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Sy Katz ’31 Parade showcases Cornell in New York City

Manhattan’s Rockefeller Plaza was crowded but festive on Nov. 17, the Saturday evening before Thanksgiving. Holiday lights glowed, crowds milled between stores and skaters glided around the rink. A distant drumbeat struck up and grew louder. Hundreds of Cornell alumni, parents, and friends with banners, blinking red lapel pins, and kazoos turned toward the plaza … Read more

Profile series celebrates Cornell’s alumni entrepreneurs

Cornell’s thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems help entrepreneurs access the research and mentoring they need to start and grow successful businesses. A new series of profiles by Cornell Strategic Communications celebrates Cornell’s robust network of alumni entrepreneurs. The campaign, scheduled to run through May 2019, features two alumni each month from various industries and stages in their … Read more

Five alumni to serve in the 116th Congress

Five Cornell alumni won congressional races in the November 6 midterm election, including Sharice Davids, JD ’10, Democrat, who won in Kansas’ 3rd District. Davids is the first openly gay Kansan elected to Congress, and she, along with Debra Haaland, (D-New Mexico), also elected November 6, are the first two Native American women elected to … Read more

Cornell reaches out to alumni veterans

More than 1,300 Cornellians have responded to an October 5 email calling on alumni veterans to identify themselves and share ideas about how Cornell can connect with this diverse population of alumni. The survey is still open. “I’m glad to see a good, robust response,” said Rick Burgess, vice president of infrastructure, properties, and planning, … Read more

Trustees and Council members hear student stories during TCAM 2018

Students were the focus of the Trustee Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) Nov. 1-3 on the Ithaca campus. More than 650 of Cornell’s most engaged volunteers—members of the Cornell University Council and the Cornell University Board of Trustees—gathered to learn about and connect with students and, through this lens of the theme “Student Stories,” stay up … Read more

CUeLINKS: Online hub of the Cornell network

Even before she started at Cornell, Hana Brett ’21 knew that the Cornell network was a positive part of attending and graduating from this university. Now a biology and society major in the College of Arts and Sciences—and a member of the swim team—Brett is connecting with Cornell alumni, using the new online platform CUeLINKS, … Read more

CUeLINKS: Five steps to your best profile

You’ve set up your profile in CUeLINKS and you’re eager to share with students:  your career experience, job search advice, and ideas about making the most of life on The Hill. But are the students reaching you? The difference between making meaningful connections with students and being just another face on the platform could be … Read more

At Homecoming 2018, Chimes and Glee Club celebrate 150 years

The Hill is alive with the sound of Cornell’s musical organizations every Homecoming weekend—it’s tradition. But during Homecoming 2018, the familiar sounds of the Cornell Chimes and the Cornell University Glee Club had special meaning because both celebrate 150 years of making music this year. Playing through the past together The chimes first rang out … Read more

Homecoming 2018: community and fun enhanced by history

 On September 21-22, more than 12,000 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and community members enjoyed Homecoming traditions, including the Big Red Fan Festival and the football game against Yale. The weekend offered more than 150 events—from brunches and exhibits to tours and tailgates offered by colleges, units and campus organizations. “Homecoming was exhilarating,” said Lisa … Read more

Giving and engagement in 2018: Cornellians play key role in success

Alumni, parents, and friends gave to Cornell in significant amounts during fiscal year 2018, setting fundraising records and engaging with the university in many other ways. By volunteering, giving financial support, and staying connected online, Cornellians made July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018, one of the most successful years ever for philanthropy and participation. The university … Read more

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