Why creative writing is a force on campus: Maintaining a balance between 'the mind and the heart' through storytelling
The value of creative writing instruction is difficult to quantify. It may never ensure its students a steady paycheck or retirement plan, and the discipline itself is sometimes questioned.
Its techniques are employed by scientists, engineers, lawyers and business people who, like the students in one of the nation's most selective creative writing programs, appreciate the power of words to influence and inspire as well as to communicate. Read more
'Mischievous abandon' and solidarity
My junior year at Cornell, I signed up for my first writing course - The Art of the Essay. I recall the people and the peculiar madness and camaraderie of that first writing class at Cornell. Read more
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New York City is not just a dense urban extension of Cornell's Ithaca campus - although several colleges and schools have actual brick-and-mortar presences in the city, there are countless other ways that Cornellians are part of the lifeblood of New York. From student internships and research to alumni networking and events, from Cornell Cooperative Extension programs (in all five boroughs) to the Big Red at Madison Square Garden - Cornell can be found in all walks of life in New York City.
In the winter issue of Ezra, we look at how New York City is truly an urban laboratory for students and faculty and the opportunities and experiences it affords that couldn't be replicated anywhere else. In that way, New York City offers new dimensions to many Cornell programs - dimensions that only the Big Apple can provide.