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    Thursday; March 29, 2023

    Day 5


    “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”  William Arthur Ward


    Today we are featuring the Central New York College town of Ithaca, renowned for its natural beauty and home to Cornell University and Ithaca College

    Cornell University is Upstate New York’s Ivy League school.   Founded in 1865 and built from a fortune earned in the telegraph industry, it is now home to almost 26,000 students, and boasts among its graduates no fewer than fifty Nobel Prize winners.  Cornell’s Ithaca campus consists of 608 buildings situated on 2000 acres.  Sometimes described as the first truly American University, it was the first to offer a degree in American Studies.  Other firsts include degrees in American History and American Literature, the first degrees in Journalism and Veterinary Science, and the first doctorates in Electrical and Industrial Engineering.  A pioneer in the field of Asian Studies, it was the first university to teach modern Far Eastern Languages.   Today it is perhaps best known for its programs in animal science, plant science, medical science, and engineering, and it offers high-quality education in the arts, architecture, social sciences, law, and computer science.  An NCAA division 1 school, it offers a wide variety of sports and activities.  Its colors are red and white and its mascot is the big, red bear. 


    Ithaca College is ranked among the top regional universities in the country, and is recognized as a top school for journalism, film, media and entertainment.  Its colors are blue and gold, and its teams are known as the Bombers. 


    Located not far from Ithaca is the campus of SUNY Cortland, ranked nationally among the top 15% of universities and among the top schools in New York State.