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Jonathan Brand’s Inauguration

On April 21 Jonathan Brand was installed as Cornell’s 15th President. In a speech before hundreds in King Chapel, Brand spoke about the value of the liberal arts, his passion for Cornell College and his hopes for the future.


King Chapel getting an elevator

Work will begin this fall to add an elevator addition near the southeast entrance to King Chapel, the historic centerpiece of Cornell College’s campus. The elevator is part of an ongoing renovation to the first building on campus named to the National Register of Historic places.


Teacher, alumna left nearly $400,000 to Cornell

A longtime elementary teacher who also taught education at Cornell has left the college nearly $400,000, half of which will go toward restoring the college’s historic King Chapel.


Improvements all around campus

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.  The Seth Thomas clock once again keeps time over campus and rings on the hour after being shut off for a year, and the carillons […]


An update on King Chapel

Jeff Mick of Facilities management, gives an overview of the King Chapel renovations so far and what remains to be done.


Alumni give $50,000 to King Chapel

Three alumni have pledged a total of $50,000 toward the renovation Cornell College’s historic King Chapel, the centerpiece of campus.


Cornell gets grant to preserve King Chapel

The State Historical Society has awarded Cornell College $100,000 challenge grant for the restoration of King Chapel, the iconic 19th-century building that dominates Mount Vernon’s skyline.


Cornell Class of 1959 donates $220,000 to renovate historic King Chapel, annual fund

MOUNT VERNON – As part of their 50th reunion gift, the Cornell College class of 1959 has donated over $220,000 in cash and pledges to the college for King Chapel renovations and the annual fund.


Emeritus professor donates for Cornell chaplain, chapel

MOUNT VERNON – A $60,000 gift from Linda and Truman Jordan, professor emeritus of chemistry, will help endow the Cornell College chaplain position and further improvements to King Chapel.


Alumnus donates memorial for wife to Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON – A Cornell alumnus has donated $250,000 to the King Chapel renovation in honor of his late wife, Ruth “Gussie” Ohlsen Warden.


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