It’s Summertime! While the livin’ might not be as easy as last year, things have opened up and the weather is allowing us a bit more freedom. Enjoy these long days!
Cornell hosted a virtual reunion earlier this month, with more than 10,000 alumni participants. Highlights included a panel on leading through a pandemic, a dialogue among alumni and staff about racial injustice, a tribute to Cornell’s late President Frank Rhodes, an interview with Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids, Cornell Law JD ’10, who is the first LGBTQ Native American elected to Congress, and Cornelliana night featuring 2000 alums singing the Alma Mater. For more on Reunion, and links to recorded sessions, visit.
The Cornell community is awaiting a decision from President Pollack (expected in early July) about re-opening plans for the fall. New York State is expected to issue guidance to colleges and universities and Cornell will incorporate those recommendations into its final re-start plan. More and up to date information can be found here.
Although the campus remains closed for now, you can participate virtually in Cornell summer activities. Take a tour of the Cornell Dairy Bar, explore the Waterfalls of Fall Creek or watch birds through the Lab of Ornithology’s live web cams. Stroll the Botanic Gardens and empower yourself by Managing Your Wellbeing. And, CAU (Cornell Adult University) is virtual and free this summer–check out this summer’s offerings.
Cornell’s fiscal year ends on June 30th. You can make a gift to the university here. And if you have not yet renewed or paid your Class of ’74 dues, you can do that online here. Although you are forever a member of our [notable] class, we need and value your dues to support class communications, activities and Cornell Alumni Magazine.
Enjoy your summer, stay connected and please be well!