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Students clear mud, debris from storm-ravaged homes in Puerto Rico

Over winter break in January, 14 Cornell Tradition undergraduates traded creature comforts for work gloves to help clean up homes in Puerto Rico, which is still reeling nearly five months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

New website helps students ‘experience’ Cornell

The Cornell Student Experience Initiative aims to connect students with thousands of opportunities beyond the classroom. A new website will help them easily find programs for international study, research, fellowships, community-engaged classes and more.

Pop-up portal preview coming March 7

An inflatable portal offering immersive conversations with other portal users all over the world will be on campus March 7 in the Biotech atrium.


Laura Lewis speaks of tug of two worlds

Laura Lewis, Ithaca Common Council, spoke of the influence in her life of two worlds – of the family she grew up in and of the career in student and community service she has pursued since her undergraduate years – Feb. 1 at Soup & Hope.


Restoration ecology class surveys Lake Treman

Students in Tom Whitlow’s Restoration Ecology class spent the fall semester examining Lake Treman’s many components, and they worked with the New York State Department of Parks and Recreation to develop a plan for managing it.

Institute helps staff help students succeed in community engagement

Staff and university leaders met Jan. 25 in the Biotechnology Building to learn skills for engaging with the local community, as part of the Community Engaged Staff Institute held by the Office of Engagement Initiatives.  


Cornell United Way campaign wraps up with thanks and an auction

As the formal 2017-18 Cornell United Way Campaign wraps up, President Martha Pollack and campaign co-chairs Andy Noel and Kathy Zoner thank campus participants for helping area residents in need.


MLK lecturer: King's 'other America' endures

Several hundred people attended the annual MLK Day of Commemoration address by Mitchell Jackson Jan. 23 in Sage Chapel.

CIS offers two diversity-focused summer programs

Computing and Information Science is offering two summer programs designed to recruit and support underrepresented minorities in graduate computing fields.