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

Potluck: seven Cornell stories to savor

In honor of Virtual Reunion 2021, we asked Cornellians to share their favorite Big Red moments. From a young man raised in the ghettos of Uganda celebrating his acceptance to a Cornell PhD program, to a 97-year-old alumnus lecturing in an ILR course he helped create, your stories moved us. The connections you have to … Read more

Cornellian addresses underrepresentation in computer science

Jehron Petty ’20 doesn’t shy away from a problem. After realizing during his time at Cornell that there was underrepresentation of Black and Latinx students in engineering and computer science, he set out not only to change that at his alma mater, but at universities around the country. “It motivated me to look at the … Read more

Navigating the 2020 election

One thing a majority of Americans agree on is that 2020 has been a challenging year. According to the American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey, 72% of Americans think that 2020 has hit a new low point in our nation’s history. More than two-thirds of Americans agree that the 2020 election has been a … Read more

Black alumni partner with student groups to support racial equity

Cornell alumni have always made it their mission to support the next generation of Cornell students. This is especially true in 2020, and helping current students is a key priority for the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA). CBAA members provide support for Black alumni and students through scholarships, networking opportunities, social programming and other resources. … Read more

All alumni join in Cornell Mosaic community conversations

In the final days preceding Cornell Reunion on June 5-6, leaders of Cornell Mosaic, Cornell Asian Alumni Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association, Cornell Latino Alumni Association, Cornell Native American Alumni Association, Cornell’s LGBTQIA+ Alumni Association, and staff from Diversity Alumni Programs collaborated to revise the Virtual Reunion schedule to create more opportunities for members of … Read more

Livestream: Black community in crisis

According to the CDC, about 33% of people who’ve been hospitalized with COVID-19 are Black, yet only 13% of the U.S. population is Black. In a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on April 27, Dr. Anthony Fauci ’66 noted that the pandemic is “shining a bright light on how unacceptable that is, because yet … Read more

Building community across difference

The Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) works to engage the entire Cornell community by facilitating dialogue among small groups of community members. Founded in 2012 as a pilot project involving a few dozen undergraduates, IDP has experienced explosive growth at Cornell. The academic initiative now touches every undergraduate on campus as a part of Cornell’s first-year … Read more

Homecoming 2019: commemorating the events of 1969

As part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Willard Straight Hall on April 19, 1969, a group of alumni, students, and community members gathered during Homecoming at the Africana Studies and Research Center on North Campus. A handful of those present were among the group of Black and Latino students who … Read more

Alumni Flaunt It

Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI), a non-profit organization, is collaborating with Cornell to highlight the personal stories of alumni inspired by the DHIFI theme, “The things that make me different make me, me!” Alumni Flaunt, a subset of the larger DHIFI program, is a platform for Cornellians to share their own life experiences with looking … Read more