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‘Consummate communitarian’ retiring as faculty dean

In 2020, Charles “Charlie” Van Loan volunteered to stay on as dean of the faculty for an additional year “after it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would ravage how we run the place,” he said.

COVID-19 takes the life of a Harlem veterinarian

Dr. Julie Butler, D.V.M. ’83, cared for Harlem and its pets for 30 years. Her death due to COVID-19 inspired the College of Veterinary Medicine to establish a scholarship in her name.

Extension Out Loud features Caroline Crocoll Henney: Meeting Local Emerging Needs Nationwide

How are state Extension systems rising to meet needs highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Caroline Crocoll Henney, executive director of the national Cooperative Extension System, joins the Extension Out Loud podcast to discuss.

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Asylum clinic wins release for Cuban doctor detained by ICE

Dr. Merlys Rodriguez Hernandez, fleeing prosecution in Cuba, was held for six months in an Arizona detention center, where she contracted COVID-19.

Grads feted in person: ‘Where you were meant to be all along’

Across four separate Commencement ceremonies May 29 and 30, President Martha E. Pollack lauded members of the Class of 2021 for their educational success in the face of a global pandemic that upended their lives – and for diligently adhering to the public health guidelines that helped pave the way for an in-person graduation weekend.

Six grants support joint research in China through pandemic

The Cornell China Center has announced six new grant awards, totaling $140,000, to support research by Cornell faculty teams partnering with researchers in China.

Cornell sets protocols for healthy, safe Commencement

This weekend’s ceremonies for Cornell’s 153rd graduating class will look different due to COVID-19 safety precautions and protocols – but they promise to be as memorable and meaningful as ever.

Virtual Reunion will unite alumni across the globe

Cornellians will gather June 10-13 to celebrate Virtual Reunion 2021, a weekend of digital events and opportunities to gather online with friends and classmates.

Disability studies applied in NYC

ILR credit internships at OPEN DOORS also help students gain professional experience in the arts, grassroots organizing and justice initiatives.

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