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Jumping for the gold

On March 1 and 2, Barton Hall will come alive as some of the greatest student athletes in the Ivy League converge for the 2008 Indoor Heptagonal Championships. The meet, which crowns the Ivy League champion teams and individuals in indoor track and field, returns to Ithaca for the first time since the 2003-04 season. […]

How many chucks?

March 31 marks your final chance to see the “Woodchucks in Watercolor: The ‘Wild Bill’ Hamilton Groundhog Card Series by Jack Lambert” exhibition at Mann Library’s first-floor display cases. Professor emeritus Jack Lambert created a series of humorous cards based on the traditional American observance of Groundhog Day, dating to the 1960s, for his friend […]

March madness, old-school

In honor of the 2008 Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball champions, a new display by Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections offers a glimpse into Cornell basketball history. Cornell students first formed a basketball club in 1898, and the university officially recognized the men’s team (pictured here in 1933) in 1901. […]

Cornell Store stats

From the Cornell Store Annual Report: Amount paid to students for used books: $924,000 Number of used books in stock: 45,000 Percentage of textbooks on shelves on the first day of class: 98 Number of textbooks whose “adoption” the store managed: 12,000 Dollar amount of merchandise and gifts cards donated by the Cornell Store to […]

Vote for Ryan’s video

College of Human Ecology sophomore Ryan Stanisz’s 30-second public service video, “The New Animal Kingdom,” has made it to the final three in a contest sponsored by National Geographic. Featuring Cornell students and locales, it raises the specter of who will survive on Earth if humans don’t curtail their trash and waste.

Nabokov’s influence goes to court

In a video interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 , discusses Vladimir Nabokov, with whom she studied writing at Cornell. Asked if she had stayed in contact with Nabokov after Cornell, Ginsburg said, “Not after he wrote ‘Lolita,’ and he made a huge success and went off to Switzerland to catch butterflies.”

The final Wordsworth

The final book in the Cornell Wordsworth series, described by Choice magazine as “one of the great scholarly enterprises of our time,” comes to a close with William Wordsworth’s “The Excursion” – the longest poem he published in his lifetime and the one considered at the time to be his greatest work. As the 21st, […]

In honor of the Cornell Chimes Alumni Advisory meeting this weekend*, here are a few relevant statistics: Number of bells in McGraw Tower in 1868 … 9 Number of bells in McGraw Tower in 2007 … 21 Number of pumpkins ever discovered on McGraw Tower steeple … 1 Chimesmasters will play extended concerts Sept. 28-29. […]

Cor-neigh-lians or, a tale of two Dean Henrys

Susan A. Henry, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in red hat, is introduced to her thoroughbred namesake, Dean Henry, in February by the horse’s owners, Larry Goichman ’66, left, and his wife, Jennifer. Trainer Rick Violette sits astride the handsome filly at the Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center in Palm […]

Footefall on Skorton

President David Skorton, during his open-session report to the Cornell Board of Trustees March 7, lauded the Big Red athletics teams, but had a story to tell about the men’s basketball team’s win against Harvard March 1, which clinched the Ivy League championship for Cornell: “Many of us were there at that slight edging of […]

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