E. E. Day on Cornell in World War II
The forces which today are reordering human affairs pose everywhere, for every individual person, the same questions: What are the things in life which are worth struggling for-if necessary, fighting for? What are the things in life which we propose to give up last as we are compelled to make greater and greater sacrifices? Cornellians must face the question of where Cornell stands in the scale of values imposed by the war. Not only can the University give immediate and effective war service on many fronts, but the purposes and ideals which reside in its life and work have values deeply rooted in the very meaning of our lives. Those values must not be abandoned or impaired.