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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.

Powerhouse speakers address issue of socio-economic diversity

Achieving genuine diversity -- both of race and class -- remains one of the major challenges in the field of higher education in the 21st century. That challenge was addressed from a variety of perspectives during a powerhouse symposium in July that featured five current and former university presidents and a Stanford scholar. (Aug. 11, 2005)

Fellows praise Future of Minority Studies for 'building tram lines across the globe'

Cornell University's FMS summer fellows build 'tram lines across the globe' following a two-week seminar, "Feminist Identities, Global Struggles," and four symposia focused on diversity of gender, income, ethnicity and disability, July 25-Aug. 5. (Aug. 11, 2005)

Fifth anniversary of Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds

A week of events starting Sept. 26 will mark the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Open Doors, Open Hearts and Open Minds statement on diversity, tolerance and inclusiveness at Cornell.

2005 Perkins Prize awarded to King Commemoration Committee; annual ceremony to be held April 29 in Willard Straight Hall

The 2005 James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony at Cornell will be awarded to the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee during a ceremony and reception April 29.