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Alumni, parents, and friends came together to support Cornell students and stay connected during fiscal year 2020 despite numerous challenging factors, including a global pandemic and economic crisis.

The Cornell Council for the Arts has extended to Sept. 14 the deadline to apply for funding through the Individual Grant Program, which offers direct financial support for the development of new and experimental arts projects.

Essentials

University officials outline progress on efforts to support and strengthen the community and create a more just and equitable Cornell.

Amid calls to address racism in the United States, the College of Arts and Sciences is launching a yearlong webinar series, “Racism in America.” The series kicks off Sept. 16 with “Policing and Incarceration.”

The aggressive approach, which supplements other campus efforts to slow the virus’s spread, expands testing to those who may not meet the definition of a close contact.

The first day of fall classes found students returning to a new kind of campus, one that is quieter, less crowded and very different from the one they left back in March.

Cornell administrators announced Sept. 3 that the campus is changing the COVID-19 alert status due to the recent increase in positive test results.

Two Cornell economics researchers have received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study the long-term effects of active learning and online instruction.

President Martha E. Pollack urged the Cornell community to be hyper-vigilant in its public health practices as the university follows New York state guidelines for colleges and universities during the pandemic.