For a few reasons, I’d been putting off my farewell entry as long as possible. I had a nutty-but-amazing senior week, the seven days between finals and graduation when Cornell sponsors all sorts of local fun: wine tours, river rafting, paintball, et cetera. It was exactly what my friends and I needed to mentally prepare [...]
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A brief break from finals insanity to share an amazing video tribute to Cornell: This Is, by Alex Silver. As I mentioned previously, I’m still too much in work mode to get emotional about leaving, but I’m still blown away this Cornell senior’s talent. Please watch!
Today is the last day of class of my undergraduate career. Many of my friends reached this milestone last night during AMST 2001: The First American University, our beloved Cornell history class. We had an awesome semester proving the thesis that Cornell was the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. that truly embodied American ideals [...]
Monday, April 18 was probably the busiest day of my last semester here. I spent a good five hours helping out the ILR Undergraduate Admissions office with the last of Cornell Days, our series of events for admitted students. I love Cornell Days, even if it makes my calendar explode. On every open house day, [...]
These days, the senior class is often confronted with evidence of our impending graduation — buying Senior Week tickets (more on this later), the very creepy requirement that we measure our heads to size graduation caps — but nothing seemed more final than filling in my May calendar. It’s an annual ritual for me, realizing [...]
… or an office, or any place to keep my books overnight, short of my gym locker. This cannot be good for my spine! Let’s hope I get a thesis draft finished by Friday and don’t have to carry all these books around anymore.
In less than two weeks, I’ll be in New Orleans for the conference of the United Association of Labor Educators. I’m presenting a paper I wrote in my labor history seminar last semester, also known as the toughest class I’ve taken at Cornell, along with ten or so other student scholarship winners. I can’t wait. [...]
It’s no secret that this C-SPAN enthusiast plans to return to DC next year to work in politics. After four fantastic DC internships, relevant coursework, and two of my own health care research endeavors, I’ve built a solid network and learned a good deal about social policy, and I have a lot of people giving me [...]
Since my only post this semester had to do with the weather, I think it’s time for a post that is a) more substantive, and b) adequately explains why I’ve been so busy. So here is a summary of my classes this semester, which are all awesome, but a little too challenging for a proper [...]
It seems that the snowstorm that is about to hit this part of the country very, very hard was enough to push the otherwise sedate National Weather Service to write a report that includes the phrase, ”unleash its fury.” We’ve been back at school for a week now, and we’re all kind of bracing ourselves for [...]