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A Perspective on David Skorton
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As Cornell's president, says Manuel Roig-Franzia of the Washington Post, David Skorton "has floated purposefully between two worlds, two realms of perception: the lofty and the lowly." He goes on to praise the Smithsonian's new leader for his communication skills and his ability to defuse "what might have been tense conversations, either through humor or verbal detours or self-effacement."

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Cornell Alumni Magazine Committee

Bill Howard '74, Chairman
Beth Anderson '80, Vice-Chairman
Liz Robbins '92
William Sternberg '78
Sheryl Hilliard Tucker '78
Charles Wu '91
Andy Guess '05
Andrew Morse '96
Cathy Merrill Williams, '91

For the Alumni Association:

Kelly Smith Brown '88, MBA '92, President
Jim Mazza '88, Secretary/Treasurer

For the Association of Class Officers:

Jay Waks '68, JD '71, President

Home Front (8 comments)

In 1966, Bruce Dancis ’69 tore up his draft card in front of Olin Hall—an act that would lead to a federal indictment, a conviction for draft card mutilation, and nineteen months in prison.     Read more...


Soldier's Heart (2 comments)

As veterans have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans have become increasingly aware of the phenomenon of post-traumatic stress disorder. For more than a decade, researchers at the Medical College have been developing new ways to treat PTSD     Read more...


The Sagan Files (3 comments)

The papers of famed astronomer Carl Sagan, now open to the public at the Library of Congress, range over topics as majestic as outer space and as mundane as office space.     Read more...

March / April 2014
Volume 116 Number 5
CurrentsLucky Star
Margaret Weitekamp, PhD '01, has a sci-fi fan's dream job: curating pop culture at the National Air and Space Museum

 Life Boat
Sonia Pressman Fuentes '50 is among the few surviving passengers of a shipping line that saved many

 Science Guy vs. Creation Guy (6 comments)
In a much-publicized debate, Bill Nye '77 defends Darwin

 Bit by Bit
A new form of publishing honors a pioneering researcher

 Slice of Life
Notes from a scientific bread tasting

From David SkortonAn Interview with Dean Laurie Glimcher, MD

The Big PictureOpen the Gates

CorrespondenceMixed Reaction
We report, you decide

From The HillMedical College's Belfer Research Building Opens
$75 Million Gift Founds Cancer Center at Weill; Major Expansion Prescribed for Gannett Building; Grove Will Mark CU's 150th; Faculty Senate Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment; D.C. Strategist Is New VP; Campus Mourns Two Seniors; Students Develop Phone App to Improve Campus Safety; Johnson School Gets Program on Family Businesses; New Director Tapped for Cooperative Extension; Construction Starts at Cornell Tech Site on Roosevelt Island; Say 'Aloha' to New Plantations Director Christopher Dunn

SportsStill in the Game (3 comments)
Ken Dryden '69 updates his hockey classic—and looks ahead

AuthorsBreaking the Ultimate Glass Ceiling
What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall '89 (Seal)

Alma MattersAt CALC, Celebrating All Things Cornell
Reports of Outgoing Alumni-Elected Trustees

Alumni ProfilesMarch / April 2014
Audrey Hendler '79 & Rifino Valentine '93

Class NotesMarch / April 2014 Class Notes

Alumni DeathsMarch / April 2014 Obituaries

CornellianaPranks for the Memories
History maven Corey Earle '07 offers a survey of Big Red japes

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