CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A Cornell University student is suing a South Carolina county, saying officials are violating the state's Freedom of Information Act by charging excessive fees.
Cornell plant program releases 5 fancy grape tomatoes
GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — A colorful collection of stellar new grape tomato varieties has been released by Cornell University's plant-breeding program.
Leading NY GOP state senator to step down for Cornell job
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Sen. Catharine Young, a leading voice for Republicans and upstate communities, is resigning her seat for a job with Cornell University.
Former Cornell student gets prison time for weapons bust
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A 21-year-old former Cornell University student arrested on weapons charges last year has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison and recommended sent for mental health...
Invasive beetle threatens Cornell University’s ash trees
CORNELL, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University says it will cut down more than 2,000 ash trees in the next few years because of an invasive beetle.
The university says there are between 50,000 and 100,000 ash trees on university grounds that are threatened by the emerald ash borer.
The university is treating a small percentage with pesticide to temporarily stave off the damage, but it won't be able to protect all of the trees.
New exhibit to feature empowered women’s footwear, clothing
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shoes were made for walking over all her New York City congressional district.
Now, the campaign footwear worn by the youngest woman ever elected to Congress will be part of an exhibit chronicling how women use fashion for empowerment in endeavors such as politics and civil rights.
The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection at Cornell University is launching an exhibition titled "Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline."
Former Cornell student gets 20 years on gun charges
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Ivy League student who was charged but not convicted of killing his father has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for having someone buy the shotgun used in the slaying.
Former Cornell student admits federal weapons charges
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A 21-year-old former Cornell University student has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges for having a homemade bomb and cache of illegal weapons.
Maximilien Reynolds pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday. He admitted that in November 2017 he gave another student money to buy a MSR-15 Patrol rifle. He also admitted having numerous other weapons.
Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent food researcher is defending his work a day after Cornell University said he engaged in academic misconduct and was removed from all teaching and research positions.
Brian Wansink says he never committed fraud and that the issues identified by the university's investigation were relatively minor.
Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.
Brian Wansink has been removed from all teaching and research positions and will retire at the end of the school year next June, Cornell said in a statement.
Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal
CHICAGO (AP) — A leading medical journal has retracted six food research articles by a Cornell University marketing professor, saying the results can't be verified.
The papers under question include a 2005 study that said people eat more when served food in large bowls and a 2013 article that said hungry grocery shoppers buy foods with more calories but not more food. They appeared in journals published by the JAMA Network, which include the Journal of the American Medical Association.
New seedless Concord grape from Cornell available this fall
GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — New York grape breeders have produced a fruit that's so big and flavorful they've named it after Mount Everest.
The Everest Seedless is a new variety developed at Cornell University's agricultural research station in Geneva. Horticulture professor Bruce Reisch says the new fruit is a cold-tolerant, blue Concord-type grape with berries about twice the size of the traditional Concord.
Women mark enrollment milestone at Cornell Engineering
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The Cornell University College of Engineering says it now enrolls equal numbers of undergraduate women and men.
The college says it reached the milestone with the arrival of the Class of 2022 amid increased outreach. Cornell Engineering now has 1,556 female undergraduates and 1,567 male undergraduates.
Women actually outnumber men in the incoming class, 412 to 366.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Ivy League student whose murder trial in the slaying of his father ended in a mistrial has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges.
Charles Tan pleaded guilty on Friday to three gun charges, including having someone buy the murder weapon at a Walmart. Tan was a 19-year-old student at Cornell University when his father was killed with a shotgun in the family's suburban Rochester home in February 2015.
Everyone makes mistakes, but when scientists do, the remedy goes far beyond saying you're sorry. Two fresh examples show how some journals and universities react when the need arises to set the record straight.
Cornell holding graduation ceremony for 5,500
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University is holding a commencement ceremony for about 5,500 students.
The Ivy League school in central New York is holding its graduation ceremony Sunday morning.
The commencement address will be given by Cornell President Martha Pollack.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Researchers from Cornell University plan to explore why some areas along the Alaskan-Aleutian subduction zone are hotbeds for earthquakes, while others are relatively quiet.
The researchers this week are placing underwater sensors in 75 locations around the island and west of it, The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported .
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York native who became a fighter plane ace during World War II is being awarded a posthumous honor from Cornell University.
John O'Neill grew up in Niagara County and enrolled in Cornell's College of Agriculture in 1939. Two years later he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a fighter pilot.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Conservation wants landowners to help monitor the impact of deer on forest health.
A citizen science tool for tracking local forest health has been developed by DEC in partnership with Cornell University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. It's called "AVID," for Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University has announced new rules for its fraternities and sororities after reports of hazing.
From now on, hard liquor is prohibited in residential chapter houses and by 2021, all Greek residences will be required to have a live-in adviser.
Cornell also says chapters will face a minimum three-year suspension for hazing involving coerced drinking or drug use, sexual misconduct or other forms of violence or mental abuse.
White student pleads guilty, admits racial slur in fight
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A white Cornell University student has admitted using a racial slur during an attack on a black student and has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Police initially charged 20-year-old John Greenwood, of Toronto, with assault as a hate crime after a black student said he was attacked by several people who hurled racial epithets outside his residence near the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, in September.
Cornell accepts more than 5,200 for class of 2022
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University says it received a record-high number of applications for admissions.
The Ivy League school said more than 51,000 students applied for a place this fall in the Class of 2022. Cornell this past week offered admission to 5,288 applicants and offered another 6,684 students a place on a waitlist.
Admitted students have until May 1 to accept Cornell's offer of admission.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A 47-year-old Ithaca man has received the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison for killing a woman whose body was found at a construction site near Cornell University.
Michael Davis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in February. He admitted he killed 28-year-old Josie Berrios in June. He was sentenced Friday in Tompkins County Court.
Investigators said Berrios and Davis had a personal relationship but didn't provide details.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Packing on pounds seems to dull people's sense of taste, and puzzled researchers turned to mice to figure out why: Obesity, they found, can rob the tongue of taste buds.
If Tuesday's findings pan out, "this could be a whole new kind of target in treating obesity," said Cornell University food scientist Robin Dando, whose lab led the research. "People don't really look at the taste bud, but it's so fundamental."
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a former Cornell University student has been arrested after bomb-making materials and an AR-15 rifle were found in his apartment near the campus.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Cornell University student was assaulted by a man who also used racial slurs.
The Ithaca Journal reports that the attack happened at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near the Ivy League campus in upstate New York.
Police say two other students intervened to try to stop the assault and were attacked themselves.
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Expert: Best Christmas tree has nice scent, springy needles
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Picking out a Christmas tree? Cornell University scientists have some tips.
Plant pathologist Brian Eshenaur says beware of yellowing needles or a slight brown speckled color. That could mean there was a pest problem and could result in needles dropping early.
Don't be afraid to bend the branches and shoots. Shoots should be flexible, so avoid a tree if the needles fall off or if the shoots crack when handled.
New York to fund research on hemlock pest predators
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A million-dollar lab aimed at protecting hemlock trees from an invasive insect is being created on the Cornell University campus.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says the lab will get $500,000 from the state and will be headed by Cornell entomologist Mark Whitmore.
It will be dedicated to researching and rearing biological controls to stop the hemlock wooly adelgid. The aphid-like insect sucks sap from hemlock trees, which lose needles and die.
Cornell student charged with hate crime in attack
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A white Cornell University student has been charged with a hate crime related to a September incident that police say may have been racially motivated.
The Tompkins County District Attorney's Office announced Monday it had added the new charge against 19-year-old John Greenwood. Ithaca police charged Greenwood with assault in September after a black student said he was attacked by several people who yelled racial slurs outside his home near Cornell's campus.
Cornell student program bridges tech and humanities
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University is launching a new program designed to educate students in both liberal arts and technology.
The Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity is a collaboration between Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences in Ithaca and Cornell Tech in New York City.
Great Pumpkins? Cornell professor sees good crop this year
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A Cornell University expert says this should be a good year for pumpkins.
Cornell horticulture professor Steve Reiners (RYE'-ners) says the pumpkin crop this season is benefiting from the dry, warm weather in September. The dry conditions helped ripen the crop and minimized pumpkin diseases.
This year is an improvement over last year, when there was a drought.
Retrial ends with conviction in NY college student’s slaying
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been found guilty of fatally stabbing a college student during a fight after a party on the Cornell University campus last year.
The jury in 24-year-old Nagee Green's second trial convicted him Thursday of a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Anthony Nazaire, of New York City, in late August 2016.
Green's initial trial in Ithaca last June ended with him convicted of assault but jurors couldn't reach a decision on murder charges.
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Cornell student charged in attack apologizes for behavior
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A white Cornell University student charged with beating a black student has apologized for the language he used during an attack that police say may have been racially motivated.
Nineteen-year-old John Greenwood issued a statement Thursday saying that last Friday in Ithaca he was involved in a "verbal exchange" that he regrets. Greenwood's statement said he used language "that was completely unacceptable and inappropriate" but didn't offer specifics on what he said.
Black students rally at Cornell amid student beating probe
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A black students organization at Cornell University is demanding coursework on "privilege and power" and conversion of a frat house into a cultural center following an alleged attack of a black student by a white student.
Black Students United held a protest Wednesday and delivered demands to President Martha Pollack. The Cornell Daily Sun reports one demand is to permanently ban Psi Upsilon from campus.
Attack on black Cornell Univ. student under investigation
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University plans to form a task force to address what its president calls "persistent problems of bigotry and intolerance" at the Ivy League school in the wake of the beating of a black student.
Authorities in Ithaca say they're looking into whether last week's attack against the student was racially motivated. An earlier incident targeting a Latino organization on campus also raised concerns among Cornell officials.
Fall foliage could be bright in NY, says Cornell professor
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A Cornell University professor says this could be a good year for colorful fall foliage in the region.
Cornell plant biology professor Karl Niklas says late August and early September temperatures have fluctuated in a way that favors bright leaf colors. Add to that decent rainfall this year and you have the makings for a good display this fall.
Niklas says he expects this year's fall foliage to be average or above average for viewing.
Tech-oriented New York grad school launched by contest opens
NEW YORK (AP) — The city's quest to make itself a legitimate rival to Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub has long bumped up against some harsh realities, among them the fact it hasn't had a top-tier technology school pumping out the next generation of entrepreneurs and engineers.
A potential answer to that problem, a new technology-oriented graduate school called Cornell Tech, was dedicated Wednesday at a ceremony at its new campus on an island in the East River.
The Latest: Tech-oriented grad school opens in New York City
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the official opening of a new tech-oriented graduate school in New York City (all times local):
Public officials and university leaders have dedicated a new technology-oriented graduate school in New York City.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday's official opening of the school called Cornell Tech shows New York "will be forever the global center of technology and innovation."
Swimmer who died identified as incoming Cornel student
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A young Bronx man who died while swimming in an upstate New York gorge has been identified as a Cornell University-bound freshman.
Ithaca Police say the body of Winston Perez-Ventura was recovered Saturday evening in the water near Falls Creek Drive in Ithaca. Police say he went missing five hours earlier.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers have released parasitic wasps at several sites in New York to test them as a natural control against a devastating beetle that has led many gardeners to give up on growing lilies.
The wasps kill lily leaf beetles by laying eggs in the beetle larvae. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island began evaluating the wasps in 1999 to make sure they were safe for other insects, and had them approved for release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Greenwich polo club match features first black female high-goal polo player
GREENWICH — A wrong turn didn’t make polo player Shariah Harris lost. It helped her make history.
On Friday, the 19-year-old from southwest Philadelphia became the first African-American woman to play in the top tier of U.S. polo, known as high-goal polo, said Brenda Lynn, a spokeswoman for the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame.
Cornell looks to name its latest grape variety
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University is looking for a name for its latest variety of grape.
The grape was developed by a team led by Professor Bruce Reisch at Cornell's Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. It looks and tastes similar to the Concord, the mainstay of jelly and jam. But the new seedless fruit is twice as big as Concord grapes.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been found guilty of assaulting a student on an upstate college campus but the jury deadlocked on charges stemming from the fatal stabbing of another student.
The Tompkins County Court jury on Monday convicted 23-year-old Nagee Green, of Freeville, on an assault charge for injuring an Ithaca College student during a fight on the Cornell University campus last Aug. 28.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Jury deliberations have begun in the trial of a man charged with fatally stabbing a college student during a brawl at Cornell University last summer.
The Tompkins County Court jury started deliberating Wednesday after getting final instructions from the judge presiding over 24-year-old Nagee Green's second-degree murder trial in the slaying of Anthony Nazaire of New York City.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University will receive $2.5 million in federal funds to support the development of new cybersecurity software.
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding decision Friday. The two New York Democrats hailed the grant as an example of a smart investment in cutting-edge technology.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden echoed some of the same veiled criticism of the Republican Trump administration he has been making at commencement speeches this month when he spoke Saturday at Cornell University.
Although Biden never mentioned President Donald Trump by name, the Democrat criticized the plan to build a wall on the Mexican border and to ban Muslims from entering the United States.