Cornell Big Red University
The Cornell Big Red, is a University with sports programs apart of the Ivy League. Cornell University is located approximately 60 miles south of Syracuse in Ithaca, central New York. Cornell University was chartered in 1865. Opening Day ceremonies were held on October 7, 1868 before a student body of 412 students.

Cornell's colors are carnelian and white. There is no official Cornell mascot. A bear is often associated with Cornell athletics, but are known as "The Big Red."

The lyrics to the Cornell Alma Mater are:
Far above Cayuga's waters
With its waves of blue
Stands our noble Alma Mater
Glorious to view
Refrain: Lift the chorus
Speed it onward
Loud her praises tell
Hail to thee our Alma Mater
Hail, all hail, Cornell!

Far above the busy humming
Of the bustling town
Reared against the arch of heaven
Looks she proudly down

Sentry-like o'er lake and valley
Towers her regal form
Watch and ward forever keeping
Braving time and storm
So through clouds of doubt and darkness
Gleams her beacon light
Fault and error clear revealing
Blazing forth the right

To the glory of her founder
Rise her stately walls
May her sons pay equal tribute
Whene'er duty calls
When the moments swiftly fleeting
Ages roll between
Many yet unborn shall hail her
Alma Mater, Queen!

In the music of the waters
As they glide along
In the murmur of the breezes
With their whispered song
In the tuneful chorus blending
With each pealing bell
One refrain seems oft repeated
Hail, all hail, Cornell

Here, by flood and foaming torrent
Gorge and rocky dell
Pledge we faith and homage ever
To our loved Cornell.
May time ne'er efface the memory
Of her natal day
And her name and fame be honored
Far and wide away!

President's Informative Welcome:

Cornellians are among the world's leaders in information technology. Our campus is home to many of the Internet pioneers of the 1960s and 70s who blazed information trails via telephone lines from one research institution to another.

Today, Cornell's Center for Theory and Simulation in Science and Engineering boasts one of the largest and fastest supercomputers in academia. Each hour, thousands of Cornellians communicate with one another via electronic mail here on our Ithaca campus and all around the world. Students can check their grades, review materials in the Cornell University Library, and pre-register for classes all from their residence hall rooms.

Cornell is also an institution with rich offerings in the humanities, the arts, the sciences and the social sciences. From the Department of Policy Analysis and Management to my own field of Classics, you will encounter leading scholars whose contributions to the Cornell experience - as teachers, advisors, researchers and friends - are tremendous.
Hunter R. Rawlings III
Professor of Classics

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