- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Question 1
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
how could a house like phi gamma delta or fiji as it is commonly
refered to get away with raping women in their house and not get
booted off campus? What does givng them a slap on the wrist tell other male
members of the cornell community ? You can abuse women as long as you do it in
the privacy of your own home? How could the dean of students office take
themselves seriously if they don't boot this house permanently? Get real, the
university is supposed to be on this big ISM'S project, so where does FIJI fit
I would wait and see what the Greek Judicial Board decides to do
with FIJI's chapter here at Cornell, and what the University JA decides
to do, before concluding that Phi Gamma Delta is only receiving a slap on
The DA decided to drop charges against the individuals involved in
the Valentine's Day incident at Phi Gamma Delta, but the University's
judicial system is not bound by the same rules of due process because it
is a private institution. The evidence must support the charges against
the individuals, but both the individuals and the chapter will face a
broader inspection from the University than they did in the courts.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Question 2
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DEAR UNCLE EZRA,
I COMMUTE EVERY DAY FROM ELMIRA, IT TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR EACH WAY.
THIS TENDS TO TAKE AWAY FROM MY STUDYING TIME. I CALLED AROUND TRYING
TO FIND OUT IF CORNELL DOES ANYTHING TO HELP ALLEVIATE A SITUATION
LIKE THIS, LIKE A COMMUTER VAN SERVICE OR A COMMUTER MATCHING SERVICE.
THE RESPONSE WAS 'YEAH, CALL PERSON A', 'NO, NOT ME, CALL PERSON B',
'NO, I'M NO LONGER INVOLVED IN THAT, CALL PERSON C', AND SO FORTH.
I HAVE THREE QUESTIONS:
- DOES CORNELL DO ANYTHING TO HELP COMMUTERS?
- IF IT DOES, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
- IF IT DOES NOT, WHY NOT?
It sounds like you went around in circles to obtain information about van
pooling and other forms of commuter assistance.
In our research, we discovered that there is a transit system which operates
between Horseheads and the Cornell campus. Alas, it is only a daytime service.
You may obtain further information by calling 734-5211 in Elmira.
For commuter matching, there is a "ride board" in the Willard Straight
lobby; however, it seems to be mostly used by "weekenders" heading out of
town. The space marked "neighboring counties," which presumably would be for
car-pooling from locations like Elmira, Watkins Glen, etc., were void of any
cards for rides offered or needed.
At one time, the Department of Transportation Services was involved in
helping commuting employees set up van pools. However, due to a need to use
staff in other critical areas, of which there are many, the program does not
have a designated staff person at this time. The Department of Transportation
Services will reconsider its involvement with van pooling in the future as
staff and resources become available.
Other help for commuters is available in terms of housing location
assistance, information about the local communities, maps, bus schedules, and
general consultation. These services are offered by the Assistant Dean for
Off-Campus Life, Neff Casaburri. He can be reached at 255-5373; you are
welcome to consult with him if you have further questions.