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36 Cornellians named to Presidential Task Force

A broad, representative group of three dozen students, faculty and staff has been named to the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced Dec. 4.

Nishii, Fontaine appointed to academic leadership

Human resource studies professor Lisa Nishii has been appointed vice provost for undergraduate education and classics professor Michael Fontaine has been named associate vice provost, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced Dec. 1.

Lance Collins receives inaugural Mosaic Medal of Distinction

Lance R. Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell, was presented with the inaugural Mosaic Medal of Distinction in Washington, D.C. for his leadership in creating opportunities for diverse Cornell communities.

Legal scholar: Campuses must protect free speech – even hate speech

Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law at the University of California, Berkeley, addressed the topic of free speech on campus Nov. 20 in Alice Statler Auditorium.

Cornellians gather at D.C.’s African-American history museum

President Pollack and more than 1,000 alumni gathered Nov. 18 at Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of African American History to celebrate Cornell’s founding principles of inclusion and diversity.

Myth of race still embedded in scientific research, scholar says

Dorothy Roberts, a scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, talked about race and racism and a more ethical way to study them Nov. 15 at the 2017 Institute for the Social Sciences' Annual Lecture.

Pollack updates UA on campus climate, teacher-student policy

At a Nov. 14 University Assembly meeting, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack gave updates on issues involving campus climate and stressed the need for the university to adopt an official policy on teacher-student consensual relations by the end of the academic year.

Presidential Task Force nominations are open through Nov. 17

Nominations for the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate opened this week: Peer nominations are due Wednesday, Nov. 15, and all self-nominations are due Friday, Nov. 17.

Cornell and local military veterans hold annual celebrations

Students and professors from Cornell’s Reserve Officers Training Corps and Cornell student and staff veterans gathered for lunch Nov. 8 to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps Nov. 10 and Veterans Day, Nov. 11.