Cornell College

Cornell College is a private liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The Iowa Conference Seminary, the school was founded in 1853 by George Bryant Bowman. Four years in 1857, the name was changed to Cornell College, in honor of iron tycoon William Wesley Cornell, a distant relative of Ezra Cornell. Cornell students study one course at a time. Since 1978, school years have been divided into "blocks" of three-and-a-half weeks each, during which students are enrolled in a single class. While schedules vary from class to class, most courses consist of around 30 hours of lecture, along with additional time spent in the laboratory, studying audio-visual media, or other activities. Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cornell operated on a calendar of 9 blocks per year but switched to 8 blocks per year beginning in the fall of 2012. From its inception, Cornell has accepted women into all degree programs. In 1858, Cornell was host to Iowa's first female recipient of a baccalaureate degree, Mary Fellows, a member of the first graduating class from Cornell College.

She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics. In 1871, Harriette J. Cooke became the first female college professor in the United States to become a full professor with a salary equal to that of her male colleagues; the most recognizable building on Cornell's campus is King Chapel. The chapel is the site of the annual convocation at the commencement of the school year as well as the baccalaureate service in the spring for graduating students; the chapel contains a large organ and is the site of musical performances. Religious services are held in the nearby Allee Chapel. Old Sem, for a short while, was the only building of the original college and now houses administrative offices of the college. Cornell contains 9 academic buildings. College Hall, the second-oldest building of the college, houses classrooms and offices of several social science and humanities departments. South Hall a male dormitory, houses the Politics and Creative Writing Departments. Prall House contains classrooms of the Philosophy and Religion Departments.

The Merle West Science Center houses the Physics and Chemistry Departments. West Science contains one of the school's two stadium seating lecture-style classrooms, with a capacity around 100; these have since been relocated to Russell Science Center. It opened for classes for the 2019-2020 academic year; the Norton Geology Center contains both an extensive museum and classrooms for geological sciences. Law Hall includes the Math, Computer Science, Psychology Departments, is the computing hub of the campus. McWethy Hall a gymnasium, was remodeled and now contains the studios and offices of the Art Department. Armstrong Hall and Youngker Hall are adjoining fine arts buildings. Armstrong Hall is the location of the Music Department, while Youngker Hall contains the Theatre Department, including Kimmel Theatre. In addition, the Small Sports Center and the Lytle House contain classrooms of the Kinesiology Department. Cole Library serves both the Mount Vernon community. Cornell has several residence halls.

Pfeiffer Hall, Tarr Hall, Dows Hall together form the "Tri-Hall" area. Tarr now houses both males and females. Dows, once an all-female residence hall, joins Pfeiffer and Tarr in providing co-ed housing. Tarr and Dows are both freshmen dorms, while Pfeiffer houses upperclassmen as well as first-years. Pfeiffer is co-ed by room. Bowman-Carter Hall is an all-female hall for upperclassmen, situated in an old hospital building. Pauley-Rorem Hall is a combination of two residence halls that are joined in the middle by a common set of stairs. Female first-years resided in Pauley, male first-years resided in Rorem until 2012-2013 when both residence halls became co-ed by floor. Pauley Hall was once home to the Pauley Academic Program, a community of male and female students with strong academic backgrounds. Pauley Hall was co-ed by floor as early as 1986, in 1987-89, the second floor Pauley was home to the Academic Program and was co-ed by room. Olin and Merner Hall are co-ed upper-class residence halls.

New and Russell Hall were opened in 2005 and 2007 and offer suite-style living. Students may choose more independent living options in apartments at Wilch Apartments, 10th Avenue, Armstrong House, Harlan House, at the Sleep Inn. Nearly all Cornell students are required to live on-campus or in campus apartments, so most students do not rent non-college housing; the Cornell campus is centered on a modest hill, the feature noted in the moniker "Hilltop Campus." Several campus buildings are grouped on the hilltop, while the athletic facilities and some residential buildings are located farther downhill on the campus's northwest side. Cornell College fields 19 intercollegiate athletic teams, all of which compete in NCAA Division III sports. A member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Cornell


The Glödis is one of the most formed summits in the Schober Group in East Tyrol, hence its sobriquet, the "Matterhorn of the Schober Group". It is an impressive sight both from the valley of Kalser Lesachtal. Franz Miklosich derives the name from the Slavic word gledna. According to Heinz Pohl, there are 2 possible derivations: either from the early Slovenian glodišće, but this link is phonetically difficult. In the Debanttal valley the mountain was for a long time called the Großer Gößnitzkopf, its other names include Granatkogel. The best ascent option is from the Lienzer Hut along the Franz Keil Way on to the Kalser Törl and along the southeast arête. In autumn 2006 a klettersteig was installed on the southeast ridge, of moderate difficulty. Other well known routes are: Southwest ridge from the Kalser Törl, popular used Northeast ridge from Glödistörl, boulder-strewn West ridge, most difficult arête of the Glödis South ridge, solid rock used Alpine Club map Sheet 41, 1:25,000, Schobergruppe, ISBN 3-928777-12-2 Richard Goedeke: 3000er in den Nordalpen, Munich, 2004, ISBN 3-7654-3930-4 Georg Zlöbl: Die Dreitausender Osttirols.

Verlag Grafik Zloebl, Lienz-Tristach, 2005, ISBN 3-200-00428-2 Österreichischer Alpenverein: Glödis Südostgrat. Ein Normalweg wird zum Klettersteig

Thomas Adams (British Army officer)

Thomas Adams, British Army major, posthumously promoted to brigadier-general based on accounts of his defence of the British position in Bengal in 1763. Adams commenced his military service in 1747 as a volunteer with the army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland in the Netherlands. On 25 June of the same year he obtained a commission as ensign in the 37th Foot, in which regiment he rose to the rank of captain nine years later, he was subsequently transferred to the 84th Foot, was serving as a major in that regiment in India, when, in 1762, five years after the battle of Plassey, he was appointed to the command of the united forces of the crown and of the East India Company in Bengal. It was a critical period in British Indian history. Notwithstanding the victory at Plassey, the British power was by no means so established as to be free from the risk of overthrow. Clive was in England. Mir Kásim, the astute minister and son-in-law of that Mir Jaffier whom Clive had placed upon the throne of Bengal in place of Suráj-ud-dowlah, had in turn displaced his master and had been formally invested as nawáb at Patna in the previous year.

The vices of venality and corruption which Clive, himself by no means over-scrupulous, had described as the chief dangers to British rule in India, were rampant in the Calcutta council chamber. By the unscrupulous action of the council and by the rapacity of the subordinate servants of the company trade was disorganised, the nawáb was deprived of his revenues, the British name was becoming synonymous with oppression and fraud. Disputes on the subject of transit duties and an unjustifiable attack made by Mr. Ellis, one of the members of the council, upon the city of Patna, followed by the death of Mr. Amyatt, sent as an envoy to the nawáb, and, killed by the troops of the latter when resisting an attempt to make him prisoner, brought on war between the company and the nawáb; the forces of the latter numbered 40,000 men, including 25,000 infantry trained and disciplined on the European system, a regiment of excellent artillerymen well supplied with guns. To oppose this force, Major Adams had under his command a small body of troops, variously estimated at from 2,300 to 3,000, of whom only 850 were Europeans.

His artillery was inferior to that of the enemy. The campaign commenced on 2 July 1763, lasted for four months, in the course of which Adams fought four actions, took two considerable forts and nearly 500 pieces of cannon, defeated the most powerful Bengali army that up to that time had confronted the British in India. Key engagements included the Battle of Gheriah in August 1763; this lasted for four hours. Another engagement was the Battle of Udhanala in September 1763: Adams pursued Qasim's troops to the gates of Monghyr and besieged Patna where he was victorious but not before Qasim had killed some 60 British prisoners. Adams followed Qasim's remaining sepoys for a few more days and returned to Calcutta having conquered the whole of Bengal in just a few months. At the close of the campaign Major Adams was compelled by ill-health to resign his command, died at Calcutta in January 1764; as soon as the intelligence of the campaign reached England, Adams was advanced to the rank of brigadier-general, but he had been dead some months when his commission was issued.

Adams died in Calcutta in January 1764. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Adams, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900