Cornell president, dean, former Justice colleague praise Class of ’60 member Janet Reno

Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno was a member of Cornell’s Class of 1960, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of Arts and Sciences. She also was Cornell’s 2001 Senior Convocation speaker and a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 professor from 2001-04. Cornell University Interim President Hunter Rawlings, who was president […]

Lansing Community Library hosts Cornell outreach reps Nov. 8

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell’s Office of Community Relations (OCR) serves as a liaison between Cornell University and the community, and connects with area residents on “town-gown” questions and opportunities. OCR’s November office hours will be at the Lansing Community Library, 27 Auburn Road, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10-11 a.m. In addition to OCR staff, representatives from other […]

Cornell to light McGraw Tower green annually on Veterans Day

ITHACA, N.Y. – Dr. Joseph Burke, executive director for Campus & Community Engagement, and David Outlaw ’17, president of the Cornell Undergraduate Veterans Association, announced today that Cornell University will light its iconic McGraw Tower green on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and annually thereafter. Cornell is making the move to recognize and honor the service […]

Cornell Board of Trustees approves ‘Cornell Botanic Gardens’ naming

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell’s living botanical and natural areas collection is getting a new name. Cornell Botanic Gardens was officially approved Oct. 28 by the Cornell University Board of Trustees, the final step in a broad rebranding effort begun more than two years ago. The new moniker replaces Cornell Plantations as the name of the […]

Three-million dollar gift names the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center

ITHACA, N.Y. – Trustee Emeritus Martin Tang ’70 – a longtime supporter, volunteer and ambassador for Cornell – and his family have made a $3 million gift to name the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center, renovating and repurposing the existing Noyes Lodge overlooking Beebe Lake. The gift, which comes from Tang and his sisters, Nadine […]

Statement of congratulations to ICSD Superintendent Luvelle Brown from Interim President Hunter R. Rawlings III

ITHACA, N.Y. – Today, I celebrate the news that Ithaca City School District (ICSD) Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown has been named the 2017 New York State School Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Brown is both a friend and a colleague, and his progressive leadership and collaborative spirit have resulted in a school district that is […]

Rawlings to expand ‘One Cornell’ vision during State of the University address

WHAT:          State of the University address and other events coinciding with Cornell Trustee-Council Annual Meeting. WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28. WHERE:        Cornell University campus in Ithaca. MEDIA:         Media members are invited to cover the State of the University address, as well as other events during the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting. To […]

Ellen and Gary Davis Immune Monitoring Core Established

  Ellen and Gary Davis Immune Monitoring Core Established at Weill Cornell Medicine Foundational infrastructure to drive new advances in cancer immunotherapy launched with $2 million gift Portion of gift dedicated to establish key research collaborations between investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University in Ithaca NEW YORK – With the goal of advancing […]

Cornell University Trustees to meet in Ithaca

WHAT:          Cornell University Board of Trustees meetings WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 WHERE:        Various locations on the Cornell University Ithaca campus MEDIA:         Some Cornell Board of Trustees meetings are open to media or the public (details below). Tickets to the open sessions are available to the news media. Members […]

Report offers Cornell University options to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035

ITHACA, N.Y. – Last spring, Provost Michael Kotlikoff called on the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group to explore options for the Ithaca campus to achieve climate neutrality by 2035, including a detailed financial analysis and feasibility study that would allow the university to make decisions based on costs and benefits in the context of its […]