Cornell Varna fire volunteers protect, serve, learn

The desire to help and connect to the local community has inspired four alumni and 33 students to join the Varna Volunteer Fire Company, with many students taking on leadership roles.

Student Translator-Interpreter Program breaks language barriers

The Translator-Interpreter Program trains bilingual and multilingual students to serve as translators and interpreters for the community in both emergency and non-emergency situations. It has 45 active translators and interpreters, with 14 languages represented, and has worked with over 300 community agencies since its founding in 2000.

Expanded virtual outreach draws diverse Class of 2026

In its third application cycle shaped by COVID-19, Cornell has attracted record interest, admitting a talented, diverse Class of 2026 from a broader range of places than ever before.

After ‘mama,’ children’s first words include ‘this’ and ‘that’

Children’s strong drive to share attention has similar effects on language learning across cultures, finds the largest study of early vocabulary development in an Indigenous language.

For-profit colleges increase students’ debt, default risk

Attending for-profit colleges causes students to take on more debt and to default at higher rates, on average, compared with similarly selective public institutions in their communities, a Cornell economist finds in new research.

Michener testifies to House on role of universal health insurance

Cornell professor Jamila Michener testified March 29 before a congressional committee that universal health insurance coverage would not only address health inequities among people of color, but strengthen the U.S. democracy.

Soup & Hope creates connection through storytelling

Celebrating its 15th year at Cornell, the 2022 Soup & Hope speaker series returned to Sage Chapel after more than a year on Zoom with stories of transformation and empowerment – a theme that resonated with participants as the world continues to grow and change through the pandemic.

First group of Zhu Fellows named in Arts & Sciences

Four doctoral students studying fields in the College of Arts & Sciences are the inaugural recipients of the Zhu Family Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities.

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Sophomore earns spot in summer program in D.C.

Mar’Quon Frederick will spend the summers of 2022 and 2023 in Washington, D.C., participating in internships, seminars on government and economics, and leadership and professional development workshops.

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