“Tensions were extremely high on campus at that point in time,” said one alumnus. “I already knew about the Takeover at Willard Straight because I read about it in the papers. ... This was a major institution; there were black students who took over a student center with weapons.”
Bombings throughout the country have prompted police to be more vigilant about explosive devices. Now, two bomb-sniffing canines are helping the Cornell University Police Department protect the University against possible future threats.