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Weill Cornell in Qatar is on track, now adding research and soon patient care

As the first class of doctors is set to graduate from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, the triple mission of the institution is ready to proceed, with the research aspect being added now, and patient care set to follow in 2011. (Feb. 5, 2008)

CU students help celebrate a new chapter in Honduran town of Tamara -- the promise of clean, treated water

A dedication ceremony for a new water treatment plant in Tamara, Honduras, was attended by 18 Cornell engineering students who visited the country Jan. 4-20. (Feb. 4, 2008)

Activist and CU electrician Herrera speaks of the joy from working for change

Kathy Luz Herrera, an activist, union electrician at Cornell and second-term Tompkins County legislator, spoke about her activist background, Jan. 31, in Sage Chapel as part of the 'Soup for Hope' series. (Feb. 1, 2008)

Cornell drops need-based loans for students from families earning under $75,000

Cornell announces a sweeping new financial aid initiative, starting next year, to eliminate need-based loans for all undergraduate students from families with income under $75,000, making it possible for new students to graduate debt-free. (Jan. 31, 2008)

Trustees approve 4.9 percent endowed tuition increase

The Cornell Board of Trustees has approved a 4.9 percent tuition increase for undergraduate students in the university's endowed colleges, and a 5.1 increase for those in the contract colleges. (Jan. 31, 2008)

Graduate tuition for endowed research students to drop by 10.1 percent

Tuition for Cornell's Graduate School will drop by 10.1 percent next year for students in research-degree programs affiliated with the endowed colleges, and it will fall by about another 30 percent over the next three years, Dean Alison G. Power has announced. (Jan. 31, 2008)

Minority affairs director Ray Dalton to step down

Raymond A. Dalton, executive director of Cornell's Office of Minority Educational Affairs for 14 years, will step down June 30. (Jan. 30, 2008)

Cornell Web space opens doors to everyone, including those with disabilities

The university is moving to make all its Web sites -- from the Cornell front page to individual course sites -- accessible to all users, including those with visual, hearing or other disabilities. (Jan. 29, 2008)

Students see firsthand how Asia is developing its first genetically engineered food crop

Cornell, Indian and Thai agricultural students toured greenhouses and field trials at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, where the pest-resistant eggplant that Cornell researchers helped develop is being tested. (Jan. 29, 2008)