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.
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.
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.
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.
Cornell College Mock Trial squads won two bids to the opening round championship series, continuing the team’s strong performance this year.
Cornell College’s Theatre Department is producing the Tony Award-winning play “The Elephant Man.” The show runs Feb. 21, 22, 28, and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
Harper Reed ’01 is someone to watch in 2014, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Thanks in part to a $20,000 Boren Scholarship, Erinn Voas is spending her junior year studying Arabic at the University of Jordan.