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 smoked tomatoes and watermelon at the Trillium Café, students at Cornell have good reason to want to re-enroll for as many years as possible. Other must-try dishes include the Tofu Kan delight, orange tamari grilled tofu steaks, dairy-free blueberry smoothies and vegan black-cocoa cake with vegan ganache.”
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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.
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 write of Cornell:
“’We work hard to ensure that dining at Cornell is more than a meal – it’s an experience,’ said Karen Brown, director of campus life marketing and communications for the university. Want to see the best of campus dining via video? Cornell presents CU in the Kitchen, a series that highlights the food, people and things that set Big Red’s food service apart from the rest. Think of it as Food Network, but hyper-local.
“Big on student engagement, the university hosts events like “A Night at Hogwarts,” which featured British cuisine, butter beer, and chocolate frogs. On a more typical day, students can dine on pancakes and sausage, Ethiopian vegetable stew, and pork stuffed with apples. The Ithaca-based institution has more than 30 eateries.
“Cornell offers promotions to encourage students to jump on the sustainability bandwagon. If you buy a mug on campus, you can get a large coffee, tea, or hot chocolate for the price of a small one. What’s next? ‘Two goals for the coming year are to offer more late-night dining options, and to communicate with our customers better using social media and smartphone technology,’ Brown suggested. Expect a new eatery in partnership with the Cornell Dairy as well.”
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 committed to creating a more LGBT-friendly campus,” Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer told the Huffington Post. He also noted the index is “done for and by” LGBT people.
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 Amityville (N.Y.) Union Free School District and the Amityville Teachers Association to “The Evolution of Unemployment Relief in Great Britain” by ILR’s George Boyer, professor of labor economics.
The most frequently downloaded document, co-authored by ILR Associate Professor Jack Goncalo: “The Bias Against Creativity: Why People Desire But Reject Creative Ideas.”
$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 Lakes 128: Species of fish in the Finger Lakes 134: Restaurants in the city of Ithaca 150: Waterfalls within 10-mile radius of downtown Ithaca 204: Beds at Cayuga Medical Center 215: Height in feet of Taughannock Falls (above); a greater vertical drop than Niagara Falls 30,000: 2010 population (+2.5 percent since 2000); 49.6 percent female, 50.4 percent male $31,000: Median household income (2006-2010); U.S. is $52,000
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 highest-paid and most powerful CEOs in the U.S. tech industry.” (“Most tech CEOs have at least one graduate degree,” the site reports.)
Two Cornellian CEOs made the list: Lowell McAdam ’76 of Verizon, left, and Dan Hesse, MBA ’77, of Sprint Nextel.
NetworkWorld has Cornell locked in a six-way tie for fourth place.