Beyond personal success

Heily Gonzalez ’26, an undergraduate student double majoring in government and sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the first member of her family to attend college.

New alumni-elected trustees reflect on their service

Valisha Graves ’85 and John R. Toohey-Morales ’84 are the two newest alumni-elected members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Here, they tell us what their focus will be, and what they’re most looking forward to as their first year of service begins. What is your primary focus in your first year as a … Read more

Reflections on service, from alumni-elected trustees

Yonn K. Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89 and John O. Boochever ’81, two alumni-elected trustees finishing four-year terms of service, reflect on their time with the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Yonn K. Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89 It has truly been a great honor to serve as an alumni-elected trustee for Cornell. … Read more

Reunion 2021 to be virtual, open to all Cornellians

Due to the ongoing pandemic and related public health concerns, Cornell will hold all-virtual Reunion events this June for a second consecutive year, university officials announced today. Reunion organizers hope to build on the broad success of the all-virtual 2020 Reunion, held just a few months into the pandemic, to create a welcoming and memorable … Read more

Journaling project, now global, welcomes COVID-19 stories

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded this past spring, students in Janis Whitlock’s graduate seminar on translational research found themselves in a unique position – being able to participate in a widespread journaling project to record their hopes, fears, and routines, chronicling COVID-19’s effects on their daily lives and relationships. It is a project that is both … Read more

Digital ‘hub’ to combine best of Cornell’s alumni publications

A new partnership will develop a digital-first alumni publication as part of an information “hub,” bringing the best of Cornell Alumni Magazine, Ezra magazine and much more to Cornell alumni and friends around the world beginning next summer. Earlier this year, a common desire to better serve the university’s more than 280,000 alumni brought together … Read more

Jason Providakes PhD ’85: Cornell connections just make sense

MITRE has employed 144 Cornell alumni, launched a corporate partnership with Cornell’s Systems Engineering program, and invited Dean Lance Collins to join their board of trustees. Jason Providakes never intended to leave academia. After earning his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell Engineering in 1985, Providakes took a position at Cornell, teaching and … Read more

Reggie Fils-Aimé ’83 shares tips for next-generation leaders

A large, enthusiastic crowd filled David L. Call Alumni Auditorium on October 21 to hear Reggie Fils-Aimé ’83, a living legend in the gaming realm, deliver a lecture on leadership for the next generation. His talk, sponsored by the Dyson Leadership Program, focused on a list of guiding principles for leaders that he developed while … Read more

Literary icon Toni Morrison MA ’55 dies at 88

Nobel Prize-winning author and alumna Toni Morrison MA ’55 died Monday, Aug. 5, in New York City. She was 88. She wrote 11 novels that explored and illuminated the black American experience, including “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, and “Song of Solomon,” which received a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977. … Read more