As announced over at the Ithaca Voice, Cornell’s 13th president will also be its first female leader. Univ. Southern California provost Helen Elizabeth Garrett has been selected to take over the helm from David Skorton starting in July 2015
Cornell’s a large campus with many buildings to its name. With some, form comes before function (Balch isn’t the most practical layout for a dorm, as eye-catching as it is), and others it’s function before form (Olin Lab, for instance)
Knowing the history of an institution such as Cornell is essential for understanding the present state of the school and building an educated outlook towards the future. Ithacating in Cornell Heights is an independent student blog focusing on the history of Cornell University and the development of its physical facilities, as well as those of the surrounding area. Entries concerning history are updated frequently and care has been taken to keep the entries factually accurate. I always have my camera with me, and many photos from my personal collection are included in the blog entries.
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