One Year Later

18 06 2009

So, here it stands. It has been almost exactly one year since this blog was launched (add about four hours, and we’re there).  I’m not big on statistics for the site, but here’s some numbers:

Number of hits: 29,800 (about 82 hits/day)

Monthly stats:


 The highest month, with 4,080 hits, was March 2009. It’s trailed off since then, probably due to a number of reasons, most of which have nothing to do with this blog itself.

Consider the following (and not nearly complete list of) events from the past year:

~Weill Hall was formally dedicated, the last West Campus houses opened, Milstein was (formally?) approved, and the Animal Diagnostic Center, Hotel School Addition, and Physical Science building continue their trek to completion (as for the ERL project, I have no idea where that stands with regards to our economic issues). Speaking of which, a new construction freeze was announced, and $2 billion evaporated from the endowment.

~Over at I.C., the Williams Gateway building was completed, and the new indoor fitness facility is now awaiting the first signs of construction. IC and the city also learned that fireworks near the new Park School of Business building weren’t the best idea.

~In the city, the Cayuga Green Apartments were completed, while the condos still await construction. A 9-story hotel was announced for downtown, and the Collegetown moratorium expired, allowing the proposal of a 1200-bed project off of State Street. The Ithaca Gun plant was finally torn down, but not without persisting environmental concerns.

~In Greek Life, Alpha Omicron Pi deactivated its Cornell Chapter. Theta Xi moved around, and Psi Upsilon was reopened after its alumni had concerns with the current membership. Right now, it looks like Alpha Xi Delta might be moving around as well.

A lot changes within a year.


I hope that this blog has helped answer questions that people may have concerning Cornell U and its environs. To me, if this blog makes someone a little more knowledgeable or at least an interesting diversion, then it has done its job.



4 responses

19 06 2009

ERL is NSF funded, so Cornell doesn’t figure into its economics. As far as the NSF goes, they’re loaded and will be even richer soon thanks to Obama. The question for the ERL is if it can beat several competing projects for the funding. My guess is yes.

25 06 2009

I think it would be great if you did a post about Eddie Rooker (a Cornell Senior) running to be a City Councilman in Ithaca.

Here is some info:

25 06 2009
B. C.

It’s tempting, but I have a general preference of staying away from writing about people currently in the news. However, I will say that the first time I heard of Eddie Rooker wasn’t at Cornell, but at Weedsport High School, where he was class valedictorian, and my sister-in-law was the yearbook editor.

25 06 2009

Congrats on a successful year for the site. Look forward to the next one.

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