Twenty years: Cornellians at the forefront of climate action

In spring of 2020, Cornell became the first Ivy League institution and the sixth university in the world to receive the highest possible rating for its sustainability efforts—STARS Platinum. The STARS ratings measure campus sustainability across a range of dimensions, from the food Cornell serves to the energy it produces, and from the courses it … Read more

Some things are better together: extracurriculars @ Cornell

When students returned to campus this fall, they were looking forward to their classes—and to the full range of events and activities that make Cornell Cornell. From beekeeping to roller skating to rowing on the lake, students were excited to come back together for their favorite extracurriculars. For many groups, fall 2021 is the first … Read more

Back to school: behind the scenes with Cornell faculty

When Cornell shifted from in-person classes to virtual instruction in March 2020, individual faculty members were asked to quickly implement new technologies and strategies for keeping students engaged online. Though many had limited experience teaching via Zoom, they rose to the occasion. Some produced scripted video lectures filled with music and video clips, some invited … Read more

Post-Zoom: shifts in the work space

As of July 11, 2021, more than 89 percent of Cornell’s Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell Tech campus populations is vaccinated, including more than 10,100 faculty and staff. Only a single case of COVID-19 infection was identified via surveillance testing in the month of June—an encouraging sign as the university looks forward to resuming operations in … Read more

Potluck: seven Cornell stories to savor

In honor of Virtual Reunion 2021, we asked Cornellians to share their favorite Big Red moments. From a young man raised in the ghettos of Uganda celebrating his acceptance to a Cornell PhD program, to a 97-year-old alumnus lecturing in an ILR course he helped create, your stories moved us. The connections you have to … Read more

Facing our urban future: what to expect

Hundreds of Cornellians in cities and communities around the world tuned in to Virtual Reunion 2021 on June 11, to hear from a panel of experts about The Future of Cities. While online participants waited for the live stream to begin, Bobbie Horowitz ’61 typed in the chat, “Hope the future of my city (NYC) … Read more

Class of 2020: learning to let it flow

When 2020 graduates gather online for the Class of 2020 Celebration on Sunday, June 13, they will be Zooming in from locations across the globe—from Brooklyn to Seattle and from Tel Aviv to Tanzania. When these seniors left campus in March 2020, few of them realized they would not be returning to campus for more … Read more