Big Red podcasters: finding their voice

In August 2020, Amanda Massa, associate director of young alumni programs for Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development, released the 50th episode of Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians. This podcast, winner of the 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence, offers an inside look into the lives of recent graduates. Massa tracks down noteworthy … Read more

Together, we are fulfilling the Cornell Promise

Due to the pandemic, the University Budget Office projects that up to 3,000 Cornell undergraduates will experience unanticipated changes in their financial situations. Each one percent increase in unemployment is projected to add an additional 275-300 students to Cornell’s financial aid rolls. These students and their families face challenges due to lost income or jobs—meaning they … Read more

Weill Cornell Medicine is at the frontline of vaccine development

Images courtesy of Weill Cornell Medicine, Stronger Together Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), at dozens of sites across the U.S., and in labs around the world are collaborating in the race to test treatments and develop effective vaccines for COVID-19. On Thursday, August 20, infectious disease specialists on the frontlines hosted “COVID Clinical Trials: … Read more

Alumni startup: making student votes count

Juliana Bain ’20, Noe Abernathy ’20, and Devki Trivedi ’20 met during their first year at Cornell. Bain and Trivedi lived in the same dorm (floor 5 of High Rise 5), and Bain and Abernathy shared a house together for most of the next three years. Today, the trio are part of the core team … Read more

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