Seven high school students from China spending summer studying at Cornell in pilot college preparatory program

For the first time in Cornell history, Chinese high school students are spending six weeks earning credit at the university's Summer College program. The U.S. government granted visas on June 23 to the students, who arrived in Ithaca on June 24.

Statement from Cornell University President Hunter R. Rawlings III and Chairman of the Board Peter Meinig regarding distinguished alumnus Philip Merrill '55

Cornell University is greatly saddened by the loss of devoted alumnus Philip Merrill '55 and sends heartfelt sympathies to Eleanor Merrill, Douglas Merrill '89, MBA '91, Catherine Merrill '91 and Nancy Merrill '96. Phil's long…

A toast to the alma mater with singing wine glasses

Phil Krasicky has accumulated a giant bag of tricks over his years as a senior lecturer at Cornell. And he brought them all to Schwartz Auditorium for a stunt-filled lecture to alumni on the first day of Reunion Weekend.

Three Cornell undergraduates win Udall Scholarships

Three Cornell University students have received the 2006-07 Morris K. Udall Scholarship. The students garnered awards up to $5,000 each from a field of 445 nominations from 224 institutions.

Alumni pack Manhattan's Beacon Theatre to say farewell to Walter LaFeber -- their 'rock star'

We all know of great scholars, said President Hunter Rawlings at the Beacon Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. And we all know of great teachers. But to find in one person, Walter LaFeber, the greatest of scholars and of teachers, he continued -- that is a remarkable thing.

'Keep Going Walt': An old-school historian who inspired a generation of LaFeber addicts

Walter LaFeber is a historian who relishes being one of the "old school" types with a sense of humor, a warmth and wisdom grounded in the fundamentals that come from cultivating a long view, whether it be in foreign relations history or baseball. And oh my, are we going to miss him.

Chris Barrett takes a collaborative approach to the world's poorest people

Chris Barrett's economic development research takes him into the most poverty-stricken areas of rural Africa, the halls of Washington, D.C., and back to Cornell University, where he collaborates with biophysical and social scientists on innovative ways to improve the lives of some of the poorest people on Earth.

John Cleese among trio of A.D. White Professors visiting in April

Former "Python" John Cleese is among three Andrew D. White Professors-at-Large who will give public talks at Cornell University this month – but he's the only you will need tickets to hear.

Princeton Review ranks Cornell ninth as 'dream college' for high schoolers and parents

As high school seniors anxiously await the mailman each spring with hopes for an admission letter from a college or university of their choice, an offer from Cornell would qualify as a dream come true, according to findings from this year's Princeton Review survey of colleges. (March 28, 2006)