The Wit and Wisdom of Cornellians

The right of Big Red Bears to babble shall not be infringed

The Wit and Wisdom of Cornellians

The right of Big Red Bears to babble shall not be infringed

Sporks

Sporks

The fact that sporks exist means that the concept of forks and spoons must be discarded as a...

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End Times

End Times

Let's get serious. The end times are here. On January 21, 2019, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez warned us...

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Laughter

Laughter

TRIGGER WARNING: GEEK ALERT! The start codon is the first codon of a messenger RNA transcript...

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Seeing an Old Friend at the Reunion

Last year at the Cornell University reunion, I missed my old friend Abe. Nobody could tell me where he had gone. This year I am happy to report to Jonathan Turley and Moms Mabley, that thanks to the College Fix, the Cornell Free Speech Alliance, Fox News Digital, the...

Cornell: A Peculiar Institution

Juneteenth is approaching and we still see remnants of slavery at Cornell University. It is little known or long forgotten that Dr. Walter E. Williams granted full and general amnesty and pardon to all persons of European ancestry. In the Proclamation of Amnesty and...

Seeing Color

My partner had cataract surgery on her right eye yesterday. This morning, as we were sitting on the couch drinking coffee, she was alternately covering her left eye and then her right eye, comparing the images. Looking north at the twilight just before the sun had...

I Can Tell You the Difference between a Man and a Woman

If it is OK to segregate graduation ceremonies, it is OK to segregate bathrooms (and bathing suits for that matter).  As I walked into the women's bathroom, someone who was clearly a biological man was walking out. Believe me, I didn't need need my eyes to make this...

Both Sides Now

Dear Readers, This woke female writer of the Babbling Bear is going to graduate and start a job with one of the legacy newspapers in the country. The paper (I hear that some people still read paper copies), is far more center than the Babbling Bear. When I applied for...

ChatGPT: How does the pursuit of objective truth help social justice?

I took a break from my philosophy homework on Plato and asked ChatGPT: How does the pursuit of objective truth help social justice? I hate to say this, but I think that ChatGPT makes a better case for achieving social justice through the pursuit of truth than all the...

Bringing Cooperation to a Fragmented World

The Babbling Bear celebrates the relationship between Lisa Nishii, Vice-Provost for  Undergraduate Education at Cornell University and the World Economic Forum. Tying ourselves to the heroic vision of the World Economic Forum is our best chance of eliminating the...

Tuition for Safe Spaces

Since we pay tuition to attend Cornell, it is instructive to delve into the meaning of the word, tuition. Tuition was first used in the English language in the early fifteenth century to mean protection, care, custody. It comes from the Anglo-French tuycioun, which...

Schoellkopf Only

In the name of Racial Justice, Smith College has done the right thing and eliminated using the word "field" in its School of Social Work. The School of Social Work at the University of Southern California was the first in the nation to make this virtuous change. The...