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Arts and Sciences: Every Application Is Read

Last year, 18,592 students applied for admission to Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences. A team of 12 full-time advising deans and nearly 50 faculty members read every one of those applications. More.

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“[The U.S. continues to be] the brightest spot in the global economic outlook. But we need to reduce the drag caused by fiscal policy while avoiding a premature tightening of monetary policy.”

-Dyson School Associate Professor of Economics Steve Kyle, on prospects for 2015.

Not only does the building itself thrill me, but what it stands for and the service it will be able to render. We need to know more about how to live to the best advantage, how to use what we have and to know what to strive for.

-Eleanor Roosevelt, at the dedication of Martha Van Rensselaer Hall in 1934.

My goal ... is to show how big and beautiful and interesting math is. I want students to have a feeling of pleasure from understanding something at a deeper level, to have the feeling of 'Aha!' moments.

-Math Professor Steven Strogatz on his new course, Mathematical Explorations.

The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago transformed the world. The good news is that the 22 new states that came into being by 1993 have survived, and the number of democracies in the region has increased over time. There is bad news as well … President Putin has dismantled democracy in Russia, annexed Ukrainian territory, and provided support for secessionist groups in Ukraine.  At the same time, while the Ukrainian government has lost control over its borders, it also faces extraordinary economic challenges.

-Valerie Bunce, professor of International Studies and Government, on the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall.

The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago transformed the world. The good news is that the 22 new states that came into being by 1993 have survived, and the number of democracies in the region has increased over time. There is bad news as well … President Putin has dismantled democracy in Russia, annexed Ukrainian territory, and provided support for secessionist groups in Ukraine.  At the same time, while the Ukrainian government has lost control over its borders, it also faces extraordinary economic challenges.

-Valerie Bunce, professor of International Studies and Government at Cornell University, on the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall.

You can be smart in a whole bunch of different ways, but if you’re not smart about people, we’re not going to call you wise.

-Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich.

A president simply can't manage multiple wars and pay attention to the economy … [his] party seems doomed to pay the price of the endless, costly cycle of wars that demand precious attention stolen from domestic policy implementation.

-Cornell Professor of Government Elizabeth Sanders, on the midterm election.

Those of us who lived through the 1980s remember how Americans responded to the AIDS crisis during the early years.

-History Professor Maria Cristina Garcia, on public response to US ebola cases.

Those of us who lived through the 1980s remember how Americans responded to the AIDS crisis during the early years.

-History Professor Maria Cristina Garcia, on public response to US ebola cases.

There is no question that the value of a degree from an institution like Cornell is worth an investment by students and families. A degree from Cornell will change a person’s life for the better. It will enhance economic possibilities, it will change opportunities, and it will enable a person to achieve his or her full potential.

-President-elect Elizabeth Garrett on the value of a college degree.
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