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Fifty years to the day that students began an occupation of Willard Straight Hall in protest of racial issues on campus, the Cornell community gathered to reflect on the legacy of the occupation and the people involved.

Frank Dawson ’72 held a public conversation April 18 in Bailey Hall with Harry Edwards, Ph.D. ’73, about social justice and the 36-hour occupation of Willard Straight Hall in 1969.

About 80 Cornell students, faculty, staff and trustees gathered for dinner at the Willard Straight Memorial Room April 17 to recognize recipients of the Perkins Prize and new diversity and inclusion awards.

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About 80 Cornell students, faculty, staff and trustees gathered for dinner at the Willard Straight Memorial Room April 17 to recognize recipients of the Perkins Prize and new diversity and inclusion awards.

Celebrating its 600th episode April 23, radio program “All Things Equal” on WHCU draws on the diversity of Tompkins County’s communities and campuses to respond to intolerance with dialogue.

Recently elected congresswoman Sharice Davids, J.D. ’10, received the Steven W. Siegel ’68 Award from Cornell’s LGBT Alumni Association.

The Africana Studies and Research Center kicks off a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its founding with a two-day symposium honoring its founder, James Turner.

Ibram X. Kendi, professor of history at American University and National Book Award-winning author for his 2016 “Stamped From the Beginning,” will give the American Studies Program’s Krieger Lecture April 15.

Yasin Ahmed, Cornell’s Muslim chaplain, led a vigil March 18 on Ho Plaza to remember the 50 people killed in the March 15 shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

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