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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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40th anniversary of the Straight takeover ... Campaign update ... Heartbreaking lacrosse finish ... Spring break outreach ... Students read "The Grapes of Wrath"... Read more


Why global engagement is a core value

The legacy of Cornell's international tradition is profound. However, valuing global research, teaching and education is different from delivering world-class international programs. Read more

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A group of students with government professor Matthew Evangelista, standing, meets behind the A.D. White House Aug. 24 to discuss “The Grapes of Wrath,” this year’s choice for the New Student Reading Project. Students met in small groups all over campus, led by administrators, faculty and staff members, to discuss John Steinbeck’s classic.

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.