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Laura Rugless, executive director of equity and access services and Title IX coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named Cornell’s new associate vice president for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator.

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Laura Rugless, executive director of equity and access services and Title IX coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named Cornell’s new associate vice president for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator.

Senior lecturer Brenda Schertz, a whirlwind of energy, teaches the first American Sign Language classes at Cornell that meet the College of Arts and Sciences’ three-semester world language requirement.

The Intergroup Dialogue Project has expanded its engagement with the Cornell community with workshops tailored to professional students and academic advisers, and a new podcast.

Progress made and challenges still to be met are discussed in a new book, “Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations and Opportunities,” written by experts at the ILR School’s Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability.

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Doctoral students Rachel King, Taylor Brown and Felicia New have formed the First Generation and Low Income Graduate Student Association, addressing a need that had already been met for undergrads.

New Cornell research explores how racially diverse LGBTQ beauty vloggers market themselves and make marginalized people more visible.

Members of the Cornell community gathered at Anabel Taylor Hall on Nov. 9 to honor Maj. Richard J. Gannon II ’95 and Capt. George A. Wood ’93, two alumni killed during the conflict in Iraq.

Cornell has been honored for collaborations with farmworkers providing research, policy advocacy and outreach support including workshops, legal and tax assistance, and tutoring.