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Cornell College joins Private College 529 Plan

Cornell College today announced that it is now offering students a way to hedge against the rising cost of college tuition by joining Private College 529 Plan, a pre-paid tuition savings plan that allows participating families to lock in today’s tuition rates for future use.


New and returning trustees announced

The Cornell College Board of Trustees has announced the election of two new members, Bill Haffke ’65 and John Turner ’94, as well as the election of a returning member, Judy Hesler Jorgensen ’60.


Krag exhibit at Cornell through Nov. 30

“Gillian Pederson Krag: Paintings & Etchings” is currently on exhibit at the Peter Paul Luce Gallery in McWethy Hall at Cornell College through Nov. 30, 2014. Krag will give an artist’s lecture at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30, McWethy Hall, room 222, with an artist’s reception and book signing to follow.


Cornell College is adding programs in business and engineering sciences starting with the 2015-2016 academic year.

Cornell College launching 2 new programs

Cornell College will add two new programs, business and engineering sciences, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.


Thanksgiving Hours for 2014

Administrative offices will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and reopen on Monday, Dec. 1. Other closings and changes to hours are in the article.


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Bishops speaking about immigration Nov. 11

Two Iowa bishops will give a talk titled “The Church as an Agency of Hope for a time like this?” The talk will be in the Hall-Perrine Multipurpose room on the middle level of the Thomas Commons, and is free and open to the public.


Student killed in car accident

One member of the Cornell community was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident on Monday. Connor Robinson, a first-year student from Illinois, was killed in a crash on Highway 30 near Clinton, Iowa, shortly after noon on Monday.


promise grant

Cornell College creates $20,000 Promise Grant for Iowans

Cornell College will offer a new grant program for all qualified Iowa high school students beginning in Fall 2015, with a minimum of $20,000 available per student. The Promise Grant for Iowans is renewable for four years, bringing the total value to $80,000.


Professor Hans Hassell works with students during Campaigns & Elections

Politics course studies elections in real time

In Campaigns & Elections, students become completely immersed in the democratic process at the peak of election cycle.


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    Rose Reed-Maxfield won the  Manford Kuhn Award for best Junior-Senior paper at the Iowa Sociological Association conference.
    • Sociology major wins award for paper

      Cornell junior Rose Reed-Maxfield won the prestigious Manford Kuhn Award for best Junior-Senior paper at the Iowa Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting.

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      Cornell College psychology Professor William Dragon was featured on WMT-600AM on Oct. 31, speaking about the possible dangers of Facebook’s new “Rooms” mobile app.

  • Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli ’11 in front of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment,  one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider.
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