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Corey Earle ’07, instructor of The First American University course, is offering his students a new assignment: the chance to contribute to the Cornell archives by writing about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Doctoral student Benedetta Luciana Sara Carnaghi didn’t have to wait long to retrieve her research material and continue her work, thanks to a double-time effort by Cornell University Library staff.

Three Cornell food science professors will hold special online “office hours” on March 23 at 4 p.m. to answer questions from food industry representatives on the burgeoning COVID-19 crisis.

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Cornell President Martha E. Pollack confirmed on March 20 that two members of the Ithaca campus community have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

As the coronavirus pandemic sent the entire world reeling, Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program had to make a last-minute decision regarding its annual graduate student conference, March 13-15.

To keep New York’s food processing industry safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell has created a comprehensive website for commercial processors: Food Industry Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Wendy Wolford, Cornell’s vice provost for international affairs, and her office have issued a global call “for stories of caring and compassion.” 

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President Martha E. Pollack announced to graduating students and the Cornell community that the 2020 Commencement ceremony will be rescheduled for a later date.

In a virtual forum March 18 with the Employee Assembly, Opperman praised Cornell staff’s resilience as the university takes steps to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including asking many employees to work remotely.