Cornell College has received a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to help ensure first-generation college students succeed. The money will be used to create a professional orientation and development program for first-generation college students.
Students involved with The Black Awareness Cultural Organization/Umoja Living and Learning Community have organized the second annual Black Iowa Youth Conference, which runs March 7 through 9 at Cornell College.
Cornell College is open during the week of spring break, but some offices will have abbreviated hours.
A record number of Cornell College students, more than 120 in all, will spend a week performing community service during the college’s spring break as part of the Alternative Spring Break program.
In an editorial published in the Huffington Post, Cornell College President Jonathan Brand argues that the conversation about higher education has lacked realistic solutions to problems such as financial aid, the increasing cost of attendance, and the value of a college degree.
Todd Knoop’s macroeconomics seminar studied China’s rapid growth during a block-long tour of the country in December. Tiffany Monreal ’14 captured her impressions of the experience through a photo essay.
Cornell College has announced a $10 million, 15-month plan to completely renovate and modernize Dows, Tarr, Pauley and Rorem halls. Work will begin immediately following the end of the academic year on May 11 and continue through August 2015.
Cornell College will host five students and two faculty members from Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College in Tokyo Feb. 24 through March 4, as part of the school’s Aoyama Gakuin Exchange Program.
Cornell College Mock Trial squads won two bids to the opening round championship series, continuing the team’s strong performance this year.
Thanks in part to a $20,000 Boren Scholarship, Erinn Voas is spending her junior year studying Arabic at the University of Jordan.
Jarod Armenta ’15 has been awarded a research grant from the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation and will present his findings at a future TriBeta convention.