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Pets’ Angels

Register by April 1 to receive a reduced registration fee for the Pedal for Pets bike-a-thon on April 27. Join the student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association on a 30- or 50-mile bike ride throughout Ithaca and neighboring communities. The race supports the Patient Assistance Fund at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. […]

ILR to the NHL

After his final collegiate ice hockey match – a dramatic double overtime duel won by top-seeded Quinnipiac University March 17 – Nick D’Agostino ’13 was struck by time’s incessant march. “It seems like just yesterday I was just a little freshman and now it’s hitting me that my career here at Cornell is done. It […]

Poetry springs up

The Plantations’ Mundy Wildflower Garden has the most variety of early-blooming wildflowers in the area and is a must see in early spring. To celebrate National Poetry Month this April, graduate student Emily Oliver matched her favorite poems to many of the garden’s wildflowers. Look for signs throughout the garden providing a number to call for […]

Choose your college wisely

President David Skorton offers students advice about choosing the college that’s best for them in a CNN blog. Among his tips: “First, the faculty …” he writes. “Check out the proportion of faculty who have a Ph.D. or the highest professional degree in their field. Faculty experience in a non-academic setting can be a plus, especially […]


Catch some of Cornell’s brightest science and engineering students at BOOM (Bits On Our Minds) April 3. The 16th annual student research showcase features projects ranging from a Wikipedia-based “6 Degrees of Bacon” game to software that reads human emotion. Also: a light bulb that emulates the changing intensity of the sun over the course of […]

Family runs for homeless

Carolyn Edsell-Vetter ’98, her husband and her son, will run the Boston Marathon April 15 to fight homelessness. Their goal is to raise $20,000 for the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. “When we got married 10 years ago, we pledged to create a Jewish home committed to peace and deeds of loving kindness, a warm and welcoming […]

Face time

At least 60 Cornell students have committed to leave their phones at home, ignore social media, engage in face-to-face interaction and reevaluate their relationship with technology, April 10-12. They are taking part in CU [dis]connect, a student-run “social experiment” intended to combat the detachment from others technology use can foster. Student groups will host events in collaboration […]

Kyle Dake grapples with greatness

Senior Kyle Dake is vying for his fourth NCAA Division I wrestling title in an unprecedented fourth weight class. Seven Big Red wrestlers are competing in the tournament March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa. Go Big Red!

A source of MDs

In a Huffington Post blog post, President David Skorton writers about a way to alleviate the United States’ physician shortage: “The U.S. already employs a substantial proportion of physicians (about a quarter) and other health workers (about a fifth) who were educated or trained overseas, and we could easily employ more of them without taking […]

C. Everett Koop dies

As Ronald Reagan’s surgeon general 1981-89, C. Everett Koop, M.D., became a household name. Koop, who was among the first public health officials to speak plainly about AIDS and was a crusader against smoking, died in Hanover, N.H., Feb. 25 at age 96. A 1941 graduate of the Cornell Medical College, Koop joined the Reagan administration in 1981 following […]

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