Cornell's global citizens roll up their sleeves and tackle real-world problems
Despite its quiet location in upstate New York, Cornell's view is global, with students and researchers traveling far afield to help the developing world.
Cornellians are tackling some of the world's most pressing problems in agriculture, health and population growth. At the same time, students are being trained as global citizens, benefiting from early engagement with other countries and cultures.
The paradox of a 'global Cornell'
What constitutes a global Cornell? Is it the global presence? Is it the preparation of global citizens? Is it solving global problems?
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In the fall issue of Ezra, we explore the creative process and the example of Cornell's creative writing program. The creative process is essential to the development of great writers and poets, and sometimes that process includes taking courses in creative writing. But creative writing programs, while central to the humanities, also benefit those who do not aspire to become published authors, from lawyers to engineers. Even students taking a single creative writing class can find that it aids their ability to communicate across disciplines.