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Panel: Protests ‘a defining moment’ in quest for racial justice

Four members of the Congressional Black Caucus shared reflections on race and justice in America and potential legislative solutions during a virtual discussion June 15 hosted by Cornell's Institute of Politics and Global Affairs.

Student groups come together to support black lives

Cornell undergraduates have formed a broad coalition of student organizations to amplify black voices on campus, and promote activism and education to fight explicit and implicit racism.

Diverse alums gather for conversations on race, justice

Cornell Mosaic community members and alumni from all class years were invited to participate in a series of online events during Reunion 2020 weekend.


President Pollack announces immediate actions to support and strengthen our community

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced on June 3 a series of steps the university will be taking immediately to fight inequality through teaching, research and engagement.

Art professor Kay WalkingStick elected to AAAS

Emeritus professor of art Kay WalkingStick has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Cornell’s first black female CS Ph.D. blazed her own trail

Rediet Abebe, the first black woman to earn a doctorate at Cornell in computer science, blazed a trail not just for herself, but for others, too.

Engineering students’ book celebrates 27 inspiring alumnae

Three seniors and leaders of the Society of Women Engineers’ student section at Cornell have co-authored “Wall of Wonder: Cornell Women Leading the Way in Science, Technology and Engineering,” a book that spotlights 27 alumnae and is set to publish in June.

New study informing efforts to improve STEM retention

Knowing what to study and having the necessary skills to succeed are students’ main course-related concerns in introductory STEM classes, according to a new study co-led by Cornell researchers.

Access Fund eased pandemic’s burden on students

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.