Cornell chooses 15th president
Jonathan Brand has been named Cornell's 15th president, effective July 1, 2011. Brand is currently President of Doane College in Nebraska. He will be on campus in February to meet the college community.
| College News
|Extraordinary campaign results |
The Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign raised $105.8 million, the largest total ever for a national liberal arts college in Iowa. Watch for your Cornell Report in January for full coverage of the campaign's lasting impact in the classroom, on campus, and around the world. Read more...
Heard on campus
Economist and author Sam Peltzman spoke in November about how government regulation helps or hurts during a recession. His most important contribution has been to study how unintended consequences frustrate the intent of government regulation. Read more...
| Athletics News|
Cornell asks to re-join Midwest Conference
Cornell has sent a letter of inquiry to the Midwest Conference asking to re-join. Cornell was a founding member of the conference in 1921, but left in 1997 to join the Iowa Conference. The proposed switch would build on longstanding academic relationships with the majority of schools in the Midwest Conference, as well as large numbers of alumni and prospective students in places where the Midwest Conference competes. Read more...
More athletics news and upcoming athletic events...
| Cornell in the News|
|Cornell highly rated by guidance counselors|
In the first year of such rankings, Cornell College was tied for No. 64 among national liberal arts colleges as ranked by some of the nation's high school counselors. The rankings were part of the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings. Read more...
|English professor's work published|
English and creative writing Professor Glenn Freeman had three poems published in the latest edition of Connotation Press. The poems are part of an extended sequence Freeman calls "Stumbling Home From Woodstock." The poems can be read in their entirety on the Connotation Press website.
|Lifson lecture on Mercedes Matter|
Hugh Lifson, professor emeritus of art, spoke in November at the Figge Museum in Davenport about the Pedagogy of Mercedes Matter. Read more...
| Alumni News
|Make your 2010 gift - Alumni participation counts|
Each year, thousands of alumni, parents, faculty & staff, and friends of college give to the Annual Fund to help build extraordinary opportunities for all Cornell students. Gifts to Cornell's Annual Fund help students pursue their passions, gain an education, and commit to living valuable lives. If you haven't already made your gift, there's still time. Keep Cornell in your year-end giving by making your gift before Dec. 31.
|Tell us what you think|
Cornell is committed to providing quality programs and resources for alumni. In January, the Office of Alumni & College Advancement will send an online survey to collect alumni opinions of the Class Agent Program. Want your opinion heard? Be sure you are a confirmed subscriber of our survey list by clicking here.
|Five alumni honored at Homecoming|
Five distinguished Cornell alumni were honored at the annual Homecoming Convocation. Lois Hetland '75 received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award; Robert Pierce '75, Robert Engel '55, and Lee Swanson '60 were given Leadership and Service Awards; and Dr. Barron Bremner '96 was given the Young Alumni Achievement Award. Read and see more...
|Corbett named most influential|
Ron Corbett '83 was named the most influential person in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor by subscribers of the Corridor Business Journal. Read more...
|Astronaut Hilmers interviewed|
David Hilmers '72, a doctor and former astronaut, was interviewed by the Quad City Times. Read more...
|Caskey wins design competition|
Kristin Caskey '84 won first place in the international Peacock Standard Thai Silk Design Competition. Read more...
|New alumni directory |
The Alumni Office has contracted with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to produce an alumni directory, and PCI will begin contacting alumni for updates in spring 2011. Cornell's last alumni directory was distributed in 2002.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Dec. 18, 2010 - Cornell Wrestling @ North Central College
Jan. 15, 2011 - Cornell College Club of Chicago Annual Holiday Party
Feb. 4, 2011 - Southern Florida Reception @ the home of John '71 and Dyan Smith, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Feb. 20, 2011 - Austin, Texas, Alumni Luncheon @ Freda's Seafood Grille
April 10, 2011- Carolinas Alumni Luncheon @ Omni Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.
| Coming Up
Basketball vs. Coe
Jan. 17, 2011- women 6 p.m.; men 8 p.m., Small Multi-Sport Center
Feb. 2, 2011 - at Coe, women 6 p.m.; men 8 p.m., Eby Fieldhouse, Cedar Rapids
|Lyric Theatre Production|
"The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan, Feb. 3-6, Kimmel Theatre
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Monday, Feb. 21, 2011: D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano, 7:30 p.m., King Chapel
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