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Cornell’s revamped external education unit broadens its reach

Paul Krause ’91, the university’s vice provost for external education and leader of eCornell, discusses his role and the new unit that encompasses the university’s various external education programs.


Center’s grants seed diverse research in the social sciences

Grants awarded recently by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences seeded research projects on topics ranging from COVID-19 and policing to clean energy and product design, led by scholars from across the university.

Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination rollout

President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff issued a statement Jan. 4 discussing vaccinations for the Cornell community.

CALS dean advises on carbon removal strategies

Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joined a panel helping to identify key pathways for terrestrial carbon dioxide removal that merit further investment.

2020 in review: COVID-19 was the story

More than 300 stories or university statements that mentioned COVID-19 were posted on the Cornell Chronicle website in 2020; it was, without question, the story of the year. We look back at the past 12 months.

Celebrating December grads after ‘a semester like no other’

On Dec. 19, nearly 1,500 Cornell students celebrated their winter graduation in a virtual recognition ceremony viewed around the world – the first such event at Cornell, and a fitting end to what President Martha E. Pollack called “a semester like no other at Cornell.”

Native ironworkers’ tradition continues on North Campus

This month, a crew of mostly Native ironworkers on the North Campus Expansion Project presented Native students with the cloth image of the Hiawatha wampum belt they’d flown from their crane.

Spires wins MLA award for ‘Practice of Citizenship’ book

Derrick Spires has won the Modern Language Association (MLA) Prized for a First Book for “The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States.”

First new North Campus buildings to open in fall ’21

The first phase of the North Campus Residential Expansion project – including two residential buildings providing beds for 800 students – will be ready for move-in by fall 2021.