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

Green is the new normal: faculty talk about teaching in fall 2020

Over the past ten months, Cornell faculty have been working to adjust and adapt to the new normal. Faculty have had to quickly master new technologies and new modes of instruction as they’ve transitioned from whiteboards to online polls. They’ve had to think through questions of equity and inclusion, as they attempt to balance the … Read more

Ollie McNamara ’50 fashions a legacy

The grainy black-and-white picture captures a radiant moment. It’s the spring of 1950 and three young women are in a dress design class in the College of Home Economics, now the College of Human Ecology. At the center of the picture, a beaming Ellen Forbes Andrews ’50 tries on the dress she made for her … Read more

David DyTang ’12 drives young alumni engagement

He says that connecting more young alumni to the College of Human Ecology, becoming a university-wide admissions ambassador, and serving in several other volunteer positions are natural extensions of his senior-year leadership roles with his class campaign and class council. DyTang, who studied policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, is helping … Read more

150 words: Ed Pettitt ’05

“When future generations ask what I did to stop the AIDS epidemic, I want to have an answer,” said Ed Pettitt ’05. Over the years, that answer has grown into a list. At Cornell, Ed led an awareness campaign for rural youth around Ithaca, New York, and volunteered to conduct HIV tests at the university’s … Read more