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 Smiling after an intense (and sweaty!) class with my Zumba mentors at my hometown studio.

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My Zumba Instructor Journey: Dancing my way from California to Cornell!

In our last post of the month, senior Hadassa writes about her journey of becoming a veteran Zumba instructor at Cornell. 

By Hadassa Jakher '18, Government and Spanish double major, International Relations and Law & Society double minor

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The College Years of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, a Founder of Queer Theory

The advent of queer theory “caused a shock wave which has affected all intellectual disciplines,” as Didier Eribon, a leading French intellectual, once said. A look back at the undergraduate years of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, ‘71, a founder of queer theory, reveals a unique glimpse of where that shock wave first began.

 Professor Richardson created a syllabus that does double duty as a research guide!

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How to Complete Distribution Requirements While Watching Music Videos

Writing on the theme of "Easing Back into Classes," junior Sheyla tells us about an exciting class on Beyoncé, intersectional identity, and feminism. 

By Sheyla Finkner '19, Biology and Society major

David Shoemaker

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New Faculty: David Shoemaker

David Shoemaker, Philosophy
 Here I am posing with some of my teammates - I'm the one in the middle!

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The Spirit of Camaraderie

This week, junior Chelsea Sincox writes about the spirit of the Big Red and her experience as a member of the varsity women's volleyball team. Let's Go Red!

By: Chelsea Sincox '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!

 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

 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

 Matthew Loring

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"The College of Arts and Sciences is amazing for people with broad interests."

Matthew Loring '15

Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Lansing, NY  

Why did you choose Cornell?

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