Ms. Shoda is one of Cornell's most mysterious students. According to a note from the Board of Trustees, Ms. Shoda was to study at Cornell, tuition free for the academic year 1911-1912. According to the transcript records and alumni files, Ms. Shoda did indeed study at Cornell during that time. However Ms. Shoda enrolled but did not complete any courses after this time, and left Cornell in 1913. Strangely, the university registrar lists Ms. Shoda as having graduated in 1916.
The story gets even stranger. From 1914-1917, a girl named Yoshi Shoda attended Ithaca High School. Her name and photographs appear in the 1915 and 1917 Ithaca High School yearbooks. In 1915 she is listed as a member of the Art Club. She graduated from Ithaca High School in 1917. Stranger still, in 1919, Yoshi Shoda seems to have gone to Columbia University as a graduate student in sociology. According to the Columbia University Registrar’s records, she attended Columbia University, from 1919-1921. In 1930, Yoshi Shoda attended a dinner hosted by the Cornell Club of Tokyo for attendees at the World Engineering Congress in Tokyo. The article includes a group photo.
Who was this mysterious student?