Writings

Opinion
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.

Opinion
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.

Opinion
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.

Opinion
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.

Opinion
Jan 29, 2020
A Reflection on Greek Life at Cornell

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

Opinion
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.

Opinion
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.