Wanna know more about Ithaca and Cornell?
Ithaca is located at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, the second largest finger lake in New York state, and home to two private universities: Cornell University and Ithaca College. Dotted by many gorges, waterfalls and creeks, water flows to Cayuga Lake then northward to Lake Ontario. In Ithaca, you can find nearly all summer and winter sports, vibrant music, art and writing communities, and a diverse population.
Some fun facts: do you know that Ithaca was the “Hollywood” before the movie industry moved from East coast to West coast? Do you know the movement of “locally sourced produces” started from Ithaca? Do you know one of the 13 most influential restaurants in the 20th century is Moosewood, in Ithaca downtown, acclaimed for its creative vegetarian cooking? One of the Jena-Xing group alumni claimed that one of his favorite sports in Ithaca is the International Rutabaga Curling Championship – annually held at the Farmer’s Market. Have fun exploring Ithaca, by yourself or with your friends!
Cornell University is for “Any Person Any Study”, founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and enrolled the first female student in 1870 – becoming the first coeducational school in the Ivy League. This is about 100 years earlier than many other universities in US and worldwide. Do you know that Seneca Falls Convention “was the first women’s rights convention in the United States. Held in July 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, the meeting launched the women’s suffrage movement, which more than seven decades later ensured women the right to vote.”? BTW, Seneca Falls is a town located at the northern tip of Cayuga Lake.
Video Introduction to Cornell (celebration of 150 years of Cornell @2015)