To accommodate the large turnout expected for the
Sesquicentennial Homecoming on Oct. 17–19, Saturday
evening activities for students will be held on campus. Events
for alumni and reunion classes that night will be held at the
Collins Plaza Hotel.
The Sesquicentennial Homecoming is expected to draw a record number of alumni.
Saturday evening activities at the hotel will include a banquet, the premiere of the
sesquicentennial video, special presentations, and a large band playing music through
the eras beginning with 1940s swing. On campus there will be a concert followed by a
dance for students and younger alumni. Young alumni may attend events at either
or both locations.
A committee of students and staff members is planning a broad array of campus
activities for students, faculty, staff, and young alumni.
A counter demonstration supporting the Cornell-Riverside Theatre production
of The Laramie Project drew more than 200 supporters of diversity and
open-mindedness to Cornell.
Laramie Project draws protesters
The Laramie Project, Cornell’s stage collaboration
with Riverside Theatre of Iowa City, drew protesters to
both performance venues.
The theatrical documentary about the murder of
Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Wyoming,
was picketed on campus and in Iowa City by a handful of
members from the antigay Westboro Baptist Church in
Topeka, Kan. Counterdemonstrations in support of
diversity and open-mindedness were organized at both
locations. More than 200 students, faculty, staff, eastern
Iowa residents, and out-of-state alumni participated
in Mount Vernon; about 350 people showed up outside
Riverside Theatre. Protests were peaceful at