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Who's the greatest athlete in Big Red history?

Can you pass a nineteenth-century entrance exam?

Which prominent alumni, living or dead, would Ezra invite to an imaginary dinner party?

What do today's students consider to be the most important thing they've learned so far?

How many sunny days does Ithaca get each year, really?

We answer all those questions and much more—including how some famous Cornellian chefs would reimagine the Hot Truck PMP—in CAM's special issue celebrating the University's 150th birthday.

You can read it in hard copy (for subscription information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ); on our website; in the digital edition; and via apps for Apple and Android devices.

Please enjoy... and let us know what you think!



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Cornell Alumni Magazine Committee

Bill Howard '74, Chairman
Beth Anderson '80, Vice-Chairman
Liz Robbins '92
William Sternberg '78
Sheryl Hilliard Tucker '78
Charles Wu '91
Andy Guess '05
Cathy Merrill Williams, '91

For the Alumni Association:

Kelly Smith Brown '88, MBA '92, President
Jim Mazza '88, Secretary/Treasurer

For the Association of Class Officers:

Jay Waks '68, JD '71, President

Class Acts

An historic group photo featuring some of the University’s most honored teaching faculty     Read more...


Could You Have Passed?

Test your brain power with a vintage entrance exam     Read more...


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

See who's around the table at our fantastical alumni soiree     Read more...

March / April 2015
Volume 117 Number 5
CurrentsFounding Principles From Ezra...
Words of wisdom from Ezra and Andrew

 Big (Red) Data
Snapshots of campus life, by the numbers

 Inventive Minds
A tribute to Cornellian creations, from air conditioning to the birth control pill

Essays from a 1939 book still ring true

 Thanks for the Memories
Cornell keepsakes on display

 The Best Sports
In a (somewhat) systematic survey, we rank the finest athletes in University history

 Life Lessons
CAM asked undergrads in Willard Straight Hall: "What's the most important thing you've learned at Cornell so far?"

 We've Got a Little List
Two decades after CAM first published it, we revisit '161 Things Every Cornell Student Should Do'

 Hot Truck Homage (1 comment)
Famed Cornellian foodies reimagine legendary late-night cuisine

From David SkortonContinuity and Change
The Cornell student experience across the generations

Letter From IthacaA Sesqui Celebration
Greetings from our Editor & Publisher

Alma MattersA Big (Red) Win: CALC 2015

Class NotesMarch / April 2015 Class Notes

Alumni DeathsMarch / April 2015 Obituaries

CornellianaHappy 150th
Sesqui word play

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