Around the Ivies
Brown University:Last weekend, Brown hosted the All-Ivy Native Council fall summit, the Brown Daily Herald reported, drawing record attendance from all eight Ivies. The All-Ivy Native Council is an intercollegiate organization that seeks to build community on Ivy League campuses. This year’s theme was “Laugh, Heal, Resist,” to reflect the healing power of art and performance. The summit included workshops, a panel discussion and a comedy show to end the weekend.
Columbia University:Three Columbia students formed the Columbia Atheist and Agnostic Students Society, aiming to start a discussion that includes secularists and decreases the stigma attached to being an atheist or agnostic, the Columbia Spectator reported. Though 36 religious and belief-based organizations exist on Columbia’s campus, this is the first to appeal to non-believers.
Cornell University:Minibar, an alcohol delivery service that originated in New York City, was just launched in Ithaca, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. The app, co-founded by Cornell alumna Lara Crystal, makes alcohol available at student’s doorsteps within the hour. Users must place an order of at least $25 and there is no delivery fee, though tips are encouraged.
Harvard University:Harvard affiliates received a death threat earlier this month from a Gmail account of a man named Huy Dinh, the Harvard Crimson reported. Previous emails requested donations and followers on Facebook, butFriday’smass threat drew the attention of the Harvard University Police Department. Students on campus have met for support, and the police are increasing their campus presence.
University of Pennsylvania:Skylar Grey, singer on “Coming Home” and writer of “Love the Way You Lie,” will perform at Penn’s fall concert. Grey will perform onOct. 25, with the indie rock band The Lawsuits opening.
Princeton University:Princeton is hiring a Title IX administrator following a Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights investigation. The new administrator, instead of the university’s faculty-student committee on discipline, will now handle student sexual misconduct cases and investigate Princeton’s compliance with Title IX.
Yale University:A group of Yale students seeking to raise awareness about the “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong brought the “Wear Yellow for Hong Kong” campaign to the Yale campus this past weekend, the Yale Daily News reported. The nationwide campaign aims to show solidarity with the protesters abroad, who are engaging in pro-democracy demonstrations to gain freedom and universal suffrage.