5 things we love about Cornell

Five things we love about Cornell:


120 hours
The amount of time saved each year by each student on the block plan (based on 45 minutes a day not swapping classrooms, resetting work-stations, and waiting between classes)


Zombie apocalypse? We got this
Cornell’s One Course Summer Institute for high schoolers features a basic neuroscience course with a tantalizing description: What makes a zombie brain tick? Why are zombies always so hungry? Can you escape this class with enough knowledge to survive a zombie apocalypse? The days are numbered …


Cornellians rise up
Proving once again we’re a college that changes lives, Cornell is #1 among liberal arts colleges in a new U.S. News & World Report ranking for social mobility. The ranking measures how well schools graduate students with Pell Grants, typically awarded to households with incomes under $50,000.


We’ll sleep more soundly too
Mount Vernon is installing a quiet zone on the railroad tracks next to the athletic fields, meaning trains will no longer whistle near campus. This means quieter residence halls and performance stages, and no more straining to hear at football and baseball games while the Union Pacific passes.


Dockhand scientist
Senior Rams first-baseman Nolan Newcomb combined a summer job as a dockhand in northern Minnesota with his environmental studies research. While filleting fish, Newcomb analyzed the stomach contents of over 700 walleyes. On campus he undertook an in-depth study of his findings and will present his results at the Student Symposium in April.


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While filleting fish as a dockhand, Nolan Newcomb ’20 conducted research on the contents of the fishes’ stomachs.