After Years of Complaints and Litigation, Cornell’s Policy 6.4 Still Stands

When a Cornellian noticed that 10 undergarments were missing from her room, she claimed that she had been sexually harassed under Policy 6.4 — Cornell’s policies and guidelines for handling issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault and violence. Based solely on her intuition, the student blamed one of her male classmates for the theft, according to a report drafted... more

Will Tom Reed ever come to Ithaca for a Town Hall?

If there is one city on Republican Congressman Tom Reed’s radar that is least likely to be home to a large number of his supporters, it’s Ithaca. While the incumbent Congressman beat out Democrat candidate John Plumb in the 2016 election — 149,779 to 107, 822 — Plumb completely swept Reed in Tompkins County. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Ithaca boys end division title drought

Jordanny Cuevas Marte scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half to help Ithaca clinch the Southern Tier Athletic Conference West Division boys basketball title with a 65-48 victory Tuesday night at Corning. The division title is Ithaca’s first in the STAC since 1993 and its first as a member of the West Division. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Auburn PD: Missing teen could be headed toward Ithaca, Elmira

The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen. 17-year-old Michael Cox ran away from Cayuga Centers, located at 101 Halmilton Avenue on January 15th — and his whereabouts is currently unknown. Police believe that he may be headed toward Ithaca or Elmira since he has no ties to the local community. The Auburn... more

Brown, Yale next up for Cornell basketball

The Cornell men’s basketball team will be challenged by the league’s top two scoring offenses when Brown (Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.) and defending Ivy League champion Yale (Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.) visit Newman Arena this weekend. Barry Leonard and Eric Taylor ’05 will provide the play-by-play locally on 96.3 FM The Buzzer, while live video of... more

MEGA DONATION: SC Johnson gifts $150 million to Cornell

SC Johnson, and Chairman and CEO H. Fisk Johnson are giving Cornell University's Ithaca campus its largest gift in history — a $150 million donation. The gift will go to the newly named Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. The Cornell University Board of Trustees voted Saturday morning in New York City to rename the college, which was previously known... more

Hundreds rally in Ithaca against President Trump’s immigration ban

With voices loud and turnout strong, hundreds of people in Ithaca are fighting back against one of President Donald Trump's most recent executive orders. Activists here says preventing people from coming into the U.S. from specific countries is simply un-American and wrong. Walaa Horan is Muslim and wasn't born here. However, she's a naturalized U.S. citizen now. While the 90... more

Harvard storms back to top Cornell, 4-1

Junior forward Alex Rauter scored an unassisted goal in the second period, but the Cornell men’s hockey team surrendered four goals in the third period in a 4-1 loss to rival Harvard on Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Lynah Rink. “I think the guys did a good, solid job, had scoring chances and good pressure, really... more

Ithaca awarded $500k in Restore NY funds for two projects

The state's "Restore NY" grant program has awarded $500,000 for two city projects submitted to the state last October. As reported back in September, the "Seneca/Corn Street Building Rehab Project" consists of two properties that are on the same block – the first is the former Ithaca Glass at 413 West Seneca Street, the second is the former Wyllie Dry... more

Cornell law graduates boast the highest salaries, study finds

Cornell University Law School graduates are above average — at least, their salaries are. According to a recent report conducted by Social Finance, Inc., Cornell Law graduates receive a higher average salary — approximately $183,377 three years after graduation — than other law school graduates across the United States. This average salary trumps the average national salary of law school... more

Views of Cornell-Harvard hockey from the pep band

The Cornell-Harvard game in Lynah Rink each year has consistently the best atmosphere of any Cornell hockey game. From the perennial tossing of the fish to the ice when Harvard skates out, to the special chants directed at the Crimson, the game is like no other on the calendar. Beyond those major distinctions, however, the Cornell hockey fanatic will notice... more

Ithaca updates residents on water issues that made headlines in 2016

The City of Ithaca experienced several unrelated water issues in 2016. The following is an update on the status of these incidents: Manganese and Discolored Water The City of Ithaca was able to bring under control the high levels of manganese that were discoloring drinking water this past summer. The manganese levels in the City’s water source have dropped back... more

Ithaca Mayor stands firm in proposed sanctuary city status despite Trump’s Executive Order to cut funding

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon that states that sanctuary cities will no longer be subject to receiving federal grants. But here in the city of Ithaca, plans are going forward to continue making it a sanctuary city. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Former Cayuga Heights teacher pleads guilty to having inappropriate sexual conversations with child

A former Cayuga Heights teacher is being required to surrender his teaching certificate after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child by having multiple sexual conversations with the boy. Ryan Harrington pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor in Ithaca City Court Wednesday morning as part of a plea deal that requires him to submit to three years of probation,... more

Study finds wealthiest students dominate Cornell; while low-income students remain under-represented

Cornell enrolls about the same number of students from the top one percent income bracket as it does from the bottom 40 percent, according to a new study. While Cornell enrolls a smaller percentage of students from the top one percent income bracket than any other Ivy League school, those students from the top one percent are still vastly overrepresented... more

New dean at Cornell aims to ‘transform student experience’

Vijay Pendakur, who took over as the new Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students earlier this month, said he wanted to become a high school history teacher when he was in college. “I grew up in a community where some of the smartest people I knew never got a shot at higher education,” Pendakur said. “In college,... more

Bail set for man charged in Newfield homicide case

Bail was set Friday afternoon at the Tompkins County Courthouse for a man charged with murdering a person in Newfield last month. Roy Clements Jr., 39 — who is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and fourth-degree conspiracy — was previously being held at Tompkins County Jail without bail for allegedly murdering Cameron Rundell, 30, on December 2nd. Read more... more
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