Tag Archives: Agriculture

OP-ED: See? We Changed the Name of the Plantations and Fixed On-Campus Racism!

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by Associate Dean of Students Charlotte Beaufort When the Black Students United group came forward with their demand to change the name of the Cornell Plantations, citing the racial undertones that ‘plantations’ conveyed, the Board of Trustees had a long discussion of what to do. We eventually decided that, yes, Read More

“Hallelujah, The Rainy Season Has Come!” Cry Ithaca Dust Bowl Farmers

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TOMPKINS COUNTY — Hundreds of dustbowl farmers in the greater Tompkins County area are rejoicing at the coming of the rain, after months of drought brought no crops to their land. “Madge! Madge, get out here, you’re not gonna believe this!” cried Ernest Young, finally seeing the thick storm clouds Read More