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Ithaca: oasis of safety

Farmers Insurance has ranked the City of Ithaca as the Most Secure Place to Live in the United States for municipalities under 150,000 in population. The company annually ranks about 400 U.S. communities based on safety and security. The rankings consider crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist […]

Keeping our cool

On Sierra magazine’s fifth annual list of “America’s Coolest Schools,” Cornell ranked 18, up from 21 last year. Read Cornell’s replies to the magazine’s questionnaire on the university’s environmental practices, green initiatives and sustainability education.

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 […]


Cornell broke into the top 10 schools with the largest Internet presence, according to the Global Language Monitor. The Monitor collected data from the last day of 2009 to the last week of December 2010 from blogs, social media and 75,000 print and electronic media sources to select its top schools. 1. Univ. of Wisconsin, […]

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 […]