Cornell: Birth of the American University

2005 NYSBA Award - Best Documentary

In October 1868, the first students of a new university began the rugged hike up East Hill in Ithaca, NY. They would be the first students of the college that would change the way higher education was taught in the United States. Cornell: Birth of the American University chronicles the founding of Cornell University, focusing on two men, Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, whose individual dreams and ambitions would come together to create one of the great institutions of learning in the world. This one-hour documentary includes rare photos and film footage from the Cornell University Archives.

Cornell: Birth of the American University is produced by WSKG's Brian Frey.