Cornell University has got it Going On

The Insignia of Cornell University

So, I was going to do a post on interesting facts and figures of Cornell University, but honestly, there is way too much information. WAY too many Marks of Distinction, Historical Facts, Famous and Infamous Graduates of Cornell.

So here’s a small snippet:

Founded 1865 By Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White.

Forty Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Cornell as faculty members or students. The 2006–07 Cornell faculty included 3 Nobel laureates, a Crafoord Prize winner, 2 Turing Award winners, a Fields Medal winner, 2 Legion of Honor recipients, a World Food Prize winner, an Andrei Sakharov Prize winner, 3 National Medal of Science winners, 2 Wolf Prize winners, 5 MacArthur award winners, 4 Pulitzer Prize winners, 2 Eminent Ecologist Award recipients, a Carter G. Woodson Scholars Medallion recipient, a Presidential Early Career Award winner, 26 National Science Foundation CAREER grant holders, a recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research, a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Literature, a recipient of the American Mathematical Society’s Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement, a recipient of the Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science, 2 Packard Foundation grant holders, a Beckman Foundation Young Investigator grant holder, and a NYSTAR (New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research) early career award winner.

Graduates of Cornell are known as “Cornellians”. As of August 2005, the university counted 244,276 living Cornellians

If you follow any of the 3 links, you will be overwhelmed with accomplishments and achievements of Cornell and their Alum. Take that (everybody else)!


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