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Women in tech program expanding to DC

Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities, led by Cornell Tech-based Break Through Tech and SecondMuse, in partnership with Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, has launched GET DC as its next city hub.

Charters segregate schools but diversify neighborhoods

Residential and school segregation historically mirrored each other, but charter schools have weakened the link between neighborhood and school assignment, finds research led by Peter Rich.

E-commerce startup Rosie secures $10M in financing

Rosie, a startup founded at Cornell that offers e-commerce solutions for independent grocers and wholesalers, raised $10 million in Series A financing led by Avenue Growth Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm.

Students, alumni celebrate Black graduate excellence

“Celebrating Black Graduate Excellence at Cornell,” a two-day series of alumni-filled panels, honored the contributions of Black graduate students and the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association.

March 8 event to elevate women artists on Wikipedia

Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon uses the power of research to celebrate the lives and works of underrepresented women artists.

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Nominations solicited for faculty diversity award

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service Through Diversity. The award recognizes tenured and tenure-track faculty for their leadership in diversity.

Radio show features Ithaca-area human rights official

The Feb. 23 episode of All Things Equal featured Tompkins County Office of Human Rights Director Ken Clarke.

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Radio show previews MLK lecture

The February 16 episode of All Things Equal featured Cornell’s Shakima Clency and Aminah Taariq-Sidibe previewing the March 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture with writer Ijeoma Olou.

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Program house dedicated to student veterans planned for fall

A residential program house dedicated to student veterans will open this fall near West Campus, providing a much-needed space for Cornell’s growing veteran population to find community, resources and support.