Wrapped in the comforts, or perhaps pains, of life in your own dorm, apartment, or home, it is quite likely you never realized the multitude and diversity of bed and breakfasts around Ithaca. But, in fact, there are over 50 of these homes-away-from-home right in Ithaca’s gorgeous backyard, according to the Ithaca / Tompkins County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Not all are located within Ithaca’s city bounds, but most are not more than a 15-minute drive away.
“A bed and breakfast is usually a very lovely home … It offers you a little more ambience and a little more personal interaction with the host than a hotel … and we do a pretty good breakfast here,” said Doris Nitsio, who runs the Candlelight Inn in Dryden.
This article appears in the 2007 edition of The Sun’s annual Freshman Issue as “C.U. Law Center Bridges International Gap.” At a first-ever international judicial conference on July 17, chief justices from Europe and the United States will congregate in Paris to dedicate the Cornell University Center for Documentation on American Law, which will contain American court decisions and law reviews from Cornell’s Law Library. The 13,000-volume collection will be housed in France’s Court of Cassation, the highest court in the French judicial order. In addition to providing print sources, Cornell’s law librarians will also offer electronic assistance and training in online research. “The creation of the center presupposes that you have a collection of American law, so we are shipping copies of … all our decisions, all the law reviews, like the Cornell Law Review, Harvard Law Review.
Ithaca is cold, as the t-shirts proclaim, but Cornell is now the hottest Ivy, according to an article in last week’s Newsweek magazine. The article provides no precise definition of “hot,” but it certainly is not talking about Cornell’s hot weather or its burning good looks. In the article’s own words, the subjective survey of what Newsweek considers to be the 25 hottest universities is simply a “quick and colorful snapshot of today’s most interesting schools.”
The blurb on Cornell focuses on its comprehensive education — its hotel school, “world-class engineering college and top-flight liberal arts, science and fine arts.”
President David Skorton also emphasized this aspect of the University and mentioned several other reasons why students choose Cornell. These include the faculty, student body and beautiful campus. “I have spent a lot of time getting to know the undergraduates and a lot of time asking them why they chose Cornell.
In the 1900s, the Cornell student body was housed entirely in fraternities and boarding houses—no real dormitories existed. According to Cornell: Glorious to View, a history of Cornell written by Profs. Carol Kammen and Prof. Walter LaFeber, both history, Andrew Dickson White, Cornell’s founder and first president, believed students should board themselves. Clearly times have changed. The freshman class of 2011 enters Cornell with a plethora of housing options, ranging from traditional residence halls to more specialized program houses.
As Cornell students stroll, saunter and sprint to class each day, preoccupied with their last prelim or concerned about their next assignment, they rarely have the opportunity to appreciate the Cornell campus, the beauty and decades of dusty history it has to offer. But as springtime rolls around, now is as good a time as any to take a fresh look at some of the seemingly mundane monuments and memorials around campus.
Bob Woodward, investigative reporter best known for his work with Carl Bernstein in uncovering the Watergate scandal, discussed his views on President Bush’s idealism and how it has influenced the Iraq war during his speech at Ithaca College yesterday. Entitled “State of Denial” after his book State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, it was the third lecture in a year-long series celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Park Scholar Program at Ithaca College.
The Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factor Program at Cornell recently received the 2006 New York State Innovation in Breast Cancer Early Detection and Research Award for its pioneering program of breast cancer research and education as well as its long-term commitment to the New York State community.
While Cornell may appear to be under perpetual construction, the new West Campus is currently scheduled to be completed by August 2008, almost two years ahead of schedule and still right on budget at about $225 million, according to Edna R. Doogan, West Campus Council co-chair and assistant vice president for finance and administration and student and academic services. Bethe House will become a program house this August with Prof. Porus Olpadwala, city and regional planning, as the first House Professor and Dean of Bethe House. It will be the third house out of five that will eventually comprise the West Campus House System.
Generations of Cornellians gathered yesterday at the Hirshland Gallery of Kroch Library to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “I Would Found an Institution: The Ezra Cornell Bicentennial.” The showcase lauded Ezra Cornell as a man of revolutionary ideas, who founded a truly model American university that continues to carry on his legacy.