Kasich’s comments on GOP reflect two-party predicament

  Over the weekend Ohio governor and former republican candidate John Kasich hinted he may decide to withdraw support from his own party, should the GOP fail to “fix” itself and continue its current trajectory towards the far-right. Cornell experts comment on Kasich’s remark and offer their take on the well-being of the two-party system. […]

Cornell endowment performance ‘solid’ – hits highest total ever

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University’s endowment returned 12.5 percent for the year ending June 30, bringing its value to $6.8 billion, its highest total to date. Performance was led by the endowment’s public equity portfolios, which benefited from broad gains in global equity markets, particularly in Europe and in emerging economies, and by its private […]

Cornell University and the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards program

Statement from Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina: “We applaud Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for making access to higher education a leading issue this legislative session, and Cornell is pleased to partner with the state in making even more financial aid available to income-eligible New York state resident students. “In-state students attending one […]

Frederick Burgess appointed VP for infrastructure, properties and planning

ITHACA, N.Y. – Frederick Burgess, recently the commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Washington, D.C., has been named vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning (IPP) at Cornell. The appointment, effective Sept. 1, was made by Joanne DeStefano, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and approved by the Executive Committee of the […]

Cornell University trustees to meet in Ithaca, May 26-27

WHAT:          Cornell Board of Trustees meetings. WHEN:          May 26-27, 2017 WHERE:        Myron Taylor Hall and Statler Hall, Cornell campus NOTE:           Some committee sessions are open to the public (see details below). Passes to the open session of the Cornell University Board of Trustees meeting, Friday, May 26, are available to news […]

Flynn proof Trump must choose merit over loyalty

Thomas Pepinsky, associate professor of government at Cornell University and an expert on authoritarianism, says Flynn’s resignation highlights the need to staff Trump’s team based on merit, not loyalty. Bio: http://government.arts.cornell.edu/faculty/pepinsky/   Pepinsky says: “Michael Flynn’s sudden resignation throws into question the Trump administration’s ability to staff its national security bureaucracy with competent and effective […]

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

ITHACA, N.Y. – H. Fisk Johnson ’79, M.Eng. ’80, M.S. ’82, MBA ’84, Ph.D. ’86, and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for Cornell University’s College of Business, which comprises the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. It […]

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – The gift given by SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson and his company to endow and name the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business marks the latest chapter in a relationship between the Johnson family and Cornell University that extends more than 120 years. “The Johnson family has provided remarkable leadership […]

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 […]