WRFI Community Radio News

Fresh at 5pm every weekday we bring you local news headlines from across our listening community—all in about 2 minutes. Listen live (88.1FM in Ithaca, 91.9FM Watkins Glen, and 89.7FM across the southern Finger Lakes) or wherever you get your podcasts.

Local News: July 21. 2023

– Molinaro Campaign Returns $2,000 After FEC Complaint Filed – Representative Marc Molinaro has returned $2,000 to…

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Features and Interviews

LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Academic freedom

By Celia Clarke | April 11, 2024

This is the last of my three stories about freedom of expression at Cornell University this year. Here are links to the first and second stories. The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.” …

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Student views

By Celia Clarke | March 28, 2024

The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.” A few weeks ago we reported on the general mood around free speech at Cornell. Today, we’re sharing students’ opinions about their free speech rights. WRFI…

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell

By Celia Clarke | February 29, 2024

Cornell’s academic theme this school year is freedom of expression. It was meant to be a year of celebration of one of the university’s core values. Instead how freedom of expression is practiced or protected on campus…

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Local Headlines

Local News: April 11, 2024

By Celia Clarke | April 11, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: April 11, 2024

– Former Cornell student who threatened Jewish campus community pleads guilty – The former Cornell undergraduate who posted violent, antisemitic threats against the Jewish campus community pleaded guilty in the federal court in Syracuse on Wednesday. WRVO Public Radio reports Patrick Dai admitted to “posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications.” Under…

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Local News: April 10, 2024

By Celia Clarke | April 10, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: April 10, 2024

– Cornell Tech diversity program sued for alleged discrimination against men – Cornell is facing another allegation of discrimination. The Cornell Daily Sun reports that Cornell alumnus Justin Gaffney Samuels filed suit in March against Cornell Tech and the City University of New York (CUNY). He alleges the admission policy for their “Break Through Tech” program…

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