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VPs Opperman and Lombardi issue statement on transgender support and protections

Mary Opperman, vice president and chief human resources officer, and Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, issued a statement Nov. 2 reiterating the university's support for transgender, intersex and nonbinary students.

Global Grand Challenges event to spark faculty dialogue

Cross-campus gathering will focus on the biggest challenges facing the world, and help determine a theme on which the university will focus in the 2019-2020 academic year.

The ‘first-gen’ experience at Cornell

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 receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

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.


Hispanic-serving institutions partner with CHESS

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.

Interim policy formalizes web accessibility standards

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.

Staff News

New transgender guide helps plan transitions, support gender affirmation

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.

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De-emphasize GREs, look broadly for new Ph.D. students: expert

A Vanderbilt University professor shared strategist to attract a broader range of student to doctoral studies in a campus talk, Oct. 2.

Weill Cornell Medicine receives $2.7M grant for Diversity Center of Excellence

Weill Cornell Medicine was awarded a $2.7 million grant to establish a Diversity Center of Excellence to increase the number of minority physicians in academic medicine.