Cornell Report Spring 2011

  • Re-envisioning the Thomas Commons

    Mar 15, 2011

    Building on the success of the Extraordinary Opportunities campaign, the college is re-envisioning The Commons renovation and expansion project. New plans are being made to serve future generations with a state-of-the-art building that further differentiates Cornell from other liberal arts colleges.

  • Student’s app puts him on the map

    Mar 15, 2011

    Junior Luke Korth took “Where are you?” to a whole new level with his Facebook application “Where Are My Friends?”

  • Students recall ’68 Old Sem takeover

    Mar 15, 2011

    A student event this year paid tribute to the October 1968 occupation of Old Sem by 30 students who demanded a black activities center, more black speakers and entertainers, courses on the black experience and culture, and the recruitment of more black faculty and staff.

  • Cabin fever brings town-gown together

    Mar 15, 2011

    What would you do if you planned an event featuring snow angels, but there was no snow, even though it was February in Iowa?

  • Dream Team still winning

    Mar 15, 2011

    In April, the storied 1947 wrestling team was the first team inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame. That team was also the subject of “The Dream Team of 1947.”

  • Cornell in California

    Mar 15, 2011

    Amanda Woods ’88 was delighted to discover the corner of Cornell and College avenues near her home in Modesto, Calif., and posted this picture on Cornell’s Facebook page.

  • In Brief

    Mar 15, 2011

    Purple spirit on two wheels; Alumni Network Expands; Derby Duo; Rock(apella)in’ in the chapel

  • Ram Report Spring 2011

    Mar 15, 2011

    2 more All-American wrestlers; All-American Miler; DeVries in Hall of Fame

  • Laura Sullivan ’69

    Mar 15, 2011

    Laura Sullivan ’69, a lawyer and former trustee, died Dec. 10, 2010, after a two-year battle with a rare form of leukemia

  • Cornell degree broke alum’s cycle of poverty

    Mar 15, 2011

    Deanna L. Wilkinson ’90 is associate professor of Human Development and Family Science at The Ohio State University, where she is deeply involved in research and outreach to end the epidemic of gun violence.

  • Edwin H. Maynard ’38

    Mar 15, 2011

    Journalist, author, and editor Edwin H. Maynard ’38 died Nov. 19, 2010. He was 92.

  • Cornell’s ‘almost’ presidents

    Mar 15, 2011

    In Cornell history there are incumbent presidents, former presidents, and “almost” presidents, namely those who declined or postponed acceptance when offered the position.

  • Glenn Bostrom ’37

    Mar 15, 2011

    Business leader Glenn Bostrom ’37, founder of Bostrom Corp. and the Success Institute, died Sept. 30, 2010, in Glenview, Ill. He was 96.

  • Spring 2011 Letters

    Mar 15, 2011

    Never better poised; Remembering the ‘Dream Team’; Rest happily in Midwest Conference; Likes portability of print; Redesign, content in sync; New format welcoming; Ginkgo memories

  • Forgotten Architect Leaves His Signature on The Hilltop

    Mar 15, 2011

    Visitors to the Cornell College campus are met with two massive, castle-like structures that dominate the Hilltop.