Jeffrey Yen ’18 in the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory standing next to his favorite plant, a water fern.

Giving

Jeffrey Yen ’18: Wild about plants

Jeffrey Yen’s interest in the natural world began when he was a kid living in Taiwan. He was fascinated by the abundance of insects in Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate, and he remembers browsing through the nature books at a local research institute with his father. “One day, I picked up a publication that portrayed some of … Read more

Giving Day 2019: A celebration of support for Cornell

The countdown to Giving Day 2019 is underway. On March 14, the Cornell community across the world will come together for a 24-hour celebration of support for all things Cornell. It will be the university’s fifth annual day of giving. “Giving Day is very meaningful for Cornell,” said Fred Van Sickle, vice president for Alumni … Read more

Cornell Media Guild endowment benefits student communicators

Veronica Perez ’19 discovered the connective power of radio when, as a sophomore, she pulled the Thanksgiving Day shift as a DJ at WVBR FM, Cornell’s Collegetown-based radio station. “Throughout the day, I received calls from listeners who shared their memories of tuning into WVBR on Thanksgiving and expressed their fondness for Adam Sandler’s ‘Turkey … Read more

Cornell is one of America’s favorite charities

Cornell is in the top ten among The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s new list of America’s Favorite Charities. Published on Oct. 30, the ranking identifies the organizations that Americans are most willing to support. Cornell, at #9, joins respected non-profits (including United Way Worldwide and the Salvation Army) and other universities (including Harvard and Stanford) in … Read more

Crowdfunding 2018 launches November 1

Student-driven Cornell crowdfunding projects depend on the power of joining together to fund their goals during a month-long campaign in November. Live on the crowdfunding site this year are projects ranging from engineering competitions to a capella recordings, from professional development retreats for women of color to a scholarship for military veterans. There’s also an … Read more

Library study named in honor of Isaac Kramnick

Studied by scholars of English and American political thought and by Cornell students in particular, Isaac Kramnick’s books form a sizable collection on the shelves of Cornell University Library. Now, through a tribute by Elisabeth Boas and Art Spitzer—both from the Class of ’71—his name has been emblazoned on a prominent place surrounded by books … Read more

Tang Welcome Center dedicated as Cornell’s new ‘front door’

The new Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center, located in the renovated Noyes Lodge overlooking Beebe Lake, was officially dedicated September 14 during a festive ceremony befitting Cornell’s new “front door.” In a nod to the building’s mid-20th-century existence as The Pancake House, appetizers served at the center’s opening ceremony drew on classic menu items and … Read more

Giving and engagement in 2018: Cornellians play key role in success

Alumni, parents, and friends gave to Cornell in significant amounts during fiscal year 2018, setting fundraising records and engaging with the university in many other ways. By volunteering, giving financial support, and staying connected online, Cornellians made July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018, one of the most successful years ever for philanthropy and participation. The university … Read more

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