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 Balch Hall

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Spotlight on Balch Hall: The Freshman Women's Dorm

By: Solveig van der Vegt '18

 Roslyn Jin '15

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"I am constantly inspired by the intelligence, motivation, and kindness exhibited by my fellow Cornellians."

Roslyn Jin '15

Major: China & Asia-Pacific Studies
Hometown: Great Neck, NY  

Why did you choose Cornell?

 Danielle Burgess '15

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"Research has given me confidence in my analytical abilities."

Danielle Burgess '15

Major: Linguistics

Hometown: Horseheads, NY

Why did you choose Cornell?

I attended the Cornell Summer College program after my junior year of high school and experiencing the beautiful campus that summer, along with meeting so many thoughtful and ambitious peers and faculty, really solidified in my mind that Cornell would be a great place for me.

 During freshman orientation, my dad took this classic photo near the entrance to campus from Collegetown.

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Why Cornell? Ambassador Vishal Answers...

With the regular decision deadline fast approaching, the A&S Ambassadors hope to make the application decision a bit easier for prospective students. Every Cornell student has a story. This week, Vishal tells us why he chose Cornell.

By Vishal Sundaram '21, Chemistry and Chemical Biology major

 Punting on a sunny afternoon at Cherwell River.

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Oxford, England: Cultivating Knowledge for the Sake of Knowledge

This week, senior Arlinda takes us to England, where she was able to expand her study of philosophy through courses and professors at the University of Oxford.

By Arlinda Shehu '18, Philosophy and Psychology double major

 Ice skating at Lynah Rink freshman year with friends (I'm on the right)!

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Finding My Niche in the Sciences: The Information Science Major

This week, senior Meg Shigeta talks about how the breadth of the Arts & Sciences course roster allowed her to explore different fields as an underclassmen until she found her home in the Information Science department. Enjoy!

By: Meg Shigeta '17, Information Science major, Business minor

 Here I am reading outside Cornell In Washington building

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Spotlight on: GOVT 3012: The Politics of Poverty in the U.S.

In her post this week, junior Isabel Caro discusses the importance of working alongside and listening to people with differing opinions. She explains how her government class this semester provides ample space for this, while also encouraging the type of critical thinking she feels defines a College of Arts & Sciences education.

By: Isabel Caro '18

 Jeffrey Breuer

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"The College instills a life-long dedication to learning in its students."

Jeffrey Breuer '16 

Major: Government
Hometown: Essex Junction, VT 

How did you decide on your major? Have your plans changed since you started Cornell?

 Tessa, a guide dog in training

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Finding a Home Within Cornell

As we dig into the semester, enjoy sophomore Ben Picket's description of two organizations that have made him feel at home here at Cornell!

By: Ben Picket '18

 Krystin Chiellini '17

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"Cornell has shaped me in ways that no other institution would have been capable of."

Krystin Chiellini '17

Major: Biology & Society
Hometown: Riverview, FL

How did you decide on your major? Have your plans changed since you started Cornell?

 Taughannock Falls

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"Ithaca is Gorges" in October

Hey everyone! The Arts and Sciences Ambassadors will be adding new content to our blog at the beginning of each week throughout the school year. Each month will feature blog posts that center loosely on a theme related to that time of year. As we settle into our semester, we thought a nice theme for October would be "Campus and Community Activities." For this week's post, check out what sophomore Dylan Van Duyne has to say about outdoor activities around Cornell and Ithaca!

 Swati Sureka '15

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"We can start with a crazy idea, do meaningful work, and then have tangible impacts."

Swati Sureka '15

Major: Biological Sciences and Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL 

Why did you choose Cornell?

 Jessica Barragan '15

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"A college education should always extend beyond the classroom."

Jessica Barragan '15

Major: Government & Sociology

Hometown: Deep River, CT

Why did you choose Cornell?

 Book spines.

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It Is Okay to Not Know What You Want to Do

Sydney, one of our graduating seniors, discusses how Arts and Sciences has instilled in her a true passion for learning, a quality she hopes to take with her to whatever field she ultimately decides to pursue.

By Sydney Mann '18, American Studies major, English minor

 Me and a few Cornell friends pose in front of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain during our study abroad.

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Learning to Welcome and Grow Through Challenges

This month, Ambassadors will be reflecting on how Cornell has changed them compared to the first day they arrived on campus, or even to just a couple months ago. In the first post of November, senior Carlee talks about how the classes, professors, and friends she encountered over the four years have taught her to welcome challenges and to think critically. 

By Carlee Moses '18, History and Government double major

 WVBR logo

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WVBR: One of Cornell's 1,000+ Clubs (and Arguably its Best)!

Welcome back! Today marked the beginning of the first full week of classes for the spring semester (we started classes last Wednesday!. Here in Ithaca, we're battling some brutally cold weather, but sophomore Charles stays warm working as a DJ on WVBR, "Ithaca's Real Rock Radio." Check out what he has to say about finding your niche outside of the classroom!

By: Charles Cotton '19

 Arguably the best boat to float down the Black River - I'm at the top, second from the left!

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Checking Off #31 on the List of 161 Things to Do at Cornell: How I Spent my Summer in Ithaca

Welcome back! Here at the Arts & Sciences Ambassadors, we're easing back into the swing of the fall semester. What with the warm weather and the long weekend, though, we can't quite shake off the feel of the summer, and so we've chosen to devote our first blog posts to that very topic: what did we do this summer? Throughout September, we will be posting blogs written by the four members of our executive board.

 Some friends and I hang out at the pie-making social.

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Spotlight on: Carl Becker House

By: Madeline Cohen '18

 The 2014-2015 Cornell University Chorus

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Pride through Music: Cornell University Chorus

by Sarah Marie Bruno '16

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