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First-Gen students, Dimensions’ anniversary, and more in the Cornell Report

In this issue: First-gens Rise Up; First-generation alumni tell their stories; A decade of Dimensions; Endowment honors Allin’s influence; Lacrosse 101; and more


21 elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Nineteen Cornell College seniors and two Cornell College juniors were elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most respected academic honor society.


Relay For Life set for March 28

Cornell College’s 13th annual Relay for Life will take place from 3 p.m. March 28 through 3 a.m. March 29 at the Small MultiSport Center.


Cornell College mock trial squad 1103 earned a bid to the National Championship tournament.

Mock trial heading to national championships

A Cornell College mock trial squad is heading to the national championship tournament for the fourth consecutive year.


Alternative Spring Break 2015

See the social media posts from the students who went on this year’s Alternative Spring Break trips.


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Economist, ACA critic speaking April 2

Casey Mulligan, who the Wall Street Journal has called “the economist who exposed Obamacare,” will speak at Cornell College on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.


More than 100 students are participating in this year's Alternative Spring Break.

More than 100 students performing service over spring break

More than 100 students, or about 10 percent of the Cornell College student body, will be going on service trips in March as part of the college’s 11th annual Alternative Spring Break.


Jason Kolowski '98 joins class remotely

Chemistry course explores real-life CSI

In the chemistry course Real Life CSI, Professor Craig Teague offers students a chance to explore the real-world practice of forensic science and compare it to the Hollywood version.


Spring Break Hours 2015

Cornell College is open during the week of spring break, but some offices will have abbreviated hours.


Cornell College Mock Trial squad 1104, which earned a bid to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series in March.

Second championship bid for Mock Trial

A second Cornell College mock trial squad has earned a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series, which will be held in March.


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    Brennen Hicklin ’15 (left) and Rebecca Sullens ’09, associate director of the Berry Center, during Startup Weekend-Cedar Rapids. The pair was on the team that won first prize.
  • Erin Davis Portrait
    • Davis interviewed on NPR

      Erin Davis, professor of sociology at Cornell College, was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition on Monday about the way college students rate male and female professors differently.

    Shannon Reed Portrait
    • Reed selected as HERS Institute associate director

      English and creative writing Professor Shannon Reed has been selected to serve as the associate director/faculty-in-residence for the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Denver Summer Leadership Institute 2015.

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    • Alumna wins music award

      Kelly Montijo Fink ’92 won a Native American Music Award for Best Compilation Album at the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards.

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