Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Cornell University

Back in December, my Texas Tech faculty colleague Yoojin Chae went back to visit Cornell University, where she received her Ph.D. several years ago. I've always heard that this Ivy League school, based in Ithaca, New York, is very rustic, which the pictures confirm.

Cornell also features traditional, quaint academic buildings, such as the Uris Library and adjoining McGraw Tower, seen in the next photo.

Next is Goldwin Smith Hall, in front of which is a statue of Andrew Dickson White, co-founder of the University (along with Ezra Cornell).

Finally, we have the College of Human Ecology, part of the Martha Van Rensselaer complex.

Cornell is a bit unusual, with some of its units functioning as private, and others as public, university entities. Human Ecology, consisting of disciplines that study individuals in their various contexts and environments, is part of the public side.

Another piece of trivia: Five of Cornell's 13 presidents in its history previously were students, professors, and/or administrators at the University of Michigan.