There are many ways to see what’s going on around the Hilltop, and now you can add one more—Snapchat. Cornell started an account earlier this summer to document RAGBRAI as it passed through campus, and now we’re using it to show off the great things happening all around. You can follow cornellcollege on the app, or use the app to take a photo of the picture at left to follow us automatically.
Find hidden gems in Iowa
If you went to Cornell, then you already know that Iowa is full of fantastic historic and cultural sites, but you might not know exactly how many.
Try 3,500 across 99 counties. That’s the number the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs lists on its new smartphone app, which is available for Android and iOS. The app lets users read information, see photos, and view maps of sites around the state. One of them, of course, is King Chapel.
Remembering civil rights leader Julian Bond
The history of the civil rights movement at Cornell doesn’t begin and end with the visit of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963. Prominent leaders from the movement made many stops on the Hilltop over the years, including Julian Bond, the civil rights leader who died in August.
Bond visited campus in 1969 and 1978. On his first visit, he was less than a year removed from the contentious 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where he was nominated to be vice president, but declined because he was only 28 years old and too young to serve. He was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and he would go on to co-found the Southern Poverty Law Center and serve as the chairman of the NAACP. The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette reported on his 1969 appearance that “Bond rapped the Nixon administration for ‘selling out’ the black man.”