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Small Mummy at Cornell Wasn't What It Seemed

Carol Anne Barsody uncovers misidentified ibis

(Newser) - A football-sized mummy, thought to hold an ancient Egyptian hawk, actually holds "something sacred." When and how the remains ended up at Cornell University are unclear, and it's also unclear why the mummy was mislabeled as a hawk. But Carol Anne Barsody, a master's student in...

Cornell Takes 'Dispiriting' Steps After Finding Omicron Cases

UK expects 'quite staggering' case numbers

(Newser) - Cornell University says it is taking steps to protect students and the wider community after a COVID surge that appears to include a "very high percentage" of cases of the omicron variant. The main campus in Ithaca, NY, is being shut down, final exams have been shifted online, and...

Student Was Taken to Spot Where Body Was Found: Lawyer

Reward brings information in about freshman's death

(Newser) - Private investigators hired by parents trying to understand the death of their 18-year-old son are concentrating on the fraternity party he attended on his last night. A lawyer for the parents said a $10,000 reward has brought in new information, USA Today reports. The body of Antonio Tsialas, a...

Parents on Freshman's Death: 'No One Has Said Anything'

Cornell's Antonio Tsialas found dead after leaving frat party

(Newser) - The full-page ad in Cornell's student newspaper offers a $10,000 reward—and a plea: Tell us how and why our son died. Freshman Antonio Tsialas, 18, was found dead in a gorge in Ithaca, NY, where a river plunges more than 150 feet over rock cliffs, on Oct....

Med School Is on Us, Cornell Decides

School will cover all costs for anyone qualifying for financial aid

(Newser) - Student debt is a burden for many college graduates. For new doctors, the need to repay loans can drive them to higher-paying specialties rather than family medicine. "We have been planning, strategizing, and raising money" to address the student debt issue, says the dean of Cornell University's medical...

Frat Chapter at Cornell 'Horrified' Over 'Pig' Sex Game

Zeta Beta Tau members had sex contest based on women's weight

(Newser) - A Cornell University fraternity chapter that held a sex contest that members dubbed the "Pig Roast" in reference to the weight of the women they slept with has been placed on probation for two years. The university said officials launched an investigation of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity last...

New Gate Would Block Perilous Gorge, but Many Don't Want It

2 Cornell students died after crossing through Ezra's Tunnel, but locals say Ithaca gorge is iconic

(Newser) - Cornell University students have long wandered through a nearly 200-year-old tunnel that one nature official describes as "one of the most dangerous places in the entire Finger Lakes region," mainly to get to a popular (but illegal) swimming hole. Now, after two student drownings in seven years, the...

Every Single School in the Ivy League Wants This Girl

Ifeoma White-Thorpe wants to study biology, but says her poetry got her in

(Newser) - Ifeoma White-Thorpe is going places. Two years ago, the New Jersey teen won the grand prize in the National Liberty Museum Selma Speech and Essay Contest (watch her recite it on YouTube ), she's aced all of her AP classes, she's president of her high school's student...

Student Stabbed to Death in Melee at Cornell

Ithaca College sophomore Anthony Nazaire killed in brawl

(Newser) - Police investigating a brawl on the Cornell University campus that killed an Ithaca College student and injured another Ithaca student are asking witnesses with cellphone video to come forward. The students were stabbed around 2am Sunday during a large fight after several hundred college-age people attended a student-organized event at...

Boy, 12, Is Now an Ivy Leaguer
Boy, 12, Is Now
an Ivy Leaguer

Boy, 12, Is Now an Ivy Leaguer

Jeremy Shuler might be Cornell's youngest student ever

(Newser) - Like many students heading off to college, Jeremy Shuler is excited to attend classes—including multivariable calculus and intermediate Latin—and meet new people. Partying, however, is out of the question: Jeremy is only 12. The real-life Sheldon Cooper—also from Texas—is believed to be the youngest person to...

Meet World's 1st IVF Puppies
 Meet World's 1st IVF Puppies 

Meet World's 1st IVF Puppies

7 Cornell mutts hailed as 'huge breakthrough' that eluded scientists for 40 years

(Newser) - A surrogate hound gave birth to seven half-pound puppies on July 10, an everyday occurrence save that the squirmy furballs were the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube. "We each took a puppy and rubbed it with a little towel and when it started to squiggle and...

Scientists: We've Fixed Stevia's Bitter Aftertaste

They think it could make the sweetener much more popular

(Newser) - Researchers at Cornell say they've figured out a way to conquer one of the big drawbacks of the sugar substitute stevia—its bitter aftertaste. They zeroed in on the component in stevia that triggers two bitter receptors on the human tongue and were able to modify it through non-chemical...

Vet Student Whose Dog Got Her Expelled Loses Lawsuit

She wanted $500K from Cornell after her dog bit another student

(Newser) - Veterinary student Karen Habitzreuther was expelled from Cornell after her rescue dog bit a fellow student in 2006. Nine years later, a judge has dismissed her $500,000 lawsuit against the university, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports. According to the New York Times , Habitzreuther, now 60, enrolled at Cornell in 2005...

Disney's New 3D Printer Churns Out Soft Bunnies

And other squeezable objects made of fabric

(Newser) - If anyone were going to create a 3D printer that would create cuddly objects made out of felt, it would be Disney. And that's exactly what's happened, in conjunction with Cornell and Carnegie Mellon universities. The printer "slices" a 3D model of an object into layers, then...

Study Pinpoints Safest Place to Hide From Zombies

Head west, young man, unless you're already there

(Newser) - If a zombie outbreak were to strike US shores, East Coasters should head west ASAP. That recommendation comes by way of Cornell University researchers, who have modeled the statistical mechanics of, yes, zombies and will present their findings at a meeting of the American Physical Society on March 5 in...

Hazing Gets Whole Cornell Lacrosse Team Suspended

Players in trouble after 'coerced' drinking

(Newser) - It's going to be a quiet autumn for the Cornell men's lacrosse team, which made it to the NCAA semifinals last year. The whole team was suspended temporarily on Sept. 13 over what the university calls alleged "coerced consumption of alcohol by underage freshmen"—"a...

Scientists Create World's Thinnest Glass—by Mistake

Find sheds light on its makeup, and qualifies for Guinness book

(Newser) - It's another one of those chance scientific breakthroughs: Scientists from Cornell and Germany have created the thinnest glass known to man entirely by accident, reports LiveScience . Just how thin? A hard-to-fathom 2 atoms thick, which means you'll need an electron microscope to check it out, notes RedOrbit . The...

The Schools Most Likely to Produce Rich People

US dominates the list

(Newser) - Most of the world's richest people have something in common: They went to school in the US. Wealth-X has compiled a report on which universities worldwide boast the most "ultra high net worth" alumni—defined here as those with $30 million or more—and US universities dominate the...

Scientists Create New Ear —With 3D Printer

Project uses living cells

(Newser) - Scientists at Cornell have put 3D printing to an incredible medical use: They've made an ear remarkably similar to a natural one. Using 3D images of a human ear, they printed a mold to be injected with gel containing collagen from rats' tails, HealthDay reports. Next, they added cartilage...

The College Waitlist: You're Not Getting In

Cornell waitlisted 2,998 last year ... and took none of them

(Newser) - "Waitlisted" is basically a synonym for "rejected," at least according to the Wall Street Journal , which today takes a look at the likelihood of college applicants actually getting off the waitlist. Among its burst-your-bubble stats: Cornell ended up accepting a grand total of zero of the 2,...

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