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Alien zombies seize Day Hall!

David Skorton resigns to pursue show business ambitions! The Cornell clock tower goes digital! A dome for the golf course! Fly Campus-to-Campus Jet! Read all about it in Flawprint, the April Fool’s Day edition of Pawprint.

For your listening pleasure

A world of symphonies, operas, jazz performances and much more are only a few mouseclicks away for music enthusiasts and serious aficionados alike. Through the Music Library’s website, any listener with a NetID can find streaming audio and video performances from searchable databases. Many record labels’ catalogs are online, and digitized scores and text are […]

Catch Keith’s tweets

TV’s Keith Olbermann ’79 is on campus, and he’s Tweeting!

Prime time Weill

Filming began in February for a prime-time television documentary series set at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and produced by ABC News. The seven-part series will provide a fresh look at life inside a top-ranked academic medical center. ABC is expected to shoot at the Weill Cornell and Columbia campuses through June; the yet-to-be titled show will air […]

Affixed to history

Super Glue inventor Harry Coover, M.S. ’42, Ph.D. ’44, died March 26 in Tennessee at age 94. Last year, President Barack Obama presented Coover with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Super Glue did not make Coover rich, but he was most proud of the adhesive’s use in spray form to stop wounded soldiers […]

Exec goes “undercover”

On Sunday night Bill Massa ’82, president and CEO of Synagro, the nation’s largest waste water treatment corporation, appears in “Undercover Boss.” In the series, executives anonymously go to work among his or her employees. Massa’s episode finds him cleaning a tank of 27-year-old sludge. He also works as an operator of a centrifuge, a […]

Ain’t no paywall high enough

Starting March 28, the New York Times’ new digital subscription plan will restrict online readers to 20 free articles a month, then pay for access to But the library offers Cornellians options. Current Times articles are available through three databases from computers on the campus network, or after logging in with a NetID from off […]

Woof! in the name of the law

Cornell Police K9 team member Reggie poses with his handler – and rescuer – Officer Kevin Noterfonzo. Noterfonzo rescued Reggie from being euthanized; the black lab had been in three adoptive homes and the caregivers were unable to handle him, but Noterfonzo brought him to Ithaca and trained him. So man rescues dog. And now […]

Hungry spirits

Clint Sidle, director of the Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program, writes about the “The Practical Wisdom of Buddhism” in the Huffington Post.

Universities birthed the Intertubes

Kenneth King, who served as Cornell vice provost for computing from 1980 to 1987, says that universities were the driving force in creating the Internet. “It was the zeal of the university community fired up by academic goals that fueled the explosive worldwide growth of networking,” he said in a lecture to the Association of […]

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