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Casting a Giant Shadow over the Solar Ecplise

By: Professor Ross Brann, Near Eastern Studies,  The Cornell Daily Sun
August 31, 2017

The solar eclipse appeared to represent a welcome, if fleeting, respite from the political and cultural wars raging around us all, just as we were poised to embark on our joint venture at Cornell to engage one another in the quest for scientific and cultural literacy and critical understanding of our physical and social worlds.Yet an important gesture was lost amidst the hoopla and commercialism that have become typical of many of our opportunities to experience and participate in an uncommon social, cultural or cosmic event.

The full article can be found at The Cornell Daily Sun.

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