The A-List

Weekly Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

February 6th- February 12th

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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!

ALANA Gbody Meetings for the Spring Semester

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Come out to the first ALANA G Body of the Spring --

First up: funding refresher, registration, and networking.

This is a MANDATORY meeting, so please do not miss it!

Italian Carry Out to be served! NOMS!

When: 2/12, 2 PM

Where: Bio Tech G10

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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.

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ALANA funding hearings will begin near the end of February.

Please be on the look out for more information regarding specific dates and times.

If you have any questions, please contact Connor Hodges (ch732).

Letter Writing Campaign

Hi ALANA Orgs!

Our names are Annie Fernandez and Jordan Berger and we are trying to organize students to write letters to our local congressman, Tom Reed, to express any comments or concerns about recent executive orders. We know that a lot of students are at a loss as to how to respond and we hope that providing a space to write letters that will channel opinions in a constructive way.

We are planning to have a letter writing event on Wednesday evening from 5PM-10PM where we will provide letter writing supplies and support. (We are still waiting to be approved for a room reservation in Willard Straight Hall). We would also appreciate you providing space within your organizations to write letters over the next week. Our goal is to compile all of the letters into a binder and to personally deliver the letters to his local office. We have set a goal of collecting 1,000 letters from Cornell students.

We will collect all of the letters by February 6th, so please respond to this e-mail indicating whether your group would like to support this initiative.

Updates about the Wednesday night event including the location can be found on the Facebook event (

Thank You,

Jordan and Annie


In recent years, a number of student leaders have advocated for the addition of a Cornell-wide course requirement that teaches students about issues of diversity and inclusion. Members of the student body hold varying opinions about the need for such a requirement, it’s potential effectiveness, and the specific curriculum it should employ, so it is imperative that current leaders and members of the Cornell administration have insight about the distribution of such opinions.

Please complete this survey ( so your voice can be heard in the eminent discussions about this potential addition to the Cornell experience.


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Student Assembly and Cornell Minds Matter cordially invite you to Meet the new Dean of Students, Vijay Pendakur, who will be speaking about his personal path to his passion for student affairs, the new role of the Dean of Students and how it ties to diversity, inclusion, and well-being. The event will be on Tuesday, February 7th at 5pm in the WSH Memorial Room.

During dinner Vijay will interact with students in order to collaborate and foster productive involvement. Our hope is that you will sit with others in your organization to reflect and plan. Do not miss this opportunity to help kick-start your organization’s initiatives.

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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)

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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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