College News and Fun Facts: Cornell University

Dragon Day goes up in flames. Every March, Cornell celebrates Dragon Day. First-year architecture students build a giant dragon. They parade it across campus and then light it on fire in the Arts Quad. The 2015 dragon is pictured above. Source

Cornell is the only public-ivy league school. Four of the seven schools that make up Cornell University receive state funding. They include the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and College of Veterinary Medicine.

Slope Day brings big names in music to Ithaca. Slope Day celebrates the final day of spring classes with live music. Recent performers at Slope Day include Ludacris, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Pussycat Dolls, Ben Folds, Kanye West, O.A.R., Snoop Dogg, and The Game. Duke Ellington and The Grateful Dead also performed on Slope Day in 1947 and 1977, respectively.

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