Cornell Report Spring 2012

  • Cornellian can’t shake Iowa influence

    Mar 1, 2012

    When I went away to college, the four-hour drive might as well have been a trip to the moon in a rocket ship. Cross the great Mississippi, pass the countless cornfields and silos of eastern Iowa, wind down Highway 30 to see, out of nowhere, almost like the Emerald City itself in its incongruousness, the high, tree-shrouded hilltop of Mount Vernon.

  • Financial Analyst gets adventurous

    Mar 1, 2012

    Sarah Tuma ’07 is a senior financial analyst at MetLife, Inc. She began working for MetLife in New York City in 2010 and moved to Dublin, Ireland, in September 2011.

  • Building on literary history

    Mar 1, 2012

    Cornell has a long history of literary excellence, from R.P. Dana serving as editor-in-chief for the revived North American Review to the noted writers who have visited campus, including Carl Sandburg, Saul Bellow, Robert Frost, Stephen Spender, and W. H. Auden.
    Drawing on that tradition, the college is launching an academic enrichment program known as the Center for the Literary Arts.

  • A chance to come home to King Chapel

    Mar 1, 2012

    Loren Hiratzka ’66 apologized to the Kingston Trio, Bob Dylan and Peter Paul and Mary as he pulled out his guitar to serenade the crowd when he accepted the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, but he didn’t need to.

  • Measuring the rhythm of a block

    Mar 1, 2012

    At Cornell, the day of the month matters less than the day of the term, and the entire campus moves to the rhythm of the three-and-a-half-week term or block.

  • Leaving behind more than one legacy

    Mar 1, 2012

    When Doug Hanson retires this spring after teaching art at Cornell for 41 years, he’ll leave behind a legacy in the form of the art he inspired hundreds of students to create.

  • Scholarship renamed to honor Chicago Club legend

    Mar 1, 2012

    The scholarship funded by the Cornell College Chicago Club (CCCC) has a new name, designed to honor one of the club’s most influential members, Ann Holcomb Carlson ’55.

  • Cornell wrestling legend makes a return to the Hilltop

    Mar 1, 2012

    Lowell Lange ’50, a three-time NCAA champion wrestler and a standout on the legendary 1947 wrestling squad that stunned the nation by capturing the NCAA and NAAU wrestling titles, was back on campus this fall.

  • Ram Report

    Mar 1, 2012

    Honoring Barron Bremner; Hall of Fame winners

  • Digest: In Brief

    Mar 1, 2012

    Cornell Professor mourned; Relive your glory days; TOWNIE plates

  • What is the relevance of liberal arts at Cornell today?

    Feb 1, 2012

    Amid the clamor of current opinion about higher education in America, several themes seem to be consistent: affordability of a college education, education as job training, the monetary value of a baccalaureate degree in future wages, and questions about a decline of quality in education.

  • Civic Engagement

    Feb 1, 2012

    The whole of a Cornell education is infused with the importance of civic engagement.

  • Hall of Fame winners

    Feb 1, 2012

    Two elite distance runners, a multiple-time conference golf champion and a volleyball record holder were enshrined in Cornell College’s Athletics Hall of Fame at Homecoming.

  • ‘Demonstrating’ a commitment to justice

    Feb 1, 2012

    Hannah Altman wanted to get involved.

  • Robert Black

    Feb 1, 2012

    Emeritus Professor of biology and former assistant men’s basketball coach Robert Black died Jan. 13, 2012, in Solon, Iowa.