Members of various groups throughout the campus have gathered to discuss issues that they think the campus should be aware of.
Issues that have made it into the fair so far include parking, homophobia, sweatshops, the university curriculum and minority student concerns. Various groups will be staffing tables that present the facts about the issues and suggestions of how to improve the situation.
Some of the groups already involved include No Sweat, Safezone, Men Against Sexual Assault and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Friends Association.
The planning group meets on Mondays at 8 p.m. at the Common Ground coffee shop, and invites interested students to attend or contact senior and organizer Mansoor Khan.
Eastman House honors memory of Sept. 11
The George Eastman House is now home to a new photo exhibit centered on the tragic events of Sept. 11 and its aftermath. The new exhibit, titled “Ground Zero,” consists of 38 images taken by top photojournalists who covered the event.
“It is important as an institution, with our strong reputation in and collection of photojournalism, to acknowlege the death of [about 4,000] people as well as the power of the image,” Marianne Fulton, senior scholar at George Eastman House said.
Along with the photos of firefighters, frantic employees and the second plane approaching the towers are pictures of New Yorkers walking across bridges as they flee Manhattan.
Another display is being presented in conjunction with “Ground Zero,” entitled “Memory of a Flag.”
This display positions the now-famous image of three firefighters raising the American flag on a makeshift pole amidst the World Trade Center rubble alongside the also famous World War II photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima.
“Ground Zero” and “Memory of a Flag” will remain on display indefinitely.
Reporting by Alissa Miller.