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collegenews College News

Rove, Myers present Delt Lecture 
Former presidential advisors Karl Rove and Dee Dee Myers will present the 2012 Delt Lecture on May 17. The talk, moderated by politics Professor Craig Allin, is titled "Election 2012: Two Perspectives." Read more...

RSVP for Inauguration 
Cornell will soon inaugurate Jonathan Brand as its 15th president. The weekend of April 20-22 will be filled with events that showcase the college's beautiful campus and brilliant students, along with bringing hundreds of alumni and friends of the college to King Chapel on April 21 for the installation ceremony. RSVP and see a full schedule here

Addison Ault, professor of chemistryAult retiring after 50 years

Chemistry professor Addison Ault is retiring after 50 years at Cornell, and the chemistry department is holding a celebration April 14 to honor his impact on generations of students. Read more...


Robert Black, emeritus professor of biology

Professor Bob Black remembered 
Dozens of colleagues and former students have posted their memories of Bob Black, emeritus professor of biology and longtime assistant men's basketball coach, since his death Jan. 13. You can do the same here

Barron Bremner

Barron Bremner, 1936-2012

The Cornell College community has lost a giant in the death of Barron Bremner, whose 42-year career at Cornell and Coe colleges touched the lives of thousands of students. Bremner filled numerous roles on campus, from coach to assistant professor, from dean of men to athletics director, and from assistant to the president to vice-president for college advancement. Read more...
Cornell College Mock Trial Team 2011-2012

Mock Trial teams advance 
The Cornell Mock Trial team continues to amaze with both squads winning bids to the opening round of the national tournament that will take place March 17 and 18 in St. Louis. Read more...  

athleticsnews Athletics News

5 to wrestling nationals  

Cornell sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships on March 9 and 10. Seniors Michael Buhr and Joe Hambleton and sophomore Alex Coolidge each wound up one win shy of gaining all-American honors. Read more... 

Camille Marie-Lidd 2011Big year for women's basketball

The women's basketball team had a banner season, with junior Camille Marie-Lidd scoring her 1,000th career point and the team making the IIAC semi-finals. Read more...  



All-America accolade

Senior Tyler Bailey was selected for the  Beyond Sports College Network All-American Football Team. The three-year starter and 2011 team captain was honored on the second team defense at linebacker. Read more...  

Senior claims 5k conference crown 

Senior Ben Jacobs won the Iowa Conference 5000-meter race in February and placed eighth at the NCAA qualifiers. Read more...  

Other athletic news and coming events... 

CornellintheNews Cornell in the News

Levine interviewed in Student Affairs Today   

Dean of Students Heidi Levine shared her insights on how colleges can improve student achievement in the March edition of Student Affairs Today. Levine explored ways student affairs staff can address mental health issues. Read more... 

Glenn FreemanEnglish Professor publishes poetry  
Glenn Freeman, associate professor in the department of English and creative writing, has published a new book of poetry, "Traveling Light." Freeman teaches creative writing, American poetry, and American Nature Writers. Read more...
alumninews Alumni News

Kanesha & Tahllee BaynardBaynard named scientist of the year

Tahllee Baynard '97 was named 2012 Scientist of the Year by Black Engineer magazine. Baynard, pictured with his wife, Kanesha Lee Baynard '94, is vice president for program management of space systems at Lockheed Martin. Read more... 

Times praises alumnus' show   

The New York Times praised Joseph Curnutte '04's writing and acting in "Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War." Curnutte co-wrote the play and co-stars as radio host and voice actor. Read more...  

NBC features Dorr and Operation Walk 
On Jan. 31 "NBC Nightly News" featured former Cornell trustee Dr. Larry Dorr '63 and Operation Walk, the charity he founded, in its "Making a Difference" segment. Read more... 

Rob Ash '73Ash earns top coaching honor 
Rob Ash '73, head coach of the Montana State University Bobcats and president of the American Football Coaches Association, was named the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, honoring his success on and off the field. Read more...  

Homecoming 2012: See what's new! 
Homecoming is Oct. 5-7 and features a re-energized format. New programming includes Friday night's all-alumni kick-off reception and buffet in the Sport Center, academic department gatherings on Saturday morning, and class reunion parties throughout campus and Mount Vernon Saturday night. Also new is Cornell's return to the Midwest Conference-the Rams will host St. Norbert College in Ash Park. Find out more... 

Upcoming alumni events
March 22: Meet President Brand, Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore
March 24: Meet President Brand, Denver at University Club of Denver
April 14: Addison Ault Retirement Celebration 

May 4: Meet President Brand, St. Louis at The Bluffs on Broadway
May 24: Meet President Brand, Des Moines at the Wakonda Club
October 5-7: Cornell Homecoming 2012 


More information on upcoming alumni events... 

comingup Coming Up

Alternative Spring Break

March 31 - April 7
Each year many Cornell students spend spring break giving back. This year's alternative spring break trips are headed to Maryville, Tenn., Joplin, Mo., Alamosa, Colo., and New Orleans.
Find out more... 

Theatre production 

"Defying Gravity" by Jane Anderson, directed by Jody Hovland
April 20-21, 27-29, Kimmel Theatre
More information... 

Annual Student Symposium  

Saturday, April 21, Thomas Commons
More information... 

Relay for Life   

May 11-12, Small Multi-Sport Center
More information... 

Baccalaureate & Commencement 2012   
Baccalaureate, Friday, June 1, 3 p.m., King Chapel
Commencement, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m., College Hall lawn
You read that correctly, Cornell's commencement is once again going to be outdoors, showcasing the lovely campus along with the milestone moment for seniors. If you can't be in Mount Vernon on June 2 to experience it in person, the ceremony will be live streamed.  

July 22-28
RAGBRAI is going to be passing through Mount Vernon again, on July 27! Will you be here to visit?
More information... 

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