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Go in peace

In 2010, 55 Cornell graduates served in the Peace Corps, which ranks Cornell in the top five colleges and universities with between 5,001 and 15,000 undergraduates, according to the corps’ 2011 rankings. Cornell offers a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree in 15 disciplines in agriculture and the life sciences in which the student spends […]

Abundant bounty

Pounds of fresh produce from the Homer C. Thompson Research Farm in Freeville donated in 2010 to food relief efforts such as Elmira’s Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Ithaca’s Friendship Donations Network and Cortland’s Loaves and Fishes: 141,936. Total pounds donated since 2004 (including potatoes, sweet corn, snap beans, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, melons, winter squash […]


According to the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census, released Sept. 28, Ithaca is the most highly educated metropolitan or “micropolitan statistical area” in the country, with 27.2 percent of its population over age 25 holding an advanced degree, compared with 10.3 percent for the nation as a whole. The only other cities that […]

CU: ‘cool,’ oft recruited

Cornell scores 21 on Sierra magazine’s list of top 100 “Coolest Schools,” and by “cool” the magazine means “sustainable,” with a strong emphasis on each school’s energy supply. It ranked schools responding to an 11-page questionnaire and considered these factors in the final score: efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, financial investments and […]

Ithaca: Top town for students

In its annual College Destinations Index, the American Institute for Economic Research has named Ithaca No. 1 on its list of the 75 best towns and cities with populations under 250,000 to live in if you’re a college student. Locations were chosen from an analysis of the 222 metropolitan statistical areas with student populations of 15,000 […]

Cornell clusters

The top-10 cities in which Cornellians reside, per MetaEzra: 1. New York City (18,010) 2. Boston (10,740) 3. Washington, D.C. (10,005) 4. Bay Area (9,832) 5. Ithaca (7,556) 6. Long Island (6,739) 7. Los Angeles (5,402) 8. Philadelphia (5,188) 9. Westchester (4,870) 10. Chicago (3,898)

Snail mail

Cornell Mail Services distributes mail between departments and staff throughout campus for free (official university business only) and: • processes more than 3.75 million pieces of mail each year or • 26,011 pieces of mail each day. • CMS can apply postage to USPS Priority Mail letters and packages and charge the fee to departments’ metering […]

Princeton Review ranks CU

Among the statistics compiled by the Princeton Review, which just named Cornell to its list of the best 373 colleges: Best campus food #5 Best college library #5 Best career services #16 Best college newspaper #19 Admissions selectivity rating: 98 Quality of life rating: 88 Green rating: 97 All undergraduates living on campus: 56% # […]

A greener Big Red

Stats from the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future 2009 Annual Report: • 350 Cornell faculty for all Cornell colleges and schools participated in CCSF activities. • 19 Cornell faculty and students traveled to Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference with CCSF support. • 5 new cross-campus research teams received CCSF funding. • […]

Heavily cited

According to Thomson Reuters’, the paper “Collective dynamics of ‘small-world’ networks” (Nature 393[6684]: 440-2, 4 June 1998) ranks No. 6 among highly cited papers in physics over the past decade. Its authors are Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell, and Duncan Watts, a principal research scientist at Yahoo! […]

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