American universities remain the envy of the world, and Cornell University is a jewel in the crown of American higher education. In researching their forthcoming book, Cornell: A History, 1940-2015, Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick were struck by the changes and continuities in what faculty and students have been like, how they have spent their time, and the ways in which the institution has evolved, culturally and structurally, over the last 75 years.

Altschuler and Kramnick reflect on these changes and continuities and their impact on Cornell in the 2014 Olin Lecture, June 6 in Bailey Hall.

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