It looks like spring is arriving both on campus and metaphorically in the COVID fight. As the snow melts and in-person classes have resumed, there are many signs that a more normal “new normal” is emerging.
Two years of COVID have tested our resolve and shown our resilience. Cornell students adapted and so did we alums. Reunions and Homecoming went virtual and Cornell Global Mixers took off. Many classes, including ours, sponsored fun and fascinating webinars by unofficial Cornell historian Corey Earle ’07.
Title IX Then and Now, A Celebration of Cornell Women’s Athletics was presented last month. We had 177 people join the call, representing six decades of Cornell alums, athletes, coaches and friends. Our moderator Corey Earle ’07 shared Cornell women’s athletics history, our alumnae panelists relayed their experiences, and our student athletes (including one our own Class of 1974 Scholar) suggested Cornell should hire more women coaches and assistants and continue to recruit more diverse athletes. The energy in the chat on the webinar was wonderful and such a tribute to the tremendous accomplishments of Cornell Women athletes. As one alum noted in the webinar, “We’ve come so far, but still have far to go”. If you missed it you can watch the webinar here.
March 16th is Cornell Giving Day. If you want to support women’s athletics (or men’s) or would like to support students like Class of 1974 Scholar Summer Parker-Hall or just want “To Do The Greatest Good” for what you are passionate about at Cornell, please join in that day and make a gift.
Enjoy the spring and please be well!