$25 bucks, a Bear and Cornell
Funny and true story about $25 bucks, a Bear and Cornell University
Techion coming to Roosevelt Island
With Techion coming to Roosevelt Island; we will soon be host to many, many Cornell alumni; and while most people recognize that Cornell’s school colors are red (carnelian actually) and white… did you know the mascot was a bear?
Cornell’s varsity teams … “the Big Red”
According to Wikipedia: The Cornell Big Red is the informal name of the sports teams, and other competitive teams, at Cornell University. The university sponsors 36 varsity sports, as well as numerous intramural and club teams. Cornell participates in NCAA Division I as part of the Ivy League. A depiction of a bear, and/or the words “Bear” or “Big Red Bear”, often are associated with Cornell activities and services, and varsity athletics.
The name “Big Red Bear” originated in 1916, when the Cornell varsity football team collected $25 to buy a black bear cub, which they named Touchdown, to serve as a mascot.
The name “Big Red Bear” originated in 1916
Over the years, this athletics mascot changed from a live bear to a bear costume, which was worn by Cornell students. For Homecoming 1988, a costumed female Big Red Bear joined the costumed male Big Red Bear. Cornell’s varsity teams are each nicknamed simply “the Big Red”.
…a small group of extraordinary candidates
Breaking News: Applications are now being accepted.
We are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the “beta” class of students in our Cornell Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program in computer science at Cornell NYC Tech.
http://now.cornell.edu/nyctech/ is looking for a small group of extraordinary candidates to join our inaugural class. The one year program will begin in January 2013. The first incoming class of future tech leaders will help shape the future of the tech campus