Today’s school failures have Reconstruction roots

Noliwe Rooks' new book “Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education” traces the financing of segregated education in America, beginning with Civil War reconstruction to today.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Carl Crawford

The Essentials blog covers Cornell life on the Ithaca and New York City campuses, past and present, with a light touch.

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Pollack joins with higher ed leaders to advocate for DACA

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack and 56 other presidents of Association of American Universities member schools sent a letter Sept. 7 urging Congress to act immediately so that DACA participants may remain in the United States without fear of deportation.

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Vijay Pendakur seeks to transform the student experience

Vijay Pendakur, who became Cornell’s Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students in January, discusses his role, student life, diversity and transformative college experiences.

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Freshman’s company uses big data to improve cancer diagnoses

Freshman Abu Qader is running a company, GliaLab, which is developing software that can improve the accuracy of breast cancer diagnoses, especially in developing countries.

Speakers will discuss ending racism, how to talk about race

Two authors and nationally known experts on race and racial issues, F. Michael Higginbotham and Beverly Tatum, are coming to campus for free public talks Sept. 12-13.

'I'm First!' connects first-gen students, faculty, staff

The I’m First! campaign encourages faculty and staff to identify themselves via T-shirts, buttons or other means as the first in their family to graduate from a four-year institution.

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Meet Lynn Wooten, new dean of the Dyson School

Lynn Wooten joined Cornell July 1 as the David J. Nolan Dean and a professor of management and organizations in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. She recently discussed her new role, her sense of connection to Cornell’s mission and her strategic vision for the school.

Gary Harris ’75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts

The Cornell Graduate School has honored Gary L. Harris '75, M.S. '76, Ph.D. '80, with the inaugural Turner Kittrell Medal of Honor, given to alumni for significant national or international contributions to the advancement of diversity, inclusion and equity.