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A 10,000-mile ride to Reunion 2018

For Reunion 2018, Cornell alumni came back to campus in various ways. Some arrived by bus from New York City, and some came by plane from overseas. Some caught shared rides from other states, and some attended virtually, thanks to live stream. One young alumnus came back by bicycle—and he came a very long way. … Read more

Reunion 2018 innovates on the tradition of coming back

Reunion drew more than 7,500 alumni, family members, and friends back to the Ithaca campus June 7-10. And with more than 5,400 alumni in attendance, 2018 was the most highly attended Reunion in Cornell’s history. “Cornellians are coming home in record-breaking numbers,” Paul Cashman ’73, president of the Cornell Association of Class Officers, said at … Read more

Alumni choose two new trustees in 2018 election

During an election in April, Cornell alumni selected two new members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. The new alumni-elected trustees are John Boochever ’81 of Washington, DC, and Yonn Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89 of Pittsford, New York. “More than 16,000 alumni made their voices heard by choosing from a slate of … Read more

Alumni trustee election 2018: Meet the candidates

Voting is open April 2–30 for the 2018 election. Cornell alumni will choose two new trustees from among their ranks. The Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations endorses four candidates this year: John Boochever ’81, Mark Hansen ’79, Yonn Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89, and Lisa Yang ’74. We asked the candidates to share their … Read more

Campus leaders pay tribute to Peter Meinig

The Memorial Room in Willard Straight Hall was packed March 22 with trustees, university leaders, students and family members who gathered to conjure, if only for a moment, the essence of the late Peter Meinig ’61, BME ’62.

Alumni Affairs leader Jim Mazza ’88 to retire

As a former student worker who led alumni in song from his piano during Cornell Reunions, Jim Mazza ’88 recalls that among the first alumni he met were members of the Class of 1912, many dressed in traditional candy-cane-striped jackets. “I’ve known more than one hundred years of Cornellians,” he said, “and that’s a remarkably … Read more

2018 Entrepreneur of the Year awardees named

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has announced that Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95 have been named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year. They will be honored April 19–20 during “Celebration,” Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s conference in Ithaca. Shah and Conine co-founded Wayfair in 2002 and rapidly grew the business to become the largest online retailer of home … Read more

PCCW microgrants advance women students

When Jeanette Perez-Rossello ’91 sees the energy of Cornell students, she is inspired to support them in any way she can. “I think they’re brilliant. They are such good people and they are doing so much outside the classrooms through volunteer work, for campus organizations, and for each other. They are doing great stuff,” said … Read more

Cornellians gather at DC’s African American history museum

In the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, a weathered Cornell banner hangs behind glass, representing the university as one of the first to welcome African American students. On November 18, the Cornell spirit of “… any person … any study” moved from the museum’s walls to fill its halls: … Read more

Robert F. Smith ’85 named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Cornell has named a Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year every year since Robert F. Smith’s junior year as a chemical engineering student. On Nov. 3, Smith—one of the world’s top business minds—received this year’s award from President Martha E. Pollack. “Your leadership and thoughtful, socially responsible philanthropy mean a great deal to me and to … Read more

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