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Record number of students participating in Alternative Spring Break

February 28, 2014

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.

Brand argues for courage, vision in facing higher education’s problems

February 26, 2014

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.

Elkins receives ACPA Honor

February 26, 2014

Becki Elkins, registrar and director of institutional research, has been selected for the 2014 Class of Diamond Honorees by the American College Personnel Association, College Student Educators International.

Loomer recognized for social media blog

February 19, 2014 by Jon Loomer ’97 was named No. 1 blog about social media by the Social Media Examiner website.

Course travels to China to study economic growth

February 17, 2014

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 renovating 4 residence halls

February 17, 2014

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.

Shillinglaw talks about John Steinbeck on NPR

February 14, 2014

Susan Shillinglaw ’73, a professor at San Jose State University who is an expert on the writing and life of John Steinbeck, was interviewed about “Grapes of Wrath” on “The Diane Rehm Show” in January. Shillinglaw is scholar in residence at the National Steinbeck Center and author of several books about Steinbeck.

Japanese students and faculty to visit Cornell College

February 13, 2014

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.

Mock Trial on the road to National Championships

February 12, 2014

Cornell College Mock Trial squads won two bids to the opening round championship series, continuing the team’s strong performance this year.

Sister 4 Sister’s Women’s History Month events

February 10, 2014

Sister 4 Sister will have a display on the Orange Carpet and will host a home-cooked dinner in celebration of Women’s History Month.

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