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Update on diversity and inclusion initiatives at Cornell

Cornell administrators offered detailed updates Jan. 26 on efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at the university.

Soup & Hope speaker series returns Feb. 4

The 14th annual Soup & Hope speaker series – this year on Zoom – is open to the public and features speakers and stories of hope. The series’ six talks will be on Thursdays through April 8, all beginning at 12:15 p.m.

President Pollack reflects on legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

President Martha E. Pollack says Cornell remains committed to living up to its founding ideals as she reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

New committee drives diversity, equity and inclusion at Cornell AgriTech

Cornell AgriTech, a preeminent center for agriculture and food research, recently launched a new committee to drive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives on the Geneva campus.

Around Cornell

Office of the Dean of Students announces three new leaders

The Office of the Dean of Students has announced three new staff members, two joining the Diversity and Inclusion team and one joining the Care and Crisis Services team, to better support Cornell students.

Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative will bring together scholars from across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

Three projects receive Belonging at Cornell innovation grants

As part of its mission to make Cornell a more diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students, the Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity have awarded three grants of $15,000 apiece for 2021 programming.

Africana studies class produces political leaders podcast

For their final projects, students in Africana Studies professor Carole Boyce-Davies’ Black Women and Political Leadership course created a podcast featuring interviews with Black women in politics.

Essentials

Law School women blazed new trails despite discrimination

In the 126 years since Mary Kennedy Brown became Cornell Law School’s first woman lawyer, the school’s women graduates have gone on to become trailblazers in law, business and education, despite persistent discrimination.