Sun Weather Columnists Brian Crandall ’10 and John Cintineo ’09 recently analyzed weather data during the Cornell Days of the last several years in order to find out whether there does in fact exist a “weather machine.”
The Cornell Days weather machine is commonplace discussion during the period when accepted high schoolers come back to decide whether they will make Cornell their home. The myth often conjures up thoughts of President David Skorton pulling a lever and making the clouds disappear. But this current of bout of beautiful weather raises the question of whether there is in fact a machine, and what it actually does.
Prospective students and their parents have been flocking to campus for Cornell Days, which started April 9 and continues through April 20. Cornell Days is jointly run by the Cornell Red Carpet Society, which manages the overnight hosting, and the Cornell University Ambassadors, who plan the daytime events.
According to Laura De Santis ’09, co-chair of RCS, of the over 1000 people came to campus for Cornell days on Friday, 600 were students — the largest one-day turnout so far.
“It’s been going fabulously, everything has been going really smoothly and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far,” De Santis said.