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.
Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to celebrate the college’s Homecoming in an all-new format.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Current and former students gathered on Nov. 14 to remember the life and work of Mark Hunter, associate professor of theatre at Cornell College.