Ash Park, Cornell’s historic outdoor stadium, will get synthetic grass. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and be completed in time for the start of the 2013 football season.
An alumnus has given $1.5 million to honor chemistry professor emeritus Bill Deskin. Professor of chemistry Cindy Strong will hold the William Deskin Endowed Chair in Chemistry.
Cornell College has purchased a house with historic ties to its English and creative writing department that will serve as home to the newly-created Center for the Literary Arts.
Work has begun to modernize and expand the oldest building on campus–the Garner President’s House. The building, built in 1850, serves as more than just the home of the President and family. It also serves as a space for entertaining alumni, friends and the community.
Drawing from the strength and rich history of its English department, next fall Cornell College will launch an academic enrichment program known as the Center for the Literary Arts.
Work will begin this fall to add an elevator addition near the southeast entrance to King Chapel, the historic centerpiece of Cornell College’s campus. The elevator is part of an ongoing renovation to the first building on campus named to the National Register of Historic places.
Three gifts from Cornell College alumni totaling $500,000 will move the Thomas Commons renovation project closer to completion.
A longtime elementary teacher who also taught education at Cornell has left the college nearly $400,000, half of which will go toward restoring the college’s historic King Chapel.
A gift of $5.6 million from the estate of a Cornell College parent—one of the largest outright gifts in the history of the college—will go toward renovations of the Thomas Commons and endow a scholarship in his daughter’s name.
Cornell College has purchased a building that will reopen next fall as the college’s McLennan Center in Chicago. The center is made possible by a $1 million gift from alumni Bob McLennan ’65 and Becky Martin McLennan ’64 during the college’s recently-completed Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign.