November 3, 2010
At a place as large as Cornell (20,000 students altogether!), there is always a lot going on, and it can be hard to keep track of all the cool things happening on campus all the time. Here I will attempt to provide some resources for finding out what’s up on the Hill, so you can get an idea about what kinds of events you can find if you’re visiting campus, or just for your future reference.
First and foremost, the student-run newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. If you really want to see what Cornell students are doing and what they think is important, this is your go-to resource. You can find it many places on campus, and also online. The archivists that work at Cornell’s Kroch Library are also working on a project to digitize the Daily Sun archives— you should definitely check it out, even just for fun. You can enter any date in the Sun’s history (more or less, the project is not yet complete) and see ads that ran in the Sun 50 years ago. Check it out— because you don’t already have enough things to waste your time
Another great resource for finding out about campus goings-on is the Cornell Chronicle, which is the University-run publication detailing what faculty and students are up to. Because this is the official news source of the University, it’s bit more formal than the Sun (read: boring…), but it has a lot of good information about cool projects going on at Cornell.
In addition, a lot of information about events can be found on the main University website. There is a daily events calendar on the right hand side of the page that is updated every day to reflect all the various events.
Some other sources of Cornell information include:
-the Cornell Cinema calendar: I have posted extensively about my love of Cornell Cinema, so if you visit campus you should definitely check out what’s playing.
-of course, your campus visit would not be complete without checking out the Cornell Big Red sporting events calendar. You can even check off “throw dead fish at Harvard at a hockey game” from your list of 161 things to do before you leave Cornell— before you even get here…
-you can see theater while you’re in Ithaca both through the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, our on-campus home for the Theater/Dance/Film departments, and also through several professional theaters in Ithaca including the State Theater and the Hangar Theater.
-as any repeat-readers know (all 5 of you…), I’m a huge fan of live music as well. There’s almost always some kind of music event going on, so check out the following bars/restaurants located just off campus to find out what kind of music they’ll have when you’re here:
and that’s just the short list.
Hope this is helpful to some of you Ithaca first-timers— I’ll elaborate more on specific places to eat in an upcoming post.