Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 16

On September 16, 1880, the Cornell Daily Sun was founded by students at Cornell University. It is the oldest, continuously independent college daily newspaper in the United States, published as a tabloid on weekdays when the university is in session, staffed entirely by students except for some production and business positions. It is independent of the university and operates from its own building in Ithaca, NY. Sun alumni include Frank E. Gannett, founder of the Gannett Company; Oscar G. Mayer, Jr., executive of Oscar Mayer company; Dick Schaap, sports writer and broadcaster; Kurt Vonnegut, novelist and satirist; and E. B. White, columnist and novelist. Pictured: special edition during student activism, April 1969.

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