Smith said he hopes his donation — which aims to bolster diversity by making a Cornell education more accessible — will uphold Ezra Cornell’s mission statement of founding “an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”
“We wanted to choose [to expand to] a community of students who are entrepreneurial and care about their school and want to see it improve,” said Campus Growth Lead Arsia Sarlak ’15, University of California, Davis.
Alexander discussed his book The Long Shadow: Family, School, Neighborhood and the Shaping of Inequality, which he said was based on his study of the 790 individuals in diverse Baltimore neighborhoods.
“Hosting a store location downtown provides a unique opportunity for us to develop special events for Cornell alums, to support the Cornell staff population at Seneca Place, and to promote Cornell Athletics to our passionate local fan base,” she said.
Student Assembly candidates running for Minority Students Liaison, International Students Liaison, Arts and Sciences Representative and Engineering Representative presented their platforms at a forum moderated by the Cornell Speech and Debate Society Thursday. College of Engineering Representative
Dale Barbaria ’19
Barbaria, the only candidate to run in the Special Election last month, said he aims to increase the presence of the S.A. within the engineering community. “My goal by the end of next year is to get a student from the engineering community to run for another S.A. position besides engineering representative to increase involvement,” he said. Rebecca Herz ’18
Herz stressed the need for students to become more united and pushed her platform to create a website to swap textbooks, share notes and form study groups to foster more of a community within the College of Engineering. Justin Selig ’17
Selig talked about his past accomplishments on S.A., which further his goal of improving the policies that affect students.