Cornell celebrates 50 years of women’s athletics

All this academic year, Cornell Athletics is celebrating 50 years of women’s varsity sports, shining a spotlight on Big Red pioneers, great moments and alumnae whose experience in sports helped propel them to success after graduation and paved the way for future women athletes.

New grad transformed lives with palazzo pants

Cornell women's volleyball's Alena Madar '21 used palazzo pants to transform the lives of tribal women in India.

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Glen Mueller, lauded Cornell athlete and auditor, dies at age 70

Glen Mueller ’72, MBA ’74, the university’s auditor and a member of the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame, died March 4 at NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City at age 70.

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Ricky Rahne ’02 draws on ILR experience to lead ODU football

Every day, an ILR education serves Cornell football great Ricky Rahne ’02 in his collegiate coaching career. 

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Good sport: Squash alum introduces new players to Big Red

Cornell squash champion Aditya Jagtap ’15 is helping young players in India understand college recruiting – and giving the Big Red an invaluable resource 7,755 miles away.

Professor chases plastic all the way to Ultimate Hall of Fame

For more than two decades, Vivian Zayas '94, associate professor of psychology, chased Ultimate Frisbee from Cornell’s campus to international championships on the semi-pro club circuit, all the way to the Ultimate Hall of Fame, which inducted her in October. 

For student trustee JT Baker, leadership is listening

JT Baker ’21, a senior in the School of Hotel Administration and student-elected trustee, would be unrecognizable to any of the nurses who cared for him after he was born three months premature, weighing little more than a football.

Moore ’51, Olympian and athletic director, dies at 91

Charles H. Moore ’51, an Olympic gold medalist who went on to set Cornell athletics on firm footing as athletic director in the 1990s, died Oct. 8 at his home in Pennsylvania. He was 91.

Leading from the center

JC Tretter ’13, the newly elected president of the National Football League Players Association, says his education at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations taught him to understand all sides of an argument.