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President Barack Obama’s visit to Cornell College

A crowd of 2,000 students, faculty, staff and community members, along with an overflow crowd of 800 and dozens of media organizations from around the region and the country, packed into the Richard and Norma Small Multi-Sport Center to witness President Obama’s first appearance after debating Republican challenger Mitt Romney Tuesday night.

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Homecoming 2012

Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to celebrate the college’s Homecoming in an all-new format.

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Cornell’s college and community garden

The Cornell college and community garden, which covers a quarter acre near the college’s soccer practice field and facility services center, is home to 20 young apple trees, heirloom tomato plants and much more.

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Baccalaureate and Commencement 2012

Cornell College held its Baccalaureate service and 154th Commencement on June 1 and 2. The events featured graduating seniors and faculty sharing memories, stories and words of wisdom.

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Karl Rove and Dee Dee Myers give the 2012 Delt Lecture

Political strategist Karl Rove and former press secretary Dee Dee Myers spoke for nearly 90 minutes at the 2012 Delt Lecture in King Chapel in May. The pair, moderated by politics Professor Craig Allin, talked at length about the present and future of U.S. politics.

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Jonathan Brand’s Inauguration

On April 21 Jonathan Brand was installed as Cornell’s 15th President. In a speech before hundreds in King Chapel, Brand spoke about the value of the liberal arts, his passion for Cornell College and his hopes for the future.

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NBC news features Larry Dorr ’63

On Jan. 31 “NBC Nightly News” featured Cornell trustee Dr. Larry Dorr ’63 and Operation Walk, the charity he founded, in its “Making a Difference” segment.

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Off-campus study photo contest winners

The Office of Off-Campus Study has announced the winners of its third annual photo contest. Awards were given to student photographers in two categories: student experience, which required that Cornell students and/or faculty be featured, and global experience, which was open to more general scenic shots.

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Honoring Mark Hunter

Current and former students gathered on Nov. 14 to remember the life and work of Mark Hunter, associate professor of theatre at Cornell College.

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Honoring Barron Bremner

Cornell College held an event Oct. 29 to honor the legacy of longtime coach, athletic director, teacher (along with many other positions!), Barron Bremner.

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Video from the Alumni Convocation

Alumni gathered for Homecoming Oct. 14 through 16 on Cornell’s campus. One of the highlights of the weekend is the annual Alumni Convocation.

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Geology professor interviewed in “The Atlantic”

Geology Professor Rhawn Denniston was interviewed by The Atlantic for its recurring Nine and a Half Questions feature. The conversation covers his work at Cornell, his paleoclimatology research and the future of sustainable energy.

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Students serve over block break

From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Cornell College’s Civic Engagement Office sponsored a service trip to Mapleton, Iowa to serve in the community’s continuing tornado relief effort.  A group of 12 Cornell students and two staff members grabbed their shovels and spent their Block Break planting more than 20 trees and dozens of perennials.

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Geology professor gets $98,000 NSF grant

Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology, has been awarded a $98,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study pre-historical hurricane activity in tropical northern Australia. This research continues Denniston’s work on stalagmites and involves field work in caves in the remote Kimberley region of Australia, as well as laboratory work at the University of New […]

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Improvements all around campus

One of the most visible—and audible—updates to the Hilltop this fall will be felt throughout town as the 1882 King Chapel clock is ticking again and the carillon is ringing.  The Seth Thomas clock once again keeps time over campus and rings on the hour after being shut off for a year, and the carillons […]

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