What are the best haunted corn mazes close to Cornell?
There is a small Corn Maze connected to the miniature golf course in Trumansburg. Also, small, but unique is the Sound (Corn Maze) on Route 13 south (past Wegmans on the right as you leave town). The ITHACA SOUND MAZE is Tompkins County's first corn maze and sound garden. This 'kinder and gentler' style corn maze features a number of interactive 'instruments' and sound installations hidden throughout, http://www.ithacasoundmaze.com/.
But if you want a REAL corn maze that you can get lost in for hours, try Stoughton's Farm in Newark Valley, http://www.cornfieldmaze.com/sites.php?username=nynewarkvalley.
The building you are referring to was officially called Noyes Lodge. In the early 1990s it was converted into the Language Lab. Prior to its use for academic purposes, there was a restaurant inside that went through various themes.
At one time it was a "Pancake House" that satiated the appetites of kids (young and old)! The 1/20/1973 Cornell Sun reported, "In addition to it's 17 distinctive varieties of fruit-filled pancakes and waffles, the Pancake House serves hanburgers, steaks, fried chicken and an assortment of omelettes." It was never profitable, since the maintenance costs when Cornell wasn't in session ate up any profit made during the academic calendar.
In the mid-1980s it became Entrepot, hosting a small eatery and store. While each iteration had its fans (many long-time residents remember the pancakes with fondness) the food establishments were not financially successful and were eventually moved out in order to accommodate academic priorities.
That building may have originally been a warming hut for skaters when Beebe Lake was still in its wintertime heyday.
DUE: I've heard that some Cornell students take many more credits than they need for graduation (one student I've heard about takes 20 credits per semester). Other than allowing a student to take more of the courses offered by Cornell by the time he/she graduates, what are the benefits of taking such a large course load? I can certainly think of some of the possibly negative effects (less time to take part in the vast selection of non-course opportunities;possibly higher level of stress and lower level of sleep, etc)
Some students take extra courses to fulfill double major requirements, some are trying to graduate early and some just have an interest in many subjects and are able to do well in many courses at one time. Others have high expectations, but then find themselves overwhelmed and off balance.
College is a time to explore all facets of yourself...academic, extracurricular, social, leisure. Only you can decide what is the correct balance for you.
I'm nearly done with my major requirements for the departments, and realize my academic focus has begun to shift towards another field. Is it possible to declare another major (in Arts), even though I am currently a Junior? Thanks a bunch!
Anything is possible, but if you want to know if this is possible for you and your particular situation you need to head down to the Academic and Advising Office in Goldwin Smith and confer with a counselor there to get the facts.
Dear Uncle Ezra, My friend told me that when she and and someone else tried to order pizza from a blue light telephone, the operator said "sure" and asked for their names. Was this a ploy to track these delinquents down, or would they really have sent some pizza over? From, Wishful Thinking
Dear Heading to the JA,
Do not use the Blue Light phone to order pizza, unless you enjoy being sent to the JA for consequences.
There are 86 Blue Light phones and 275 indoor emergency phones on campus. For direct connection to Cornell Police, lift the receiver or press the button. Use the phones when you are lost, having car problems, want to report a suspicious incident or a medical emergency, or for any other kind of assistance or information. As soon as the connection is activated, the location of the phone is displayed on the Cornell Police switchboard. If a caller doesn't or can't speak, an officer is immediately dispatched to the phone site. Note: if you're calling to report an emergency on a phone at the entrance to a residence hall, push the "on" button, then press 911.
I'm a first-year undergrad with a penchant for exploration. Today I finally decided to delve into the Law School, and was very pleased by the library but... I was very disappointed by my foiled attempts to reach the top of Myron Taylor Hall's tower. I finally located the staircase, only to be met by a locked door on the fourth floor and an elevator that requires a key.
Is there any way to get to the top floor? I imagine the view must be fantastic.
Also, any other suggested exploration sites, inside or out?
-Wants to Kick Down the Door to the Ivory Tower
Dear Dora Explorer,
It is an amazing view and luckily it is the same view you can get from the Terrace of Willard Straight Hall, right outside Cascadeli. Another adventure is to climb the clocktower. The door to the tower opens about 10 minutes before the published concert time (check chimes.cornell.edu for the schedule).
The Cornell Chimes has been the heartbeat of campus life for more than a century, marking the hours and chiming concerts. The original set of nine bells first rang out at the university’s opening ceremonies October 7, 1868. Over time the chime has been recast and expanded to 21 bells; it continues to ring daily concerts, making it one of the largest and most frequently played chimes in the world.
A walk through the Plantations or around Bebee Lake is always nice, catch the fall colors before the leaves fall.
I've been trying for two semesters now to purchase a copy of Cornell Songs by the Cornell Glee Club. My dad used to go here and I know he would really love this CD. First, I tried the Cornell store and a salesperson showed me where the CDs would be if they were in stock. For two semesters now I have periodically checked there and there has never been a Cornell Songs CD, only CDs by other a cappella groups, which are nice, but I think my dad would really like the traditional songs. So last semester, I tried to order a copy off the Glee Club website. I waited for a month before they emailed me and said they were canceling my order. I have since tried going to the Glee Club website, and I am unable to view it. As a last ditch effort, I have checked eBay and Amazon, with no luck. Do you know if they still sell this particular CD and where I can get my hands on a copy?
Thank you for your help, A frustrated niece
Dear Frustrated Niece,
Joan Manheim form the Cornell Store has this answer for you.
"Unfortunately, we can't get them from the Glee Club either. We have been out of them for about two years. We have been asking and asking. The response we keep getting is they are either putting out a new CD or they might have more of the old ones made up. Until they provide the CDs to us, we can't sell them. If you could send the Glee Club a note or email asking them to please re-stock The Cornell Store, we would appreciate it. We're sorry to disappoint you."
Dear Uncle Ezra, My husband graduated from Cornell University in 1970. He has a gray crewneck Cornell Graduate sweatshirt with the school emblem on the upper left side that is worn out. I'd like suprise him and get him a new one for Christmas. Do you have any idea where I may purchase this sweatshirt? Thank you for any assistance. Desperate Wife
Dear Desperate Wife,
Try the Cornell Store online ordering site for all of your Cornell clothing needs, http://csop.cbs.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/webc.exe/st_main.html?p_catid=5.
Dear Uncle Ezra, I live in Hasbrouck, and crossing Pleasant Grove every morning and evening on my walk to and from central campus can be a safety hazard. There's a lot of rush hour traffic, but no stop signs on Pleasant Grove near either of the Hasbrouck entrances. There are crosswalks, but these are signaled to drivers only by yellow signs with children on them, which I don't think drivers really see as an order to stop or yield. Most drivers do neither, even when they see people waiting to cross. Two friends and I have had a couple close calls already, even though we were being careful and crossing only in the designated area. I know of several other Hasbrouck residents who've complained about this over the years, to no avail. I realize Pleasant Grove is a central Ithaca artery, so maybe if regular stop signs aren't feasible, those portable white stop signs like those in the middle of East Ave would be possible. It would make Hasbrouck residents feel, and be, safer. Thank you very much for your consideration. Your niece
You have a very legitimate concern and I urge you to report this situation to the Transportation Office. You can call them or report online, http://www.transportation.cornell.edu/tms/parking/contact.cfm.