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Cornell receives federal award for efforts in area of equal employment opportunity

Cornell was one of five organizations awarded an Equal Employment Opportunity Award for demonstrated exemplary efforts in achieving equal employment opportunity in the workplace. (May 21, 2007)

Model minority? A 'myth of the American dream,' says panelist at Asian American discussion

Model minority is a 'myth of the American dream,' says a panelist at the April 20 'Deconstructing the Model Minority' discussion, sponsored by the Asian Political Action Committee, a Cornell student group. (April 25, 2007)

New study examines interracial marriage and cohabitation patterns among America's diverse black populations

Breaking away from previous marriage and cohabitation studies that treated the U.S. black population as a monolithic culture, a new Cornell study finds significant variations in interracial marriage statistics among American-born blacks and black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa.

Seven high school students from China spending summer studying at Cornell in pilot college preparatory program

For the first time in Cornell history, Chinese high school students are spending six weeks earning credit at the university's Summer College program. The U.S. government granted visas on June 23 to the students, who arrived in Ithaca on June 24.

Cornell Hillel awards Tanner Prize to Abby Joseph Cohen '73 and husband, David '73

Cornell Hillel's Board of Trustees has announced that the 2006 Tanner Prize will be awarded to Cornell alumni Abby Joseph Cohen '73 and her husband, David M. Cohen '73, for their significant contributions to the Jewish people and to Cornell. (February 21, 2006)

Diversity Digest: Bias response program marks fifth year

This month marks the fifth year of Cornell University's bias response program. The universitywide program addresses bias activities based on race, national origin, sexual orientation and gender that were not previously addressed through existing discrimination complaint processes. (December 12, 2005)

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, expert on minority-student educational performance, to speak Nov. 20

Freeman Hrabowski, a leading expert on improving the academic performance of African-American students in math and science, will be in Ithaca Sunday, Nov. 20, to deliver a Sage Chapel address at Cornell University and be the featured participant in a Community Forum on Education and Society in downtown Ithaca. (November 16, 2005)

Nation's first black fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, founded at Cornell, holds pilgrimage here Nov. 19

Alpha Phi Alpha, the nation's first Greek collegiate organization established by black students at Cornell in 1906, will prepare for its centennial with a pilgrimage to Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Higher education in China is working hard to keep up with demand, says Tsinghua University president

Gu Binglin, president of Tsinghua University in Beijing, spoke at Cornell's Biotech building Aug. 26 about the state of higher education in China.