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It takes a village … to name (and raise) and guide dog

And the winner of the name-the-seeing-eye-dog puppy is … Connie Kintner, a writer in the president’s office in Day Hall. Kintner, who also raised a guide dog recently (Tanner, who we helped care for every afternoon) and who walked our last guide dog Doco almost every day (and has already started to walk our new […]

Equal opportunity composting

The idea of compost often conjures images of kitchen scraps, farms and backyard gardens. Now a Cornell staff member and her cohorts are encouraging city renters to join in the effort. “There are a lot of properties in Collegetown,” said Roberta Dixon, the Cornell documentation specialist who conjured up the idea as part of a […]

Poetry prize – almost

Keith Waldrop won the 2009 National Book Award in Poetry for “Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy” at a Nov. 18 ceremony at Cipriani in New York City, although the Cornell community was hoping for another result. Assistant professor of English Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon was a fellow finalist for the award for her recent collection “Open Interval” […]

The Geography of Wrath

Trying to visualize the places described in “The Grapes of Wrath”? A new map exhibit in Olin Library leads the reader through John Steinbeck’s classic, recreating the Joads’ itinerary. The exhibit includes images of Route 66, “The Mother Road,” which immigrants took to California; the severe wind erosion in the Dust Bowl area between 1935-1940; […]

DigitalCommons@ILR: 10,000 documents and counting

Labor trends in Cambodia. On-the-job health hazards for beauticians. Collective bargaining agreements. Testimony from the Glass Ceiling Commission. The electronic documents housed in DigitalCommons@ILR, which cover an immense range of workplace topics, will soon upload its 10,000th document. “It’s an important milestone,” said Catherwood Library Web and Digital Projects Manager Jim DelRosso, “not only because […]

Doggone Doco – and, name a puppy, win big prizes!

It was just last October that we at the Cornell Chronicle office bade farewell to Tanner, the beloved yellow Labrador retriever seeing-eye-puppy-in-training we were lucky enough to help raise until she was old enough to begin her life of service. With Tanner’s departure came the arrival of Doco, the eight-week-old chocolate Lab who would be […]

Essay question

The film “In 500 Words or Less” portrays the college application process through the lives of four American high school students as they navigate the high-stakes world of college fairs, SAT prep, campus visits, applications and the largest hurdle – the personal essay – before awaiting the fat envelope stuffed with an acceptance letter. Leo […]

Take it outside

People looking to return books at the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library can shave a few minutes off their trips: The library now has a convenient outside book drop on the parking lot side of the Africana Center. And because materials from any campus library can be returned to any other campus library regardless of […]

Bethe House art competition

Hans Bethe House is soliciting student proposals for a site-specific art installation for its Jansen Dining Room. The winning entry will be produced in spring 2010 and will occupy the high-ceilinged space at the dining room’s southwest corner. Artwork can be hung from the ceiling or wall-mounted, should have dynamic elements, and should convey Bethe’s […]

Get out the (blog) vote

The popular science website is holding its first writing competition for graduate students, and four Cornell students have been selected as finalists – but they need your vote to win. Go to the students’ individual blogs, and if you like what you read, click on the “vote” button. Voting ends Sunday, Nov. 22. The […]

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