Advancing digital equity: ILR School develops tool to help NYS communities

Fourteen percent of NYS residents can’t log on at home. ILR and Community Tech NY are launching the New York State Digital Equity Portal in partnership with the State Department of Education, the New York State Library and The John R. Oishei Foundation.

Forum showcases community-engaged learning projects

Examples of how community-engaged learning projects can address community needs were showcased during a virtual forum on Nov. 17. The projects demonstrate the College of Human Ecology’s Engaged College Initiative, a partnership between the college and the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement that supports learning with a community engagement component.

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A 'freedom church' unearths its Underground Railroad history

Cornell researchers and students are collaborating with community members to shed light on the role St. James A.M.E. Zion Church played in the abolitionist movement of the 1800s.

Cornell-led Grow-NY contest boosts NYS food, ag startups

The Chicago-based startup Every Body Eat, which produces food free of the 14 most common allergens, took home $1 million in the third annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition,led by Cornell.

Hochul names Cornellians to NYS climate assessment project

Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.

Earth Source Heat open house addresses community questions

By summer 2022, Cornell plans to drill a 10,000-foot hole to verify whether conditions underground will allow Earth Source Heat to warm campus and reduce the university’s carbon footprint.

CHE professor testifies on the state of nutrition in the US

On Nov. 2, Angela Odoms-Young testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the state of nutrition in the U.S. She highlighted racial inequities in health and nutrition caused by social, political and structural inequalities.

Seed to Supper sows confidence while addressing food insecurity

Over 2.9 million New Yorkers across the state — a third of whom are children — rely on food assistance programs. Even temporary food insecurity can be discouraging and disempowering for families — a hard lesson many learned…

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Radio interview discusses elections, voting and public service

Cornell undergraduate and Ithaca Common Council Ward 4 Alderperson Patrick Mehler, ILR '23, discusses the importance of elections, voting and public service on Election Day.

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