Skip to main content



One for the books

For most Northeast cities, 2012 was a scorcher. “The year 2012 was the warmest year on record for 23 of the 35 major climate sites in the Northeast,” said Samantha Borisoff, a climatologist in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-supported Northeast Regional Climate Center. Climate Center […]

Viva vegan

Cornell has made it to the final round of the Most Vegan-Friendly College Contest 2012. The contest site writes of Cornell: “Between the Va-Va Vegan Bar, located in Keeton House; One World Café, an all-vegetarian café on campus offering popular dishes such as African peanut stew and a vegan Reuben; and the barbecued tofu with […]

Ithaca: No. 1 college town

The American Institute for Economic Research‘s College Destination Index (CDI) ranks Ithaca No. 1 of more than 300 cities and towns based on academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunities among cities with populations of 250,000 or less.

Food, glorious food

The DailyMeal studied dining programs at 2,000 colleges and universities this summer and ranks Cornell No. 5 on its list of 52 Best Colleges for Food in America. In addition to blind taste tests and interviews, criteria included adherence to health codes, variety of food, service, healthiness of food, locally sourced food, accessibility and sustainability. They […]

Cornell takes pride

Cornell has been named to the Campus Pride index of the top 25 most LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the United States. The rankings are based on data from 339 campuses on LGBT policy inclusion, student life, academic life and other practices. “Every student deserves to feel safe on campus, and all of these colleges are […]

ILR site tops 5 million downloads

Visitors to DigitalCommons@ILR – a repository of almost 16,000 workplace-related documents – have clicked “download” more than five million times. Featuring the work of ILR School faculty and researchers, DigitalCommons@ILR launched in 2004 and includes collections of externally produced material selected by ILR’s Catherwood Library. Content ranges from the 2002 collective bargaining agreement between the […]

Random Ithaca facts

$0: cost for first-year students to ride city buses 9: Minutes it takes to ride a bike from North Campus to the Commons (25 to get back) 10: Locations you can buy trash tags 38: Length in miles of Cayuga Lake (longest of the 11 Finger Lakes) 100: Wineries, breweries and distilleries around the Finger […]

CEO school

NetworkWorld.com set out to document what it saw as the myth – abetted by Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg lore – of the brilliant Ivy dropout who, freed from academe, soars as a high-tech titan. The technology site compiled a list, Top Ten Colleges for Tech CEOs, which “analyzed the educational backgrounds of the 50 […]

Nate in the House?

Nathan Shinagawa ’05, MA ’09, took more than 60 percent of the vote June 26 to win the Democratic Party endorsement in his run for New York’s 23rd Congressional district seat. Shinagawa, 28 and a liberal member of the Tompkins County Legislature, faces conservative Republican Tom Reed. A hospital administrator with a strong interest in […]

On happiness

The Legacy Project, which collects practical wisdom for living from the oldest Americans, has launched a YouTube channel of interviews. Professor Karl Pillemer directs the Legacy Project and is author of the new book, “30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice From the Wisest Americans.”

keep looking »