Beyond personal success

Heily Gonzalez ’26, an undergraduate student double majoring in government and sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the first member of her family to attend college.

Free tax clinics serve Cornell community and beyond

This tax season, Cornell and surrounding communities are invited to take advantage of two great resources: a new Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax clinic at Cornell and an established VITA clinic at Ithaca College (IC). VITA clinics serve low- to moderate-income individuals, those with disabilities, seniors, and limited English speakers—including international students—to help them … Read more

Smoke in the water

Nicole Fernandez, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Engineering, just started her second year of teaching at Cornell. Nicole and her students have been focusing on water and its movement through watersheds. Some of their most exciting work is happening in Cascadilla Gorge—just footsteps from their … Read more

Crowdfunding burst features twenty-seven(!) student groups

The 2022 crowdfunding burst is back—bigger and better than ever. Cornell crowdfunding, now in its tenth year, connects student teams to the greater Cornell community, to build support for projects and big ideas they are most passionate about.  A total of 27 groups are taking part in this year’s burst, which runs from November 1 … Read more

Student veteran finds a sense of community at Cornell

As a child, Matthew Garcia ’25 recalls waiting after school at the hospital for his grandmother to finish her nursing shifts. This experience inspired him to follow in her footsteps. “I knew I wanted to help people, and I saw the medical field as a place where I could do this,” he says. Matthew’s performance … Read more

Sustainable fashions at the Beyond Waste Prom

Photos by Sreang “C” Hok Cornell’s first-ever Beyond Waste Prom on March 26 marked the culmination of a two-month long sustainability campaign. Students from across campus showed up at the Straight in their favorite hand-me-down, thrifted, borrowed, or reused clothing to enjoy music, dancing, a paper-free photo booth, and dinner and dessert. Here we showcase … Read more

Cornell is a gateway to opportunity for Ukrainian student

Maryna Mullerman DVM ’25 says Cornell has always been her dream school. Growing up in Ukraine, she spent many summers on her grandparents’ farm outside Kharkiv, where she enjoyed fishing, catching insects, and observing wildlife. She says she knew she wanted to be veterinarian by the time she was eight years old. She began researching … Read more

Cornell moments: hallmark stories of 2021

We are united by a common purpose As we look forward to 2022, we wanted to take a few moments to celebrate 2021. This was a year in which many Cornellians transitioned back to in-person learning and work. We were grateful for the power of science and for the researchers who developed lifesaving vaccines and … Read more

Angela Loh ’23 is engineering for impact

At the end of her first semester in the College of Engineering at Cornell, Angela Loh ’23 connected with Alan Hsiao ’21, who shares her passion for engineering for impact. In spring 2020, just a few weeks before Cornell transitioned to remote learning in response to the pandemic, Angela and Alan recruited four like-minded students … Read more