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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vijay Pendakur named Cornell University’s next dean of students

ITHACA, N.Y. – Vijay Pendakur, associate vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been named Cornell’s next dean of students. He will assume the post Jan. 3, 2017. Pendakur, a practitioner and scholar of diversity and inclusion work, currently leads student support units at Cal State Fullerton, including […]

Accounting scholar Mark Nelson named dean of Cornell’s Johnson School

ITHACA, N.Y. – Mark Nelson, Cornell professor of accounting, has been named the 12th dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Nelson, the Eleanora and George Landew Professor of Management, will begin his five-year term as the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean July 1. He will succeed Soumitra Dutta, who will step […]