This last week was busier than usual, and I didn’t have time to interview anyone. So, instead of a video, I’ve decided to discuss some thoughts I have about the Hanging with Cornellians series so far.
At first, the idea came from my desire to want to meet “interesting” Cornellians. I wanted to interview people from all different backgrounds about their passions and interests. One thing I’ve learned is that the term “interesting” is very loose. What you and I consider interesting is different than what someone else considers interesting. Therefore, one way to look at it is that everyone is doing something interesting.
I think the main value of the series so far has been to showcase different aspects of life as a Cornellian. This is why I think it’s important to have students, alumni, and faculty on the series. Students give a unique perspective of what it’s like to be at Cornell right now, alumni can share their journey since graduating from Cornell, and faculty can share what they’re working on at Cornell.
I’ve also really enjoyed asking everyone what their favorite thing about Cornell is, or what they miss most about Cornell. I think this really helps define the Cornell experience, and how people value being at Cornell differently.
I also want to draw attention to hangingwithcornellians.shelby.tv, which in addition to YouTube, is another place that I’ve been putting all of the videos. It’s essentially a “channel” of video just from Hanging with Cornellians. As I interview more and more people, this will be an awesome place to go see all the videos. It makes it extremely easy to find the latest interviews, as well as the earlier ones.
I’d really love to hear what you think of the Hanging with Cornellians series so far. Feel free to let me know in the comments.
Also, if you know someone who you think should be interviewed, or if you yourself would like to be interviewed, you can reach out to me at hangingwithcornellians (at) gmail (dot) com.