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‘I’m First!’ campaign helps first-generation students build connections

More than 50 first-generation faculty, staff and students gathered Oct.12 for a networking reception for the new “I’m First!” campaign hosted by the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives.

Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate to be inclusive, transparent

In a statement released Oct. 11, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack shared the charge of the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate and announced its co-chairs, Lisa Nishii, Madelyn Wessel and David Wooten.

Historian will talk race, democracy, inequality and criminal justice Oct. 19

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the Reuben A. and Cheryl Casselberry Munday Distinguished Lecture Oct. 19.

Pollack updates Cornell community on Presidential Task Force

President Martha E. Pollack sent a message to the Cornell community Oct. 11 with updates regarding the Presidential Task Force that will examine and address persistent problems of bigotry and intolerance at Cornell.

Pollack lauds staff as ‘unsung heroes’ of Cornell

Calling staff “the unsung heroes of the university,” Cornell President Martha E. Pollack used her first address to staff to set an appreciative tone and broad context for the integral roles they play in Cornell’s success.

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New humanities podcast: ‘Disability and the Human Experience’

Susanne Bruyere spotlights our diverse ways of being human in “Disability and the Human Experience,” the new “What Makes Us Human?” podcast.

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Student delegates to attend Clinton Global Initiative conference

Fourteen Cornell student delegates were selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University conference Oct. 13-15 in Boston.

Cornell, Ithaca College students spread word on Latina/o resources

Cornell and Ithaca College students have joined forces with community members to celebrate Latinx Heritage month with an art exhibit opening Oct. 6.

Cornell Commitment interns reflect on summer experiences

About 30 students from the Cornell Commitment office – Meinig scholars, Rawlings research scholars and Cornell Tradition fellows – presented posters and panel discussions Sept. 27.