Bolstered by donations, Cornell’s Access Fund played a critical role in the university's pandemic response, distributing nearly $400,000 over three weeks to help more than 1,000 students return home and prepare for virtual instruction.
For faculty and students affiliated with the Asian American Studies Program and the Southeast Asia Program, online events and social media campaigns are taking on deeper meaning during the COVID-19 crisis.
The university beginning online classes for the remainder of the semester continues a long history of remote instruction. Liberty Hyde Bailey and Martha Van Rensselaer designed Cornell’s first correspondence courses in 1896 and 1900, respectively.
Many Cornell faculty members use their own experience as first-generation college students to mentor their current first-gen students. Cornell offers numerous resources to empower first-gen students to thrive at college.