Cornell Report Summer 2010

  • In Brief

    Jun 15, 2010

    David Gergen delivers Delt lecture David Gergen, political analyst, author, and advisor to presidents from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton, was the Delta Phi Rho lecturer on May 5. He gave a message of hope from the King Chapel stage, citing the ways members of the millennial generation—including many Cornell students, he said—are committed to service. Book tells story of ’47 wrestlers After […]

  • Extraordinary campaign raises aspirations

    Jun 15, 2010

    The historic Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign is closing in on $98 million, well beyond the goal of $92 million and unprecedented for a small liberal arts college in Iowa.

  • Mock Trial team places 6th in nation

    Jun 15, 2010

    Cornell’s young mock trial program surprised just about everyone by placing sixth in the nation in April, defeating schools including Princeton and Yale. Two Cornell students were named All-American attorneys.

  • Leadership transitions

    Jun 15, 2010

    This summer will be one of transition at Cornell College, with President Les Garner leaving in late June, Jim Brown taking over as interim president, and Joseph Dieker appointed Dean and chief academic officer starting July 1.

  • Big Brothers changes two lives

    Jun 15, 2010

    When Bruce Beck ’68 was a law student at the University of Minnesota, his wife, Lynne Richards Beck ’68, came home one day with an idea she got from a poster she saw on a bus.

  • One Course At A Time, grant let research thrive

    Jun 15, 2010

    The $270,769 National Science Foundation grant that biology Professor Marty Condon was awarded earlier this year is going to do more than just help fund trips to study tropical insect specimens. It’s likely to increase the number of known species by as many as 150.

  • Miller retires, but not entirely

    Jun 15, 2010

    After 36 years working at Cornell College, holding positions from football coach to associate director of development, Steve Miller ’65 retired March 31—but he isn’t gone entirely.

  • Match up: Behind the scenes with the Ram wrestlers

    Jun 15, 2010

    Cornell’s nationally known wrestling program is on the upswing, with 12 All-Americans crowned in head coach Mike Duroe’s five seasons with the Rams.

  • Businessman has passion for P.E.

    Jun 15, 2010

    Jalel Aossey ’97 was a dual major in international business and physical education. He’s now director of business development at Midamar Corporation in Cedar Rapids. But even though his job isn’t in physical education, he still holds the lessons he learned in his mind.  “Physical education has taught me and does to this day that […]

  • Kinesiology: Where are they now?

    Jun 15, 2010

    Following is a sampling of alumni, used by permission, who majored in physical education or kinesiology at Cornell.

  • P.E. reinvented as kinesiology

    Jun 15, 2010

    In the past seven years there have been some big changes in the kinesiology department—not least of which is its new name.

  • The meaning of a Cornell education

    Jun 15, 2010

    Cornell’s last class of the 20th century is now helping shape the way Cornell serves students of coming generations. About 40 members of the Class of 1999 were interviewed at length in 2009–2010 to gain perspectives on all aspects of their Cornell experience 10 years after graduation, while another 40 or so classmates responded in writing to mailings and online surveys.

  • Robert Dana

    Jun 15, 2010

    Robert Dana, the writer who revived the North American Review in the 1960s, spent 40 years teaching at Cornell College, and went on to serve as Iowa’s Poet Laureate from 2004 through 2008, died on Feb. 6, 2010, in Iowa City. The cause was pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

  • Margaret Smyth Emmons ’44

    Jun 15, 2010

    Dr. Margaret Smyth Emmons ’44 died Jan. 16, 2010, in Iowa City. She was 86.

  • Douglas Copley Van Metre ’50

    Jun 15, 2010

    Douglas Copley Van Metre ’50, a business owner, civic leader, and life trustee at Cornell
    College, died Jan. 18, 2010. He was 82.