Cornell on their minds

As part of its reactivation planning process, Cornell reached out directly to students to gather their input and learn their preferences. More than 10,300 students responded to a survey asking how likely they would be to return to Ithaca—even if all fall courses were taught remotely. Of the respondents, 75% of graduate students reported that … Read more

Seniors are Zooming in

Nearly 10,500 Cornellian households viewed Virtual Reunion 2020 content, from the Class of 1937 to the Class of 2020. More than 30 percent of the alumni who tuned in were members of the Classes of 1950–79. These are Cornellians in their 60s, 70s, and 80s, along with a handful of alumni in their 90s and 100s. “We … Read more

Standing with international students

On July 9, an audience of more than 2,000 international students, family members, and alumni from nearly 90 countries tuned in to an International Town Hall focused on addressing the concerns of Cornell’s international community. The town hall featured a message from President Martha Pollack and brief remarks from Provost Mike Kotlikoff and Vice Provost … Read more

Timeout part 2: Cornell graduate student and alumni reflections

As a follow-up to our undergraduate story, Timeout, we reached out to several Cornell graduate and professional students and recent alumni to hear how they’re coping with life in the wake of the pandemic. Here are their candid responses to our questions. From taste testing pasta in a home kitchen, to online clinical training at … Read more

All alumni join in Cornell Mosaic community conversations

In the final days preceding Cornell Reunion on June 5-6, leaders of Cornell Mosaic, Cornell Asian Alumni Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association, Cornell Latino Alumni Association, Cornell Native American Alumni Association, Cornell’s LGBTQIA+ Alumni Association, and staff from Diversity Alumni Programs collaborated to revise the Virtual Reunion schedule to create more opportunities for members of … Read more

First ever Virtual Reunion draws thousands

Cornell Reunion took place entirely online for the first time ever June 5 and 6. Virtual Reunion 2020 content has been viewed by nearly 10,500 Cornellian households, from six continents and 77 countries, and from the Class of 1937 to the Class of 2020. Cornellians joined the over 100 individual online events to hear from … Read more

The Cornell connection

Cornellians advise, help, and care for one another. Together, we comprise a powerful global network of more than 250,000 alumni. Here, we highlight the efforts of a handful of alumni who—in the midst of the pandemic—have reached out to provide career support to our newest Cornellians. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from … Read more

Game-changing gift for Public Interest Tech

Cornell Tech has announced a $1 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to jumpstart its Public Interest Tech (PiTech) initiative. PiTech will be geared toward developing the tools, systems, data sets, research, and education needed to address significant public sector concerns. The gift will help Cornell Tech create the foundational infrastructure for the PiTech initiative, … Read more

Livestream: Black community in crisis

According to the CDC, about 33% of people who’ve been hospitalized with COVID-19 are Black, yet only 13% of the U.S. population is Black. In a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on April 27, Dr. Anthony Fauci ’66 noted that the pandemic is “shining a bright light on how unacceptable that is, because yet … Read more

Just say cheese!

Lively Run Goat Dairy, based out of Interlaken, New York, and co-owned by Dyson alumnus Dave Messmer ’17, is purchasing milk from upstate New York dairies that would otherwise be dumping their milk due to supply/demand issues caused by the pandemic, and turning the milk into cheese to donate to local food banks. The dairy launched a Go … Read more