Balance Festival to offer wellness-focused programs for students

Upcoming Balance Festival aims to help students explore current choices and the alternatives available in a way that meets students where they are and recognizes the constraints they face. 

Around Cornell

Where Freezin’ for a Reason and Doing the Greatest Good Meet

Eleven student groups including residence halls, student organizations, and Cornell athletics teams participated in the goal-breaking Ithaca Polar Plunge in late March to support the Special Olympics of New York.

Around Cornell

Cornell Varna fire volunteers protect, serve, learn

The desire to help and connect to the local community has inspired four alumni and 33 students to join the Varna Volunteer Fire Company, with many students taking on leadership roles.

Student Translator-Interpreter Program breaks language barriers

The Translator-Interpreter Program trains bilingual and multilingual students to serve as translators and interpreters for the community in both emergency and non-emergency situations. It has 45 active translators and interpreters, with 14 languages represented, and has worked with over 300 community agencies since its founding in 2000.

Expanded virtual outreach draws diverse Class of 2026

In its third application cycle shaped by COVID-19, Cornell has attracted record interest, admitting a talented, diverse Class of 2026 from a broader range of places than ever before.

Study Away helped Cornell students forge, keep connections

Study Away, a residential option created by Global Cornell for international students who could not travel to campus, has helped many fight isolation and build a sense of belonging at Cornell.

Cross-college researchers unravel mummy bird mystery

Master’s student Carol Anne Barsody is working with an array of interdisciplinary collaborators to explore the origins of a mummified bird and create a multisensory exhibition that rethinks the way ancient artifacts are presented in museums.

Surf club rides the winter waves on Lake Ontario

Throughout the long upstate New York winter, while their peers are trying to stay warm indoors, members of the Cornell Surf Club grab their boards and wetsuits and ride the waves of Lake Ontario.

Soup & Hope creates connection through storytelling

Celebrating its 15th year at Cornell, the 2022 Soup & Hope speaker series returned to Sage Chapel after more than a year on Zoom with stories of transformation and empowerment – a theme that resonated with participants as the world continues to grow and change through the pandemic.