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The Cornell Blogosphere

There's a new blog on Cornell's campus that actually covers more than a student's personal life: Corneconomics. It's written by a first year student in Cornell's graduate economics program. Intelligent, anonymous, and snarky, the blog has covered a range of topics, including grade inflation among the undergraduates. It's pretty entertaining. In a recent post, "Killah Economist" waxes all philosophical about the dearth of charismatic professors on campus.

Thus is is the death of romanticism in the general public that leaves the university, like the military, less trusted than perhaps it was one hundred years ago. I guess I can believe that. It seems the romanticism is dying amongst the professorate, as well. From our perspective at corneconomics, where professors once styled themselves as gods of truth and understanding, now they style themselves simply as gods, their material no longer represents anything greater. Perhaps they feel defeated by deconstructivism.

Meanwhile, Elliott Back has announced that he finds himself increasingly unconnected to Cornell's campus, and is looking for other people to "step up" to the Cornell blogging scene as he "steps down".

I've always wondered why there haven't been more Cornell-centric blogs covering Cornell news and events. The campus is vast, and there is never a lack of things to talk about. At the very least, it would seem like a perfect outlet for something like the Cornell American. Who's up for it?

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on October 19, 2006 (#)

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