Cascadilla Gorge offers a safe haven for rare species

Read the full story by Anna Hooper ’25, a communications intern at Cornell Botanic Gardens. Thanks to a new conservation effort by Cornell Botanic Gardens, one of the rarest plants in the U.S. is now protected in the walls of Cascadilla Gorge. Cornell Botanic Gardens staff has successfully established a population of the federally threatened … Read more

Addressing gaps in legal services for veterans

Read the full story by Eileen Korey in the Cornell Chronicle. In 2023, Cornell Law School launched a new practicum course that serves military veterans. The Veterans Legal Practicum—designed by members of the Cornell Law Veterans Association and Law School staff—addresses a wide gap in legal services for veterans in need of legal information, advice, … Read more

Paying it forward to first-generation students at Cornell

Read the full story by Kelly Kuehn from Student & Campus Life. “I view it as my story, and it’s a matter of using your story to your advantage,” says Lisa Rangel ’92, a first-generation college student and alumna. She’s also proud of how Cornell helped her and other first-generation students succeed. For instance, Rangel … Read more

Celebrating first-generation college students

Read the full story from Student & Campus Life. First-generation students—the first in their families to attend college—bring a unique perspective to the Cornell campus. These students are trailblazers, overcomers, achievers, dreamers, and fighters. And they’re no small group; 19.9% of the students in the incoming class of 2026 identified as first-generation college students.