Leaders of Problem Solvers Caucus find hope and common ground

On January 13, the Cornell Institute of Politics and Global Affairs launched its Campaign for the Future of Democracy with a timely conversation between Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) and Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) about how to bridge the partisan divide in Congress and in our nation. Reed and Gottheimer are co-chairs of the Problem Solvers … Read more

Meet the candidates for the 2021 Alumni Trustee Election

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: John Balen ’82, MBA ’86; Liv Gussing Burgess ’91; A’ndrea Van Schoick ’96; and Kim Wagner ’85. We asked the candidates to share more … Read more

Now offering home delivery: Cornell Wellness Program

The Cornell Wellness Program offers free fitness, nutrition, and general health consultations, and a variety of programs to encourage health and wellbeing—from mindful snacking to self-massage to family fitness routines. These programs are designed to be inclusive and accessible, welcoming, and fun for participants. While Wellness programs target Cornell employees, retirees, and their partners, many … Read more

Cornell Club of Ithaca addresses local food insecurity

For years, volunteers with the Cornell Club of Ithaca have been supporting the local community. From hosting club events at area restaurants to support small business owners, to donating 400 pairs of socks to a homeless shelter last January, members do their part to give back to the Ithaca community. Typically, club members participate in … Read more

Finding your North Star: aligning your purpose and your paycheck

“Finding what we love doing, what we’re good at, and what the world is calling us to do is akin to finding one’s North Star,” says Mike Bishop, director of student leadership for the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) at Cornell University. For the past five years, OEI has contributed to the culture of public … Read more

Cornell moments: ten hallmark stories of 2020

This was a year of firsts As we look forward to the New Year, we wanted to take a few moments to reflect on 2020. This was a year of firsts, as many of us transitioned to working, learning, and connecting online. We learned hard lessons: from how to keep the Cornell campus open in … Read more

“Zoomed-out”: extracurricular life in the time of COVID-19

When Cornell closed its campus in March 2020, the state of New York was the global hotspot for COVID-19. In the months that followed, Cornell faculty and staff worked together to create a plan to reopen campus, based on best scientific practices. The plan required every community member to make sacrifices, including a massive transition … Read more

Cornellian addresses underrepresentation in computer science

Jehron Petty ’20 doesn’t shy away from a problem. After realizing during his time at Cornell that there was underrepresentation of Black and Latinx students in engineering and computer science, he set out not only to change that at his alma mater, but at universities around the country. “It motivated me to look at the … Read more

Caring for our international students

About 1,200 of Cornell’s 7,000+ international students are studying outside of the United States this semester. These are undergraduates, graduate, and professional students who are joining their classes remotely from their homes and from Study Away campuses around the world. The majority of these students were unable to return to campus in fall 2020, due … Read more

Navigating the 2020 election

One thing a majority of Americans agree on is that 2020 has been a challenging year. According to the American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey, 72% of Americans think that 2020 has hit a new low point in our nation’s history. More than two-thirds of Americans agree that the 2020 election has been a … Read more