Tag Archives: Cornell

A love letter to Ithaca

“Ithaca is Gorges” The message is ubiquitous as bold white text on green tshirts. And it is. But to me, Ithaca is a great number of things. Ithaca is Gorges. Ithaca is literally gorges – gorges that were carved out over … Continue reading

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So I look pretty damn good on paper

The call came on Saturday, shortly after noon and completely unexpected. At first I thought it was my mother checking up on me as I was supposed to return to Ithaca that afternoon, but the number was unfamiliar. “Hello?” I … Continue reading

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Some pictures of Cornell (and Cayuga Lake) from the top of the clocktower

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A midpoint (Part 2)

Just because I’ve made it through two years of college doesn’t mean that I’ve learned everything there is to learn. I’ve also picked up a depressing number of bad habits that I’d like to break. So here’s a list of … Continue reading

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The great Cornell orientation scavenger hunt!

Cornell orientation officially starts this weekend, and we have so much to look forward to! I have created – for your entertainment – a scavenger hunt of things that you are likely to see in the next few days. You’re … Continue reading

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A midpoint (Part 1)

Next week I start my junior year at Cornell. That’s two years gone and two years left. I’m halfway done with college. So how do I feel? I feel wiser but also more ignorant. For every thing I learn, I meet … Continue reading

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Cayuga lake from above, on a cloudless day

On Friday I had the perfect flight out of Ithaca airport. I’ve never flown out of Ithaca before (always out of Syracuse or Binghamton previously), but I chose the perfect day to do so. I had a window seat and … Continue reading

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Heh. Ducks.

Some ducks seen hanging out on one of the less-busy roads on campus. I’ve never seen ducks that color, but they were kinda pretty. They looked more green in person, but you can see a little green here.Note: Wikipedia tells … Continue reading

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The “douchiest” college in America?

As most Cornellians have probably read by now, GQ magazine posted an online piece titled “The 10 Douchiest Colleges in America” (http://www.gq.com/entertainment/humor/201108/douchiest-colleges-america-2011#slide=10) with Cornell University taking the number one spot. I have no idea how they calculated “douchiness” but what … Continue reading

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Patents and bureacracy

There’s a professor emeritus in the neurobio department who rides my bus every morning. Today he was conversing with another guy who works in the Cornell administration dealing with intellectual property and he (Professor Howard C. Howland if you’re familiar … Continue reading

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