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Sana Krasikov

'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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News from the campuses ... Campaign update ... Big Red athletics ... Schwartz Center anniversary ... and much more about Weill Hall ... Read more


Robot or sonnet? The power of creativity

Today there are more than 800 creative writing programs in the U.S., and creative writing courses are offered on almost every college campus. Read more

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Lillian “Lily” Wood ’11 with students at The Point, a community development organization in the South Bronx this past summer that she worked with as part of the Cornell Urban Scholars Program.

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.