At the end of March, the Cornell Orchards started donating apples to the Ithaca and Dryden school districts, and will continue to do so over the next month. In all, it will donate approximately 26,000 apples.
The university beginning online classes for the remainder of the semester continues a long history of remote instruction. Liberty Hyde Bailey and Martha Van Rensselaer designed Cornell’s first correspondence courses in 1896 and 1900, respectively.
Virtual events and resources at Cornell include: Images of Dragon Days past; Cornell experts discuss COVID-19; “Cosmos” and spotlight on women artists at the Johnson Museum; student theater and film updates; and a citizen science project surveying breeding birds.
The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine announces the establishment of the Cornell Wildlife Heath Center, which aims to catalyze multidisciplinary collaboration to address global wildlife health challenges.
Cornell has partnered with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the Greater Ithaca Activities Center to collect and distribute much-needed meals for food-insecure families during the coronavirus pandemic.