“I thank you for your letter and am pleased to learn that I restored somebody’s faith in education,” White replied in a 1980 letter. “You, on your part, restored mine — by writing a legible and well-constructed letter.”
On Tuesday, Cornellians in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall literally walked all over New York State — shedding their shoes to explore the 15’-by-20’ fabric map that covered the floor of the atrium. The giant map was only the beginning of Cornell Mapping Society’s celebration of the 20th International Geographic Information Systems Day. From using Google Maps to find a restaurant to studying the effects of poverty in the boroughs of New York City, mapping allows regular people and scientists to understand and influence the world around us— and many Cornell researchers are taking advantage of it. To mark the 20th International Geographic Information Systems Day, Cornell’s Mapping Society hosted a slew of events to celebrate. “GIS Day is a chance for people to share with the public but also a chance to share with your professional colleagues that you wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to,” Prof. Diana Sinton, soil and crop sciences, MSC’s faculty advisor, said.
While Prof. Judith Peraino, music, was combing through the archives at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for her upcoming book, she found something of a golden treasure: a cassette tape with a dozen unreleased songs from rock legend Lou Reed.
While most seniors last semester were busy preparing for interviews to woo prospective employers, Austin Morgan ’19 had a very different audience he hoped to impress: the people of the 57th District of New York.
This is a change from last year, when the college offered placement on the Dean’s List based on a multi-tiered credit system, according to Duncan Bill, Director of Administration and College Registrar of Arts and Sciences.
Students enrolled in large, intro-level classes know the feeling: looking around for a familiar face on the first day, and not knowing a single person. By the end of the semester, the faces are familiar, but their names are still a mystery.
When Bailey Landow ’21 first came to Cornell as a rising high school junior as part of the Cornell Summer College, she became certain of two things: That Cornell would be her first-choice college, but also that she was ready to work and live in an entirely new environment.
When students in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning returned to campus this fall, they were greeted with a grand addition to their historic Rand Hall — the completion of the new Mui Ho Fine Arts Library. The new space houses approximately 100,000 volumes of fine arts, design and urban planning materials as well as new spaces for research, computing, instruction and studying, according to an AAP press release.