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A revised academic calendar anticipates Commencement ceremonies on back-to-back weekends next spring, including one for the Class of 2020, whose planned celebration this May was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The suspense is over: Cornell plans to welcome students back to its Ithaca campus for a fall semester blending in-person and online instruction, confident that decision best serves public health, President Martha E. Pollack announced June 30.

In a message to the Ithaca and Cornell Tech community, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced that the Ithaca campus and Cornell AgriTech will reopen for the fall semester.

The library has started offering services such as contactless curbside pickup and scanning and is planning other services and a possible phased reopening, in sync with the university community.

The latest episode in the Inclusive Excellence podcast series, presented by the office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell, shares thoughts from faculty and staff on “Blackness at Cornell.”


Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Vice President And Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Opperman said the Ithaca and Geneva campuses will be cleared for Phase 4 reopening June 26.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left very few corners of the U.S. economy unscathed, but it has hit high-skill job seekers and small companies particularly hard, according to Cornell-led research that analyzed recent job-vacancy postings.

President Martha E. Pollack announced the June 22 release of reports by the Teaching Reactivation Options Committee and the Preparation for Online Teaching Committee.

Four members of the Congressional Black Caucus shared reflections on race and justice in America and potential legislative solutions during a virtual discussion June 15 hosted by Cornell's Institute of Politics and Global Affairs.