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  • Cynthia Nixon says upstate NY begins around Ithaca

    04/09/2018 8:38:59 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 77 replies
    Cynthia Nixon's answer to a question that has perplexed New Yorkers for generations is turning heads on social media. Nixon, the Sex and the City actor challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was asked by The New York Times Magazine where she believes upstate New York begins, a query that regularly sparks fierce debate — and a wide-ranging array of responses — on Twitter and Facebook. Her answer? Somewhere near Ithaca. "I don't think the Hudson Valley is upstate," Nixon said, according to the Times. "Once you get to Ithaca, by around there, you're starting to get upstate."
  • Cornell Students to Protest NRA by Flooding Organization’s Facebook Comment Section

    03/19/2018 12:47:45 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 46 replies
    © Copyright 2018, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 03/19/18 | By Shruti Juneja
    <p>Amid national and local uproar over gun violence, Justin Langfan is leading an effort to tackle the issue from a different approach: using mass social action to “revolutionize our politics.”</p> <p>“The NRA has said that ‘people who are dangerous should not have access to firearms.’ If the NRA believes this statement, why is it against implementing background checks for the 22% of gun purchases that don’t require them? #JoinUsandPostThis #ShapingtheFuturenow.com.”</p>
  • White Girl Wins Lead in Musical; School Cancels

    02/08/2018 8:24:25 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 102 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Michael Haverluck
    high school in New York has pulled its musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame after social justice student activists complained about a leading role being handed to a white student. “Protests of the production began when an African-American student quit Ithaca High School’s musical production due to the role of Esmeralda being given to a white classmate,” Fox News reported. “Student activists then banded together under the umbrella of Students United Ithaca …” Caving to social justice activists Shortly after the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) pulled the musical, it was replaced with a new...
  • High School play cancelled after activists object to “colorblind casting,” demand race be considered

    01/31/2018 4:14:47 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    Ithaca High School’s spring musical was “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” A story whose message is one of inclusiveness and acceptance should be welcomed and encouraged. A white actress was cast for the role of Esmerelda, prompting a student black actress to quite the play, saying, “It shows you that theater wasn’t made for you. And it shows you that, if you can’t get the parts that are written for you, what parts are you going to get?” The resignation prompted Students United Ithaca to make a list of demands for the school, one of which was, “STOP the racist...
  • Ithaca College president was convicted of sexually abusing psychiatric patient in 2001: report

    01/17/2018 6:20:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 16, 2018, | Jessica Chia
    The president of Ithaca College in upstate pleaded no contest to sexually abusing a patient when she worked at a psychiatric hospital... Shirley M. Collado..., was accused of having a five-month sexual relationship with a female patient who was undergoing therapy for post-traumatic stress in 2000.... The patient, who was receiving treatment ... after she suffered the abuse of another doctor, alleged she and Collado kissed after a therapy session on May 20... Collado fondled her on at least two occasions and the two kissed after most individual therapy sessions in the following weeks... Collado received a 30-day suspension, 18...
  • Cornell student says Fox appearance led to campus harassment

    01/14/2018 8:12:45 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01.12.18 | Fox New
    Last year Cornell University undergraduate Neetu Chandak appeared on “Fox and Friends” to share her objection to a course description that seemed overly critical of President Donald Trump while glorifying former President Barack Obama. Now, in an essay in The College Fix, Chandak says her remarks on Fox expressing concerns about liberal bias at the college and the explicit agenda of the course led to threats on her life and such constant harassment that she sought therapy and was afraid to leave her apartment. “It is difficult to express conservative views as a college student without being called names, attacked...
  • Largest Witchcraft Collection in North America Opens at Cornell

    11/01/2017 11:06:04 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    © Copyright 2017, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 11/01/17 | By Shruti Juneja
    On Halloween evening, dozens gathered in Kroch library for the opening of “The World Bewitch’d,” an exhibition — on display through August 2018 — exploring the history of witchcraft. The exhibit features a variety of rare manuscripts, photographs and historical movie posters and is known to be the largest witchcraft collection in North America. The exhibit holds over 3,000 objects on superstition and witchcraft in Europe, mostly acquired in the 1880s but spanning multiple centuries of artifacts since the 1400s, according to the Cornell University Library website.... Students like Ellen Haines ’18 attended the event on their own. Hains said...
  • 'God Bless America' a 'warmongering song,' Ithaca professor says

    10/03/2017 12:43:01 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 52 replies
    ©2017 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | 10/03/2017 | By Caleb Parke, Fox News
    “God Bless America” is a “warmongering song” that should not be played at sporting events, according to an Ithaca College professor. “In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, the expressions of hyper-patriotism took hold,” Professor Stephen Mosher wrote in an op-ed for The Ithacan, “Irving Berlin’s warmongering song ‘God Bless America’ became our second, unofficial national anthem at the ballpark.” That song, “God Bless America,” was sung by concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night, led by country duo Big & Rich, just an hour before a shooter opened fire on them.... He added: “Maybe ‘America the Beautiful’ would be...
  • Hundreds of Cornell Students Occupy Willard Straight Hall After Delivering Demands to University

    09/20/2017 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    © Copyright 2017, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 09/20/17 | By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
    More than 300 students marched with Black Students United to Willard Straight Hall on Wednesday afternoon and are occupying the building at Cornell University after delivering a list of demands to the University’s president Martha Pollack. The protest follows the arrest of a Cornell student on Friday who police charged with assault after a black student said he was punched by a group of white men who had called him the N-word in Collegetown. The group’s 12 demands to Cornell include requiring coursework on “privilege and power,” hiring additional mental health personnel of color, and permanently banning the Psi Upsilon...
  • Cornell student gov demands 'repercussions' for 'hate speech'

    09/11/2017 12:31:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 11, 2017 | Neetu Chandak
    Members of the Cornell University Student Assembly (SA) are calling for “repercussions” against a fraternity after one of its members was heard chanting “build a wall.” According to The Cornell Daily Sun, the SA held a meeting Thursday attended by Cornell President Martha Pollack and Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi, during which several SA members agreed that consequences needed to be enacted for “verbal marginalization.”
  • Conservative Student Attacked at Charlottesville Vigil in Syracuse for Wearing YAF Cap

    08/16/2017 6:53:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | 08.16.17 | Posted by Mike LaChance
    Caleb Slater, a conservative student and the president of the Ithaca College Republicans, recently attended YAF’s 39th Annual National Conservative Student Conference, where he received a baseball cap with the Young America’s Foundation logo and our slogan, “The Conservative Movement Starts Here,” printed on the back. Caleb chose to wear his YAF hat when he attended a vigil in Syracuse, New York, for the victims of last weekend’s violent clash in Charlottesville. “I wore my Young America’s Foundation hat to the rally as a symbol of peace,” Caleb explained. “I wore the hat to show that conservatives condemn the actions...
  • CNN editor who resigned over Russia story is Syracuse native, Cornell grad

    06/30/2017 7:41:43 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 06.28.17 | Mark Weiner
    WASHINGTON -- A CNN journalist who resigned this week, after the network retracted a story about Russia and President Donald Trump's transition team, is a Syracuse native with strong ties to the region. Eric Lichtblau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is a graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School and Cornell University. He began his journalism career at The Post-Standard, where he covered the Ithaca region for the newspaper. Lichtblau was thrust into the national spotlight after he and two other CNN journalists resigned, prompting Trump to blast the journalists and the network on Tuesday for reporting "fake news." The story was posted...
  • Report: After taxes, Ithaca residents left with just 2 percent of income

    05/19/2017 7:56:40 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Ithaca Times ^ | May 18, 2017 | By Vaughn Golden
    Reclaim NY hosted the event leading up to the release of a fully-fledged report on the affordability crisis and its detailed effect on Tompkins County. The report accredits a general economic decline in the Southern Tier to a loss of manufacturing sectors while other regions in the state continue to develop and therefore put Albany’s spending one step ahead. “Unlike Long Island or the Lower Hudson Valley that have higher incomes and larger tax bases, unfunded mandates are bankrupting county and town governments in the Southern Tier to the point where some can’t even afford a paint job on public...
  • America Confronts The World: Cornell U to Offer Anti-Trump Course

    05/09/2017 6:21:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.06.17 | by Fox News Insider
    Cornell University is adding a class to its fall curriculum called "America Confronts the World," The course description says the class will examine the differences between President Trump's "xenophobic nationalism" and President Obama's "pragmatic cosmopolitanism." Neetu Chandak, a student at the Ithaca, N.Y. school, said the campus is already well-known for its tendency toward liberal indoctrination. Chandak said the course sounds like one where she would not feel comfortable expressing her own personal views. She added that as a residency staff member, she is already ostracized by her fellow R.A.'s who do not share her worldview.
  • Explaining how, why an undocumented immigrant was arrested by ICE in Ithaca

    05/03/2017 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | MAY 3, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took an undocumented Mexican immigrant into custody Tuesday morning in Ithaca and scores of people in the community who considered the city a "sanctuary" are asking the same question: “How did this happen here?” Jose Lopez Guzman, 32, was taken into custody by multiple ICE agents around 11:30 a.m. on Cascadilla Street. He does not have family members in Ithaca. ICE said in a brief statement Tuesday night that the arrest happened “following a routine targeted enforcement action.” Khaalid Walls, regional director of communications for the northeast region of ICE, clarified...
  • Cornell male singing group booted from campus for hazing

    04/28/2017 8:41:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    news ^ | April 28, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals........
  • Upstate NY congressman raises record $585,000 after facing angry crowds

    04/18/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | April 17, 2017 at 3:19 PM | By Mark Weiner | mweiner@syracuse.com
    WASHINGTON -- The Upstate New York congressman who faced overflowing crowds of protesters at town hall meetings managed to raise a record amount of money after the protests gained national attention. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed raised $585,282 in the first quarter of the year, a personal high for the fourth-term Republican from Corning. Reed's cash haul more than doubled the amount raised by each of the other members of Congress from Upstate New York, according to new disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. "We are off to our best start ever with more than a half-million dollars in...
  • Ithaca schools, human rights office object to withdrawal of transgender guidelines

    04/05/2017 8:02:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved ^ | APRIL 5, 2017 | BY KELSEY O'CONNOR
    ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca City School District and Tompkins County Office of Human Rights have sent out a joint statement reassuring the community that transgender students will be protected in schools. They issued a statement this week in objection to the decision by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to withdraw federal guidelines regarding transgender students in schools. "Please know that we remain committed to the vigorous support for a student’s right to be respectfully treated according to their gender identity and to be free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying. We encourage all school districts in Tompkins County...
  • 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...