The A-List

Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

Week of November 14th - November 20th

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Pictured from top left to right: Anita Minniefield (Program Coordinator), Kathleen Li (Program Coordinator), Adaugo Ezike (Program Coordinator), Janée Dennis (PR Coordinator), Keri Gill (MCFAB Chair), Shayra Kamal (Program Coordinator), Evelyn Ambriz (ALANA Advisor), Marisa Knox (VP of Public Relations), JoJo Kidane (VP of External Affairs), Hillary Yeboah (President), Haadia Amjad (VP of Operations), and Niña Kitele (VP of Programming)

Not pictured: Connor Hodges (Treasurer), Nia Marshall (PR Coordinator) and Barbara Esuoso (Program Coordinator)

The ALANA A-List showcases the top events in the multicultural community happening on campus. Listed below are events you do not want to miss!

Top A Lister

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Athlete Ally is an organization that serves as a resource and example to encourage athletes, coaches, parents, fans and other members of the sports community to respect all individuals involved in sports.

Their mission is to foster an environment of tolerance, respect and acceptance for all members of the Cornell athletic community and beyond. An Athlete Ally can be any person — regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity — who takes a stand against homophobia and transphobia in sports and brings the message of respect, inclusion and equality to their athletic community. Athlete Allies include competitive and recreational athletes as well as coaches, parents, teachers, league officials, sports fans, other sports participants and advocates around the globe.

The organization is ostensibly about respect and acceptance for LGBT student athletes, Cornell Athlete Ally goes further and takes an even more universal approach and helps bring an end to the strong masculinity attached to sports - the type of masculinity that prescribes the strong gender norms and stereotypes in sports. The members hope Athlete Ally at Cornell will help to change the hearts and minds of people. Full acceptance of LGBT student athletes might be difficult to achieve from every single person on campus, but at the end of the day, we want our group to foster an environment of tolerance and respect for all people, regardless of whether you are gay or straight, black or white, man or woman, Republican or Democrat, soccer player or basketball star. Athlete Ally at Cornell will remain focused solely on fostering this environment of respect with the hopes of spreading that message throughout the Ivy League and beyond.

ALANA Announcements

ALANAs next GBody will be held on November 20th, 2016 at 4pm in Biotech G10.


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Cycling Funding Dates '16-'17

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Please contact Conor Hodges ( with any questions about the funding cycle process.


If your organization has missed either the September or October Gbodies, your organization is currently not in good standing for funding. Please reach out to Niña Kitele (nck26) for information about the upcoming make-up event.

Spring 2017 Course Enrollment

Pre-enrollment starts next week! Register for Intergroup Dialogue Project!

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How To Remove Yourself From A Listserv

Below, please find the information to remove yourself from ANY list serve on Cornell's campus.

Upcoming Events

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On November 18th at 7pm, Cornell Hillel’s Cultural programming committee will be hosting a Multicultural Shabbat Dinner at 104 West!

All members of the Cornell community are invited to experience a Shabbat dinner (an important part of Jewish Culture) to discuss multiculturalism and why it is so important. Faculty, staff, and students will engage in conversations about this important topic.

Provost Michael Kotlikoff will be speaking at the event. We hope you will join us for this Shabbat Dinner! Please contact Brandon Cohen (bsc77) for more information.

Please register for Shabbat dinner at If you preregister, Shabbat dinner is a meal swipe or for $10. There is a $2 fee for paying at the door. Check in begins at 6:30 PM, Dinner begins at 7 PM

You can also check out the event on Facebook.

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​Cornell’s Pakistani Students Association, along with the South Asia Program, the Cornell Music Department, CU Tonight and MCFAB, is proud to announce the return of Qawwali Night - a celebration of the 700 year old sufi devotional music known as Qawwali. This year, we are hosting the world-renowned Qawwal group, Saami Brothers from Pakistan.

About Saami Brothers

Saami Brothers are a group of accomplished vocalist and humble custodians of the traditions of Qawwali and Khayaal of Hazrat Ameer Khusrau and Ustad Taanrus Khan Sahab. Comprising of four sons of the critically acclaimed Maestro Ustad Naseeruddin Saami, Saami Brothers are well-versed in several eastern classical genres, currently performing as a Riwayati Qawali group.

What is Qawwali?

Qawwali in the form we know today is essentially a South Asian musical form which can trace its roots to the tradition of Amir Khusrau, one of India’s most important cultural figures in the early 14th century. The songs which constitute the Qawwali repertoire are mostly in Urdu and Punjabi, though there are also songs in Persian, Brajbhasha, Siraiki and Sindhi. The poetry is understood to be spiritual in its meaning, even though the lyrics can sometimes sound wildly secular, or outright hedonistic. The central themes of Qawwali are love, devotion and longing for the Divine, often in the guise of an earthly romance.

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Want to get paid for eating on campus?

Sign up for Cornell Dining's Mystery Shopper Program!

Each shopper is assigned three "shops" in different eateries during the course of each semester, and after dining, completes an online questionnaire regarding their visit. Each shopper then gets paid (in BRBs) $10 for each retail shop visit (ie. Bear Necessities, Libe Café) and $12 for each dining hall visit.

Mystery shoppers must complete a brief training session prior to their assignments.

If you're interested:


Or visit

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We are excited to present the Big Red Shuttle, Cornell's first free late-night transportation service for students who need a safe ride home.

Initially, the Big Red Shuttle provided students with rides during exam periods. However, the need for additional means of late-night transportation has become clear. Now, the Big Red Shuttle is no longer an academic-only resource, but one that provides timely and free transportation to Cornell students everywhere in need of a safe ride home.

Starting Friday, 10/14 , the Big Red Shuttle will run a 20-minute route every Friday and Saturday night from 12am-3am with a professional driver and two student aids trained by Cayuga's Watchers.

To learn more, please see the poster below. Check out our website Have questions? Feel free to drop us a note at

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