These experiences make a community out of a huge student body, and everyone finds their place among the crowd.
Needless to say, I am no longer “neutral” to Cornell.
In an odd way, Andy Shuler said, it was like his own mother, who stepped in to create and provide a personalized education for his sister with Down Syndrome. Harrey Shuler felt confident that she could teach math and science at a high-school level.
Mostly, she didn’t teach though, she said: Jeremy was so happy and so interested in things, such a voracious reader of anything from encyclopedias to math books, that she acted more as a guide, answering questions.
Living less than an hour away, my mom and I used a snow day to be productive and check another college visit off the list.
It was the middle of January of my junior year of high school, and we barely made it there in one piece because of the condition of the roads (I do not advise doing a college tour on a day like this!“I think I’ll really enjoy being at Cornell,” he said.“I’ve been preparing for college for a long time.” Time is relative.I put a great deal of time, thought, and effort into my college applications, but at the beginning, I never would have imagined that would end up at Cornell.I often tell the story of my first visit to Cornell.When he was three months old, Jeremy Shuler’s parents were surprised to find he seemed to pay close attention to things for so long.Instead of the seconds they expected from an infant, he would watch closely for half an hour.We trek through the snow, we scream at midnight on the night before finals start every semester, we attend Applefest in Ithaca Commons, we throw fish on the ice at the Harvard vs.Cornell hockey games, we check items off the “161 Things Every Cornellian Should Do” list, and we celebrate Slope Day – marking the end of another successful year.It’s hard to hold him back, his father said, because he just dives into everything.“His brain is very good at making connections between things that most people might not see,” Andy Shuler said.