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Noted authors, scholars and poets will celebrate Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, as the College of Arts and Sciences hosts a livestreamed reading of her first novel “The Bluest Eye,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release.

Loaves and Fishes’ Empty Bowls fundraising event on Oct. 10 will be a to-go meal this year and will include a hand-crafted bowl donated by a local potter.

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The Program on Ethics & Public Life in the Department of Philosophy is sponsoring a public debate series, which kicks off Oct. 1 with “Health vs. Economy in the Pandemic Control: What is the Right Balance?”

Indicative of the coronavirus era, Cornell next month will be among the first universities to receive an accreditation visit via Zoom.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's‘unwavering pursuit of equity’ embodied the Cornell ideal.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54, whose legal career in the fight for women’s rights, equal rights and human dignity culminated with her ascent to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C. She was 87.

Four faculty experts kicked off the College of Arts and Sciences’ yearlong “Racism in America” webinar series with a Sept. 16 discussion about policing and incarceration.

University Counsel Madelyn F. Wessel has announced plans to retire from Cornell, effective at the end of June 2021. The university in the coming weeks will launch a national search to select a successor.

This spring, Cornell launched the Cornell Promise, a multi-faceted campaign aimed at bringing immediate financial aid relief to students who need additional resources to complete their Cornell education in troubling times.