Cornellians FAQ

How do I submit an item for Class Notes?

Class Notes, which are written by your class correspondents, are your opportunity to connect with your class and share your news with your classmates. Submit your news via the online form to be included in a future column. By submitting an item for Class Notes, you automatically agree to our Terms and Conditions.

How do I notify the University of an alumni death?

Please submit notification—including an obituary, if possible—to the University at Once the University records an alumni death in its database, the relevant information is forwarded to Cornellians for inclusion in a future In Memoriam section.

How do I submit my book for consideration among the featured titles?

Cornellians features brief write-ups of a limited number of recently published books by alumni and faculty. For consideration, books must be published by a conventional publisher—not self published, pay-to-publish, publish on demand, or similar—and be of interest to a general audience. Books not featured will be forwarded to the Class Notes section. To submit your book, please email

How do I suggest a potential story topic?

Please submit story suggestions to Summarize your idea in a few sentences and explain why you think it would be a good fit for Cornellians. We regret that we can only feature a small fraction of the many accomplishments of Big Red alumni with story coverage in Cornellians, but topics not chosen will be forwarded to the Class Notes section.

How do I comment on stories?

Cornellians encourages you to share your thoughts related to the content of our stories—especially your own memories of Big Red life—by using the link at the bottom of the text. Comments are public and may be edited for clarity and civility. By submitting a comment, you automatically agree to our Terms and Conditions.

How do I subscribe to the Cornellians RSS feed?

You can subscribe by pasting this link into your preferred RSS reader. Please note when you click the link, you will see the feed’s HTML coding (this is normal). This Wikipedia page explains what RSS feeds are and how they work.

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The Cornellians print digest

What is the Cornellians digest?

To serve alumni readers who prefer to read Cornellians stories and Class Notes in a print format, we introduced the Cornellians digest. Each issue includes curated content previously published online—from popular profiles to campus features, “Ask the Expert” segments, and highlights from Class Notes. The Cornellians digest is ceasing publication after our Winter 2024 issue and is no longer available for subscription.

Why is the Cornellians print digest ceasing operation?

The extremely low interest in the print product, coupled with the high cost of production, makes it impossible to continue. Despite our outreach, subscriptions barely reached 20% of our most modest projection. Additionally, the price of a yearly subscription is high, yet it only covers a fraction of the cost incurred to produce, print, and distribute the digest.

Where can I read Cornellians digest content?

As always, all content included in the digest–and much more!–is available for free, and in a more timely fashion, online.

Why does the Cornellians digest include highlights from Class Notes rather than the entire columns? Where can I read the full columns?

Since Class Notes have gone digital, we’ve seen an explosion of submissions and engagement! While that’s something to celebrate, it also means that we’re unable to include full Class Notes columns in the Cornellians digest due to space constraints in print. However, you can read Class Notes in full—and more frequently—online. Class Notes are published online every other month, as opposed to quarterly in print.

Where does In Memoriam (the listing of alumni deaths) appear?

In Memoriam appears online, published monthly. For space reasons, we are unable to include alumni deaths in the print Cornellians digest.

Cornellians digest subscriptions

How can I report that my issue didn’t arrive in the mail?

Email to report a missing issue.

How can I update my address, or note that I have a different seasonal address?

Email to update your address.

How can I get help with my subscription?

Email for help with your subscription.

Can I cancel my subscription and get a refund?

Yes. You can cancel your subscription at any time, but your refund will need to be manually processed. Please email for help with your cancellation.

If I’ve paid my class dues, do I qualify for a free subscription to the Cornellians digest?

The Cornellians digest is not tied to class dues and is only available to paying subscribers. To read all Cornellians content for free, visit