Cornell University is an American university situated in Ithaca, New York, the university was planned to educate and make efforts in various fields of knowledge. The university spans over 2,300 acres and has more than 260 architectural structures on campus. It is one of the eight historic Ivy League institutions in America. Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. It was well-known as New York State’s land-grant university. Cornell has 7 undergraduate colleges and schools, 4,000 programs, almost 100 educational departments and about 70 undergraduate majors.
Cornell sports teams compete in NCAA Division I athletics and are called The Big Red. The university sponsors thirty six university sports teams, and also numerous intramural and club teams.
Author Elwyn Brooks “E.B.” White was an American writer. He was a member of the class of 1921. White graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Cornell’s E.B. White collection now contains more than 200 boxes of manuscripts, letters, and other files from his life and work.
The Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections has one of only 5 recognized copies of the Gettysburg Address, written by Abraham Lincoln’s hand. Other significant alumni from the university consist of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (’54), Irene Rosenfeld (’75), CEO of Mondelez International and FORBES Power Women No. 20, authors Toni Morrison, Elwyn Brooks “E.B.” White and Pearl S. Buck, and business leaders Staples founder Myra Hart, and Sanford Weill, former CEO of Citigroup.