Plant lover and Earth advocate

When Sandra Knapp PhD ’86 started her undergraduate career at Pomona College in Claremont, California, she was set on taking a course in marine science. Having grown up in the desert in rural New Mexico, the ocean held great allure for Sandy. But when she was not able to get in because the course was … Read more

Recent grads on a mission to support Ukraine

Mark Kreynovich ’19 and Dillon Carroll ’20 were first-year roommates and best friends at Cornell, and share a commitment to service, along with a birthday: February 25. They’re also now sharing an extraordinary journey. Mark, who was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and Dillon, who grew up in Ridgewood, NJ, dropped everything to travel to Eastern … Read more

Look them up: young alumni in tech 

As Cornell Tech celebrates its 10th year, the school has become a global hub for tech innovation. Over the past decade, Cornell Tech has helped make NYC the second most valuable startup ecosystem in the world, after Silicon Valley. Cornell Tech opened its campus on Roosevelt Island just five years ago, with 30 faculty and … Read more

Cornell is a gateway to opportunity for Ukrainian student

Maryna Mullerman DVM ’25 says Cornell has always been her dream school. Growing up in Ukraine, she spent many summers on her grandparents’ farm outside Kharkiv, where she enjoyed fishing, catching insects, and observing wildlife. She says she knew she wanted to be veterinarian by the time she was eight years old. She began researching … Read more

Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate: Cornellians who fill your cup

Whether you prefer to warm up your day with coffee, tea, or cocoa—you’re not alone. Coffee is the second largest exported product worldwide, second only to oil. More than half of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis, averaging three cups daily. This puts the U.S. 25th in the world in per capita coffee consumption, … Read more

Meet the 2022 Alumni Trustee Election candidates

Voting is open February 1–28 for Cornell alumni to elect two new members to the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates are endorsed by the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations: Dr. Deborah J. Arrindell ’79, Dr. Nathan Theodore Connell ’01, Kimberly Nicole Dowdell ’06, and Reginald Fils-Aimé ’83. In this brief Q&A, you’ll hear … Read more

Rodney A. Brooks ’75 is helping Black Americans build wealth

“A host of positive psychological changes inevitably will result from widespread economic security. The dignity of the individual will flourish when the decisions concerning his life are in his own hands, when he has the means to seek self-improvement.” —Martin Luther King Jr., from his 1967 book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or … Read more

Cornell moments: hallmark stories of 2021

We are united by a common purpose As we look forward to 2022, we wanted to take a few moments to celebrate 2021. This was a year in which many Cornellians transitioned back to in-person learning and work. We were grateful for the power of science and for the researchers who developed lifesaving vaccines and … Read more

Lamin Johnson ’21: sparking connections through art

Lamin Johnson’s superpower is bringing people together. The Class of 2021 grad and spoken word artist is known for writing thoughtful and poignant poetry that bridges generations. Lamin has performed two pieces for Cornell, including a poem composed in honor of the launch of Cornell’s university-wide To Do the Greatest Good campaign. Alumni from across … Read more