigers. Location: New Jersey, but shockingly fields top-notch basketball and lax teams anyway. Has won more Ivy League titles than any other school with its shady recruiting. Redman: Cornell wrestling mascot. Has been known to randomly show up at men’s basketball games. Identity unknown. Sarachan: Dave ’76. Former head coach of the Chicago Fire, an

MLS team. Led Red booters to two NCAA bids in his final seasons at the helm. Two-time All-American at Cornell. Schaap: 1. Dick ’55. Highly acclaimed newsman who died in 2001. Veteran sports journalist, author of numerous books, sports correspondent for ABC News and host of ESPN’s Sports Reporters. Oh, and he was also once the editor in chief of The Sun. 2. Jeremy ’91, ESPN. Followed in dad’s footsteps and is currently correspondent for ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Also, former sports editor at The Sun. Came to Ithaca prior to Cornell’s Sweet 16 matchup with Kentucky to report on the men’s basketball team. “In Ithaca, New York, Jeremy Schaap, ESPN.” So legit. Schafer: Mike ’86. Men’s hockey coach who steered his team to ECAC tournament victories in his first two seasons, then to the squad’s first Frozen Four appearance in 23 years in his eighth. In his 10th, 2005-06, guided the Red

to a 22-9-4 record in which the team came a goal away in triple overtime against Minnesota from making the Frozen Four. Fans greeted him then and now with the chant, “Kill, Schafer, Kill.” Completing his 23rd season behind the Cornell bench in 2017-18, he has coached the Red to the NCAA tournament 10 times, as recent as 2017. Schoellkopf: Stadium which houses football and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Nice view of Ithaca and most of Central New York on clear days on the Crescent side. Artificial playing surface has been called “the Cadillac of turf systems” but has seen its last days at Schoellkopf, giving way to the new wave FieldTurf which recently debuted. Schneider: Daria. Entering her second year as head coach of the women’s fencing team. Schneider’s impressive history of accolades includes five-time US National Team member, two-time world championship medalist and U.S. Fencing national champion. She enters the program as the second youngest coach of an NCAA Division I program. Smith: Dayna. Fifteen-year coach of the women’s basketball team. Like many other Red coaches, made her way over from Penn. The winningest coach in the history of the program. During her time as head coach, Smith’s players have earned 28 All-Ivy honors, including one Ivy League Player of the Year award and one AllAmerica selection. Second longest tenured active coach in the Ivy League. Smith: John. Men’s soccer head coach entering his second year. He comes to Ithaca from Palo Alto, where he was the associate head coach for Stanford — a team that won the 2015 NCAA title. In his first year for the Red, Smith had some growing pains, going 1-14-2, but an English native, he knows a thing or two about soccer, or “football.” Stevens: Mike. Seven years as head coach of the women’s tennis program. Reigning Ivy coach of the year after leading the women to program’s first share of Ivy title. Tanasoiu: Silviu. Romanianborn head coach of the men’s tennis team who has led the Red for the last six years. Led his young squad to a 10-15 record and multiple All-Ivy League Second Team selections in the first season, an Ivy championship and second round of NCAAs in 2017. Tatum: Mark ’91. Played baseball at Cornell, named deputy commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the NBA in 2014. Completes the trifecta of Cor nellians leading pro sports. Vande Berg: Trudy. Entering third year as head coach of the volleyball team. During her second year, led her squad to the program’s most wins since 2006 and highest conference finish since 2008. During her time as head coach, Vande Berg’s players have earned four All-Ivy honors. Yale: Mediocre Ivy misfits. Not really good at any sport, but what else can you expect from a school in New Haven? Also called the Bulldogs and the Elis. By the way, what’s an Eli?


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50 Years Later, Championship Legacy Still Resonates By JAMIL RAHMAN Sun Staff Writer

A previous version of this story was published March 15. Just moments after the Cornell men’s hockey team clinched its spot in the ECAC semifinals in Lake Placid, the senior class gave the Lynah Faithful one last salute on home ice. As the sticks were raised and pointed to the retired jerseys and the numerous banners of ECAC and Ivy League Championships, NCAA tournament bids and, more prominently, two NCAA Championships, the team paid homage to the greatness that has come before. Regular season success and winning a few playoff games are important, but it just does not mean quite as much unless there’s a banner on the ceiling to cap off the season. Fifty years ago this weekend, that was accomplished on the NCAA stage for the first time, as the program from Ithaca won a national championship. That team was a symbol that the work put into the program was worth every bit of it, and a reminder of where this team can and should be. “Seeing the legacy of what we did 50 years ago, and the real life legacy of walking into Lynah and seeing it filled with 4,000 sounding like 40,000, it’s just quite remarkable,” legendary goaltender Ken Dryden ’69 said at the 1967 team reception during the home Dartmouth game this season. “What once was, what is now and imagining what will be — it’s been a treat.” History

Cornell played its first hockey game on Feb. 28, 1901 and defeated Swarthmore 4-1 in Philadelphia. Beebe Lake was the Red’s home at the time, and there were a few dispersed seasons where seasons could not be play because the water did not freeze over. Then in 1948, the program was shut down due to a combination of no ice and little interest in the program. The iconic Lynah Rink was constructed in 1957 and finally gave Cornell a permanent building to call home. The Red resurrected its program and played the first game in the modern era on Dec. 14 and defeated the Lehigh Hockey Club handedly, 16-3. The coach at the time was Paul Patten, whose tenure reigned from 1957 to 1963. Patten’s teams finished last in the Ivy League his first two seasons, posting losing league and overall records in his six-year tenure. His successor, Ned Harkness — who would only spend seven years in Ithaca after 14 at RPI — would prove himself as arguably the most successful coach in program history, and a coach known for bringing the best out of his players. “What [Harkness] gave me was a hell a lot of self-confidence,” said defender Walt Stanowski ’68. “When you’re coming here and you’re 18 years old, you think you have it, but you really don’t, it’s hidden inside, [and he] brought that out. He got me to be the fittest I’ve ever been, motivated the hell out of me to get better, he made me want to get better, and that’s hard to do.” The Legend of Harkness

Harkness began his coaching

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Harkness’ men | Starting with the ’67 championship, head coach Ned Harkness (middle) turned men’s hockey into the organization it is today.

career at RPI, and in 1941, he was a volunteer lacrosse coach for the Engineers. He became the head coach when the school established its varsity lacrosse program in 1945. Just three years later, the team came off an undefeated regular season and represented the United States at the London Olympic Games and tied Great Britain 5-5 at historic Wembley Stadium. Four years later, the team came out with another undefeated regular season, and this time, a national championship. Harkness was also essential in reviving the RPI hockey team, which began play in 1950. In 1951, coming off a 4-6 season, Harkness led the Engineers to a 15-3 record and a Tri-State title, which was later revoked because the team used an ineligible player. Nonetheless, the team officially won its first Tri-State championship in 1953, and placed third in the 1953 NCAA Tournament. Just one year later in 1954, the team won the Tri-State and NCAA Championships. Harkness’ ability to flat-out coach had been solidified. Harkness finished his RPI career with a 147-27-2 lacrosse record and a 176-96-7 hockey record, and he would continue his dynamic success at Cornell. He led the Red with a 163-27-2 overall record in his seven years, and coached lacrosse to a 35-1 record and two Ivy League Championships — in 1966 and 1968 — in only his three years as the coach. Harkness would be inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001, but his stint at Cornell would be the last of his lacrosse career, as he went on to coach in the NHL — though did not find the same success — and then back to college hockey at Union.

regular season titles in a row, including the undefeated national championship run in the 1969-70 season. With the 1967 hockey championship, Harkness became the first coach to win a national championship in two different sports. Throughout the 1966-67 season, Cornell’s lone loss came in a 4-3 overtime game against Yale, which followed a double-overtime tie against Boston University. The game went on long into the night, and after Harkness and BU coach Jack Kelly discussed, they agreed the game finish in a 3-3 tie. BU would go on to win the ECAC regular season title that year, and would be a rather familiar foe for the Red moving forward. Cornell started the ECAC Tournament with two big wins — a 11-2 victory over Brown, and a 12-2 victory over Boston College — which was a nice set up for the first rematch against BU in the ECAC finals. This time, the Red would come out as winners, giving the team its first ECAC tournament title in program history. The title also gave the Red an automatic bid to its first NCAA tournament, the 20th tournament in history at the time. At the time, the tournament only comprised of four teams, and the Red was the most inexperienced team in the tournament. ECAC runner-up

BU made the tournament for the sixth time in program history with an at-large bid, and North Dakota and Michigan St. joined the field with their fifth and third appearances, respectively, after being crowned co-champions in their conference tournament. For this Cornell team, however, no stage was too big, as the players and coaches relied on the week-by-week mentality that contributed to the team’s success. “We knew had a good team, and obviously we had a good run,” said winger Andrew Crowley ’68. “Was our goal to be national champs? I don’t remember that being a goal — the goal was to win every game and go on every week and win that game, so we went week to week. I never remember anyone mentioning ‘we are going to be national champs,’ it just happened.” Despite losing in the ECAC championship game, the Terriers came away with the better seeding because they had the better regular season conference record. Cornell took on North Dakota and scraped away with a 1-0 victory, while BU defeated Michigan St., 4-2, to set up a rematch yet again between the Red and the Terriers, with another title on the line. “We just assumed were going to win the whole thing,” Stanowski said. “The only game we didn’t assume we were going to win was the ND game because we’ve never seen them before. We were going to beat BU, there was no question about that, but North Dakota was a coin flip.” That confidence fared well for the team, as it came away with another victory against BU, with a final score of 4-1. The win secured Cornell’s first ever NCAA championship, as well as the first for the Ivy League as a whole. Legacy

Three Red players were named to the All-American team that year: Dryden, defender Harry Orr — who also won ECAC defenseman of the year — and forward Doug Ferguson, who won ECAC player of the year. In addition, the Red placed four players on the ECAC allTournament first team, and two more on the second team, with Stanowski named as the most outstanding player. Despite the individual recognitions, everyone on the team made sure to keep its

emotions even-keel. “We had no egos — we had very good players, but no one had a super ego,” Stanowski said. “We all played from our heart, whether you were the best guy or the mediocre guy, we were all one team.” The team undoubtedly created something special during its time at Cornell, and is something that players on the team will never forget. “The ’67 team was my favorite team at Cornell,” Dryden said. “Cornell was a really important time in my life — I realized I was a better player than I thought and a better student than I thought, and those were important things to learn.” When the players reminisce about their time in Ithaca, national accolades and recognition are not the first thing that pops up, but rather the times spent with their fellow teammates. “[There are] more [memories] off the ice than on the ice for me,” Crowley said. “We lived together, we played together, we worked out together, from September to March. It was just a bunch of guys that really got to live together and had a wonderful four years here.” This camaraderie can be seen in this year’s team — after a tough loss, players and coaches talked about pulling each other up, and after a good win like the series win from this past weekend, the team celebrates together. When the 1967 team was honored during intermission of the Dartmouth game Jan. 28, and Cornell let the Green walk away with a 4-2 victory, current head coach Mike Schafer ’86 was especially disappointed in the effort his team with the legends from 50 years ago in attendance. Part of that disappointment stems from the rich history this program lauds, never taking anything for granted and keeping up the proud tradition of Cornell hockey. Any lapse in play feels like a slap in the face to the legacy that precedes this team. But with the ECAC championships and NCAA tournament on the horizon, this year’s team has the best chance to honor those who came half a century before them: a third championship. Jamil Rahman can be reached at jrahman@cornellsun.com.

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In 1966-67, for the second season in a row, Cornell finished atop the Ivy League, going 9-1-0 in the league, 18-1-1 in the ECAC and 27-1-1 overall. The Red would go on to win three more Ivy League

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Freshmen Duo Shows What’s To Come for Men’s Lacrosse Teat, Fletcher lead the way despite disappointing season Cornell. In his final year at The Hill Academy, Teat was honored as an Under Armour All-America selection, a member of the Team Canada U19 A previous version of this story was published May squad and the top overall recruit in the class of 1. 2020. A young and hungry Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Fletcher, from Newtown, Pa., came to Cornell team looked to revive the program a year after plac- after helping the Princeton Day School secure two ing second to last in the Ivy League. With the addi- Prep B State Championships in his sophomore and tion of 14 freshman, the Red was looking for a fresh senior years. He also served as the team’s captain on start coming off a disappointing 2016 season. top of winning the team’s MVP award during his The season has not gone as planned, but no one senior campaign. who has followed the But while their remarkteam through this season “Once we found our spot with the rest of able abilities have been on can doubt the work ethic, display week in and week the guys ... that’s when we started to out as of late, the offendrive, or camaraderie of feed off each other.” the Cornell team. sive duo took time to get A hard work menacquainted with their Jeff Teat tality has been a focus respective playing styles. of head coach Matt In the first three games, Kerwick throughout Teat had only three points the whole season. while Fletcher had seven. “They keep getting better and believing “It took us a while to get in one another,” he said. “The team is working going at the beginning of the really hard and that is all I can ask for.” season,” Teat said. “Once we Two newcomers — attackers Jeff Teat, a twofound our spot with the time Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week, and rest of the guys, Connor Fletcher — have emerged as the offenthough, especially in sive leaders for Cornell this season. Once they the [Virginia] game, got accustomed to their respective playing that’s when we started styles, the partnership has blossomed into one of to feed off each other and feel the best in all of college lacrosse. comfortable together.” The Teat-Fletcher combo has been showcased in Despite a 19-18 loss in overtime every game of the season, helping them become to Virginia, Teat tallied 11 points, the highest ever freshman duo after surpassing the the most scored by a Cornell lacrosse the 78 points put up by Rob Pannell ’12 and Roy player since 1988. Fletcher, who Lang ’12 in their first years. Not surprisingly, assisted Teat on one of his goals, Teat and Fletcher are the Red’s top point leaders put up five points himself. with 70 and 32, respectively. Teat and Fletcher never “We are excited for where we are heading, we looked back after that as the have a very young group in our locker room,” pair continued to domiKerwick said. nate the Red’s offensive Teat, originally fleet. In the eight games from Ontario, led The following the UVA Hill Academy’s team matchup, the duo have put and earned the team’s up a combined 78 points. Lacrosse Award as a The duo has not only senior before coming to been great because MICHAEL WENYE LI / SUN ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR both Teat and Fantastic frosh | Once Teat and Fletcher found their footing, Fletcher can put the ball in the the duo never looked back as offensive leaders.

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Dynamic duo | The freshmen class, and especially the duo of Teat and Fletcher, led the way for the Red this season.

back of the net, but also because both players see their relationship as a partnership, relentlessly passing the ball and finding the highest percentage shot. “The big thing for us is just our ability to share the ball,” Fletcher said. “We have to keep “We are able to feed off each other and finish moving forward easy shots.” and it’s about the The 2017 campaign has been far from pernext play, the next fect, but there is an game, the next incredible amount to pracitce.” look forward to. Kerwick refuses to Matt Kerwick dwell on the past, and pushes his players to look towards the future. Undoubtedly, Teat and Fletcher will continue to be an influential piece of the Cornell men’s lacrosse team’s future. “We have to keep moving forward and it’s about the next play, the next game, the next practice,” said Kerwick. “[Fletcher and Teat] have done a really good job embracing that. They show up everyday and work.” Adam Masters can be reached at amasters@cornellsun.com.

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a season that had brought about many highs. But of the 6,333 in attendance that game, Mathews was the one perfect patron to see his former teammate join him in the ranks of former Cornell footballers. It signaled the passing of the torch from one potential NFL prospect to another.

“There are some growing pains but I think that I have gotten past that part and I am definitely punting much better and at the top of my game now when it matters most.” Chris Fraser ’16

“[His advice] really worked out well because I got to focus on enjoying the season and focusing on every day of practice and hanging out with my friends and ride the wave that we began the season on,” Fraser said. “Jeff was really important for that.” ‘100 Percent All-In’

Perhaps the most harrowing component of this entire process is that it could all be for naught. All the lifting, all the refining, all the years of training could one day just seem pointless. Until then, all Fraser can do is fight every day to make sure that possibility is just a bad dream and never becomes reality. “There are some growing pains but I think that I have gotten past that part and I am definitely punting much better and at the top of my

next year you are game now when it alongside matters most, which “It’s a really cool thing to be watching playing them.” is great,” he said. Fraser acknowlWhat plagues these guys on TV when you are eight, Fraser, and most 12, 15 years old and then the next year edges that one day he might wake up and potential recruits, is you are playing alongside them.” not have a football the outside pressures career to look forward that go along with Chris Fraser ’16 to, saying that the physical preparaCornell was the pertion. Any small misOn the flipside, bringing fect place to prepare for the step is a black mark in a scout's book. And with so your best every day can make life after football. “Right now, I’m 100 perfew opportunities to show off good things can come your your skills, one misstep could way. Fraser has dreamed cent all-in on football,” he quickly dismantle hopes at about charging on the field said. “The great thing about come opening kickoff cere- having a degree from Cornell the big leagues. “When you have 100-plus monies. And in a way, that is — and that's a big reason scouts on you it is easy to let what drives him most — the why I went to Cornell — the moment get to you but I kid in him is simply excited regardless of when my footthink a part of the process is at the chance of living out his ball career ends, whether that be tomorrow or 20 years taking all that out and going dream. “You see those guys and from now, I have a great eduback to the basics — you’ve been there before, you’ve for all you know you could cation, so I'm not worried done it a million times and be wearing the same jerseys about the opportunities that just have fun,” he said. “I as they were or they are,” he would present themselves think that’s the thing that said. “It’s a really cool thing afterwards.” gets lost in this and I think to be watching these guys on I've gotten back to that TV when you are eight, 12, Zach Silver can be reached at 15 years old and then the sports-editor@cornellsun.com. which is great.”


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In Quest for NFL,Fraser’16 Relies on Pro Mentors Former Cornell punter undergoes intensive training to enter League By ZACH SILVER Sun Sports Editor

A previous version of this story was published April 9. Thousands have come and gone playing to the last whistle while donning the carnelian and white Cornell football jerseys, but only a few have been able to make a name for themselves at the next level. With the 2017 NFL Draft just weeks away, former Cornell punter Chris Fraser ’16 is looking to add his name to the exclusive list of Cornell alumni in the pros. “[It would] give a sense of legitimacy not only to Cornell but to to the whole Ivy League,” Fraser said of the “[It’s] just implications his making sure that drafting might bring. “People I’m at my physical don't think of the Ivy League as performance football powerlevel ... enjoying ahouse … and I it and staying think [it would] just be another active.” thing that shows how Cornell Chris Fraser ’16 football is making the right steps to become extremely competitive year in and year out.” But before he can accomplish that, Fraser must undergo the most intensive, excruciating and meticulous preparation of his lengthy career. Since his graduation in December, the recent alumnus has continuously undergone five-day-aweek workouts, pro days — including one in Buffalo he had to call off due to the March Nor’easter — conditioning, dealing with an agent, private workouts and traveling across the country. And on top of all that, he has to make sure to get his eight hours of sleep every night. “[It’s] just making sure that I’m at my peak physical performance level, having fun, enjoying it and staying active,” he says. “And making sure that I am at my best for the draft.” Even with his deceptively hulkish legs that effortlessly sent punts over 60 yards, it is an especially steep hill for Fraser to climb. For aspiring professionals at most positions, they can sleep knowing teams carry anywhere from two to six players of their breed. Punters and kickers are not privy to that same degree of comfort. Most teams are not usually looking to replace their punter, Fraser said, and in reality, only a small portion of teams might be actively shopping for a new punter on a given year. Any small hiccup in his performance, and Fraser’s dreams could very well be muffed. “They don’t accept mediocrity, at least not very long,” Fraser said of punting in the NFL.

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A big step | Not many Cornellians have the opportunity to make it to the NFL, but Fraser hopes to be one of the few to make it from Ithaca to the big stage come draft day.

“You always have to be improving and at a very high level. Because of that, since there is only one per team and all that, you have to grab ahold of any opportunity you can.” Fraser is very aware of the challenges that lay in store for himself, so who better to ask for advice than a couple of Cornellians who have been through the thick of it already. Blast From the Past

First on Fraser’s list of contacts to call was former Cornell receiver Bryan Walters ’10. The undersized Walters — undrafted when he declared in 2010 — has fought tooth and nail to make his way into the NFL. His hard work paid off when he won the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014, and he is currently on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster after making 10 appearances in the 2016-17 season. For Fraser, Walters was the perfect role model. The wide receiver was often doubted, mainly due to his short stature, yet he earned himself the opportunity to compete with the big dogs at the highest level. Being on a roster is one thing, but getting a good amoung of playing time, as Walters has done, is another. “He has definitely JASON BEN NATHAN / fought his way and he's SUN SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER been really resilient throughout his whole Professional precision | Fraser set career highs process, and it’s not like he was his senior year for punts inside the 20 yard line and some highly-touted fair catches.

has spent countless hours of practice, has also come as an advantage. Jeff Mathews ’13 left Cornell with the most throwing yards and touchdowns in program history. His 11,284 yards in the air have created a nearly 4,000-yard gap between himself and second place. Since then Mathews has seen stints on professional teams, but never quite saw the field on game day. The Canadian Football League was the logical next step for him, and he is currently signed with the Toronto Argonauts. Fraser and Mathews overlapped in 2012, the former’s freshman year and the latter’s senior season. The relationship from that point on has always been one of mentorship. As quarterback, Mathews was the tem’s natural leader. His impressive abilities out of the huddle reinforced those leadership qualities. Above all, Mathews’ role for Fraser came to light on the most abstract and esoteric of details someone looking to break into the league may consider: an agent.

recruit, clear-cut drafted player,” Fraser said. “He fought his way onto those roster spots and I don’t think a lot of guys have that [resiliency]. “[It’s] really impressive to see a guy who has made a living in the league fighting each and every day.” Fraser and Walters never overlapped on East Hill, but Fraser notes that the connection between Walters and himself has been incredibly strong throughout the entire process. Without a teammate relationship, the common connection of once wearing the Cornell jersey has been a bond strong enough. “They don’t accept mediocrity, at least Walters has served as a not very long. You always have to be teacher for Fraser on the most common issues — such as how improving and at a very high level.” to stay in shape — but also on Chris Fraser ’16 things most people in Fraser’s life probably would not be able to offer wisdom on, like the Use caution and “do not worry about miniscule details scouts keep a keen eye making a decision,” were the tips Fraser out for. The work ethic that Walters touts is said Mathews offered. “He said to focus on your senior year, one that Fraser hopes to emulate. Even from a distance, Fraser is in awe of how do everything you can for your team to much Walters has done to propel himself succeed, and then after the season, that's when you start opening it up to agents. to the next level. “The thing that stuck with me the And that’s what I did,” Fraser said. That advice paid off. Fraser set career most is that you have to go to work every day … especially those days where you highs his senior year in punts inside the get out of bed, you don’t want to work 20 yard line and fair catches. That was out, but you have to,” Fraser said. “You accomplished while seeing a slight drop do all the small things especially when in punting opportunities when compared you don’t want to because that’s what to the 62 he saw sophomore year. Fraser and Mathews last reunited in makes you mentally strong and that’s what gets you to where you want to be person when Cornell and Penn battled in because that’s what no one else wants to the 2016 season finale, and Penn walked away with a 42-20 victory and a share of do.” While Walters and Fraser’s friendship the Ivy League title. It was a low point in formed recently, a relationship with a second alumnus, one with whom Fraser See FRASER page 37


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Marshall Departs as Program’s Highest Scorer A previous version of this story was published May 9. As Nia Marshall wrapped up her illustrious career with Cornell women’s basketball this season, she also cemented herself as the most successful player in program history. The forward finished her career as the Red’s alltime leading scorer with 1,685 points, surpassing the 1,650 point mark previously set by Karen Walker ’91. Marshall also played a major role to the Red’s day-today success by averaging 15.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals on the season to lead her team to a 16-11 overall record — its highest win total since the 2007-08 season. “When you break that type of record, you’re doing that on a nightin and night-out basis, so the consistency of her ability to lead us in that category says a lot about who she is as an athlete,” head coach Dayna Smith previously said about Marshall’s scoring title. Entering her freshman year in Ithaca having led Hathaway Brown School to three consecutive high school Division II state championships, Marshall made an immediate impact on the Red. In a breakout rookie campaign, the forward started all but

Getting the job done | Marshall’s record did not come with just a few big games, but consistent production every night.

one game and ranked second for Cornell in scoring with 12.6 points per game. After her stellar first season, Marshall took full control of the reins during her sophomore year. Marshall led the Red with 16.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals while

double-double. Marshall’s title-securing game came in a win over Princeton, where the forward scored 12 points. “We also knew it was an important game for Nia, as she had a very high chance of breaking the all-time scoring record in the game against Princeton,” said senior Kerri Moran following the game. “We wanted to make “When you break that type of record, the game memorable for Nia and wanted her to remember you’re doing that on a night-in and that moment as a win not just for herself, but for the whole night-out basis.” team.” Head Coach Dayna Smith Marshall’s diversity in her game is clearly shown as she becomes the first player to shooting 45 percent from record at least 1,300 points, 500 rebounds, 100 the field. She also recorded assists, 100 steals and 50 blocked shots in Cornell 30 points three times dur- history. And to add to her record scoring, the forward ing the season, becoming the first to has also finished among the Red’s leaders in several other categories: career scoring average (second), field do so since Do Stevens ’02 in 2001. Marshall continued her dominance in goals made (second), field goal percentage (seventh), her junior year, as she led the Ivy League in rebounds (fifth), rebounding average (ninth), defenscoring with 16.6 points per game. With a 31- sive rebounds (third), offensive rebounds (fifth), point game against Binghamton, she beat the steals (second), blocked shots (fourth), games played mark she set the year prior and became the only (third) and minutes played (third). “[Marshall is] obviously very talented and a versaplayer in program history to record 30 points four times. She also became the second fastest tile player that’s able to score in different ways,” Smith said. player to reach 1,000 points. In addition to the scoring title, Marshall caps off And as expected, the forward once again delivered in her senior year. In addition to her career with one All-ECAC second team selection, leading the Red in scoring for a third con- two first-team All-Ivy selections, as well as a secondsecutive season, Marshall recorded three team All-Ivy selection while becoming the first player double-doubles this past season, with in program history to earn Player of the Week honors an additional six games where she at least 10 times. Needless to say, Marshall has left quite a long-lastfinished just one rebound shy of a ing legacy. KATIE SIMS / SUN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

TOP SENIOR MALE ATHLETE

Winkler’s Path From Farm to Ithaca to Olympics Once an extra hand on his family’s farm,Winkler found himself representing U.S. at Rio A previous version of this story was published May 9. Few can lay claim to the accomplishments over the last several years that Cornell men’s track and field thrower Rudy Winkler can. Winkler represented both his school and country at the Rio Olympics last summer, and the outgoing senior has set numerous Ivy and meet records along the way. Born in the rural town of Sand Lake, N.Y. Winkler grew up lending his parents a hand on the family dairy farm. He had always played baseball from a young age, but turned to track and field after his parents decided the extra exercise would be good for the young boy. Bigger than the average kid, Winkler was not built like a runner, and he took up throwing in his lower school days “I was pretty overweight, so my parents were trying to get me to do stuff to lose weight,” he told The Sun in a recent profile. After trying out shotput and discus, Rudy ultimately stuck with hammer throw, and he found success almost immediately. And after going to nationals his freshman year of high school, Winkler began to attract the attention of major NCAA Division I programs. He ultimately chose Cornell over schools like UCLA and Virginia Tech, given the balance between “good academics, good athletics” and the fact that it was “still pretty close to home.” Since arriving in Ithaca, Winkler has put together quite the career. After overcoming a torn meniscus that kept him out his entire freshman year, he has never looked back. Competing in

the weight throw inside and the hammer throw outside, Winkler has won the title in every Heps tournament he has participated in. He has been named a first team All-American multiple times and has set school records in both the weight and the hammer along with several academic awards along the way. “It’s been pretty cool at Cornell — I’ve been able to win Heps every time I’ve been in both the weight and the hammer,” he said. “It’s definitely a nice confidence booster.” At the end of his junior season, participating in the Rio Olympics became a real possibility for Winkler. With the longest throw in the NCAA (75 meters) that season, and a first place finish at the Olympic trials in July with 76.76 meters, Winkler put himself in prime position to earn a spot on the team. “I was on my way to a meet in El Salvador and had just landed in Houston when I got an email from [USA Track and Field],” he said. “They just told me that I made it. In addition to winning the trials, that feeling was pretty awesome.” While Winkler’s first olympics did not go exactly as planned, his experience was nothing short of amazing. “It was surreal especially since [competing in Rio] wasn’t something I planned for really,” he said. “I’d just be walking around the village and see peo-

ple like Michael Phelps — it’s definitely inspiring. You’re in this place with all the best athletes in the world, and you realize they’re just normal people — normal people who work really hard. It makes you think that anyone can really do it.” On the day of his event, Winkler faulted on two of his first three throws and threw 71.89 meters on the other. He finished in 18th overall and was unable to advance to the finals. “I didn’t compete that well but I felt really good, and overall I’m really happy with how I did at my first Olympics and my first senior competition,” he said. In his final year at Cornell, Winkler had another dominant season: two more Heps titles, a fourthplace finish in NCAAs in the

“I’d just be walking around the village and see people like Michael Phelps — it’s definitely inspiring.” Rudy Winkler

weight and another date at the NCAA outdoor tournament at the end of May. The graduating senior certainly looks back fondly on his time at Cornell. “Throughout your time at Cornell you do a lot, and you struggle trying to think of what is the most important thing that you want to leave behind,” Winkler said. “There isn’t just one thing — it’s everything and the entire experience combined. The best advice you could ever give is to not overthink things, and just do what you know is going to make you happy and successful.” Whether that comes in the form of competing in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, coaching kids down the road or putting his information science degree to work, no one should be surprised by Winkler’s future success and determination.

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Women’s Lax ‘Gets Better Every Day’ in Path to Stardom Big Red grabs No.1 seed in Ivy tournament By SMITA NALLURI Sun Staff Writer

A previous version of this story was published May 1. “Get better everyday.” These three seemingly simple words have elevated the Cornell women’s lacrosse team from being an underdog to a juggernaut. Led by head coach, Jenny Graap ’86, and assistant coaches Bill Olin and Margaret Corzel, the relentless squad quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with and earned its reputation as one of the most dominant teams in the nation. Currently ranked No. 11 in the national polls, the Red has had a season for the books so far and looks poised to continue the trend heading into the postseason. The team’s record (11-4, 6-1 Ivy), is one of the best in program history, and after taking down Harvard on Saturday, ties the 2002 and 2006 squads for the best conference record. It is also the first time the Red won the Ivy League Regular Season Championship since 2006. Both the 2002 and the 2006 teams made the national tournament, and the 2002 team made it all the way to the NCAA Final Four. Proving itself on the national stage, Cornell also downed powerhouses No. 7 Penn and No. 6 USC, en route to forging an eight-game win streak and securing a spot in the Ivy League tournament. Never going down without a fight, the Red has only lost to teams ranked in the top 20 nationally, and three of the four losses were by a one-goal margin. Statistics like these are impressive for any team, but even more so for Cornell, who graduated a stellar class of eight seniors last year, leaving many wondering if this year’s team would be able to maintain a national presence. “Our eight seniors in 2016 were passionate and charismatic,” Graap said. “Not having their strong personalities was a void which we needed to fill.” Instead of cowering away from the daunting challenge, this year’s squad rose to the occasion by elevating its play as homage to last year’s seniors’ legacy. “Last year’s senior class showed our team that with hard work and the will and want to win we could accomplish anything,” said sophomore attacker Sarah Phillips. “This message I

believe has been the way we have responded this year without them. By playing for those values and being so determined to not only win, but get better every single day.” “Throughout the fall and winter training, our team had time to gel and time to develop its own signature,” Graap added. “There’s a collective will with our 2017 team that resonates and brings confidence to our younger players.” While the team has improved collectively, many individual players have also taken their game to the next level in order to help the team achieve its goals.

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All cylinders | The Red outplayed Harvard in almost every category including shots taken, caused turnovers, draw controls, freeposition, shots and ground balls.

“We have a wide range of players contributing on all sides of the field,” said senior tri-captain attacker Catherine Ellis. “We have freshmen playing and starting which is awesome and a lot of new people stepping into bigger roles and playing well. Everyone is always pushing the person next to them to get better and I think that’s something that is separating this team from others.” Some of the more notable individual accomplishments this season include Ellis eclipsing the 100 career goals mark, as well as senior goalie Renee Poullott surpassing 400 career saves, becoming only the second player in Cornell history to achieve that feat. Senior tri-captain defender, Caitie Smith, has also been nominated for the prestigious Tewaaraton Award, which recognizes the top lacrosse players in the nation. Demonstrating its incredible resilience and versatility, the Red has remained calm under pressure to pull out CAMERON POLLACK / SUN PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR

Team effort | With many weapons on the roster, women’s lax season has become a team effort.

academic options” and that the “New York state tuition didn’t hurt either.” Poullot said that she chose Cornell because “something just felt right” once she visited the campus and because she “really liked the team, [its] core values, the facilities and the coaching staff.” On the other hand, Smith said that she came to C.U. because she “wanted to try something different” and that she was “honestly unaware of how the lacrosse program was, but willing to give something completely new a try.” A Cornell Hall of Fame inductee and Red lacrosse alumna herself, Graap brings her own unique background to the team. “Initially I did not apply for Cornell’s opening because I had only four years of wins from a variety of different situations. head coaching experience, and I was Whether it was trailing at the half, only to happy living in Fairfax, Va., and coaching outscore the opponent 12-1 in the second at George Mason, a program I started in half — as was the case with Yale — or 1993,” Graap admits. “[Athletic hanging on to the lead in the final few Director] Andy Noel was instrumental in minutes of the game when the opponent getting me back to campus to interview, was coming in hot — as was the case with and also in advocating for the investment USC — no situation was able to break the department needed to make to elevate the Red’s composure. the Big Red women’s lacrosse program.” “I think what is unique about the team Since beginning her tenure as head this year is that we are very flexible and coach in 1997, Graap has led the program we are always incorporating new ideas, to two Ivy League titles, two ECAC titles new plays and new and four NCAA tournadefenses into practices ment appearances. “We stayed calm and games,” Smith No matter their said. “We have a really because we treated this diverse pasts or reasons strong bench and can behind choosing game like any other put people in games to Cornell, it is clear that game this season.” really give us a spark.” the players and coaches When out on the Senior Attacker Catherine Ellis are completely devoted field, the team functo the team and achievtions as one synchroing their goals of winnized unit, moving together in a coordi- ning the Ivy League title and earning a nated harmony. The players’ back- berth to the NCAA tournament. grounds, however, are as disparate as the “I think the driving force behind our numbers that emblazon their jerseys. team’s success is our willingness to push From Tualatin, Ore., to Vero Beach, each other to get better,” Ellis said. “Our Fla., the 29-women squad is comprised of theme for the season is ‘better everyday’ athletes from all around the country that and we have really taken that to heart.” have all come to Cornell for different reaThere are five days until the Ivy sons. League tournament and the Red will no Junior midfielder and Rochester native doubt embody its motto by capitalizing Taylor Reed said that though she “initial- on all five opportunities to “get better ly wanted to go to college very far away every day.” from home,” a visit to campus caused her to “[fall] in love with [Cornell].” She Smita Nalluri can be reached at added that “there were so many different snalluri@cornellsun.com.


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Archer: David ’05. A student athlete himself back in the day and a man who has bled Red for years now, Archer is entering his fifth year as the head football coach of his alma mater. When Archer was hired in 2013, he became the youngest Division I head coach in the nation. Be on the lookout for that breakthrough season for the Red sometime in the near future. Arena: Bruce ’73. Played lacrosse and soccer for the Red. Current coach of the U.S. men’s national soccer team and member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Bartels Hall: The athletic facility formerly known as Alberding and the Field House. Unfortunately, the Alberding family no longer felt the need to fork over the big bucks — enter Mr. Bartels. Barton Hall: The cavernous main gym. Big place where ROTCs hang out, also headquarters for powerhouse indoor track teams and the location of many Cornell final exams. Originally built as an airplane hangar, it is the former home of hoops squads. Baughan: Matt. Golf coach, who has been leading the Red for the past 18 seasons. Also has the honor of being head teaching pro at Cornell’s beautiful Robert Trent Jones golf course. Beckwith: Paul. Entering his 23rd year as the head of the gymnastics program after coaching the team to second place in the ECAC championship this past season. Bettman: Gary ’74. First commissioner of the NHL. Known to show up at Lynah Rink to take in a game every now and then. All three of Bettman’s children have attended Cornell. Big Red: 1. A type of chewing gum. 2. The nickname for all Cornell athletic teams. Go Big Red! (Or if you are reading The Sun, just Red). Big Red Bear: Cornell mascot. Although the bear is brown, not red, students still hold it dear and often pass it in the crowd at football games, when people actually show up. Boiardi: George ’04. Men’s lacrosse player who died after being struck by a lacrosse ball in a game against Binghamton in 2002. He was a fouryear starter, captain, set to graduate two months after death. Head coaching position named in his honor. Boothe: Kevin ’06. Anchor of the offensive line during his Cornell career, opening lanes for Red backs. Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2008 and 2012. Bowman: Rich. Women’s track and field/cross country entering his 37th year working at Cornell. Was named director of the track and field program in 2016. Has coached over 150 athletes to Ivy League and Hep championships. Living legend. Brown: The color of dirt, but also an Ivy school that doesn’t believe in grades or sports. Officially nicknamed Bears, but the students still call themselves Bruins — their old nickname. Still, as the saying goes, if it’s Brown, flush it down. B.U.: Boston University. Hockey rival that pulled out of the ECAC in the ’80s with several other teams to form Hockey East. Inspiration for the all-purpose cheer “Screw B.U., [insert opposing team here] too!” Colangelo: Bryan ’87. Current GM of the Philadelphia 76ers who played guard for the Red while on East Hill. Averaged three minutes a game in 42 contests. Trust the process. Colgate: Relatively substantial rivalry outside the Ivy League. Their fans throw Big Red chewing gum when the men’s hockey team is visiting, Cornell fans throw Colgate toothpaste when Raiders are in town. Columbia: Does not even have men’s lacrosse or hockey teams. In the 1980s, the football team broke the all-time NCAA record for consecutive losses. Although it has improved of late, the school would throw a parade down Broadway if it actually won an Ivy title. Added bonus: Opponents can laugh at the light blue uniforms. Cornell: Glorious Ivy League university — perhaps you’ve heard of it. Nationally notable in rowing, wrestling, men’s and women’s hockey and men’s lacrosse, among others. Crew: Grueling year-round sport. Has perhaps the most underrated athletes at Cornell. Who else could endure severe hand blisters or 5 a.m. runs down to the boathouse for two-hour practices in 30-degree weather? Pain is their life’s blood. That said, rowers are widely-considered to have the best bodies on campus. Cullen: Terry and his late father Bob, that is.

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used to tie chickens to the net between periods, Father-son team that coached the Cornell sprint but the ECACHL stepped in recently. People football team “forever” and guided the Red to swear a lot. In between all this, the Red and countless CSFL titles. In 2006, the Red achieved Crimson play some great hockey. We laughed, we perfection for the first time since Purple Rain was cried. A must see. popular, going 6-0 en route to a national champiGraap: Jenny ’86. 20-year women’s lacrosse onship. Terry’s position as head coach is literally coach who helped the women’s laxers to a turnnamed after him. around season in 1998. She took the team to the Dartmouth: Small school, but with proper Final Four in 2002, garnering Coach of the Year nourishment could become a full-grown universiawards. Led the team to its first ever co-Ivy League ty like the rest of its Ivy pals. Nicknamed the Big title and another NCAA berth in 2006. Ivy title in Green, a name stolen from the children’s movie of 2017, NCAA tournament appearances in past two the same title. years. Davy: Fight song, played after Cornell scores Harvard: Smug Ivy League school loaded with in any game the Big Red Band bothers to attend, money, squash courts and grade inflation. Topexcept for basketball where it plays it whenever it ranked rowing, swimming and hockey teams. can at its own obnoxious decibel level. George M. Nicknamed Crimson — the bastard child of the Cohan stole the melody from “Give My Regards color red and poop. Also, introduced the world to to Broadway.” the Winklevoss twins. Yuck. Dennison: Liz. Head coach of the women’s Helen Newman: Original headquarters of rowers since 2015 after serving as assistant/associCornell women’s athletics, now North Campus’ ate since 2009. EAWRC Co-Assistant Coach of home to pickup basketthe Year in 2011. ball games, an indoor Derraugh: Doug ’91. swimming pool and a Returns for his 13th seastate-of-the-art fitness son as head coach of the center. Also houses one of women’s hockey team. He the premier bowling guided the Big Red to the alleys on campus or in national title game in his Ithaca for that matter. fifth season and back-toHornibrook: Dwight back-to-back NCAA Fro and Donna. Husbandzen Four appearances in wife tandem leading two 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ivy of Cornell’s squads. champs in 2017. Dwight was recently Durant: Adrian. Head named head coach of coach of men’s track and women’s soccer, Donna field/cross country. Coach has been head coach of for U.S. Virgin Islands at field hockey since 2004. the 2016 Rio Olympics, Winningest Cornell field sent four past and present hockey coach ever. Cornellians to Rio as well. Hoy: Home of Cornell More swag than you can baseball. First man to hit measure. one over the formerly big Dryden: Ken ’69. right field fence was Lou Three-time All-American, COURTESY OF CORNELL ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Gehrig, according to legperennial All-Star and Stanley Cup netminder In a league of his own | In 40-plus years as a endary historian and sports writer Kenny “The for the Montreal journalist, Dick Schaap ’55 excelled both in print Haunter” Van Sickle. The Canadiens. Found his real and broadcast media. second — again accordcalling practicing law, ing to Kenny — was George H.W. Bush, in his however. He was named the general manager of Yale days, before he moved on to better things. the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2004 and inducted I.C.: Ithaca College, the school on the other into the College Sports Information Directors of hill. Division III kingpin in just about every sport. America Academic All-America Hall of Fame in Nicknamed the Bombers, possibly because of an May 2005. His No. 1 was retired and lifted into affinity for cheap Ithaca bars. the rafters of Lynah Rink in 2010. Kerber: Chris. Lightweight crew coach since Earl: Brian. Entering his second year at the 2008. ECAC Lightweight Coach of the Year helm of men’s basketball. Princeton grad, played thrice. Led squad to national championship this and coached basketball there before shipping to past year. Dominance. East Hill. Once Ivy League Player of the Year, perKennett: Todd ’91. BMA. Coach who estabhaps Coach of the Year someday. lished lightweight crew dynasty — leading the ECAC: Eastern College Athletic Conference squad to three consecutive national champiHockey League. Large coordinating organization onships before becoming the heavyweight crew’s overseeing collegiate sports up and down the eastfearless leader in 2008. Enjoys putting his team on ern seaboard. More specifically, the major college the erg machine before sun-up. hockey league that Cornell calls home. Gives Koll: Rob. Long-time, legendary wrestling schools like Union and St. Lawrence an excuse to coach and former All-American, Koll has picked feel smarter. up where previous coach Jack Spates left off. His Eldredge: Dave ’81. Best polo coach in the team has won the Ivies 18 times, including a curcountry. Need proof? In 2008, the men’s team rent streak of 15 in a row, and has placed in the overcame its underdog status to reach the national NCAA top-10 13 times. Coached two national finals, where it lost. In 2011 and 2012 the squad champions in Nahshon Garrett and Gabe Dean in fell to the Cavaliers in the final and semifinal 2016. rounds of the national championship, respectively. Lynah: Lynah Rink, cradle of Cornell hockey Also holds down the fort for the women’s squad, fanaticism. 4,000-plus person capacity. Hockey which earned its 13th national title in 2011. analyst Barry Melrose’s favorite college hockey Grand total of 15 national titles and 37 national rink. Where legends are born and opponents’ championship appearances, last coming in 2016. dreams are crushed. Farlow: Julie ’97. Alumna is the head coach of Lynah Faithful: Half-crazed Cornell hockey the softball squad, racking up over 400 wins and fanatics who never miss regular or postseason three Ivy titles since beginning as assistant in home games. Climb and bang on Plexiglass and 2002. Two-time second-team All-Ivy while playthrow newspapers, garbage and fish at opposing ing at Cornell, first woman to bat over .400, players. Cornell athletics hall of famer. Manfred: Rob ’80. This ILR alumnus is the Friedman Center: State-of-the-art wrestling commissioner of Major League Baseball. Often facility featuring practice and match space, weight seen fielding grounders at Hoy Field. Invented an rooms, offices, study rooms and locker rooms. inning clock once. Benefactor is Stephen Friedman ’59, President Marinaro: Ed ’72. The best player in Red Bush’s former chief economic advisor. football history. Appeared on the cover of Sports Gallagher: Patrick. Head coach of the Illustrated on November 1, 1971 and was featured women’s swim and dive squad. Before, head coach in a fall 2007 issue. After a brief stint in the NFL, at St. Francis where he is program’s winningest he followed in the footsteps of another former coach. great — “Broadway” Joe Namath — and tried his Game (a.k.a. The Game): Cornell vs. Harhand at acting. vard, hockey style. Action on the ice nearly paralleled in the stands. People throw fish (and in one instance, an octopus) at Harvard players. People See GLOSSARY page 32


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We, the people | Protesters chant and carry signs on the Commons Saturday, joining others marching through the streets of downtown Ithaca, all resisting infringement of women’s rights.

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Thousands of chanting women and men cascaded through the Ithaca Commons on Saturday during the Women’s March on Ithaca, greatly surpassing organizers’ expectations and forming the largest political gathering in the city in recent memory. A sea of colorful clothes, clever signs and committed Ithacans gathered at Ithaca City Hall and marched along a one-mile route that was much too short to accommodate the large crowds. Some would-be marchers at the back of the rally had not moved by the time marchers at the front had completed their lap around downtown Ithaca. Nonetheless, between 8,000 and 10,000 people ultimately surrounded the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons,

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Students Find Cornell Spirit of Protest in Washington By RACHEL WHALEN Sun Staff Writer

While thousands gathered on the Ithaca Commons to support women’s and civil rights, many Cornell students traveled to the nation’s capital to greet the newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump with protests and

chants of dissent. They joined hundreds of thousands of others at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The marchers were in the company of activists such as Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis and celebrities including Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe and Madonna. These women’s words

echoed through the city that saw Trump’s inauguration as the nation’s 45th president only a day before. Signs broadcasting messages such as “Women are the Wall, Trump Will Pay” ambled towards the White House, while cries of “We will not go away — welcome to your first day!” reverberated off of its walls.

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