Kevin Johnson ’13 is set to begin an intensive one-year master’s program in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He was particularly drawn by the programs’s emphasis on leadership development and team-oriented projects.
Harper Reed ’01 is getting media attention for his work as chief technology officer of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
Hans Hassell, assistant professor of politics, found that 65 percent of Cornell College students who plan to vote plan on doing so in Mount Vernon this coming November, adding between 300 to 400 votes to the town’s electorate
A crowd of 2,000 students, faculty, staff and community members, along with an overflow crowd of 800 and dozens of media organizations from around the region and the country, packed into the Richard and Norma Small Multi-Sport Center to witness President Obama’s first appearance after debating Republican challenger Mitt Romney Tuesday night.
Chris Stadler, a 2012 graduate of Cornell College from Portland, Ore., has accepted a Fulbright grant through the U.S. Department of State to serve as an English teaching assistant in Germany. He is one of 140 students selected to teach in Germany during the 2012-2013 school year, and he expects to be placed in the southwestern state of Saarland and work with a range of students in grades 5-12.
Lisa Chen’s college path was always aimed at making a difference in the world, and she imagined attending law school immediately after Cornell. But three significant internships–combined with majors in international relations, women’s studies, and politics–changed her course to educational policy, beginning with teaching in one of the country’s most challenging schools.
Liz Davis is a numbers person (math major, physics minor); a musical person (choir, clarinet, steel drum); and a people person (admission tour guide, radio station promotions director). But more than anything she is an idea person who has discovered a passion for urban planning, thanks to key politics courses (her second major) and a Cornell Fellowship with an energy policy firm.
Will Dinneen ’12 won a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Turkey. Dinneen was active in both academic and co-curricular groups while on campus, and served as president of Student Senate, a member of the Sigma Kappa Psi fraternity, the Mock Trial team and Cornell’s Concert Choir.
Political strategist Karl Rove and former press secretary Dee Dee Myers spoke for nearly 90 minutes at the 2012 Delt Lecture in King Chapel in May. The pair, moderated by politics Professor Craig Allin, talked at length about the present and future of U.S. politics.
Noted report T.R. Reid, who has written books, made documentary films and recorded commentaries for National Public Radio, was on campus in February to talk about the U.S. healthcare system. In his talk, he examined ways the U.S. can offer better healthcare and insurance coverage.