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President Obama speaks on campus  
A campaign rally by President Barack Obama in the Small Multi-Sport Center put Cornell College in the political spotlight on Oct. 17, the day after the second presidential debate. Dozens of members of the national media descended on Mount Vernon, and nearly 3,000 people packed the gymnasium or stood in the overflow area for a chance to see the president. You can see photos here and video of his full speech on NBC. 
collegenews College News

Homecoming coverage 
Photos and video of the college's annual Homecoming celebration are here, including awards for John Smith '71, Phil Sieff '82, Gail Cummings Andersen '87, Maureen Johnson '87, and Tahllee Baynard '97. The weekend featured a new format, including an all-alumni dinner on campus on Friday night, and reunion parties Saturday in and around Mount Vernon. If you attended, we'd like your feedback. We'll be sending out an email survey shortly. 

Gary Becker, Nobel Prize winner Nobel Prize winner to speak   

Gary Becker, who won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1992, the National Medal of Science in 2000 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, will speak on campus Nov. 7. Becker is best known for applying economic theories to marriage, the demand for children, and crime and punishment. Read more...


Jessica Valenti Heard on campus
The Center for the Literary Arts at the Van Etten-Lacey House  hosted authors Federico Falco, a fiction writer and poet from Argentina, and Alisa Ganieva, a fiction writer, children's writer and critic from Russia, on Oct. 16. Author and feminist founder Jessica Valenti spoke on feminism and the presidential election on Oct. 13 in King Chapel. 

Cornell partners for research

Cornell is one of five Iowa colleges and universities that have joined with Tanager Place, a community mental health facility in Cedar Rapids, to create the Tanager Place Research Center. The center will offer research opportunities for students and faculty and provide data to caregivers and mental health professionals. Psychology Professor Melinda Green will serve on the center's Institutional Review Board. Read more...
athleticsnews Athletics News

Alumni honored at Homecoming     

Cornell honored Julie Carne Layne '02 (soccer/track & field), Aaron Stang '92 (cross country/track & field), Richard Glasier '67 (basketball), and Fred Wright '61 (posthumous, wrestling/football) as members of the 2012 Athletics Hall of Fame Class during Homecoming weekend. Also honored was Mike Tressel '96, who is in his sixth season as linebackers and special teams coach at Michigan State University. He was named 2012 Alumni coach of the year. Team of Week      

Cornell's entire offensive line was honored Oct. 2 as the Team of the Week. The starting fivesome of junior Derek Therrien (left guard), sophomores Sam Cluck (left tackle), Parker Kenyon (right tackle), and Troy Bedard (center) and freshman Tuli Leota (right guard) were honored for their role in Cornell's 48-8 road win over Beloit on Sept. 29. The Rams accumulated 558 yards of total offense, and quarterback Juan Flores was sacked just once while throwing for 284 yards.    

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Presidential visit coverage   

Cornell received national attention when President Obama visited campus Oct. 17. A Google search yields print and video coverage from outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Businessweek, NBC News, Reuters, and even France 24. A full video of the event on NBC News is here. 

Block Break trip makes NY Times 

Nine Cornell environmental club members who went to the 34th annual Prairie Festival at the Land Institute in Kansas over block break got more than some education and fresh air-- they got a mention in the New York Times. Read more... 

alumninews Alumni News

John Sullivan '93 Visit by Pulitzer-winning alumnus

John Sullivan '93 spoke about the purpose, cost, and future of investigative reporting on Oct. 5 as part of the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor program. Sullivan, who was on a team that won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for public service reporting, is a member of the faculty at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  

Young Alumni Giving Month

So far Young Alumni have raised a total of $18,440 for the Cornell Scholars Program during Young Alumni Giving Month. Join your fellow alumni in supporting the Cornell Scholars Program. All new gifts and gift increases will be matched 1-to-1 up to $10,000. Make your gift today. 

comingup Coming Up
Upcoming alumni events
Oct. 20: Cornell College Club of Chicago tailgate at Lake Forest vs. Cornell football game, Lake Forest, IL
Nov. 3: McLennan Center in Chicago Open House and Dedication, Chicago
Dec.1: CCCC Annual Holiday Party at RiverBend Condos, Chicago
More information on upcoming alumni events...

Theatre Production: "Romeo & Juliet"
Directed by Ron Clark
7:30 p.m., Oct. 19-20; 2 p.m., Oct. 21, Kimmel Theatre
Find out more... 

Family Weekend
Nov. 9-11
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Art Exhibit: "Clay Colleagues"
Nov. 4-Dec. 2, Peter Paul Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
Find out more... 

Holiday Choral Concert
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., King Chapel 

From the editor  
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