BUONANNO | With the Class of 2025, Cornell Has an Opportunity to Reinvent Itself

For those needing a bit of a refresher and for newly admitted students, your first few weeks on campus are generally pretty standard. You will be picked up your first night by an orientation leader who will bring you around to some campus-sponsored social events. If you are lucky, they’ll give you an address for a Collegetown party later that night. For those with no such luck, come 11 p.m. or so, first-years make a mass migration to Collegetown — with friends they will never see again after that week — to grovel for entry into filthy fraternity parties. Following your first night of partying (if that’s your thing), you will stumble hungover to the far reaches of campus for your class photo, only to find out that half the class ditched the event.

Fall Reactivation Town Hall Recap: Orientation to Be Virtual, Students to Quarantine in Hotel Rooms Upon Arrival to Campus

At a July 15 campus reopening town hall, administrators tried to field nearly 2,000 questions on topics ranging from academic policy to freshman orientation. Since the June 30 announcement, many details on what the fall semester would look like still remain unclear. Now, administrators are offering a glimpse into the rules and planning initiatives that would be in place when thousands of students return to Ithaca in August. Panelists included Ryan Lombardi, Zebadiah Hall, Gary Koretzky, Lisa Nishii, Jenny Loeffelman, Vijay Pendakur and Pat Wynn. Move-In

Cornell asks that students quarantine for 14 days and get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus, but all will be tested upon arrival.

EDITORIAL: Cornell Is Under Federal Investigation. It’s Been Here Before.

While summer pursuits were occupying many a Cornellian, a jarring story dropped back here on the Hill. In a July 3 letter to President Martha Pollack, the Department of Education suggested Cornell may have violated the Higher Education Act of 1965. The University’s alleged misdeed? A failure to duly disclose financial relationships with China and Qatar. Last March, after The Sun uncovered lucrative research arrangements between Cornell and the Chinese telecom firm Huawei, the University assured us there was nothing to worry about.