Friday, 30 September 2016
Cal State Administrator Tapped as New Dean of Students
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Friday, 23 September 2016

An associate vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been named Cornell’s new dean of students. Vijay Pendakur will assume the job on January 3, 2017. He succeeds Kent Hubbell ’69, who stepped down in June after fifteen years. According to Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, Pendakur “brings an incredible depth of knowlege around diversity, inclusion, and social justice work,” among other assets.

CU to Explore Geothermal Heating Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 September 2016

The University has announced that it will pursue the possibility of using geothermal heating to warm the Ithaca campus. If all goes well with a test facility to be built within the next five years, Cornell could ultimately reduce its annual carbon footprint by some 82,000 metric tons by tapping into heat naturally occurring more than two miles below the Earth’s surface. The so-called “Earth Source Heat” project would complement the existing Lake Source Cooling system, which air conditions campus using water drawn from deep within Cayuga Lake.

Ithaca College Student Killed on CU Campus Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 August 2016

A large fight on Ho Plaza following an event in Willard Straight Hall led to the stabbing death of an Ithaca College student. Anthony Nazaire, a nineteen-year-old sophomore from Brooklyn, died in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 28. Another IC student was injured in the same incident but survived. No suspects have yet been identified in the crime, the first murder in the City of Ithaca in five years. A statement from Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, can be found here.

Grocery Store Opens in Collegetown Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

For the first time in recent memory, Collegetown has a bona fide grocery store. As the Ithaca Voice reported (calling the new establishment “glorious”), the outpost of GreenStar Cooperative Market features fresh produce, prepared meals, and more. The venerable Ithaca co-op also has a main store on West Buffalo Street and a smaller shop in the Dewitt Mall downtown.

Five Alums, One Current Student in Rio Olympics Print E-mail
Monday, 08 August 2016


The more than 10,000 athletes at the Summer Olympics in Rio include six Cornellians competing for four countries. Representing Team USA are hammer thrower Rudy Winkler ’17 and two rowers, Tracy Eisser ’12 (women’s quadruple sculls) and Alex Karwoski ’12 (men’s eight). The other three are in track and field: triple jumper Muhammad Halim ’08 (U.S. Virgin Islands), sprinter Bruno Hortelano-Roig ’14 (Spain), and shot putter Stephen Mozia ’15 (Nigeria). Additionally, Big Red men’s track and field coach Adrian Durant is coaching the U.S. Virgin Islands team.

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