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  • 200 Protest ‘Creepy Tweeter’-in-Chief at Women’s March in Ithaca

    03/09/2017 8:00:31 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    © Copyright 2017, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 03.09.17 | By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
    <p>Gusts of wind howled through the Ithaca Commons on Wednesday, flapping banners and dragging a rattling tambourine along the ground. But Ithaca’s women were louder.</p> <p>Nearly 200 women and men stomped along a one-mile loop from City Hall to the Commons in a march that served to both celebrate International Women’s Day and protest proposals from President Donald Trump and other Republicans on issues including health care and immigration.</p>
  • The Cost of Conservatism @ Cornell...Hosting Conservative Speakers Comes With Added Expenses (TR)

    03/03/2017 6:43:15 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    The right to speak on Cornell’s campus is a “paramount value,” one upon which the University has an “essential dependence,” according to the Campus Code of Conduct... But some groups that have hosted conservative speakers on campus are not buying the administration’s rhetoric, citing the thousands of dollars they have been asked to pay the University for security at their events. And they say it is a cost that hosts of conservative speakers disproportionately have to bear. “The University, through its current policy — intentional or not — imposes additional financial and administrative costs on groups wishing to host conservative...
  • Unanimous vote: Ithaca now a Sanctuary City with some teeth

    02/02/2017 8:34:05 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | FEBRUARY 2, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- After nearly two hours of public comment and at least 30 speakers in favor of a newly proposed ordinance, Ithaca's Common Council unanimously voted to add teeth to its Sanctuary City policy, which was first passed in 1985, for Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees City officials, including police officers, are now specifically directed to not ask for a person's immigration status unless the person is actively committing a crime related to their status. The legal ordinance means that local law enforcement will not enforce federal immigration laws.
  • “Get Free”: Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost to Perform at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca

    01/29/2017 9:05:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | January 29, 2017 | Jael Goldfine
    There was a great deal of hand-wringing about the dearth of protest art being made over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, and after the election of Donald Trump. These hand-wringers, however, appear not to have looked very hard at all. Reverend Osagyefo Sekou and Jay-Marie Hill met on the frontlines of a 2015 Movement for Black Lives protest. After being pepper sprayed arbitrarily by police at the demonstration, where activists were demanding the release of an illegally detained 14 year old, Reverend Sekou helped wash the toxins out of Hill’s eyes. Several weeks later, they would title themselves...
  • Sisters Create ‘Ithaca Women Are Nasty’ T-Shirts to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood

    01/18/2017 6:34:30 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    © Copyright 2017, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/17 | By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
    Two Ithaca sisters couldn’t believe their ears when they heard Donald Trump call Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” during the final presidential debate in October. “I was speechless,” Christina Constas, who has been an Ithaca resident for more than a decade, told The Sun. Nearly three months later, the sisters have turned the phrase into a rallying cry for Ithacans worried about what President-elect Trump’s words and policies will mean for women and women’s health services across the country.
  • Legal Fees Slashed in Ithaca Reverse Discrimination Case

    01/10/2017 6:17:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | January 9, 2017 | Joel Stashenko
    A federal judge cut in half the amount to which he said an attorney was entitled for representing a police officer in a reverse discrimination suit against the city of Ithaca. Northern District Judge Gary Sharpe granted the defendants' motion to stay the award granted to Rome lawyer AJ Bosman pending an appeal. Sharpe said plaintiff Christopher Miller's judgment of $280,004 after three trials in the case between 2012 and 2016 qualified him as the prevailing party and made Bosman eligible for fees. Miller, a white male, argued throughout the case that he was given difficult job assignments in retaliation...
  • This couple is crowdfunding their pregnancy

    01/09/2017 6:45:11 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Ithaca Times ^ | Updated Jan 6, 2017 | By Nick Reynolds
    Once they’d dated a few years, Julia and Greg eventually got married in May 2013, fresh off a year of caring for Greg’s mother in Pennsylvania. Immediately after, counting four years together, the two decided they would try to start a family. They tried for a few months, thinking eventually it would happen, but one day the pair got to the point where they were going to local doctors, trying to figure out what the problem was. Sometime last year, they decided to see what the next step looked like. This, the couple said, led them into seeking professional, medical...
  • State of the City Address: 3 ways Ithaca will fight 'openly hostile' Trump administration

    01/06/2017 6:29:29 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | JANUARY 5, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- In an unprecedented State of the City Address Wednesday night, Mayor Svante Myrick addressed President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration, calling it "openly hostile" and saying that the City of Ithaca will stand for the needs of its residents in the face of adversity.... "I believe the fight against fascism will be waged and be won at the local level," Myrick said. "We are the antidote to fascism. We are the antidote to the rage that encourages people to vote against anyone who seems just a bit different." He said fascist governance works because it allows people...
  • Did Media's Anti-Trump Hysteria Cause Murder of UPS Driver?

    12/22/2016 7:52:18 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    © COPYRIGHT 2016, FRONTPAGEMAG.COM ^ | December 20, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    An Ithaca man accused of killing a UPS driver said in court Monday afternoon that not only did he believe he shot and killed Donald Trump, but that no evidence could be presented to him to suggest otherwise. Justin R. Barkley, 38, said during his arraignment and subsequent attempt to plead guilty, "I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly." Now obviously Barkley is out of his mind. But the murder of an innocent man is another example of how the media's climate of hate can backfire. Did the media's paranoid fantasies about Trump feed into Barkley's...
  • Cornell College Republicans president assaulted, called ‘racist bitch’

    12/16/2016 8:19:44 AM PST · by NRx · 57 replies
    College Fix ^ | 12-15-2016 | Staff
    <p>The president of the Cornell University College Republicans was shoved to the ground and called a “racist bitch” the night after the election, and campus officials are currently investigating the incident.</p> <p>“I was actually assaulted on campus for being a Republican,” Olivia Corn told The Tab. “I had someone throw me to the ground and say: ‘Fuck you, racist bitch, you support a racist party.”</p>
  • University investigating after Cornell Republicans president reportedly attacked

    12/15/2016 5:11:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies
    the Ithaca Voice ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2016 | BY KELSEY O'CONNOR
    Cornell University is investigating a report that the president of Cornell Republicans was attacked just after Donald Trump's election. The evening after the election, sophomore Olivia Corn, president of Cornell University College Republicans, said she was shoved to the ground while leaving a meeting and heading to her dorm room. "Out of nowhere I was on my phone and looking at my email and out of nowhere I felt two hands grab my shoulders and just sort of threw me to the ground, and they were yelling 'Fuck you racist bitch, you support a racist party,'" Corn said. She said...
  • VIDEO: Activists manipulate third-graders into hating Israel

    12/12/2016 7:41:54 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection, ^ | December 11, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, led by Ariel Gold....the Tamimi event was an anti-Israel propaganda event. At least one third-grade student suffered nightmares and a Letter of Reprimand was issued to the school principal for attempting to cover-up the nature of the event.... After over a year of investigation and litigation, including a court order under the NY Freedom of Information Law, Legal Insurrection has obtained a partial video of the...
  • Revealed: Student “suffering from nightmares” after 3rd grade anti-Israel event

    11/22/2016 11:19:56 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | 11/21/16 | William A. Jacobson
    On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, led by Ariel Gold. In fact,...the Tamimi event was an anti-Israel propaganda event targeting young children, and as we just learned, caused at least one student to suffer nightmares.... Initially, the principal of the elementary school, Susan Eschbach, also attempted to downplay the significance of the Tamimi event. In a September 22, 2015, statement to the school community Eschbach denied there was anything improper... The statement...
  • Colleges Try to Comfort Students Upset by Trump Victory

    11/10/2016 8:13:04 AM PST · by Morgana · 58 replies
    blogs.wsj.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Melissa Korn and Douglas Belkin
    Despair over Clinton's loss prompts ‘cry-in’ at Cornell; Play-Doh for the distraught Dozens of students at Cornell University gathered on a major campus thoroughfare for a “cry-in” to mourn the results of the 2016 presidential election Wednesday, with school staff providing tissues and hot chocolate. At Tufts University, arts and crafts were on offer. And the University of Kansas reminded students via social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort every other Wednesday. Colleges nationwide scrambled to help students process Republican Donald Trump’s stunning election victory. They’re acknowledging that many students were up late watching results and so may...
  • Professors Cancel Class, Responding To ‘Shocking’ Election Results

    11/10/2016 6:59:22 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 42 replies
    © Copyright 2016, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | By So Hyung Kim | 11/10/16
    <p>ITHACA--Responding to Donald Trump’s shocking presidential victory, several Cornell professors across departments cancelled class Wednesday, citing personal distress and concern for students’ emotional well-being.</p> <p>Prof. Jane-Marie Law, Asian, Near Eastern and religious studies, said she cancelled her “Introduction to Japan and Religion” lecture, because she was “so upset and worried I would break down, thinking about how dangerous the move the American electorate — half of them — made last night is.”</p>
  • Cornell students hold ‘Cry In’ over Trump victory

    11/09/2016 10:57:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun reports that students hosted a “Cry In” on the quad Wednesday in the wake of the presidential election results. “I’m quite terrified, honestly,” one student told the campus newspaper as she took part in the event. “It’s saying that people are really given into fear-mongering. They are willing to put people down based on their identity just so that they would feel vindicated that they would be getting rid of ‘Crooked Hillary.'” Another participant told the Sun many are in “shock” as she sipped on a Starbucks coffee cup, sitting cross-legged in the institution’s Ho Plaza....
  • Trump Wins; Cornellians Aghast at Shocking Upset

    11/09/2016 9:07:26 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    © Copyright 2016, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 11/09/16 | By News Department
    As midnight approached and a series of swing states turned red...Cornellians expressed horror that Donald Trump could actually become president. “How the **** is he winning? What the ****?” said a student early on in the night... as Trump took the state of Ohio. “We should’ve died in 2012 while we still had the chance,” added Mitch Laski, echoing several students who said they fear a Trump presidency will be the end of equal rights for minorities and free speech in the United States. Shayra Kamal said she is genuinely concerned about her future in the United States. “I’m looking...
  • Tompkins Democratic Victory Party feels like 'morgue' as whispers of Trump presidency creep in

    11/09/2016 5:20:01 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    the Ithaca Voice ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2016 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Tompkins County Democratic Victory Party in downtown Ithaca feels like a "morgue" as less than half a dozen people remain to watch the numbers of the presidential election roll in. One Democrat who left early said the room felt like a "morgue". Democrat Matt Van Houten, the newly elected District Attorney said, "I don't know what to say...I had thought that Hillary was a lock." He said he never remembers feeling this kind of dread on the eve of a national election before. The closest thing he can recall is when George W. Bush and Al...
  • Ithaca among the “best cities for liberals” according to new list

    09/29/2016 12:28:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    14850 Today ^ | September 28, 2016 | by Rachel Cera
    We know you will be surprised to hear that Ithaca has been named among the “best cities for liberals” in the United States, according to a new ranking by Livability. The results cite Ithaca’s influence on Tompkins County, where 70% of voters supported President Obama in 2012 and Senator Bernie Sanders took a lead in this year’s presidential primary. Livability also points out that the City of Ithaca hasn’t elected a Republican mayor “since the mid 1980s.” (It’s actually been longer; Bill Shaw, the last Republican mayor, was elected in 1981 and served a two-year term before being succeeded by...
  • Cornell referendum on men's room tampons passes in landslide

    09/29/2016 12:07:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | September 29, 2016 | Laura Gunderson
    Cornell students passed a student-sponsored referendum to provide free tampons and pads in all Cornell bathrooms, with 78.6 percent of 3,034 voting students casting a ballot in favor. The "#FreetheTampon" initiative aims to provide all bathrooms on campus of both genders—yes, men’s too—with free menstrual products throughout the year, and comes shortly after Brown University recently implemented a similar program.
  • Offended Cornell Students Freak Out After Football Coach Tweets Sombrero Picture

    09/22/2016 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 103 replies
    ©2016 Reason Foundation. ^ | Sep. 21, 2016 2:50 pm | Robby Soave
    Cornell University Football Coach Roy Istvan apologized to students who were offended by an image he tweeted: an image of two of his players wearing sombreros. Why were they wearing sombreros? Istvan awards the big hat to the player or players who best represented team spirit on the field after a game. This practice has displeased some members of MEChA de Cornell, a Mexican student group. "They're appropriating a culture that isn't theirs and using it as a joke," wrote one student on MEChA's Facebook page, according to Campus Reform. "It's disgusting and I'm ashamed that you can't see that."...
  • Cornell 'Diversity Chief' candidate in hot water after suggesting all students matter

    09/08/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published September 07, 2016 | By Emily Zanotti
    Cornell is hiring a dean of students whose job it will be to promote diversity on campus... So far, though, the interview process isn’t going particularly well for one top candidate, Vijay Pendakur...he dared to say that he’d consider all students when making decisions as the dean of students. “If I say, ‘The dean’s area of focus is diversity and inclusion,’ the unspoken thought in response often is, ‘Oh, so he’s here for only the marginalized students,'” he told the crowd. “So we need to undo that, because that is a deeply problematic framework. If we’re going to make progress,...
  • Promoting Infanticide in Newsweek

    09/05/2016 1:30:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09.05.16 | WESLEY SMITH
    Now in Newsweek, Cornell Law School professor Sherry F. Colb uses the Zika tragedy to promote infanticide. From, “Is Terminating a Late-Term Zika Fetus Euthanasia:” As a moral matter, some might want to argue that the lives of infants may be so compromised by defects, as would be the case for many of these babies, that killing them painlessly at birth would be a kindness rather than a harm. At this point in time, though, laws in the U.S. do not recognize euthanasia as a legitimate approach to an infant (or an adult) whose life might not be considered worthwhile,...
  • Cornell Republicans Break Party Lines, Endorse Johnson for President

    09/02/2016 11:48:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    © Copyright 2016, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 09/02/16 | By Phoebe Keller
    Cornell University College Republicans announced this afternoon that they will endorse Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president, in a statement that acknowledged the wide spectrum of conservative beliefs that compose the club. “Our organization does not solely represent the Republican Party,” the statement said, “Our first responsibility is to our members.” Club leadership stressed that Cornell Republicans are “libertarians, moderates, neoconservatives and everyone in between.” In an “unprecedented” election year, campus Republicans say they could not tolerate Donald Trump as their party’s nominee. “Mr. Trump should not be the face of American conservatism,” the club’s statement reads, proceeding to call...
  • Cornell, Columbia Accused of Discriminating Against Asian American Students in College Admissions

    08/31/2016 5:12:07 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 08/31/16 | By Rebecca Even
    The Asian American Coalition for Education lodged a complaint with Department of Education last Wednesday, accusing Cornell and Columbia University of discriminating against an Asian student in the admissions process. The complaint, filed within the Office of Civil Rights, claims that Hubert Zhao ...was unjustly denied admission to both schools last year. Zhao is an “outstanding student with excellent academic and extracurricular achievements,” a 5.3 GPA and high PSAT and SAT scores, according to the AACE website. He and an Indian American classmate were the only students in their 700-person class who qualified as National Merit semifinalists. While other students...
  • Ithaca College ranks No. 1 on Princeton Review's 'Reefer Madness' list

    08/29/2016 6:45:08 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | August 29, 2016 at 5:25 PM | By Jourdan Bennett-Begaye
    Ithaca College flies to the top of the "Reefer Madness" list in the Princeton Review. College students answered the survey question, "How widely is marijuana used at your school?" to determine the rankings. Ithaca College, home to 6,323 undergraduate students, shares the small town of Ithaca with Cornell University within the Finger Lakes region. Besides the "reefer madness" list, Ithaca College also made lists for the "Best College Newspaper," the "Most Liberal Students" and "Little Race/Class Interaction" among others.
  • Police: Student fatally stabbed in 'large fight' on Cornell campus

    08/28/2016 6:11:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2016
    (CNN) — One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a "large fight" on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said. Cornell University Police were called to the intersection in front of Olin Hall, which houses Cornell's school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, just before 2 a.m. There, they found two men had been stabbed, according to a police news release.
  • Cornell Plantations rebranding to better reflect vision, remove slavery connection

    08/27/2016 9:23:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | AUGUST 26, 2016 | BY MICHAEL SMITH
    ITHACA, NY - When Christopher Dunn joined Cornell Plantations as its new director in April 2014, his freshly printed business cards suggested to him the organization he was set to lead had an identity problem. Even within the Cornell community, Dunn discovered the name left many perplexed. While other places on campus have easily identifiable descriptors – a library and museum have definite, universal connotations – Plantations had no such grounding for potential visitors. And for many others, there was an emotional response: Plantations conjured negative associations with America’s history of slavery and racial oppression. Dunn also communicated with Black...
  • Thrillist: Ithaca shockingly named Most Hippie Town in New York

    08/22/2016 9:35:10 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ithaca was shockingly named the Most Hippie Town in New York in an article published by Thrillist last week. The list -- which includes classically hippie towns such as: Homer, Alaska; Santa Cruz, California; Athens, Georgia; and Asheville, North Carolina -- was written by Matt Meltzer. He wrote, "Thought we'd go Woodstock, did ya? Well, aside from being home to the mud-soaked music fest on Yasgur's farm, it's really become more of a hippie tourist trap than an actual town. Ithaca, however, has THE WORLD'S LARGEST FREAKING PEACE SIGN."
  • Ithaca man charged with child sex abuse detained 25 miles from Mexico border

    ITHACA, N.Y. -- A man accused of sexually abusing two young children was taken into custody less than 25 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Saturday, two days before his trial was set to begin in Ithaca. Ever Benites, 36, who was out on bail after being charged with multiple felonies for abusing two children over several years, was taken into custody at a travel center in Edinburg, Texas.... The final destination of the bus, operated by Tornado Bus Company, was Brownsville, Texas, a city directly bordering Mexico. Benites, who was released on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000...
  • Jaywalkers beware: Ithaca Police are cracking down on crosswalk evaders

    07/20/2016 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    © 2016 WSTM ^ | TUESDAY, JULY 19TH 2016 | BY TYLER HEAD
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- This weekend Ithaca Police will have extra officers patrolling the streets on the lookout for unsafe and intolerable activity - in particular, violations committed by pedestrians. Police say extra officers will be on patrol from July 22 to July 25 during various hours of the day and night. A release by police advises that "officers will utilize a zero tolerance approach for all violations observed." The department says the goal is to increase pedestrian safety on Ithaca's streets, sidewalks and crosswalks.
  • #BlackLivesMatter rally segregates speakers by race

    07/10/2016 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    In January, 2016...an Ithaca (NY) Black Lives Matter rally over the death of Sandra Bland and others set up a procedure to segregate speakers by race, with “people of color” being given priority over whites... The segregation of speakers just happened again, at a rally on July 8, 2016, with non-people of color speakers told to sit at the back of the speakers’ line... About 400 people marched from the Southside Community Center to the Ithaca Commons Friday night and called for an end to systemic racism and police killing black people. [Black Lives Matter Ithaca organizer Dubian] Ade addressed...
  • About $700 snatched from ice cream vendor at Ithaca Festival

    06/06/2016 7:12:12 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. ^ | JUNE 5, 2016 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- A man snatched about $700 from a Maine-based ice cream vendor who was selling at the Ithaca Festival for the first time on Saturday. Robert and Jane Walters were selling ice cream around 5:30 p.m. on the 130 block of West State Street when the incident happened. The two have run the Island Cow Ice Cream Co. for the past 20 years out of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and usually sell ice cream along the east coast during the summer. Robert Walters said he was separating the bills in a basket he places money in and began talking...
  • 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
    the ITHACA VOICE ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2016 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    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 | gherbert@syracuse.com
    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,&#8200;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&#8200;KELLER&#8200;and EMILY&#8200;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]...