PINERO | Oh, the Places You’ll Go

The relationship between ends and beginnings is parasitic. For something to end, it must already exist. For something to begin, it must not yet be. Burrowed deep inside the ends of things dwells a promise of the new. That promise — of a beginning — must slowly consume the ending within which it is sheltered until it is material and its host is not.

Four Years at Cornell: Top News Stories That the Class of 2016 Lived Through

As the graduating members of the Class of 2016 ready themselves for Commencement, we took a look at the top stories from the past four years at Cornell. Read more in our special graduation issue. Spring 2016: President Elizabeth Garret Dies at 52, Less Than One Year After Assuming Office 
Cornell’s first female president died of colon cancer on March 6. “She was the quintessential Cornellian,” Board of Trustees chair Robert Harrison ’76 said. Jan.

Skorton Advises January Graduates to Stay True to Their Alma Mater

Though the snow piled high on Saturday afternoon, blanketing the campus in white, 859 students inside Barton Hall bled Carnelian red as they walked across the stage during the Recognition Ceremony for January Graduates. Friends and family cheered them on as the students — many of whom finished their degrees early, late or from graduate school — received recognition for their milestones.

Of the graduates, 40 percent were earning graduate degrees and 19 percent of students came from outside the United States. All undergraduate and graduate schools were represented at the ceremony, with each school’s graduates wearing different colored tassels.