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Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

If a budding entrepreneur ever needed a lesson in the power of persistence, the story of Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73 would be a good one to hear. Schleifer, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year who majored in biological sciences as a Cornell undergrad, shared the successes and failures he experienced while growing his biotechnology … Read more

Law School alumnus helps battle Notre Dame blaze

Law School alumnus Frank Langrais JD ’17, was one of the approximately 400 firefighters who battled the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caused extensive damage to the historic structure. “When I try to remember the whole thing, I still feel like all of it was just a bad dream,” Langrais … Read more

LEAD NY develops leaders in state’s ag community

As herd manager of a 2,500-cow dairy operation 20 miles northeast of Albany, Paul Molesky ’09 knows a lot about caring for animals, agricultural economics and managing a farm. But as he supervised dozens of workers within that operation, Molesky realized he needed help developing one other crucial skill: leadership. “You can manage your cows, … Read more

Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30

Exclusive interviews with Cornellians who made the lists Each year, Forbes compiles lists of young entrepreneurs across 20 different industries who are breaking new ground and, as Forbes puts it, “shaking up some of the world’s stodgiest industries.” Forbes combs through thousands of candidates before selecting the final 600. In 2019, fifteen Cornell alumni made … Read more

Alumni trustee election 2019: Meet the candidates

Voting is open February 1-28 (closing February 28 at 5 p.m. EST) for Cornell alumni to elect two new members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates are endorsed by the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations: Roderick Gong-Wah Chu MBA ’71; Cynthia A. Cuffie ’74; Terrance N. Horner Jr. ’92, PhD ’98; and … Read more

Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference opens to all

The Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), a meeting for alumni leaders and volunteers, is expanding in 2019 to include all alumni interested in Cornell community and engagement. The conference is scheduled for February 8-10 in Boston. “I invite all Cornell alumni to join this weekend of idea-sharing and community as we form a strategy for … 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

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