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

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

Alumni involvement in startup incubators sparks growth

When Frank DeCosta, Ph.D. ’85, thinks back to when he was a student, he reflects on how ignorant he was about intellectual property law. Now a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property, DeCosta volunteers at Cornell’s Praxis Center for Venture Development to make sure faculty and student entrepreneurs are more … 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

Coming together on Cornell Cares Day

Cornell University is deeply committed to enhancing the lives of people in communities around the world. In the spirit of public service, Cornellians have set aside a day dedicated to serving their neighbors. Cornell Cares Day is one of the most popular events hosted by regional Cornell clubs and associations all year. Cornell Cares Day … Read more

Exemplary alumni honored by 2019 Frank H. T. Rhodes awards

For 25 years, the Cornell alumni community has honored exceptional service to the university by bestowing the Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award upon dedicated, generous, and passionate Cornellians. To mark the silver anniversary, the 2019 recipients—four individuals and two couples—will be honored at a dinner during the Trustee Council Alumni Weekend (TCAM) … Read more

Terri Port ’84 helps first-generation students succeed

Terri Port was the first person in her family to leave home to attend college. Her hometown of Hanover, Massachusetts had only 8,000 people, so the size of Cornell was daunting when she first arrived. But the biggest challenge Port faced was affording the cost of attending Cornell. “A Cornell tuition was a stretch,” she … Read more