About Cornellians

Our mission is to engage and inspire alumni throughout their lifetime by informing, entertaining, and connecting the Big Red community around the globe.

With a lively and welcoming voice, this digital publication keeps readers up to date with Cornell life today; shares stories from the University’s rich and compelling history; celebrates its diversity; and showcases the accomplishments of its graduates, faculty, and students as they seek (as founder Ezra Cornell himself put it) “to do the greatest good” and make a difference in the world.

Cornellians leverages the digital environment through lively prose, imagery, and video, as well as other multimedia and interactive formats. As is reflected in its name, alumni voices populate much of our content—not only as interview subjects but through Class Notes columns, commentary on stories, first-person Chime In” essays, suggestions for feel-good topics in our “Bear Hugs” series, and more.

Cornellians is produced by its editorial staff in partnership with the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development and with Cornell Brand Communications within the Division of University Relations. It is advised by an alumni committee, including several members with decades of experience in publishing and communication.

The Cornellians staff and its partners are thrilled to share this publication with you and are eager to see you engage with it. For more information, see our FAQ or email cornellians@cornell.edu.