Cornell's commitment to accessibility means new and increased efforts to support first-generation students. Throughout Cornell’s history, many of its students have been the first generation in their families to earn a baccalaureate degree.
Tsiorasa Barreiro ’00, an Akwesasne native and executive director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne, Franklin County, was presented with the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Oct. 27.
The National Science Foundation awarded grant funding that will help students from Puerto Rico access the experimental resources and expertise available to them at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.
A new Cornell web accessibility policy, issued in interim form Oct. 12, requires new or redesigned Cornell web pages be made accessible to people with disabilities by following nationally recognized design and practice standards.
A new guide to gender transitioning and affirmation in the workplace is available online for Cornell’s transgender employees. The guide also is useful for human resource professionals, managers, hiring managers, allies and others.