Ezra Cornell


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United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D

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But Cornell's mission to remain accessible to students from all economic and social strata stems from the "any person, any study" mantra of Cornell's namesake, Ezra Cornell.
Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University, lived in Bladensburg and is said to have invented the telegraph pole.
Cornell's policy dates back to its founding in 1865 by Ezra Cornell.
American higher education has long outpaced the rest of the world in the number of its institutions (some thirty-five hundred), students (14.2 million), and faculty (about 2 million), in the age participation ratio (over half the relevant age group), the percentage of women (53 percent), the openness of its doors to minorities and poorer classes, and in its ability to provide, in Ezra Cornell's immortal words, for "any student, any subject." More than that, it leads the world in innovative research and the number of Nobel prize winners.
Ezra Cornell, a financier who had supported the experiments of Samuel F.
His father's death left him with a comfortable private income, and when he was elected to the New York legislature (1864), he joined with his fellow senator Ezra Cornell to found Cornell University.
Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White establish Cornell as New York state's land-grant university.
Cornell University was founded at Ithaca, N.Y., by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White.
In 1865, Ezra Cornell promised to create a university "where any person can find instruction in any study." The tradition of egalitarianism embraced by the university's founder has served as Cornell's guiding principle ever since, providing an environment in which students from all races, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic classes can come together and learn from one another.
Indeed, Ezra Cornell's desire to found a university "where any person can find instruction in any study" and Andrew D.