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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 […]

Bloomberg extols tech campus

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg included a shout-out to the Cornell NYC Tech campus in his final State of the City address. “On Roosevelt Island, we’ve set the stage for Cornell University to build an entirely new applied science and engineering campus, maybe the most exciting economic development project our city has ever undertaken,” […]

Recipes in space

Cornell researchers are among those behind a contest that asks people to submit recipes for meals that will be served during a simulated four-month mission to Mars, set to begin in April. Winners will be announced at the end of the mission in August. The goal is to determine how NASA can keep astronauts well […]

St. Francis revealed

Andrew Sullivan, the former editor of The New Republic and a widely read columnist, selected the Cornell University Press book Francis of Assisi: A New Biography, by Augustine Thompson, O.P., as his favorite of 2012. Sullivan writes in the Daily Beast: “It’s a book that rescues the human being from hagiography, and that is, in fact, […]

Big questions

Cornell Hillel hosted its “Ask Big Questions Study Break: Cocoa, Cookies & Conversation” outside Olin Library Dec. 4. The event was moved outdoors to take advantage of the balmy weather. Ask Big Questions (ABQ) is an initiative of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. ABQ asks whether we can change the world through conversation and brings diverse […]

Stylin’

Beginning in early 2013, Cornell University Police will begin wearing new uniforms, the first significant change in their official attire in 42 years. The new look replaces the current nickel-gray shirt with a black uniform shirt with ventilated side panels. The shirt complements the multi-pocket black cargo pants the department switched to in 2010. “The […]

In Sandy’s wake

Seven students in Cornell’s Urban Semester program in New York City have written about the impact of living and studying in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, collected here. Urban Semester immerses students in New York City through classes, internships and community service. Many of them work with hospitals, churches and other community agencies, which has […]

Uncle Ezra is on sabbatical

The Dear Uncle Ezra website, created in 1986 as what may have been the world’s first online advice column, is temporarily closed for renovations. “After heartfelt discussion we decided it was time for Ezra to go through a period of rest and recuperation and revisioning,” said Dave Vernon, special assistant to the vice president for […]

Savings at your fingertips

Energy Outreach Coordinator Erin Moore shows off one of the Human Ecology Building‘s energy usage dashboards during a trustee dinner Oct. 25. The dashboards give researchers, students and others a trove of information to analyze the LEED Platinum building’s efficiency or to launch energy conservation competitions.

Singing red

For fans of “The Office”: The Huffington Post is airing a clip from the final season of the sitcom in which Stephen Colbert, playing Cornell alum Broccoli Rob, upstages Andy – dressed as singer George Michael – when Andy books his former Cornell a cappella group to perform at the office’s Halloween party.

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