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    LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Academic freedom

    April 11, 2024

    This is the last of my three stories about freedom of expression at Cornell University this year. Here are links to the first and second stories. The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.”  In earlier stories, we reported about the general mood at Cornell around free speech, and students' opinions about ... more


    Local News: April 11, 2024

    April 11, 2024

    - Former Cornell student who threatened Jewish campus community pleads guilty - The former Cornell undergraduate who posted violent, antisemitic threats against the Jewish campus community pleaded guilty in the federal court in Syracuse on Wednesday. WRVO Public Radio reports Patrick Dai admitted to “posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications.” Under ... more


    Local News: April 10, 2024

    April 10, 2024

    - Cornell Tech diversity program sued for alleged discrimination against men - Cornell is facing another allegation of discrimination. The Cornell Daily Sun reports that Cornell alumnus Justin Gaffney Samuels filed suit in March against Cornell Tech and the City University of New York (CUNY). He alleges the admission policy for their “Break Through Tech” program ... more


    Local News: April 9, 2024

    April 9, 2024

    - Water shut off planned for Watkins Glen this week - Residents in Watkins Glen should expect the water to be temporarily shut off later this week. WETM-TV reports water will be cut on Thursday, April 11 starting at 4 AM. The shut-off is so work can be done on a high-pressure line. It should ... more


    CREATIVES: Frank London of the Klezmatics

    April 8, 2024

    Photo: Provided (www.kelzmatics.com) Frank London of the Klezmatics talks with Felix Teitelbaum and Aron Guttman ahead of their show at Cornell, Saturday April 13, 2024. "The Klezmatics became world-renowned superstars when they erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 to revitalize klezmer for new generations. Their music is steeped in Eastern European ... more