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Very Tough Decision...Vanderbilt vs Cornell?

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Replies to: Very Tough Decision...Vanderbilt vs Cornell?

  • Mastodon97Mastodon97 Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    edited April 2017
    @CALSmom Wait, what is controversial about Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum? I'd understand people like Milo Yiannopolous or Ann Coulter, but those two are just normal conservatives? And what do you by a cry-in? Is that exactly what it sounds like?? Oh jeez, I really don't want run into the same exact situation all over again at Cornell :(
  • brantlybrantly Registered User Posts: 3,742 Senior Member
    edited April 2017
    BTW, Cornell has an AWESOME new president, Martha Pollock. She's there under unfortunate circumstances (the previous pres died, nine months into her term, at a young age), but she was a great pick.
  • Mastodon97Mastodon97 Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    @brantly What has she done?
  • CALSmomCALSmom Registered User Posts: 748 Member
    Illinois is a liberal state for the most part.
    If you're looking for like minded students politically then you definitely can find them at Cornell. They may not be the majority of the student body but they're there. Because of the rigor of classes most students are too preoccupied with getting their assignments and reading done, socializing and the like to worry about the next thing to protest :D
  • CALSmomCALSmom Registered User Posts: 748 Member
    Rick Santorum spoke in the fall when during election time so the political atmosphere on campus was more heightened. Newt was just there in March and was actually well received and the event well organized and attended. He spoke about the rise of Trump among other things. There were some protesters but they weren't a factor. The cry-in after the election was very small but was there for those 'snowflakes' to cope with their fragile emotions =P~
  • Mastodon97Mastodon97 Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    @CALSmom Oh jeez, I keep telling myself that previous generations were also like this, but I really can't support that claim 8-| Vanderbilt having a much better atmosphere as well as it being in such an amazing city like Nashville is extremely attractive to me. But Cornell is Cornell, and I really like everything about the school except for the factors you mentioned, but I don't think that those will be as much of a problem as it was in my current college.
  • CALSmomCALSmom Registered User Posts: 748 Member
    Lol, sorry didn't mean to scare you! Hey my S is conservative and he likes Cornell. He wouldn't settle down in a liberal town so he's considering parts of the country that are conservative to eventually raise a family. For now, he's has the opportunity to study at Cornell and that's fantastic. He's making the most of his education while he's there and that's how he's able to look past some of the liberal pet peeves of his. It helps that he's a stem major so most classes he takes will not involve "gender studies"
  • Mastodon97Mastodon97 Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    @CALSmom I was a liberal my hs years, but now I'm a conservative with a capital C, and that doesn't mean that I don't want to hear what the other side says. In fact I want to hear it. I believe discourse will be the way to really find solutions and be unified again. I want to engage in arguments/conversations with the other side, I just don't want to have to do it alone like I had to here at my current school.
  • brantlybrantly Registered User Posts: 3,742 Senior Member
    edited April 2017
    The cry-in after the election was very small but was there for those 'snowflakes' to cope with their fragile emotions
    Please stop. For a lot of people -- not for all -- but for a lot, it IS very upsetting to live with the anxiety of possibly losing health insurance protection for pre-existing conditions, or the possibility of losing protections of the ADA, and the rolling back of environmental protections. These are real things, stated positions. A lot of people aren't bothered by this, or agree with it. OK, fine. I am not arguing one way or the other. Just acknowedging that for many, many people, these are policies that will make their lives noticeably worse or will kill them. Even if I agree with the new positions of the executive branch, I still recognize that disabled people will have a tougher life without ADA. That can be heartbreaking to some people. Don't mock them.
  • Mastodon97Mastodon97 Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    edited April 2017
    Can we please not turn this into a political commentary thread? I recently had that problem with another thread and I'd rather not do it on a college advice forum. I was just wondering of the atmosphere of the school, not why people agree or not agree with things. Lets just agree to disagree.
  • brantlybrantly Registered User Posts: 3,742 Senior Member
    If you are bothered by being around people with liberal politics, you should seriously reconsider ILR.
  • CALSmomCALSmom Registered User Posts: 748 Member
    That's great! I would recommend you join the college republicans if you choose Cornell. The university has a speech and debate club that's hosting a debating event between the college republicans and democrats on whether Obama was a failed president. See? You can find whatever you want at this campus :)
  • Mastodon97Mastodon97 Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    edited April 2017
    @brantly 100% not bothered being around liberal people considering the fact thats already the case, except at a much worse university. Lol if I was bothered being surrounded by liberal people than I probably wouldn't be in college since most outnumber in the number of conservatives. I actually think its a positive because I've found that my arguing and analyzing skills are much more honed. I will say though that the behavior (not the politics) of left-wing students on campuses is particularly alarming. You can be a full-on communist, and still not have disgusting behavior like current students do. Indeed looking through video of debates in the past decades on college campuses, both sides were very respectful of each other and unified in finding a solution. Whereas now I (a Bangladeshi immigrant from a poor family who came to America) have been called a "racist" and a "bigot" simply for being part of the conservative club on my campus. Never before I thought I'd ever be accused of racism before coming on to a college campus. That kind of behavior is inexcusable, but I guess they have got to let out their emotions one way or another...
  • brantlybrantly Registered User Posts: 3,742 Senior Member
  • Mastodon97Mastodon97 Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    @CALSmom I was already planning to join, even us conservatives need safe spaces :))
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