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Make it a meal plan

As an undergraduate at Cornell, um, several years ago, I was on the “7-3” meal plan — that’s seven days a week, three meals a day. Taking advantage of the array of campus cuisine was, in itself, a highlight of my student experience (which might explain my membership in the “Freshman 15” club). Lucky for […]

Sport of kings makes way for a dean

At the 2009 Saratoga Dew Stakes in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a race for New York-bred fillies and mares, the smart money proved to be on Dean Henry, a 4-year-old named in honor of CALS Dean Susan Henry. The filly, owned by Larry Goichman ’66, rallied from two lengths behind in the homestretch to win in […]

Be a bioneer

“See tomorrow today” at the Finger Lakes Bioneers conference, Oct. 16-18 at Ithaca College. The conference includes distinguished speakers from Cornell. The mission of the Finger Lakes Bioneers is to “co-create a shared future based upon sustainability and social justice,” according to the organization’s Web site. The local conference will draw upon many of Cornell’s […]

Sigma Xi brings science to the apple festival

If you attended Ithaca’s Apple Harvest Festival this weekend and happened to get hit with diet cola spray, then chances are you were passing by the Sigma Xi tent. The Cornell chapter of the scientific research society hosted its “Science from the Slope” event to bring science research from East Hill to downtown. On Saturday […]

Ezra presents the creative Cornell

The fall issue of Ezra, Cornell’s quarterly magazine, is now available on campus and online. This issue explores the creative process and the example of Cornell’s creative writing program. The creative process is essential to the development of great writers and poets, and sometimes that process includes taking courses in creative writing. But creative writing […]

Running for a cause

It’s been a summer of hard training for Matt Goldberg ’11 and John Lagedrost ’11, but the work is about to pay off. When 45,000 runners from around the world gather in Chicago’s Grant Park for the Chicago Marathon Oct. 11, Goldberg and Lagedrost will be among them. The Cornell duo is running to raise […]

A thinker of the world

Athanasius Kircher isn’t exactly a household name, but the 17th-century Jesuit scholar changed the course of dozens of fields of study. A new book, “Theatre of the World,” written by Joscelyn Godwin and recently published by Thames & Hudson, explores Kirchner’s ideas through detailed illustrations contributed by Cornell University Library. Among the detailed illustrations are […]

‘Science Friday’ tickets

NPR’s “Science Friday,” with host Ira Flatow, will broadcast live from Cornell’s Bailey Hall Friday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is presented by WEOS-FM. Free tickets, limited to two per person, are available at the Willard Straight Hall Ticket Desk and Ticket Center Ithaca on the Commons; printable online tickets are […]

Rules of Order

Any group or organization needs a system for discussion and collective decision-making. And whether they know it or not, most organizations use some variation of Parliamentary Procedure, first detailed in the late 19th-century by Henry Martyn Robert in the eponymous Robert’s Rules of Order. Last spring, Alex Cowen ’10 noticed that plenty of groups around […]

Ezra lived here

When alumni of the Sigma Phi Society’s Epsilon Chapter gathered Sept. 10-13 to celebrate the restoration of their 75-year-old West Campus home at 1 Forest Park Lane, they also paid formal tribute to Ezra Cornell with a plaque marking the site of the university founder’s original homestead. The fraternity house is thought to sit on […]

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