The popular Klarman Hall Atrium is always full of students studying and collaborating or sipping coffee from the Temple of Zeus — but that means many Cornellians have experienced the Klarman Hall runaround when they struggle a place to sit during its busiest hours.
“Many students traditionally think of research as something in the hard sciences or engineering, but the truth is that there are research opportunities in just about all majors here at Cornell,” said Ronald Forster ’17, vice president of the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board.
The humble Temple of Zeus has relocated to the shiny new Klarman Hall, and although the soups may never again run out, my patience for people might. Repurposing the small, chateauesque appendage in the rear of Goldwin Smith Hall to house the Temple of Zeus (and direct people into the atrium of Klarman Hall) is a smart idea with visible problems.
The architecture is interesting, the renders deceiving and the humans’ spatial understanding humiliating. As one enters the central and grandiose entrance, it delivers people to the middle of a line with an unknown destination. Inside this clusterfuck of columns, tables and sheep actively debase human development. It’s like you’ve traveled to a forgotten time, where one can see and experience the ancient art of oral tradition.
The President’s Council of Cornell Women’s 26th annual symposium will bring together female faculty, alumnae and students for talks, mentoring and networking events this weekend. This year, event organizers chose “The Arts” as the theme, after the inauguration of Klarman Hall, according to Erin O’Connor ’85, chair of PCCW’s annual meeting committee. “We have changed the format somewhat this year — while we have always had a theme to organize speakers around, this year as a tie-in to the Arts theme, we have added several events including a tour of the Johnson Museum and a film festival at Cornell Cinema,” she said. In addition to member-specific events, O’Connor mentioned that this year efforts were made to include more events that were open to the general Cornell community. “[We] opened up more of our talks to the Cornell community — including a film event, the undergrad PCCW-New Agenda event and the Saturday afternoon ‘Issues in the Arts’ talk,” she said.