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Cornell is trying to buck the Ivy League mold to a Silicon Valley place

Admittedly these are all stereotypes, but when you think about the Ivy League, you often think about guys (not talking about women here, per se) who want finance-type jobs in New York City or otherwise along the I-95 corridor. 324 more words

Fundamental Explainers

Turtle Chirps, Volcanic Whistles

Anathasius Kircher, a 17th-century German Jesuit priest and scholar, had interests ranging from fossils to hieroglyphics to micro-organisms and volcanoes, was above all a master of expressing wonder at the natural world. 378 more words

Treasures in the Archives

Have you ever tried to clean out an attic, closet, or storage bin and gotten so sidetracked by all that you found—the old correspondence, photos, and other memorabilia—that you lost track of time? 1,714 more words

Natural History

Wax Artifacts

I’m having a very difficult time writing about Afrika Bambaataa. Let’s say it’s writer’s block mixed with the pressure to not “f_ck it up.” What more can I say about a legend who has contributed so much to hip hop culture and music in general? 342 more words


That Time Someone Wanted a 10-Story Building on Stewart Avenue

In keeping with the history theme that is another facet of this blog, here’s a historical construction project to go with all the Collegetown news in the past week. 669 more words


Essays and Strategy

So I picked my schools and now it’s time to stick to my guns and not be wavered by general opinion… which is much harder than it sounds! 564 more words