Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ’44, former Sun assistant managing editor and associate editor, will forever be remembered by members of The Cornell Daily Sun for his lasting contributions and his praise of this newspaper.
Stuck between news headlines of international and national interest last night was an obituary of one of America’s most talented writers, and one of Cornell’s most famous alumni.
Nightly news programs could not, in their few minutes of coverage, even begin to tell the tale of Kurt Vonnegut’s life — a life mired in personal tragedy and triumph, and one read by millions through dozens of books based in large part on his personal experiences.
Prof. Deborah Streeter, Bruce F. Failing, Sr. Professor of Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management, received the prestigious Olympus Innovation Award last month recognizing her novel approach to entrepreneurship education and her contributions to Cornell.
Cornell alumnus Earl Valencia ’05 was one of 15 named “The New Face of Engineering” by the National Engineers Week Foundation this past February. Working for Raytheon Co., a Massachusetts-based aerospace systems company, Valencia is recognized for “outstanding abilities and leadership” in his field.
Rejection is tough, especially when it comes in the form of a thin envelope from your university of choice. One disappointed applicant to the Cornell class of 2008, however, found an unusual way to channel his anger.
With the onset of warm weather, a new gorge safety coalition is beginning a large-scale communications effort to ensure that those fleeing the indoors are not injured by falling rock, rapid waters or other hazards.
“I would submit to you that your lifestyle, your career, will depend upon energy security. Not just now, not just in a few years, but as we look out ahead over the decades: your career, your economic wellbeing, whatever course you may take in life … Energy security will touch you,” began John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Company, at his on-campus lecture yesterday.
Recently, the University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) released its 2006-07 National Faculty Salary Survey for institutions of higher education. The survey gathered information from 205,200 faculty members at 824 institutions across the United States and showed a 3.8 percent increase in median faculty salary over the last academic year.
Yesterday, in a format similar to the popular game show, “The Apprentice,” the Hotelie Entrepreneurship Club held phase one of its first annual “The Entrepreneurs” contest, pitting two teams head-to-head in a series of product marketing competitions. The winner of the contest will receive a $500 cash prize.