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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 […]

Up on the roof

Mother Nature Network named Cornell to its list of top 20 “colleges leading the way on green roofs”: “To date, the most impressive building on Cornell’s campus, at least from a sustainability perspective, is Weill Hall. The huge building for the life sciences department has a number of green features that help reduce energy use. […]

Outdoorsy Cornell

Outside magazine ranks Cornell No. 5 on its list of “Outside Universities”: “Ithaca itself can be pretty great: It’s a central New York town 26 miles from Finger Lakes National Forest, near glacier-carved gorges made the more beautiful by cascading waterfalls. Cornell’s outdoor-ed program offers an impressive array of activities to take advantage of these natural […]

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 […]

Green again

Cornell is listed among the nation’s greenest colleges in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition: Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future brings together students, faculty and staff to “help advance multidisciplinary research and cultivate innovative collaborations within and beyond Cornell to foster a sustainable future for all.” The center provides seed grants for […]

Vegan delights

Cornell ranks No. 6 on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ 2011 list of Most Vegan-Friendly Colleges. Writes PETA: “One of the many Ivy League universities to make this year’s list, Cornell has a long-established reputation as a school for serious scholars. Located in the picturesque city of Ithaca, New York, Cornellians rely on […]

Vegan nation

Vote by Oct. 24 to help Cornell win the Most Vegan-Friendly Colleges competition sponsored by Peta, which writes: “One of the many Ivy League universities to make this year’s list, Cornell has a long-established reputation as a rigorous school for serious scholars. Located in the picturesque upstate city of Ithaca, New York, Cornellians rely on a […]

Lake view

Travel and Leisure magazine – whose September issue names Cornell to its list of the most beautiful American campuses – speculates that, after financial aid, a school’s good looks are a major reason students choose to study there. The magazine writes of Cornell: Ambitious campus planners wanted to create a main quad over dramatic Lake Cayuga, the […]

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