New Mar 17, 2021
Three Things I Learned From Virtual Cornell

As we celebrate Cornell’s COVID response success and anticipate returning to normalcy, now is the prime moment to reflect on our lessons from the pandemic.

Dec 4, 2020
A Wake-Up Call for Campus Democracy

In these times of contention, it gives me perspective to remind myself that the elected shared governance leaders are only temporary custodians of the instruments of campus democracy.

Oct 29, 2020
Pandemic Reveals Cornell’s Long Path to Better Career Advising

Career advising is not an easy task, but a well-resourced Ivy League university is the last place where students should have to fend for themselves.

Oct 1, 2020
Let’s Renew Our Commitment to International Student Inclusion

Today’s challenges are not a reason to back down from our founder’s ideals, which have endured for more than a century.

Aug 24, 2020
This Semester Calls for Trust and Compassion

As everyone tries their best to meet our challenges head-on, let’s remember to apply empathy.

Apr 30, 2020
In These Difficult Times, Let’s Lead With Gratitude

As we take a brief pause from our regular lives for the storm to pass, let’s reach out to the people who make Cornell the special place that it is – our friends, staff and faculty – to express our feelings of gratitude.

Mar 11, 2020
Let’s Rethink How We Prepare Cornellians for a Life After the Hill

In Cornell’s convoluted hierarchy of career services personnel, it’s unclear what’s more difficult: finding a career path or finding an adviser to help you identify that career path.

Jan 29, 2020
A Reflection on Greek Life at Cornell

The self-selecting nature of chapters makes them impenetrable and – occasionally – unaccountable.

Oct 16, 2019
Club Selectivity Isn’t the Problem. Recruitment Culture Is.

What is genuinely harmful — and requires urgent attention — are the subjective standards by which we enforce selectivity.

Sep 4, 2019
Finding Home Away from Home

As someone who struggled to find a sense of belonging in the first few months of life in Ithaca, I am rooting for your success.