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Derogatory name for Cornell University, located in Ithaca, NY, implying that it is part of the public SUNY system and not the more prestigious Ivy league. Although Cornell is a private school it does receive funding from the state, so there may be some truth in the name.
Bill Nye the Science Guy is one of many famous SUNY Ithaca graduates.
by Strong Teen Using Democracy December 16, 2007