cornell report spring 2016

  • The Innovators

    Mar 23, 2016

    While Cornell College’s campus may seem timeless, inside its historic buildings faculty innovation keeps the Cornell experience vibrant.

  • Chapel clock is a national treasure

    Mar 23, 2016

    Since 1882 the clock tower of King Chapel has provided the first glimpse of Cornell College for visitors to Mount Vernon. In the early days those visitors arrived by horse and wagon from Iowa City, steam-engine train from Chicago, or interurban streetcar from Cedar Rapids.

  • Discovery through guided inquiry

    Mar 23, 2016

    Two groups of students sit at tables, their physical chemistry activities books open before them. Each student has a role: manager, reader, or recorder. Today, they’re studying the properties of the hydrogen atom, the most basic building block in the universe.

  • Building a time machine to ancient Corinth

    Mar 23, 2016

    Classics Professor John Gruber-Miller is building a time machine.

  • Reconstructing Zapotec tombs in 3D

    Mar 23, 2016

    On a June day under the southern Mexican sun, three women make their way to the top of an acropolis high above the Central Valleys of Oaxaca (wah-HAH-ka).

  • Solving real-time business cases

    Mar 23, 2016

    There are many reasons to like One Course At A Time. For Santhi Hejeebu, associate professor of economics and business, being able stretch her students out of their comfort zones is one of them.

  • Creating wonder on stage

    Mar 23, 2016

    In April 2016, the Cornell theatre department will invite an audience to turn back the clock to 1903 and join them in pursuit of a legendary Iowa monster.

  • How Satisfied Are Cornell’s Students?

    Mar 23, 2016

    Alumni can help shape student experience and perceptions.

  • Professor, alumnus teach course in Tanzania

    Mar 23, 2016

    It’s approximately 8,500 miles from Cornell to Tanzania, but the cultural distance is much greater, as 10 Cornell students learned in January.

  • Racing into Cornell athletic history

    Mar 23, 2016

    Abrah Masterson ’17 didn’t consider herself successful in high school track, and she particularly disliked distance running.

  • People, planet, prosperity

    Mar 23, 2016

    David Korslund ’76 is senior advisor to the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) and resides in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with his Dutch husband.

  • Leading Liberia to peace

    Mar 23, 2016

    Since my graduation, much has transpired in my life spiritually, intellectually, and physically.

  • Letters Spring 2016

    Mar 23, 2016

    Cover Girls – You can imagine my surprise on picking up the recent Cornell Report to see a picture of my roommate on the cover.

  • Matthew Werner ’96

    Mar 23, 2016

    U.S. Park Ranger Matthew Werner ’96, of Page, Arizona, died Oct. 13, 2015, at age 40.

  • John Tisdale ’54

    Mar 23, 2016

    Psychologist and minister John Tisdale ’54 died Nov. 28, 2015, in Slatington, Pennsylvania, at age 82.