‘Moving toward harmony’: Yasin Ahmed, Cornell’s first Muslim chaplain

Yasin Ahmed became Cornell University's first Muslim chaplain when he arrived on campus in August thanks to the efforts of the Diwan Foundation for Cornell Muslim Life and a group of private donors.

Law grad Michael James Leslie dons judicial robes in ‘Sweeney Todd’

For the first time in his 40-year acting career, Cornell Law School graduate Michael James Leslie, J.D. ’76, is playing a legal role.

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Cornell students to investigate computing careers at Atlanta conference

Computing and Information Science will be well represented Sept. 20-23 at the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing in Atlanta Sept. 20-23.

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Symposium in Zambia tackles African income inequality

The first-ever summer symposium led by Cornell's Institute for African Development, was held Aug. 3-5 in Livingstone, Zambia.

Today’s school failures have Reconstruction roots

Noliwe Rooks' new book “Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education” traces the financing of segregated education in America, beginning with Civil War reconstruction to today.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Carl Crawford

The Essentials blog covers Cornell life on the Ithaca and New York City campuses, past and present, with a light touch.

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Pollack joins with higher ed leaders to advocate for DACA

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack and 56 other presidents of Association of American Universities member schools sent a letter Sept. 7 urging Congress to act immediately so that DACA participants may remain in the United States without fear of deportation.

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Vijay Pendakur seeks to transform the student experience

Vijay Pendakur, who became Cornell’s Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students in January, discusses his role, student life, diversity and transformative college experiences.

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Freshman’s company uses big data to improve cancer diagnoses

Freshman Abu Qader is running a company, GliaLab, which is developing software that can improve the accuracy of breast cancer diagnoses, especially in developing countries.