WAITE | What’s in a GPA?

My GPA is below a 3.0. The campus culture frowns at that fact. It tells me that I have a bad GPA. I have been trying to resist the urge to agree. I go through these cycles throughout the semester where I become frustrated with Cornell’s atmosphere.

DEMASSA & DELGADO | Cornellian Summers: Our Flawed Logic of Success

How did we all get to Cornell University? Top grades. A towering G.P.A. Add in a little bit of philanthropy. Insert one or two “exotic” experiences. Throw in a unique talent, bonus points for medal-winning debate, athletics or chess ability.