Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, talks with Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, April 11.

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Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

If a budding entrepreneur ever needed a lesson in the power of persistence, the story of Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73 would be a good one to hear. Schleifer, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year who majored in biological sciences as a Cornell undergrad, shared the successes and failures he experienced while growing his biotechnology … Read more

Cornellians gather at DC’s African American history museum

In the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, a weathered Cornell banner hangs behind glass, representing the university as one of the first to welcome African American students. On November 18, the Cornell spirit of “… any person … any study” moved from the museum’s walls to fill its halls: … Read more

“This Is Rocket Science” celebrates Cornell in space

“Cornellians have flown on the space shuttle. They’ve sent spacecraft to every world in the solar system and built telescopes that have peered clear across the universe,” said science writer Christopher Crockett ’99, MEng ’00 during “This Is Rocket Science: Cornell’s Contributions to Discovering the Universe,” an April 4 event offered by Alumni Affairs and … Read more

Kevin Morris ’85 mentors student writers

In 2008, with his Los Angeles-based entertainment law firm doing great, Kevin Morris ’85 turned to his mentor, Cornell professor Glenn Altschuler MA ’73, PhD ’76, to help him pursue his real passion—writing. “Glenn was my freshman advisor. We’ve remained close through all these years,” said Morris. “He knew my aspiration.” Altschuler, dean of the … Read more

Scholarship challenge gathers strong support

Cornellians of all stripes are showing their support for the recently launched endowed scholarship challenge, designating their scholarships to different areas of Cornell they care about the most. With the goal of creating up to 100 new endowed scholarships for aid-eligible undergraduates, professional school students, and graduate students on the Ithaca campus and at Cornell … Read more

The Headstrong Project helps heal the hidden wounds of war

“Veterans and those who serve in the military represent the best of this country. This is the only community where people willingly give their lives for each other,” said Zach Iscol ’01. And yet, in alarming numbers, bringing home physical and psychological wounds from the battlefield, those who offer their lives to save others take … Read more

150 words: Jeff Stein ’13

Most Cornell students can’t wait to leave Ithaca to make their mark—but not Jeff Stein ’13, who’s been making headlines as the founder and editor of the Ithaca Voice. A history major, native Manhattanite, and former Cornell Daily Sun editor, Jeff started the not-for-profit online newspaper as an “experiment” in civic journalism. Asking “How can we serve this … Read more

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