Humphrey Fellows Travel to Adirondacks
Maxwell Humphrey Fellows recently returned from an informative and fun weekend
in the Adirondacks. As part of their
cultural experience, the Fellows met their Cornell counterparts amidst the
mountains inside the blue line. Fellows got to catch up with each other as some
attended the English Language Institute together this past summer.
In preparation for
the trip, the Maxwell Fellows learned about the unique history of the
Adirondacks from Stephen Webb, Professor Emeritus in the History
Department. Once in the Adirondacks the
Fellows toured Minnowbrook, visited the Adirondack Museum and spent Saturday
afternoon listening to a presentation by Commissioner Richard Booth of the
Adirondack Park Agency. The
Commissioner, who is also a Cornell professor, highlighted the inherent
tensions between the public and private lands that comprise the 6-million acre
park. In between, Fellows from both
universities hiked, biked, canoed and kayaked.
For the less adventurous, there was a ski lift up McCauley Mountain to
view the fall leaves.