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  • Ithaca and the Presidency: We were once a swing town in a swing state

    04/19/2016 3:09:43 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Ithaca Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Charlie Githier
    It is a presidential election year, but do not expect that candidates will come a-wooing to Ithaca this fall. For decades, ours has been a reliably Democratic city in a reliably Democratic state.... The joke has always been that Ithaca is “centrally isolated.” We are not really on the way to anywhere else, and candidates in the heat of battle put their time and money into swing communities in swing counties in swing states. It was not always so, though, and Ithaca has seen its share of supplicants over the years. Presidential election campaigning—as we have known it since the...
  • At Ithaca College, The Left’s Kids Devour Their Parents

    04/11/2016 12:42:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Ithaca College President Thomas Rochon will step down next year over his failure to respond to racially sensitive issues in the appropriate manner. The decision came after much personal introspection, according to Rochon, after the faculty and students separately voted no confidence in his leadership in a vote that was inexplicably conducted via Survey Monkey, an unscientific method of deciphering opinion. Ithaca is a private college of around 7,000 students. According to news reports, faculty complained “he didn’t listen to anyone, he made decisions without input and he seemed to be following a business model rather than being concerned with...
  • At Ithaca College, The Left’s Kids Devour Their Parents

    04/11/2016 3:09:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 11 April 2016 | Erik Root
    Ithaca College President Thomas Rochon will step down next year over his failure to respond to racially sensitive issues in the appropriate manner. The decision came after much personal introspection, according to Rochon, after the faculty and students separately voted no confidence in his leadership in a vote that was inexplicably conducted via Survey Monkey, an unscientific method of deciphering opinion. In October 2015, on an alumni association panel one panelist, 1992 alumnus Tatiani Sy, said she had a “savage hunger” to learn and be professionally successful. A white 1976 alumnus participating, Christopher Burch, complimented Sy’s thirst for knowledge by...
  • Report: Ithaca Zip Code Is Top Donor to Bernie Sanders Campaign

    04/07/2016 6:57:15 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    © Copyright 2016, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 04.07.16 | By Madeline Cohen
    The City of Ithaca’s zip code, 14850, ranks eighth on the list of United States zip codes giving most generously to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-Vt.) presidential campaign, according to a USA Today report based on Federal Election Commission data through Jan. 31. This generosity is largely due to grassroots efforts, Ithaca’s liberal nature and unprecedented enthusiasm from residents, according to local activists.... Members of the Ithaca and Tompkins County for Bernie Sanders Campaign, as well as the Ithaca branch of the Democratic Socialists of America for Bernie Sanders Campaign, said levels of local activism were partially responsible for Ithaca’s large...
  • Ithaca Plan: Harm reduction pillar calls for access to heroin, safe usage locations

    02/22/2016 7:16:41 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 42 replies
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- In a stairway located 107 seconds away from Dewitt Park in downtown Ithaca, used heroin needles and condoms littered the secluded steps Monday morning -- the same as every morning. That ... is exactly the kind of thing officials hope to prevent with the radical new measures proposed in The Ithaca Plan... essentially allowing addicts to get free heroin and shoot up in a safe, clean locations... Mayor Svante Myrick -- who founded a drug task force to research the heroin epidemic happening in Ithaca two years ago -- is an advocate... In short, heroin assisted therapy...
  • Cornell student sues New York Attorney General: Says drinking age unconstitutional

    02/18/2016 11:25:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 93 replies
    Ithaca Voice ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2016 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- A Cornell student is suing New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after claiming that the legal drinking age of 21 makes him feel "ostracized and excluded" from other graduate students. The action was filed by Matthew Uhalde Wednesday at the Tompkins County Court. According to the documents, Uhalde claims to have graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree and was admitted to a graduate program at Cornell University in fall 2015, at the age of 19. Uhalde says that because nearly all unofficial graduate school activities involve alcohol, he is not able to have a...
  • Mayor Myrick pledges to help Syrian refugees relocate to Ithaca

    11/17/2015 9:36:00 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies
    the Ithaca Voice ^ | 11/17/15 | BY MICHAEL SMITH
    ITHACA, NY - Tuesday morning, Mayor Svante Myrick wrote a Facebook post pledging to welcome Syrian refugees to Ithaca. Myrick said, "I'll do everything in my power to welcome Syrian refugees to Ithaca. We must guard against terrorism, and if they have no place to go these refugees are the most likely to be victims of terrorist acts." Accompanying the post was a poll conducted by Fortune Magazine in 1938 and republished in The Washington Post this morning. The poll displays American's opinions toward refugees displaced during World War II in 1938. The poll showed that Americans were overwhelming against...
  • Ithaca College students gather to demand president's resignation (Here we go again)

    ITHACA, NY -- Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded. The protest, which began around 1:30 p.m. and attracted at least 750 people, was in response to what organizers said were a series of incidents that demonstrated cultural insensitivity and exclusion of certain groups.
  • O’Keefe Video: Cornell Administrator Shreds Constitution Because it is ‘Triggering’

    11/06/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    Video from investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas (PV) released Thursday morning shows a Cornell administrator shredding a copy of the U.S. Constitution after a PV journalist posing as a student told the administrator the document is triggering. Elizabeth McGrath, Cornell’s Lead Title IX Investigator, is seen in the video feeding pages from a pocket-size Constitution through a paper shredder after the undercover journalist says it would be therapy for her. McGrath asks the journalist if she would like to participate, an offer she declines. I have my own personal reasons why the Constitution is very triggering for me, the PV...
  • Cornell University defends decision to remove Fox News reporter from campus

    10/28/2015 6:47:25 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | 10/28/14 | By Geoff Herbert |
    Cornell University is defending its decision to remove a Fox News Channel reporter from campus after he asked questions about "liberal bias." The … college made national news Monday when host Bill O'Reilly sent … reporter Jesse Watters to investigate a report that claims 96 percent of political donations from faculty over the past four years went to Democratic candidates. The … segment asked students if they thought there was a liberal "indoctrination" on the Ithaca campus, but was interrupted by Cornell's deputy director of media relations Melissa Osgood asking them to leave. Neither Osgood nor John Carberry, the Ivy...
  • Cornell University kicks Fox News off campus after questions about 'liberal bias'

    10/27/2015 6:47:41 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | October 27, 2015 | Geoff Herbert
    A Central New York college is under fire for kicking Fox News Channel off campus after questions about the school's alleged "liberal bias." Bill O'Reilly spoke Monday night about a recent Cornell Sun newspaper report that claimed 96 percent of the more than $600,000 in political donations from Cornell University faculty went to Democratic candidates. Only 15 of 323 donors gave money to "conservative" politicians, the Fox News host said. O'Reilly complained that it didn't seem diverse enough, so he sent "O'Reilly Factor" producer and reporter Jesse Watters to ask professors and students if they thought there was a liberal...
  • Cornell Faculty Donations Flood Left, Filings Show

    10/15/2015 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2015 12:06 AM | By PHOEBE KELLER and EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Of the nearly $600,000 Cornell’s faculty donated to political candidates or parties in the past four years, over 96 percent has gone to fund Democratic campaigns, while only 15 of the 323 donors gave to conservative causes. The Sun’s analysis of Federal Election Committee data reveals that from 2011 to 2014, Cornell’s faculty donated $573,659 to Democrats, $16,360 to Republicans and $2,950 to Independents. Each of Cornell’s 13 schools — both graduate and undergraduate — slanted heavily to the left. In the College of Arts and Sciences, 99 percent of the $183,644 donated went to liberal campaigns. The law school...
  • Much of Ithaca built on top of Indian burial grounds, Cornell prof finds

    09/21/2015 10:18:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 102 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 | BY JOE BYEON
    ITHACA, N.Y. — Kurt A. Jordan, associate professor in Cornell University’s department of anthropology and Native American studies, has found evidence through his research that suggests several parts of Ithaca lies above ancient burial grounds of Haudenosaunee Indians. Jordan said his finding are based on a “paper trail” of books and documents, some dating centuries ago, because he didn’t have the permission to excavate in Ithaca.
  • Ithaca Voice reporter: I shouldn’t have to wait 20 months for a gun

    08/26/2015 6:15:19 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    Ithaca Voice ^ | 08/25/15 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. — A 20-month waiting period for a pistol permit in Tompkins County is too long to wait for a gun and doesn't keep anybody safer. That's how long it will take me — a person with no criminal history and no mental illnesses — to get a permit. I probably come to the table with a perspective different than most New Yorkers. I'm a Texas girl from a primarily conservative family who considers going to a gun range and grabbing lunch a wonderfully spent Saturday with my relatives. I don't think my background, however, changes the fact that...
  • Study suggests area including Ithaca one of most racist in U.S.

    04/30/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 04.30.15 | By: JEFF STEIN
    Ithaca, N.Y. — A new study claims to track differing levels of racism across the United States by using Google search data. The results are not so good for the area that includes Ithaca. Large swaths of Western New York and the Southern Tier, according to the researchers, are far likelier than other regions of the country to input racist search terms into Google. That means the areas are more likely to be racist, according to the researchers, who tie the results to black mortality rates across the country. The study, published in PLOS One by data scientist Stephens-Davidowitz, was...
  • Cornell dean says ISIS welcome on campus in undercover video

    03/25/2015 4:18:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03.25.15 | Carl Campanile
    This guy is either the dumbest Ivy League bigwig ever or politically correct to a fault — for welcoming offers to bring ISIS and Hamas to Cornell University. A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student. Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp. Is it OK to bring a humanitarian pro-“Islamic State Iraq and Syria” group on campus, the undercover for...
  • Despite efforts, some Ithaca schools have dangerously low vaccination rates

    02/06/2015 2:46:03 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | February 5, 2015 | By: JEFF STEIN
    Ithaca, N.Y. — Despite the efforts of local officials, vaccination rates for some Ithaca schools are significantly lower than both the New York State and national averages. How at risk is Ithaca? There are no reported cases here, but state statistics show that some Ithaca area schools have vaccination rates for measles as low as 72 percent — compared to the average rate of 95 percent for the state at large. The 95 percent figure is key, because it’s the rate at which an “effective herd immunity” is established to prevent the spread of a disease like measles Ithaca [is]...
  • AARP slams Martha Robertson (D) over attack ad (#NY23)

    09/24/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2014, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:17pm | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    AARP is calling out (Democrat congressional candidate Martha) Robertson for improperly using AARP’s name in her ads, violating AARPs non-partisan status and falsely implying that AARP has taken sides in the race.... Beth Finkel, state director for AARP in New York, issued a statement after learning of its name and logo appearing in the Ithaca Democrat’s campaign ads in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning. “AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates,” Finkel said. “AARP did not authorize the use of its name or...
  • Anonymously circulated leaflets attack Cornell newspaper columnist

    09/22/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © 2014 THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 09.22.14 | By: MICHAEL J. CONNOR
    Ithaca, N.Y. — Leaflets calling a conservative columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun a “Racist Rape Apologist” have been anonymously distributed around campus. Julius Kairey, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences and author of a biweekly Sun column titled, “Always Right,” recently wrote a column about sexual assault that drew rebuttals. The circulated leaflets show a photo of Kairey. Under the photo, the words, “Daily Sun Columnist and Racist Rape Apologist” appear. No other text, no specifics supporting the allegations, are printed on the page.... The most recent Kairey column takes issue with a new California law...
  • Ithaca College says male victim was sexually assaulted on campus

    09/21/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © 2014 THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 09.21.14 | Jeff Stein
    <p>A male victim was sexually assaulted at Ithaca College shortly after midnight on Sunday, according to the IC Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.</p> <p>The attack occurred around 12:10 a.m. Sunday on the walking trail behind Wood Field between Circle Apartments and the Terraces, a statement from IC said.</p>
  • Hancock Air Base drone protester sentenced to 1 year in jail

    07/14/2014 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | on July 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM | By Jacob Pucci |
    A grandmother of three was sentenced to one year at the Onondaga County jail Thursday in DeWitt Town Court after she was found guilty of violating an order of protection while protesting at Hancock Air Base. Mary Anne Grady-Flores, 58, of Ithaca, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on Feb. 13, 2013 after an order of protection was issued, barring Grady-Flores from going near Col. Earl Evans, the mission support group commander at the 174th Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard, on Oct. 25, 2012. The protection order was valid for one year... She went to trial...
  • Violence plagues Ithaca on 4th of July

    07/04/2014 6:27:05 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Thursday night was no celebration for Ithaca Police, who responded to multiple reports of violence throughout the city. At around 12:06 a.m. Friday, Ithaca Police responded to a report of a 25-year-old Ithaca man who was severely beaten with a baseball bat in the city.... At around 12:15 a.m. that same night, police were called to the Holiday Inn on Cayuga Street to respond to a physical dispute... Later that night, just after 1:30 a.m., Ithaca Police got a report of shots fired in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Police say two people were driving when a person shot...
  • Judge rules Cornell, Ithaca can be sued over 2010 bridge suicide

    03/29/2014 7:15:11 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Ithaca Journal | Mar 25, 2014 | D.W. Nutt
    Link and title only - Gannett.
  • Ithaca police investigate report of carjacking at gunpoint

    03/28/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- A motorist who pulled into an Ithaca parking lot when he got lost this morning told police he had his vehicle carjacked at gunpoint. The victim said he pulled into the parking lot in the 200 block of West State Street shortly before 2 a.m. when a woman appeared at the driver's side window of his SUV and pointed a handgun at him, Ithaca police said. The woman had gotten the victim's attention by knocking on his window with what he believed was the gun, although he was not looking up at the time, police Officer Jamie...
  • Future Cornell Law Dean Was Leader of ’93 Day Hall Occupation

    03/24/2014 5:47:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    <p>Last week, the University announced Eduardo Peńalver will serve as the next dean of Cornell Law School. Over 20 years ago, however, University administrators were considering suspending Peńalver.</p> <p>In November 1993, Peńalver was a leader of a four-day occupation of Day Hall, which resulted in two reported confrontations with Cornell police, The Sun previously reported.</p>
  • Woman Arrested for Trumansburg Baseball Theft also Ithaca Planning Executive

    02/15/2014 12:14:53 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    The fate of the Executive Assistant of the City of Ithaca Planning and Development department is unknown, following charges she stole money from a Trumansburg baseball organization. Debbie Grunder, a 48-year-old Lansing resident, pleaded not guilty Monday to stealing $6,350 as treasurer of the Trumansburg Travel Baseball, a nonprofit summer league for players between 9 and 15. League Commissioner Jeff Ives said the organization’s budget is less than $5,000, according to the Ithaca Journal. Trumansburg police have charged Grunder with grand larceny and falsifying business records while treasurer of the organization. According to Trumansburg Police Chief Thomas Ferretti, Grunder paid...
  • Ithaca School Union President Arrested for Grand Larceny

    02/12/2014 3:36:46 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Ithaca, N.Y. — The former President of the Ithaca Education Support Professionals Union has been arrested for allegedly stealing money from members. Laureen F. Hamilton, 52, admitted to Ithaca police she took around $7,000 without authorization from the union coffers in 2013. According to the City of Ithaca Police Department, Hamilton, a resident of Cayuta, NY, was charged with third-degree grand larceny. In a statement, police said they were first alerted to the matter on January 17. Investigators later interviewed Hamilton, who admitted she took the money while president of the union. When the crime happened, Hamilton was President of...
  • Cornell: Pranksters Skewed Landmark Gender Study

    01/14/2014 11:46:43 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 39 replies
    Ithaca, N.Y. — Were Cornell University gender researchers punked by their teen subjects? That’s one of the conclusions made by the Ivy League school about a landmark study of adolescent sexuality. The research, done in the 1990s, found five to seven percent of high schoolers professed being homosexual or bisexual. The figure was many times that of previous estimates of about one percent of adolescents. However, follow-up interviews found 70 percent of the adolescents that self-reported being gay or bisexual later described themselves a heterosexual. “How could it be that 5 to 7 percent of our youth were homosexual or...
  • A Purposely Censored Racial Attack In Ithaca New York ?….Black Suspects/ White Victim

    01/02/2014 6:51:28 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Posted on January 2, 2014
    In Ithaca New York, last Saturday night four black females jumped a white female in a racially driven attack. One of the black attackers took out a razor blade and cut the victim so badly she needed 47 stitches to her face. The cut runs from her hairline to her chin. Four black female suspects were arrested. However, post-attack the story worsens. The media has completely censored the crime; and even the local media will not report on the attack due to the horrific nature of the crime cast against the sensitivity toward what the crime represents.
  • Cornell Employee Arrested for Public Lewdness with Ithaca Child

    11/28/2013 6:38:47 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Ithaca Independent ^ | November 27, 2013 | By: ED SUTHERLAND
    Ithaca, NY — City of Ithaca police Friday arrested a 32-year-old Cornell University employee, charging him for an alleged act of public lewdness after the female victim reported the man exposed himself on Center Street. According to a statement from the City of Ithaca Police Department, on Nov. 14 Brian Vesneske of Horseheads approached the victim while he was in an automobile and she was walking. The man "exposed his penis to her" after he asked directions to two stores. After exposing himself, the man also propositioned the victim, according to police. Vesneske was later arrested at the Ithaca Police...
  • Election ’13: A vote about Ithaca?

    11/10/2013 10:38:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | Friday, November 8, 2013 10:29 am | By MICHAEL FITZGERALD:
    In Schuyler and Seneca counties, some candidates ran against the city of Ithaca, rather than living, breathing opponents. They were running against what unsuccessful Schuyler County legislative GOP candidate John White called “the Ithaca mindset.” As puzzling as that vague description might seem, his comment pales compared to a campaign postcard circulated widely in the town of Covert. The postcard prominently featured a 1960s peace symbol and a floral decorated Volkswagen bug, all meant to alert voters that “Ithaca Liberals Are Coming To Covert.” The postcard also gravely warned: “They’re trying to take over the town board and bring Ithaca-politics...
  • Cornell students demand end to “male heterosexual” Big Red Bear mascot

    11/03/2013 9:08:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    The person inside the suit does not need to be male, but a controversy is brewing on campus as to whether the Bear should exhibit “male heterosexual” behavior:
  • Federal probe sought of NY-23 Dem candidate’s false fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

    10/18/2013 9:48:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2013, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:45am | William A. Jacobson
    <p>On September 30, 2013, at about 6:30 p.m., Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in the upstate NY-23 district, sent a fundraising email claiming that “GOP Ops” had been “caught” trying to take down her website, and urging people to fight back and donate to her campaign, providing a phone number for those who could not get through to the website.</p>
  • N.Y. Attorney General: Ithaca part of sex trafficking ring

    10/15/2013 7:25:29 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Ithaca Independent ^ | by Ed Sutherland | October 15, 2013
    Ithaca, NY — An inmate in an Ithaca jail was named as part of a Central New York sex trafficking ring arraigned today. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday the arrest and arraignment of three people involved in a ring which operated in Ithaca, Syracuse, Watertown and elsewhere. Eric Oliver, 30, of Syracuse, is alleged to be the leader of the ring. He was assisted by Tirra Pate, 19, also of Syracuse and Jessica Moro, 19, of Cicero. The New York Attorney General alleges Oliver contacted Pate and Moro in Ithaca and Watertown jails. “The sex trafficking ring was so...
  • Eating nachos, wearing sombreros is basically a hate crime at Cornell

    10/08/2013 6:33:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/8/2013 | Robby Soave
    The athletic department of Cornell University was chided — and eventually apologized — over its Cinco de Mayo-themed marketing campaign, which involved the most heinous of racist stereotypes: the consumption of tacos and the donning of sombreros.
  • Upstate Candidate's Hacking Claim in Fundraising Email Questioned

    10/07/2013 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 2 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 10/07/13 | BY DAN FRIEDMAN
    ITHACA, NY--Republicans are hoping to boost [Rep. Tom Reed] by battering his expected opponent, Martha Robertson, a Democratic legislator in Tompkins County, N.Y., for ...Robertson’s vague and dubious claim in a fundraising email that unnamed Republican operatives had hacked her campaign site. “Our web manager just caught GOP ops trying to shut down my website!” the September 30 fundraising email says. “I cannot believe it!” “They know we have less than 6 hours left to our major deadline at midnight! I need your help to fight back. Please click on the link below to help me reach our goal. We...
  • Cornell&#8200;Athletics Apologizes for ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Marketing Campaign

    10/07/2013 4:58:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Students and administrators alike condemned Cornell Athletics for running what they say was a culturally insensitive, Cinco de Mayo-themed marketing campaign that included encouraging community members to don sombreros and ponchos. The marketing campaign, which was launched Wednesday to promote Cornell’s football game Saturday against Colgate University, was meant to “develop a festive atmosphere at the football game,” according to Jeff Hall, associate director of sales and marketing for Cornell Athletics. As part of the campaign, the University encouraged community members to participate in a “photobooth” activity that involved the person with the “best costume” winning a prize, according to...
  • Ithaca Police Arrest Naked Burglar

    09/20/2013 11:20:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Ithaca Independent ^ | 09/20/13 | By: ED SUTHERLAND
    Ithaca — A naked 29-year-old Missouri man was arrested for burglary early Friday morning, according to the Ithaca Police Department. After “exhibiting alarming behavior,” the man was hospitalized for mental health evaluation. Stephen C. Perll was arrested at 4:24 a.m. after Ithaca police saw him running naked from the 700 block of West Buffalo Street, where officers responded to a report of a front door of a business was reportedly smashed out. He is charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief. More charges are pending an investigation. Perll was handcuffed as he ran to a boat docked at the...
  • University Of Texas-Shale Gas Study Unmasks Politics Of Anti-Fracking Activist Cornell Scientists

    09/19/2013 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 18, 2013 | Jon Entine
    One of the central tenets of anti-shale gas activists—claims that carbon pollution from methane leaked during the hydraulic fracturing extraction process makes natural gas more polluting than coal—took another, likely fatal, hit this week. A University of Texas-Austin study released Monday found that methane emissions from new wells being prepared for production, a process known as completion, captured 99% of the escaping methane—on average 97% lower than estimates released in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is the most comprehensive shale gas emissions study ever undertaken on methane leakage, covering 190 well pads around the United States. Methane is...
  • Meet the privileged Obama-supporting white kids who perpetrated cruel Oberlin race hoax

    08/22/2013 9:19:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2013 | Chuck Ross
    One of the two students removed from Oberlin College earlier this year for allegedly circulating virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus is an ardent leftist and committed supporter of President Obama, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Dylan Bleier, one of the two students, hosted a voter registration drive in a Walmart parking lot sponsored by Organizing for Action, the community organizing project that advances the agenda of President Obama. The Oberlin Police Department identified Bleier and his partner in the spree, Matt Alden, as two of the principal architects of a month-long spate of racist, anti-Jewish...
  • Ithaca's Bridge to Nowhere: City must spend $15,000 to inspect footbridge that isn't used

    08/06/2013 6:48:41 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    It’s never been used in its nearly 12 years in existence, but the pedestrian bridge over Route 13 near Buttermilk Falls is going to cost the City of Ithaca. The city has been reminded that it is obligated to pay for inspecting the bridge even though the sections of trail it was meant to connect have not been built. Because of that, the bridge is not being used and is sealed off by tall chain-link fences. A resolution authorizing the $15,000 expenditure, out of a $92,000 capital fund for bridges, was approved last month by the Common Council City Administration...
  • FBI: Ithaca, NY Man Arrested For Attempting To Extort Paula Deen

    Ithaca, N.Y. - FBI agents arrested a 62-year-old man in Ithaca, N.Y. for attempting to extort Paula Deen. Thomas Paculis was taken into custody Friday morning by FBI agents and deputies from the Tomkins County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say Paculis threatened to expose “true and damning” information about Deen if she did not pay him $100,000. Paculis was transported to the Onondaga County Jail and will appear in a Savannah, Georgia court on July 16.
  • Ithaca fires back with its support for gun laws

    03/09/2013 11:46:50 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    © Copyright 2007-2013 Barrington Broadcasting Group, LLC ^ | Posted: 03.08.2013 at 6:44 PM | by Alex Resila
    ITHACA -- Many areas in New York State are calling for a repeal of new gun control laws. With over thirty counties asking for this to be overturned, the city of Ithaca is standing alongside Governor Cuomo The Ithaca Common Council knows that this is a step in the right direction as they passed a resolution unanimously Wednesday night. Being a liberal leaning city, some people are not surprised where their city stands with the new laws. Judy Scarpella has been a taxpayer with Ithaca for many years and she is used to the way that her city does business....
  • Bomb Hoaxer: Proud Ithacan

    02/02/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies Local Network ^ | 5:00 PM, Jan 30, 2013 | Raymond Drumsta
    Though the suspected bomb in a box turned out to be a book, an Ithaca man may wind up behind bars for creating a scare last fall on The Commons. Following his arrest in October, Matthew Whitney, 37, told Ithaca Police and FBI investigators that he placed a brown cardboard Nike box marked “Bomb” on The Commons to promote his “free energy cause,” according to court records. The package was found just before 3 p.m. Oct. 11 outside the Bank of America building on The Commons. Ithaca police evacuated The Commons, and several businesses in the downtown area were forced...
  • VANITY: Anti-Fracking Progs Stoop to GRAFITTI In Ithaca NY

    01/20/2013 4:17:24 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 15 replies
    Hubby snapped photo of some anti-fracking grafitti in the People's Republic of Ithaca.
  • Cornell President Signs Gun Control Document

    01/07/2013 8:11:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 6, 2013 | Leslie Eastman
    We regularly report on campus restrictions that undermine students’ First Amendment rights to free speech. Now, in the wake of several well-publicized mass killings by mentally ill individuals, several university presidents have signed document that may target students’ Second Amendment rights as well. The Cornell Insider has the details about the head of its institution. "In response to the Newtown shooting, Cornell University’s own President David Skorton has joined nine other university presidents in signing a document advocating for “strong, meaningful action needs to occur in three domains: gun control, care of the mentally ill, and the culture of our...
  • Ithaca Sees 27% Hike in Robberies, Ending 3-Year Decline

    12/03/2012 5:20:22 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    ITHACA — Robberies in the city increased 27 percent during the first half of 2012, ending a three-year decline, according to the latest figures released by the Ithaca Police Department.... In another unsettling statistic, the number of burglaries committed in the first half of 2012 are already 71 percent of the level committed in all of 2011....
  • Cornell Sees Second Lowest Endowment Returns Among Ivy Schools

    11/09/2012 7:06:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    After seeing two consecutive years of double-digit growth, Cornell’s endowment return took a nosedive in the 2011-12 fiscal year, just breaking even with a 0.14 percent gain, the University reported Wednesday.... In explaining its financial performance, the University has cited turbulence in the economy: slowing growth in China, financial crisis in Europe and an impending “fiscal cliff” in the U.S. “While traditional measures of volatility are at historically low levels, it would be an error in judgment to think that all is well and there is nowhere to go but up,” [Chief Investment Officer A.J. Edwards] said at the end...
  • Four Years Later, Obama Euphoria at Cornell Fades

    11/05/2012 7:44:18 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    As the contentious and divisive 2012 presidential campaign draws to a close, Cornell students and professors say that this year’s election has not generated nearly the same level of excitement on campus as the one in 2008. During the 2008 campaign, Cornell’s campus was “abuzz,” said Prof. Theodore Lowi, government. “There was a lot of talk, a lot of chatter, among both faculty and students, on the issues,” he said. But this year, Lowi said, he has seen far less enthusiasm about the upcoming presidential election. “Walking around campus, I’ve seen no excitement, nothing energizing. I see it as a...
  • City of Ithaca found liable in [reverse] discrimination case

    A jury has awarded Ithaca police officer Chris Miller more than $2 million in a federal discrimination lawsuit. After nearly a month of testimony and two days of deliberation, it's a win for suspended Ithaca police officer Chris Miller. "He works day by day to recover his reputation and I think it's been tarnished and I think it's been very difficult for him and his family. And I think this is a step along the way of recovering that," said AJ Bosman, Miller’s attorney. Miller sued the City of Ithaca and five of his superiors in the police department. He...