Tonight at dinner, Dave and I overheard a couple talking about academia and applications. After a lot of contention over whether colleges are mainly businesses or institutions (I err towards the former and pray for the latter), the dude said, “I mean, for an Ivy League, Cornell is pretty weak.” And, because I am a hater, my black heart sang a choked, tinny song.
But! As if to prove me wrong, the fab blog Teenangster put up this post drawing my attention to the Cornell University Library’s textile collection. I love it when the academy goes Flickr. And, not surprisingly, I love this collection. Banners! Portraits! Embossing! Red! White! Blue! Patriotism and Protection?! God. I need to go to grad school.
I am actually squealing right now.