Cornell: A History, 1940-2015 by
Call Number: Africana Library LD1370 .A57 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-12
Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick examine the institution in the context of the emergence of the modern research university. The book examines Cornell during the Cold War, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, antiapartheid protests, the ups and downs of varsity athletics, the women's movement, the opening of relations with China, and the creation of Cornell NYC Tech. It relates profound, fascinating, and little-known incidents involving the faculty, administration, and student life, connecting them to the "Cornell idea" of freedom and responsibility. In addition, Altschuler and Kramnick a great depiction of the Willard Straight occupation and its aftermath.