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Former Geneva Agritech Director Donald Barton dead at 100

The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has announced the passing of former Cornell Agritech Director Donald Barton. He was 100. Barton died October 7 in Canandaigua. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1951 and became the ninth director of ... MORE
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Cornell University moves to ‘Alert Level Red’ after rapid growth in COVID cases

Cornell University has elevated its alert level for COVID-19 transmission on campus. The announcement comes after a rapid growth in positive cases in the area. As result, President Martha E. Pollack issued the following statement: Since our Saturday message, our surveillance testing has ... MORE
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Leaders in Ithaca education reflect on challenging days after bomb threat, shelter-in-place incidents

Hours after entering lockdown and shelter-in-place protocols schools in the Ithaca-area were reopened. It marked the end of a stressful few days in the city and school community. Parents and caregivers were given the green light to pick up their children during ... MORE
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Cornell University requires all staff to be vaccinated by Dec. 8

Cornell University has announced all employees are now required to get the COVID vaccine. A letter was sent out by University Officials directing employees to get vaccinated no later than Dec. 8. Anyone choosing not to comply without valid religious or medical ... MORE
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Certain homecoming events canceled at Cornell due to Tompkins County being high-risk

Due to COVID-19, Cornell is canceling certain homecoming events. This weekend, the fireworks and laser show will not be happening. The decision was made due to Tompkins County remaining a high-risk category. The football game and 2020 commencement ceremony will still be ... MORE
Gov. Cuomo, Cornell partner to launch state public health training program

Gov. Cuomo, Cornell partner to launch state public health training program

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of the state’s free, online Citizen Public Health Training Course, delivered by the state Department of Health in partnership with Cornell University, for state residents to learn about public health, prevention and preparedness from top public ... MORE
Cornell plays big role in reinvention of historic Washington St. structure in Waterloo

Cornell plays big role in reinvention of historic Washington St. structure in Waterloo

Like most people in Waterloo, New York, artist Josh Mull had never set foot in the building at 38 Washington St., even though he had lived in the village most of his life. “A lot of people in Waterloo don’t know the ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

Ezra Cornell is widely known for his namesake, famous Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. This edition of Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable will trace Ezra Cornell’s life, especially in the areas of agriculture, the telegraph industry, philanthropy & politics. ... MORE
THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva's future (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva’s future (podcast)

A number of hot-button issues will be discussed on a special edition of the Debrief Podcast. After a delay to the taping of the podcast last week, the news broke this weekend that Geneva City Manager Matt Horn would be exiting his ... MORE