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Big Red graduates have long festooned their caps with personal messages, political statements, artistic decorations, and more

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Maybe the TV addiction Trevor Steer ’89 and I share dates back to all of our television deprivation from 1985–89 at Cornell. ‘The Golden Girls’ (R.I.P. Betty White) were about all most of us had time for.

Kris Borovicka Gerig ’89, May / June 2022 Class Column

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