• Back to school: behind the scenes with Cornell faculty

    When Cornell shifted from in-person classes to virtual instruction in March 2020, individual faculty members were asked to quickly implement new technologies and strategies for keeping students engaged online. Though many had limited experience teaching via Zoom, they rose to the occasion. Some produced scripted video lectures filled with music and video clips, some invited … Read more

  • Alumni tips for making the most of the Cornell experience

    As the new academic year begins, we asked alumni to share what helped make their time on the Hill exceptional, and what they think students should be sure not to miss during their Cornell years. The responses were broad-ranging—from “Get ice cream at the Dairy Bar,” to sharing which winter boots a new student should … Read more

  • Together we move mountains: alumna partners with Cornell in Hawai‘i

    Julie Hulali Morikawa ’01 cherishes her roots in the rural district of Kohala on the north end of the Big Island of Hawai‘i. “We were always outside in the pastures or on the rocky shores of the Kohala Coast fishing or diving,” she says, adding that she fondly recalls snacking on ‘opihi (a type of … Read more

  • Van Schoick and Wagner begin their terms as alumni-elected trustees

    Dr. A’ndrea L. Van Schoick ’96 and Kimberly A. Wagner ’85, the newest alumni-elected trustees on the Cornell University Board of Trustees, have begun their four-year terms of service. They sat down with us to share their priorities and expectations for their first year. What will your main focus be as you enter your first … Read more

  • Post-Zoom: shifts in the work space

    As of July 11, 2021, more than 89 percent of Cornell’s Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell Tech campus populations is vaccinated, including more than 10,100 faculty and staff. Only a single case of COVID-19 infection was identified via surveillance testing in the month of June—an encouraging sign as the university looks forward to resuming operations in … Read more