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Cornell alerts students to changes in quarantine protocols

As planning for a fall residential college experience on the Ithaca continues, Cornell has made changes to plans and deadlines given the growing number of students affected by the New York state quarantine mandate.

Panel: Pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequities

“Systemic Racism and Health Equity,” a webinar hosted July 23 by the Cornell Center for Health Equity, featured insights from three expert panelists and moderator Jamila Michener, associate professor of government and center co-director.

EA forum discusses reactivation plans, diversity efforts

Cornell administrators presented updates on the university’s fall reactivation plans and answered a variety of submitted questions during a July 28 virtual open forum sponsored by the Employee Assembly.

High Road fellows work remotely for Buffalo’s benefit

The High Road Fellowship summer program was unable to send students to western New York this year due to the pandemic, but the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab modified its programming to bring Buffalo to its 23 fellows.

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Warrior-Scholar Project: a bridge from military to college

The Warrior-Scholar Project offered seminars taught by Cornell faculty and writing instruction July 19-24 in an immersive summer college prep experience for 10 currently enlisted and former service members.

Startup’s contact tracing tech tracks workplace distancing

A Cornell-based startup has shifted its platform’s technology in response to the pandemic, ensuring social distancing in the workplace and enabling companies to bring employees back to work safely.

$5M gift launches Duffield Family Cornell Promise Scholarship

A $5 million gift from David A. Duffield ’62, MBA ’64, has established the Duffield Family Cornell Promise Scholarship, providing financial assistance to undergraduate engineering students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alum and twin cross US on foot to support COVID-19 relief

Zachary Prizant ’18, MPS ’19, and his identical twin brother, Maxwell, have faced wild stallions, rattlesnakes, desert heat and unforgiving stretches of highway as they cross the continental U.S. on foot and raise money for COVID-19 relief work.

Grant supports Cornell University Press open-access effort

A new grant awarded to Cornell University Press by the National Endowment for the Humanities will support open-access scholarly publication and help offset the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofit university press publishing.