AMST 2001: The First American University (online edition)

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During this period of disruption, a sense of community is even more important. Each spring semester, hundreds of students at Cornell University gather on Monday nights to learn about Cornell history by taking AMST 2001: The First American University. With the suspension of classes for three weeks, all members of the Cornell community were invited to join in the fun with a virtual Cornell History Happy Hour each Monday night (March 16, 23, and 30). Recordings of those Cornell History Happy Hours are available here.

Regular class sessions for AMST 2001 resumed on April 6th, 7:30-8:45 p.m., and will continue to be broadcast live to alumni via this Zoom registration. For information about the course syllabus or schedule, email Corey. However, recordings of AMST 2001 class lectures beginning on April 6th are only available to current students.

AMST 2001 is taught by Corey Ryan Earle ’07 and explores Cornell’s identity as “the first American university,” referring to its unique role as a coeducational, nonsectarian, land-grant institution with a broad curriculum and diverse student body.

This registration provides access to all future Monday night sessions using the same Zoom link. Email reminders will be sent an hour in advance before each week’s session. To be removed from the registration list, email Corey.

AMST 2001 Schedule of Upcoming Lectures:
April 20: The Ivy League & Big Red Athletics
April 27: Student Life: Then & Now
May 4: Big Red Tape: University Administration, Finances, & Structure
May 11: The Future of Cornell & Topics by Request
May 18: Cornell in Popular Culture & Concluding Thoughts

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