The A-List

Weekly Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

February 27th - March 5th

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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), 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: Conor 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!


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Join the ALANA Funding Board

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Join the AFB! The ALANA Funding Board allocates over $100,000 of ALANA's operating budget, with oversight to events cosponsored by five umbrella organizations and dozens of ALANA affiliate groups. The Board is seeking one-two more funding commissioners to participate in the funding process, principally adjudicating applications for funding with ALANA's treasurer and other Funding Board members. Contact ConorHodges at for more information.

Dining With Diverse Minds

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Death in the Afternoon is a Cornell publication with an international, intercollegiate, and interdisciplinary focus. What sets this magazine apart from most other on-campus magazines is our goal to feature the voices of students from across the globe: we plan to accept submissions in any language and from any school. We will include texts from a variety of genres, including: short stories, flash fiction, poetry, screenplays, and personal essays. Another major component of the magazine will be translation studies; non-English pieces will be accompanied by a translation by the author themselves or a collaborator. Artwork will also be an important part of the magazine; we plan to have artists and writers collaborate to have art that goes with written texts--though standalone artwork will be featured as well. Death in the Afternoon will represent the intersection between different cultures, genres, and mediums and we hope to feature diverse talents and reach a diverse audience.

WE ACCEPT: Flash fiction, short stories, poetry, screenplays, creative nonfiction, 2-D artwork, original works in non-English languages (accompanied by an English translation)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Email to with the subject line “DITA Submission: [Genre].” In the body of your email, be sure to include your name, netID, and university. Attach the document to your email. Do NOT include your name in the attachment! (No limit to the number of submissions, though please send a separate email for each submission)

PAGE LIMITS (Times New Roman, 12-font, single space):

Flash fiction: 1 pg

Short story: 5 pgs

Screenplay: 5 pgs (preferably one short scene)

Poetry: 2 pgs

Creative nonfiction: 3 pgs

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Why should YOU learn about Byline Funding???

Because it is the only way for YOUR organization to receive DIRECT funding from the Student Assembly.

Because ALL students pay the Student Activity Fee.

The Student Activity Fee serves to improve campus life for undergraduates at Cornell. The Fee currently supports 29 student organizations and services and is set at a total of $241/student per year.

Contact Diana Li (dl792) with any questions.

(Examples of currently byline-funded orgs: ALANA, Class Councils, Convocation, Cornell Cinema, CUPB, EARS, ECO, EMS, Haven, ISU, MGLC, Minds Matter, OSC, SAFC, Slope Day PB, Women's Resource Center, Slope Media, Outdoor Odyssey)

Review Cornell University’s compliance with Title IX

Please see this important message below:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is reviewing Cornell University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

As part of that review process, OCR representatives will be on campus February 28 and March 1 to conduct focus groups and hold private office hours. All students are encouraged to take this opportunity to provide OCR with direct feedback regarding the atmosphere on campus around sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence.
Students are encouraged to attend one or more focus groups:
Tuesday, February 28, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., G10 Biotech
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., G10 Biotech
Wednesday, March 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., G10 Biotech

Students may also speak privately with an OCR representative during the following office hours:
Tuesday, February 28, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., G01 Biotech
Wednesday, March 1, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., G01 Biotech

Disability accommodations to participate fully in these meetings can be arranged with your SDS Counselor or by contacting Kappy Fahey at Student Disability Services by phone at (607) 254-4545 or email at<>.

Focus groups may discuss sensitive issues, and we urge all students to respect the privacy of others. Our primary concern is the health and safety of every member of our community, and we encourage you to seek support and care<> for yourself and for others, as needed. Confidential resources<> are available to all members of the Cornell community, including the professional counselors at Gannett Health Services<>, available by phone at (607) 255-5155.

Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness

Cornell is a participating institution in Ohio State University’s Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness<>, a national survey of college students examining their financial attitudes, practices, and knowledge.

A random sample of Cornell undergraduate students has been invited by email to participate in the survey – you might be one of them!

The survey is open until February 27th and the results will help direct financial education efforts across campus.
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Join Cornell Podcast Club

Do you enjoy talking about: Music​ ​College​ ​ Television ​ ​Pop Culture ​ Politics

Join Cornell Podcast Club!

★ host your own podcast series ★ be featured on a local radio station and ★ let your voice be heard by your fellow peers For more information Please e-mail:

Jamaica Night @ Carl Becker House

The Cornell University Becker in Service, also known as CUBS, cordially invites you to Jamaica Night at Carl Becker House, on March 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Cornell University Becker in Service (CUBS) is unique to Carl Becker House on Cornell's West Campus. We are dedicated to serving communities and bringing awareness to current issues. Our group has helped local food pantries and assisted living centers. We have organized good drives and many other good will acts. In addition to our local outreach, we plan a service trip each spring to connect with other deserving communities.

This year's trip is to Jamaica. During our trip we will provide help at the schools and work with the local community members. This year we will visit Petersfield High School and Williamsfield All Age School. Both schools have been connected to service projects undertaken by Cornell students in the past and we are excited to go back and provide even more.

Please join us at the Jamaica Night Reception for cocktail hour, dinner, and a silent auction. There will also be entertainment and multiple performances.

Please RSVP at:

We cannot wait to see you there. All the best.

Cornell PAID Summer Internships

19 Exciting Paid Cornell Student Summer Internship Opportunities …Please take a look.

The application deadline is in March 1, 2017. Internships run 9 to 10 weeks (June to August), 30 to 39 hours per week, and pay $16 an hour. These internships support the areas of Finance, Audit, Procurement, Accounting, Payroll, IT, Retail and Communications on Cornell University’s Ithaca campus. Please spread the word. For more information, including the link to apply, see the attached marketing piece regarding these opportunities.

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Like the Latina/o Studies Program at Cornell University on FACEBOOK and follow us on TWITTER to keep up to date on events, news and announcement about the Latina/o community at Cornell!

How To Remove Yourself From A Listserv

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

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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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