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Thursday, 20 February 2014

With the heart-stopping 3-2 overtime victory by the Canadian women's hockey team in the final game of the Olympic tournament, four Big Red skaters earned gold medals: Rebecca Johnston '11, Laura Fortino '13, Laurianne Rougeau '13, and Brianne Jenner '13 (who scored Canada's first goal).

A day earlier, former track star Jamie Greubel '06 won a bronze medal for the USA in the women's two-man bobsled.

Cornell's sixth Olympian is Chris Langton '12, an alternate on the USA bobsled team. He saw his older brother Steve bring home a bronze medal in two-man bobsled — the first American medal in that competition since 1952.

Olympic Romance Print E-mail
Friday, 14 February 2014

Team USA bobsledder Jamie Greubel '06 has an extra incentive at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — she's there with her fiance, Christian Poser. He's a member of the German bobsled team. They met at an international competition in 2011 and, well ... it's been all downhill since then. It's quite a story.

Cornell Reduces Fraternity Penalty Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 January 2014

As reported in From the Hill in the January/February 2014 issue, the University revoked recognition of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity because of a hazing incident. When the penalty was announced, recognition was suspended for at least three years and members of the chapter were required the vacate the chapter house at the end of the fall semester.

In December, Susan Murphy ’73, PhD ’94, vice president for student and academic services, announced a modification of the penalty after an appeal by DKE. The loss of recognition was reduced to two years and the chapter house was allowed to remain open with a full-time resident adviser. Read more.

Faculty Senate Asks Cornell to Divest from Fossil Fuels Print E-mail
Monday, 16 December 2013

On December 11, the Faculty Senate overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for Cornell to divest from companies holding large reserves of fossil fuels. According to the Ithaca Journal, the vote was 46 to 13 with two abstentions. The resolution calls for gradual divestment of endowment funds in the 200 companies holding the largest such reserves, with the University to reach climate neutrality by 2035.

In a letter to the Daily Sun signed by seven professors, the proponents stated: "Our goal is to make a strong public statement that will draw attention to the need for society to transition from fossil fuels to truly clean sources of energy that are fossil carbon neutral."

Read the full resolution here.

For more information, visit the divestment Facebook page here.

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Thursday, 19 September 2013

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