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Community honors Toni Morrison with ‘Bluest Eye’ reading

A total of 122 readers, plus a number of Cornell musicians, paid tribute to the late Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, on Oct. 8 during a marathon reading of “The Bluest Eye,” her debut novel.

Faculty research university’s ties to Indigenous dispossession

A committee formed by the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program is exploring Cornell’s history as a land-grant institution and the nation’s dispossession of Indigenous peoples.

Weill Cornell Medicine honored again for diversity, inclusion

For the third year in a row, Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Summer program helped bolster local indigent defense

The Cornell Defender Program virtually teamed undergraduates and law students with trial attorneys to support indigent defense in Tompkins County and a more diverse pipeline of students interested in law careers.

Filmmaker Jeff Palmer tells Native Americans’ untold stories

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor of performing and media arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, tells Native Americans’ untold stories while pushing the limits of documentary film.

Dark Laboratory to amplify Black, Indigenous voices

Dark Laboratory, a “humanities incubator” for storytelling with a special focus on Black and Indigenous voices in the Ithaca area, will go public Oct. 12 with a virtual gathering and website launch.

$1.5M gift launches Collins Fellowship supporting diversity

Cornell Engineering has established the Lance R. Collins Fellowship, created to support engineering graduate students from traditionally unrepresented populations, as well as honor its former dean of 10 years.

Summer workshops spur conversations on racism

Summer faculty workshops, organized by the Intergroup Dialogue Project and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, were aimed at reflecting on the ongoing reality of systemic anti-Black racism.

Alliance for Science expands mission with $10M reinvestment

The Cornell Alliance for Science is expanding its mission of science communication and advocacy and broadening its commitment to diversity and inclusion thanks to $10 million in new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.