Cornell Report Fall 2011

  • Clay Bauske ’73

    Oct 30, 2011

    It took one demanding course in Russian History from Cornell’s Eric Kollman to hook Clay Bauske ’73 on history

  • Frank Leupold ’68

    Oct 30, 2011

    Frank Leupold ’68 graduated from Cornell the year Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated

  • Fall 2011 Letters

    Oct 30, 2011

    Around the world in 4 years, One Course At A Time-style The article “Around the World in 18 Days” in the summer 2011 Cornell Report really made me smile. I, too, took full advantage of the Block Plan by participating in four off-campus trips while on the Hilltop: studying Spanish in Mexico with professors Carol […]

  • More than just words

    Oct 30, 2011

    Part of any well-rounded education is understanding other cultures. At Cornell, along with most other liberal arts schools, that takes the form of foreign language classes, courses on the history and culture of other nations, and study-abroad programs.

  • First African-American enrolled in 1870

    Oct 30, 2011

    Although it wouldn’t have an African-American graduate for 30 more years, Cornell admitted its first student of color in 1870

  • Cornell acquires McLennan Center in Chicago

    Oct 30, 2011

    Cornell has purchased a building that will reopen next fall as the college’s McLennan Center in Chicago.

  • Maggie Rudick ’08

    Oct 30, 2011

    Growing up on the East Coast, Maggie Rudick ’08 was drawn to Cornell by its diverse population in a small community, boasting students from 48 states and 14 countries

  • 4 extraordinary years

    Oct 30, 2011

    Victoria Levasseur ’11 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, majored in biochemistry and molecular biology, with minors in Spanish and music.

  • Climate research nets $98,000

    Oct 30, 2011

    Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology, has been awarded a $98,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study prehistoric hurricane activity in tropical northern Australia.

  • Heather Secrist ’00

    Oct 30, 2011

    Heather Secrist ’00 never would have guessed that she would be living near the small town where she grew up

  • What’s in a name?

    Oct 30, 2011

    In scientific circles, names of species are often used to honor the people involved in their discovery. Biology Professor Marty Condon and her colleague Allen Norrbom of the Systematic Entomology Laboratory of the U.S.D.A. were grateful for financial support from Cornell and named a new species after the college.

  • Nancy Kleihauer Adams ’64

    Oct 30, 2011

    Unlike most politicians and government leaders, Pequot Lakes, Minn., Mayor Nancy Kleihauer Adams ʼ64 never planned to enter politics

  • George Duffey ’42

    Oct 30, 2011

    George Duffey ’42 grew up on his family’s farm in Iowa, surrounded by cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and plenty of chores

  • Campus updates please the eye and ear

    Oct 30, 2011

    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.

  • In Brief

    Oct 30, 2011

    Look who’s talking about Cornell; Record enrollment; Driving on demand