Former Google vice president and Cornell alum Amit Singhal Ph.D. '96 will still receive $15 million from his former employer.

Former Google VP Amit Singhal Ph.D. ’96 Received $15 Million Parachute Despite Claims of Sexual Harassment, Lawsuit Reveals

Google agreed to pay $15 million to Amitabh Singhal Ph.D. ’96, a former senior vice president in charge of its search engine, as part of an agreement reached when Singhal resigned from the company in 2016 following accusations of sexual harassment against him, a lawsuit unsealed in early March revealed, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Cornell names Jessica Martinez as the next director of the Johnson Museum of Art.

Cornell Names Jessica Martinez the Next Director of the Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell has named Jessica Martinez, the current director of Academic and Public Programs at Harvard University, as the new director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Johnson Museum’s former director Stephanie Wiles left for Yale in July. After her departure, the role has been temporarily filled by Peter Gould and Ellen Avril, who also serves the museum’s chief curator and curator of Asian art. The director of the Museum is in charge of overseeing all museum operations. Martinez will be responsible for fundraising, personnel-management, acquisition of objects and conservation efforts, for example.