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Build It Yourself: Cornell-educated makers teach the next generation

In the press of bodies and booths at Cornell’s University Career Fair Days in Barton Hall, one employer display stood out to Sixia Chen MEng ’18: Build It Yourself, an engineering and design education company founded by John Galinato ’66, MEng ’68. “I was attracted by the weirdo stand decoration and the silly, cute ‘brainstorm’ … Read more

Terri Port ’84 helps first-generation students succeed

Terri Port was the first person in her family to leave home to attend college. Her hometown of Hanover, Massachusetts had only 8,000 people, so the size of Cornell was daunting when she first arrived. But the biggest challenge Port faced was affording the cost of attending Cornell. “A Cornell tuition was a stretch,” she … Read more

Alumni-faculty collaboration showcases creativity of whale songs

Like many music-obsessed teenagers in the 1990s, Annie Lewandowski liked to make mix tapes for her friends. However, most teenagers probably didn’t intersperse pop anthems with whale songs. “I was talking to a childhood friend recently and she said, ‘Oh Annie, you’ve always been into whale songs. Do you remember those mix tapes you used to make?’” … Read more

Cornellians growing tourism in the Finger Lakes

Ithaca is a special place. This fact is much appreciated by Cornell alumni, who consistently cite the natural beauty of campus, town, and Finger Lakes region as a top reason for coming back. And the word is out among non-Cornellians, too. USA Today named the Finger Lakes best wine region in the US for 2018. … Read more

Reunion 2019 resonates with Cornellians of all ages

More than 8,000 alumni, family members, and friends enjoyed Cornell’s Ithaca campus during four cloudless days of Reunion 2019, June 6-9. “Reunion is a wonderful opportunity for generations of Cornellians to come together and celebrate their alma mater and each other,” said Michelle Vaeth ’98, associate vice president for alumni affairs. “This weekend, alumni of … Read more

Learning opportunities abound at Reunion 2019

Alumni travel back in time when they attend Cornell Reunions—back to the campus, dorms, and classrooms where they were students. But many attendees also stay up to date by attending Reunion events focused on current events and campus departments. All over campus, reunion attendees enjoyed a wide variety of intellectual and cultural programming: The Olin … Read more

Cornell Glee Club celebrates 150 years with 300 voices

To mark the sesquicentennial of the Cornell Glee Club, the university’s oldest student organization, a record number of past and current members—more than 300—gathered during Reunion 2019. There were speeches, receptions, and, of course, music. Alumni kicked off Saturday’s luncheon, the centerpiece of the weekend, with a spontaneous singing of “Strike up a Song for … Read more

Reunion clubbing with the Tower Club

Alumni philanthropists took a break from the rigors of Reunion Saturday at the Tower Club Hospitality Suite in the Park Atrium at the Beck Center in Statler Hall. “The Hospitality Suite is our chance to give a special thank you to alumni in returning classes and locally who are members of the Tower Club or … Read more

Peter Yarrow ’59 delights and unites in Reunion concert

Folk musician Peter Yarrow ’59 played solo during his Reunion 2019 concert, but his voice was not the only one filling Call Auditorium, not by a long shot. The crowd joined Yarrow, formerly a member of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, in several familiar tunes from the 1960s. The hour-long sing-along was based on … Read more

Reunion 2019: a time to treasure Cornell

Just a few weeks after classes end and students disperse for the summer, alumni and their families will return to campus for Reunion 2019. This year’s event is on track to set a new record for attendance, with more than 7,000 alumni and their guests already registered. From June 6-9, alumni from the classes of … Read more

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