Cornell’s class of 2020 sets records in applications, diversity

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell had the highest number of applications in university history for freshman admission this year, with 44,966 applicants for the Class of 2020. A lucky 6,277 of those applicants have been admitted, and Cornell has offered another 4,572 a place on a wait list. The selection status of high school seniors who […]

Hunter Rawlings to take helm as Cornell’s interim president April 25

ITHACA, N.Y. – Hunter R. Rawlings III, Cornell president emeritus and professor emeritus of classics, has been appointed interim president effective April 25, Cornell University Board of Trustees Chairman Robert S. Harrison announced March 24. An international search for the university’s 14th president will begin in the coming months, and Rawlings will serve in an […]

Cornell University to establish an integrated College of Business

New College will cement the university’s position as a world-class center of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship ….. College will comprise the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management ….. Collaborative consultation process will establish academic […]

Cornell’s sesquicentennial propels banner year in giving

ITHACA, N.Y. – In a banner year for fundraising, Cornell University raised $672.9 million in fiscal 2015 that ended June 30, vaulting the Cornell Now campaign above $6 billion and setting new records for dollars raised and participation. Cash giving to the university totaled $590.6 million, surpassing last year’s record $545.4 million. To date, the […]

Grant helps Ithaca district students to pursue STEM fields

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Public Service Center, partnering with the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives and the Ithaca City School District, will use a New York State Department of Education Science Technology Entry Program grant to provide pre-college support to 99 low-income or underrepresented minority Ithaca students in grades 7-12. The grant will provide […]

East Avenue on Cornell campus closed for construction April 13-19

ITHACA, N.Y. – East Avenue will be closed between the two traffic-control gates from April 13 through April 19. With the exception of emergency vehicles, this closure includes all vehicular traffic, including bicycles and buses. The closure is being scheduled to enable construction crews to repair the road. During the closure, bicyclists must use an […]

Cost of attending Cornell in 2015-16 to increase 3 percent

For most undergraduate students living on campus, the cost of attending Cornell will rise 3 percent in 2015-16. The proposed university budget, to be finalized by the Cornell University Board of Trustees in May, reflects the 3 percent increase for tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for endowed college and out-of-state contract college students. Across […]

Barbara Knuth begins term as chair of Council of Graduate Schools

ITHACA, N.Y. – Barbara A. Knuth, senior vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at Cornell University, assumed her post as 2015 board chair of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) on Dec. 6.  Knuth had been serving as chair-elect of the council for the past year. “In her role as graduate dean, Dr. […]

Searches begin for provost, student and campus life VP

ITHACA, N.Y. – The university has launched searches for a new provost and vice president for student and campus life, with the formation of search committees and the selection of search firms. The committees will work to develop position descriptions that incorporate ideas solicited from campus stakeholders on the desired characteristics and competencies for each […]

Cornell University severs business ties with JanSport

ITHACA, N.Y. – On Oct. 16, 2014, Cornell University President David J. Skorton sent a letter to Eric Wiseman, CEO of VF Corporation, severing the university’s business relationship with JanSport, the collegiate apparel manufacturer licensed by Cornell and owned by VF Corporation. In May 2014, Skorton asked VF to sign the Accord on Fire and […]