“In keeping with Cornell’s mission of teaching, research and public engagement, we are pleased to be joining edX to further support educational accessibility and the ability of our faculty members to expand the breadth and reach of their educational offerings,” Provost Kent Fuchs said.
Daniel Werfel ’93 — a graduate of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations — will serve as the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service starting May 22, President Barack Obama announced Thursday.
Walking to campus Friday, a group of Cornellians stood at the suspension bridge. They paused to admire the view of the gorges — something that, until today, they were only able to look at through bars after a string of suicides in 2010 led Cornell to fence off seven of its bridges.
The tech campus' beta class presented projects ranging from technology allowing children to create their own interactive stories to software creating office hours for massive open online classes to the public last week.
Facing the largest wave of retirements in its history, Cornell is aiming to hire about 67 new faculty a year through its decade-long, $100 million initiative to replace half of its faculty, according to Dean of Faculty Prof. Joseph Burns Ph.D. ’66, astronomy.
Members of the Latino community expressed discontent at an event Thursday over the way in which a new Residential Hall Director of the Latino Living Center was hired, saying they feel students did not have a chance to give input in the process.
In an effort to archive the average day for an Ithaca resident, Ithaca residents will write short essays about their daily activities as part of the “One Day in Ithaca” project, City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick ‘09 announced at a Common Council meeting Wednesday. Residents will be asked to write about how they spent their day on May 17.