Incoming freshmen, welcome to Ithaca. I wish I could use this space to give a few friendly pieces of advice regarding the perils and delights of the journey before you. Time is brief, however, and right now, you need to hear a few facts on the war currently being fought across America, and Ithaca’s place in that war.
Rick Fedrizzi, co-founder of the United States Green Building Council and father of the LEED standard for evaluating buildings’ environmental impact, spoke at Cornell Thursday about how sustainability initiatives could spur economic growth while creating a healthier global environment.
Six Cornell students were arrested this weekend in Washington, D.C., after protesting the proposed construction of an oil pipeline that would transport oil from Canada’s tar sands to refineries in Texas.