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Cornell Palestinian Solidarity Encampment Closes

Protestors at Cornell’s Palestinian solidarity encampment took down tents and left the Arts Quad Monday. On April 25, the day the encampment was set up, Cornell’s administration told the group it had only hours to vacate. However, 18 days later, members of the Coalition for Mutual Liberation (or CML) voluntarily ended their occupation.  As dusk settled on campus, a group of about 225 students, staff, and community members gathered peacefully, for speeches, song and Christian, Jewish, and Muslim prayer. [The sounds of Palestinian Orthodox prayer.] Pundits and politicians including local congressman Mark Molinaro have called campus protestors “antisemitic” and “extremist.” But people at the assembly Monday repeatedly called for peace, liberation, and dignity…

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Cornell Palestinian Solidarity Encampment Closes

By Felix Teitelbaum

Protestors at Cornell’s Palestinian solidarity encampment took down tents and left the Arts Quad Monday. On April 25, the day the encampment was set up, Cornell’s administration told the group it had only hours to vacate. However, 18 days later, members of the Coalition for Mutual Liberation (or CML) voluntarily ended their occupation.  As dusk…

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Alcance Latino: Cornell Small Farms Program [in Spanish]

By Felix Teitelbaum

Spanish Farm Field Day at West Haven Farm (Photo: Jamie Johnson) Carlos Gutiérrez habla con Mildred Alvarado, María José Oviedo y Tim Shenk, quienes forman parte del programa Futuro en Ag en Cornell. Hablan sobre oportunidades educativas para agricultores de habla hispana y aspirantes a agricultores en el estado de Nueva York. Carlos Gutierrez speaks…

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Investment Crowdfunding Platform Launches In Ithaca

By Felix Teitelbaum

The buy local movement isn’t new. But now, an initiative in Ithaca is offering a different kind of opportunity: to invest in local businesses. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and GoFundMe are nothing new and are donation based. The new Ithaca Exchange is investment crowdfunding.  “Investment crowdfunding works with businesses to create actually SEC approved investment…

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Youth Farm Project Celebrates Earth Week with Greta Garrison of the Youth Radio Project

By Felix Teitelbaum

Youth Farm Project participants Stella Sapp-Dietrich and Etienne Exantus and Ray Hage Assistant Director of Cornell’s Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) with Greta Garrison of the Youth Radio Project on WRFI.

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Coronavirus Update, December 16, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | December 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update, December 16, 2020

The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposures at the Wegmans Sub Shop and Downtown Ithaca Post Office. The individuals who tested positive and close contacts identified are in quarantine.  Potential public exposure may have occurred at Wegmans Sub Shop, 500 S Meadow St., Ithaca on Saturday, December 5, 10:00am…

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Coronavirus Update, December 15, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | December 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update, December 15, 2020

Employees at Collegetown Bagels and Ithaca Bakery outlets expressed relief Monday after the owners of the local food cafes responded to a widely-circulated workers rights petition. The Cornell Daily Sun reports that the employees’ requests for better COVID-19 safety measures and hazard pay were heard.  In their petition, employees at CTB and Ithaca Bakery asked…

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Coronavirus Update, December 14, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | December 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update, December 14, 2020

The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the public of numerous potential COVID-19 exposures in the area. The latest warning details that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 had attended a funeral service at Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden during the time when they could have infected others. The individual who tested positive is…

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Coronavirus Update, December 11, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | December 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update, December 11, 2020

It was revealed at a press conference held Friday by New York Governor Cuomo that household and social gatherings account for nearly 74% of COVID-19 transmissions. The state’s date doesn’t even account for the number of cases that have grown exponentially since the holidays. For two months, 46,000 cases were studied beginning at the start…

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