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Collaborate








Be the change you wish to see at Cornell
















November 19, 2013

Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall




V
ision

Since the days of Ezra Cornell and A.D. White, Cornell
University’s greatest strength has been its commitment to

diver
sity. The words “… any person, any

study” are reflected
today in the enormous variety of student interests across
campus.
The richness of the Cornell experience depends upon
the range of campus communities and the connections
between them.

Students a
nd organizations alike benefit from
interactions across this spectrum.


This diversity of perspectives provides a rich pool of potential to
draw upon to improve Cornell. Current programs support
dialogue, but the connections that result are often short liv
ed
with students reverting to their individual spheres of interest.
These conversations alone are not enough to create change.
We strongly believe that while independent efforts can be
productive, they fall short of Cornell’s potential. We want to link
stu
dent innovators and leaders across disciplines and interests to
foster sustainable collaboration.


Cornell students are willing to take the next step to translate
their conversations and ideas into action, but need an impetus
to make this happen. Collabora
tion requires individuals and
organizations to step outside of their comfort zones, and this is
what we wish to facilitate.
Our proposal is to have an event to
catalyze networking between innovative thinkers from different
communities and provide support
to translate these ideas into
action.

We hope to facilitate active and continuous
collaboration between student groups so that they can work
together for the advancement of Cornell.

H
ow this works



1 collect proposals

Over the month of October, we collect
ed proposals for
initiatives that students want to implement at Cornell.

2 idea fair

Once these proposals were reviewed, the respective groups
were invited to the CUCollaborate Idea Fair. At this fair, each
group will be allocated a table space and be resp
onsible for
coming up with a creative way to share their idea. Our vision for
the fair is to have each organization present their idea and
pitch it to other groups and individuals. The event will be open
to the Cornell community, enabling any interested
gr
oups/individuals to learn about the proposed initiatives and
participate.

3 fund proposals

At the end of the Idea Fair, all collaborating groups will have to
submit a joint statement of intent with a brief description of their
initiative. Groups will be gi
ven two weeks from the event to
come up with a formal proposal with specific details of their
project. A panel of judges will review these initiatives, and 1
-
3 of
these initiatives will receive significant financial support. In
addition, non
-
monetary benef
its in the form of administrative
support and publicity will be made available to creative
initiatives that are not awarded cash prizes.



M
ap


P
roposals

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1

The Daily Snooze


Contact:

Alex Krolick
,
amk283@cornell.edu


The Daily Snooze is a response to the growing trend of Cornell students who fall asleep in unsafe,
unsanitary public places like couches or chairs. The idea is intended to model sleeping habitats
that have already been implemented at places like Google and

Microsoft by providing safe,
clean, quiet, and comfortable sleeping
modules

for Cornell students.



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2

Slope Studio


Contact:
Sofia Hu
,
shh83@cornell.edu


Slope Studio
is aimed at providing an easily
accessible visual arts

studio space open for all
members of the Cornell community. The goals of the studio are to offer students an opportunity to
relax, provide a change of pace from libraries, create an open space for self
-
development, and
serve as a starting point for dialog
ues on the importance of art in society.



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3

Alternative Space for Everyone



Contact:
Rudy Gerson
,
mas758
@cornell.edu


Alternative Space for Everyone, an off
-
shoot of last year’s CU [dis]connect project, would create a
space where students can go if

they want to get away from technology. There are many rooms on
campus where this proposal would provide a cutting
-
edge space, intelligently designed around
research on focus. This space would have standing desks and fitness ball chairs that will help
prom
ote focus as well.



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4

Cornell Dining


Contact:

Brian Lin
,
bl356@cornell
.edu


The Cornell Dining mobile application aims to provide Cornell students with an accessible way to
see all available dining options on campus. In addition to being able to see
the eatery’s opening
and closing times, people would be able to order menu items for pickup.


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5

Cornell Sports Application



Contact:

Matthew Provenzano
,
mjp294
@cornell.edu


Cornell Sports App will aim to create an iOS and Android application that pro
vides up
-
to
-
the
-
minute Cornell sports updates to the Cornell community. This application will include: scores for any
Cornell sports teams, live scoring updates, access to broadcasts, video and audio highlights, and
articles.



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6

We the Cornellians


Contact: Matthew Stefanko, mas758@cornell.edu


We the Cornellians is an online petition platform modeled off of the White House’s We the People
website. Students will propose ideas on the site that other students can support and vote for. If the
proposal r
eceives a high enough number of votes, it will be forwarded to members of the
administration and require a response.


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7

Global Health Case Competition


Contact:

Grace Seo
,
gs375@cornell.edu


The Global Health Case Competition would challenge students to propose creative and
coordinated solutions to worldwide health issues over the course of three days. Teams of 5
-
6
students from all areas of study would present their solutions to an engaged au
dience and a panel
of judges. This competition would offer a unique learning experience as well as support Cornell’s
future global health leaders.


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8

Essay Feedback Forms



Contact:

Simisola Obatusin
,
sco29@cornell.edu



Essay Feedback Forms is a response to the frustrating lack of feedback given to students,
particularly those classes where essays are required. This will require or strongly encourage
professors to fill out a form when giving students their papers back. Th
is would be beneficial to both
the student’s future improvements and the professors’ grading consistency.



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9

Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Room


Contact:
Aaron Rouser
,
ajr244@cornell.edu


Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Room proposes the
institution of campus wide sessions, in a
non
-
academic setting, of a modified version of the Intergroup Dialogue Project course (EDUC
2610). This class intends to create activities that can function in a less
-
structured setting that will
help spur construc
tive dialogue.



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10


Women in the Big Picture


Contact:

Jordana Gilman
,
jlg354
@cornell.edu


Women in the Big Picture is a response to the overwhelming majority of men’s portraits displayed
throughout Cornell’s buildings. This exhibition would feature
portraits of prominent Cornell women
from over the years in order to stimulate a discussion about the kinds of people that are honored in
society. This event hopes that all students, regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity, will be able to
identify to the

people who are featured.


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11


Our Hill to You



Contact: Jake Blumenfeld
,
jmb375
@cornell.edu


Our Hill to You, a day geared towards philanthropy, seeks to bring joy and education to the
members of the Ithaca community. The activities during the day
would revolve around a central
theme, such as the importance of physical activity. By uniting professors, students, and alumni and
utilizing Cornell’s plethora of resources, this inspiring day would help people see the positive impact
that can be made on a

community.


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12


Hands
-
On Learning Models for Developing Nations



Contact:
Alessia McCobb
,
acm263@cornell.edu


Hands
-
On Learning Models for Developing Nations would increase sanitation at Dilmun Hall
Student farm, a place which hosts many students, pr
ofessors, and community members.

It will also
help increase skill sets that will allow Engineers without Borders and Cornell University Sustainable
Design students to construct beneficial facilities in developing countries.





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3


CUThere


Contact:

Rhiana Gademsky
,
rsg248
@cornell.edu


CUThere’s goal is to facilitate freshmen engagement on campus and ease the transition to college
extracurricular life by connecting new students with campus leaders from their specific areas of
interest. Through convers
ations with campus leaders, freshmen can learn about opportunities
available to them in a manner that is more personal than Clubfest. Freshmen will send their contact
information and areas of interest to a CUThere email address and the program will pair th
em with
relevant club leaders.



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4


Campus Connection


Contact:

Zachary Praiss
,
ztp3
@cornell.edu


CampusConnection

seeks to help resolve the question of how to best transition freshmen and
transfer students into college life. Through an innovative selection process where upperclassmen
can hand
-
pick a new student who they want to meet, CC links freshmen and transfer st
udents with
upperclassmen with similar academic and career interests to provide connections and build a
stronger community at Cornell.


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