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The Big Screeeeam

I'll be honest with you: I think of myself as a true Cornellian. "Big Red Blood flows through my veins" (well, technically my arteries). Basically, I love almost everything about this place.

Finals are an exception.

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My Favorite Class at Cornell

This week, Ambassador Eric writes about his favorite class at Cornell.

By Eric Shen ’20 Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Music majors

 Dr. Dagwami Woubshet

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"Liberate your imagination."

Dagmawi Woubshet

Associate Professor, Department of English

Ethiopia, 1989: the Communist regime was beginning to crumble; schools were shut down. That proved the last straw for the parents of Dagmawi Woubshet, who deeply valued education.

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‘Mild’ Russian sanctions signal need for de-escalation

On Thursday, the Biden administration announced economic sanctions on Russia in retaliation for alleged election interference and cyberattacks. Nicholas Mulder, assistant professor of history, says the new sanctions are "signals, rather than immediate increases in pressure."
 The Krosch Lab space in Uris Hall, where research assistants can hang out and do work!

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Psychology Honors Thesis: Proactively Contributing to Issues that Matter

Happy March! This month, ambassadors will be writing about academic research they conduct on campus. For the first post of the month, I am sharing a little bit about my experience completing a psychology honors thesis!

By Suzy Park '18, Economics and Psychology double major, Law & Society minor

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The Humble Pig

Mark Essig’s Lesser Beasts: A Snout to Tail History of the Humble Pig is an ambitious, free-ranging book. It draws not only on history, but also on anthropology, folklore, paleontology, archeology, sociology, contemporary food studies, and probably a dozen other disciplines to weave a compelling narrative that, while centered on the pig, explores less tangible, heavier stuff such as faith, taste, ethics, and status.

 Shoshana Swell

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Why Walk When You Can Dance?

In our last post of the month, sophomore Shoshana takes us for a stroll across Europe, where she spent the summer studying Psychoanalysis and Art, and traveling.

By Shoshana Swell '20, Performing & Media Arts and Psychology double major

Ben Sandkam

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New Faculty: Ben Sandkam

Ben Sandkam, Neurobiology and Behavior
 The Cornell Daily Sun office in the Ithaca Commons.

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Spirit Off-Campus: Cornell in Ithaca

Happy almost Thanksgiving! In the spirit of the holiday, sophomore Julia Curley discusses why she is so grateful for the spirit of interconnectedness that links Cornell with the greater community in Ithaca, NY.

By: Julia Curley '19

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"I have become tenacious in pursuit of my dreams, most of which I didn't even know I had until coming here."

Jasmine Edison '15 

Major: Music
Hometown: Warner Robins, GA

Why did you choose Cornell?

 Klarman Hall atrium: the Admissions and Academic Advising Center

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Arts and Sciences Advising Deans: A "Ray" of Sunshine

It's finally spring here in Ithaca and that means that admitted students are coming from far and wide to visit Cornell's campus for Cornell Days! Some of the most popular events during Cornell Days are the info sessions, which are hosted by Advising Deans and Ambassadors for the College of Arts & Sciences.

 My friends and I bought a LOT of food this year.

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Spotlight on Ithaca: Apple Fest

By: Julia Montejo '17

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"We are learning for life."

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education 

 Rose Hanson '15

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"My education gave me the ability to learn about the world, not just my field."

Rose Hanson '15

Major: History
Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Why did you choose Cornell?

 Claire Stack '15

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"I have found a place where I do what I love every single day."

Claire Stack '15 says that while at the Schwartz Center, "I had the opportunity to work with some of the kindest and most talented people I have ever come across."

  I took this photo outside of the government building, White Hall, after my class on the American Presidency this year.

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Why Cornell? Ambassador Renee Answers...

This week, Renee explains why she chose Cornell, after a visit to campus in high school.

By Renee Girard '20, Government, Law and Society and Public Policy major

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London, England: Looking Forward

In the last post of the year, junior Meredith guides us through how she came to decide to study abroad in London next semester. Thank you all for following our blog this year, and happy holidays!

By Meredith Chagares '19, History major, Business and Law & Society double minor

Liliana Colanzi

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New Faculty: Liliana Colanzi

Liliana Colanzi, Romance Studies
 A magical view of West Campus (Haris Hasan, SHA '18)

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The "Hogwarts Effect"

This week, sophomore Yousef Anwer describes how his interdisciplinary experience at Cornell has been utterly magical...

By: Yousef Anwer '19, Economics major, Law and Society minor

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Spotlight on: BIOG4990: Independent Undergraduate Research in Biology

This week, junior Solveig Van der Vegt writes about her experience conducting undergraduate research as a member of the Fromme Lab. Through the Office of Undergraduate Biology, Solveig and many other Cornell students are able to earn academic credit while also working on their own independent projects.

By: Solveig Van der Vegt '18

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