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MetaEzra is Six Months Old

Frequent readers of MetaEzra will notice that there have been sone general improvements to the site over the last couple of weeks. In particular, the archives have been made more accessible (over on the left-hand sidebar), a new logo has added some much needed color/history to the site, and two (rather stubborn) search features (on the lower right-hand side) are now available to use as well.

Why the improvements? Well, the site recently turned six months old and it was felt that it might be time to take the training wheels off of this experiment. Marc, Andy, and myself have certainly gone a long way from our first couple of posts commenting on the announcement of David Skorton as Cornell's 12th President. And for those of you who are interested in the origins of this site, we refer you to our page describing this project:

As alumni, we realize that Ezra Cornell founded his University with democratic sentiments, and that over time, his university has only obtained the stature that it now enjoys through the concerted efforts of many diverse parties engaging in constructive dialogue with the University. Therefore, this project continues in the tradition of building and strengthening our beloved alma mater so that it may endure in its mission of providing instruction to any person in any study.

With little to no publicity, the site has quickly gained a pretty consistent following, and many of you have written to us to add your comments, suggestions, and encouragement. Please don't hesitate to ever get in touch!

We might add that we are always interested in recruiting additional members to the team, especially to cover areas of Cornell and higher education that the current staff may not have as much background in (e.g. athletics, minority affairs, graduate education, alumni development). The fact that all three of us are also young, white and male is also somewhat disconcerting. Certainly there has to be some female/minority/older Cornell alumni out there that would be interested in this project as well.

If you are interested in writing for this site or have any other concerns or comments, please be sure to send us an email!

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on July 21, 2006 (#)

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