A Year Later, Cornell Event Reflects on George Floyd Protests

In the event “Learning from the George Floyd Rebellion: Social Movements and Black Freedom Struggles Today,” speakers Prof. A.K. Thompson, sociology, Ithaca College, and Prof. Russell Rickford, history drew on their varying backgrounds to approach the topics of social movements and struggles for freedom from a combined sociological and historical perspective.

BlackGen Founders Land Spot on Prestigious List

CNBC published an article Feb. 1 celebrating 23 Black leaders shaping history and inspiring future generations — and Cornell students are among them. Cheick Camara ’22 and Ermias Tadesse ’22 earned a spot on the exclusive list for their work founding BlackGen Capital, the first minority-owned investment fund to be founded on Cornell’s campus.