Editorial shares importance of college, city collaboration

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun published an editorial about the importance of collaboration between the city and the college.

Uptown Mount VernonCornell College and its students are proud to be an integral part of the Mount Vernon community and to offer cultural, educational, and athletic events for the public. When the global pandemic reached Mount Vernon, Cornell worked with local schools and the city in responding. Cornell made it a guiding principle to take Mount Vernon and Lisbon into consideration with our decisions about re-populating campus. 

Cornell also worked with city leaders to form a joint task force to share and discuss public health information and strategies.

The editorial closes with: Never has the relationship between the college and the community been more important. We’ve said it before, the health of one depends on the health of the other. Right now, this is literally true.