Truth matters: a conversation with Republican John Kasich

As part of its ongoing effort to encourage bipartisan dialogue and problem solving, the Cornell Institute for Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA) and Government Department co-hosted a conversation with former Governor John Kasich and former Representative Susan Molinari (R-NY)—two life-long Republicans who both endorsed Joe Biden’s Presidential bid at the Democratic National Convention in August … Read more

Reunion 2021 to be virtual, open to all Cornellians

Due to the ongoing pandemic and related public health concerns, Cornell will hold all-virtual Reunion events this June for a second consecutive year, university officials announced today. Reunion organizers hope to build on the broad success of the all-virtual 2020 Reunion, held just a few months into the pandemic, to create a welcoming and memorable … Read more

Cornellian’s website streamlines the vaccine appointment process

Olivia Adams ’14, MEng ’15 saw a problem: people in Massachusetts were having a difficult time signing up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. So, she built a solution. Adams created the website macovidvaccines.com to make it easier for MA residents to find and book appointments. The website compiles appointment availability from vaccination sites across the state, … Read more

Pandemic pets: share the love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked alumni to tell us about their pandemic pets—furry new additions who joined their Cornell families during the past year. Since the start of the pandemic, many folks have taken advantage of their extended time at home to adopt a new pet. Shelter Animals Count, a nonprofit that tracks … Read more

Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30: lean in

This year, Forbes named ten Cornellians to their 30 Under 30 lists. These alumni superstars are having an impact across time zones and diverse industries—from financing new ventures in Africa, to developing smart fabrics that can adapt to the wearer’s needs, to greening the production of nitrogen fertilizer. Since 2019, we have invited the listmakers … Read more

Seven continents, one Cornell connection

Kamillah Knight ’13, MPA ’15, MBA ’22 and Stephan Spilkowitz ’10 didn’t know each other as students at Cornell, but Cornellians have a way of finding one another, no matter where they go in the world. Their mutual Cornell networks and friends brought them together in 2013, out and about in New York City, and … Read more

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove ’99 is on a mission to save lives

As part of her work with the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove ’99 provides regular updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and routinely answers common questions about the virus for members of the press. On January 26, she shared her expert insights with members of the Cornell community. Dr. Van Kerkhove shared her … Read more

Leaders of Problem Solvers Caucus find hope and common ground

On January 13, the Cornell Institute of Politics and Global Affairs launched its Campaign for the Future of Democracy with a timely conversation between Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) and Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) about how to bridge the partisan divide in Congress and in our nation. Reed and Gottheimer are co-chairs of the Problem Solvers … Read more

Now offering home delivery: Cornell Wellness Program

The Cornell Wellness Program offers free fitness, nutrition, and general health consultations, and a variety of programs to encourage health and wellbeing—from mindful snacking to self-massage to family fitness routines. These programs are designed to be inclusive and accessible, welcoming, and fun for participants. While Wellness programs target Cornell employees, retirees, and their partners, many … Read more

Finding your North Star: aligning your purpose and your paycheck

“Finding what we love doing, what we’re good at, and what the world is calling us to do is akin to finding one’s North Star,” says Mike Bishop, director of student leadership for the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) at Cornell University. For the past five years, OEI has contributed to the culture of public … Read more