On the first day of virtual teaching for the Ithaca campus, Cornell instructors led 6,600 Zoom meetings with a total of 89,000 participants. Three weeks of coordinated planning and support led to a smooth start for all-online instruction.
At the end of March, the Cornell Orchards started donating apples to the Ithaca and Dryden school districts, and will continue to do so over the next month. In all, it will donate approximately 26,000 apples.
The university beginning online classes for the remainder of the semester continues a long history of remote instruction. Liberty Hyde Bailey and Martha Van Rensselaer designed Cornell’s first correspondence courses in 1896 and 1900, respectively.
Two Cornell Campus-to-Campus buses rolled out of Ithaca April 8, carrying more than 60 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals from Cayuga Health to assist medical personnel in New York City.