For the first time, Homecoming offered programming for hundreds of LGBT alumni and alumni of color.
The weekend began with a tour of the new Intercultural Center, where alumni and students had a chance to network and talk about the center’s impact. Later that evening, more than 500 Cornellians participated in the Autumn Festival organized by students at Cornell’s Asian and Asian-American Center. The festival combined elements of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Vietnamese cultures.
Mosaic held such events as an alumni-student panel on “Defining and Achieving Personal Success as a Cornellian.” The panel discussed issues of race, gender and sexuality arising when working in nondiverse industries.
The weekend was brought to a close by celebrating Ujamaa Residential College’s 40th anniversary at Willard Straight Hall.
- Yve-Car Momperousse