Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Special Advertising Sections
Ithaca Unveils Renovated Commons
Bookmark and Share

The long-awaited renovation of the Ithaca Commons is nearly finished. In the works since April 2013, the $15 million project turned the city’s social and commercial center into a construction zone, with many Ithacans—residents, students, and merchants alike—growing increasingly irked by its fencing, noise, and general disruption. As Mayor Svante Myrick ’09 has explained, the renovation took longer than anticipated due to such factors as harsh winter weather and delays in work on underground utility lines. But with the project all but complete, Ithacans have returned to the Commons in droves to enjoy the late-summer weather. As Jeff Stein ’13 wrote in an editorial in the Ithaca Voice: “The new Ithaca Commons is awesome—verdant and vibrant, clean and casual, peaceful yet bustling.” A celebration of the new Commons is set for August 28 & 29.

A blog written by CAM interns and staff
Latest Entries
  • On the Double   Shortly after arriving for freshman orientation ...

previous entries...
Loading images
July / August 2015 May / June 2015 March / April 2015 January / February 2015 November / December 2014 September / October 2014 July / August 2014 May / June 2014 March / April 2014 January / February 2014 more past issues
next issue
previous issue

Digital Archive (1899-2007)


Cornell Alumni Magazine Committee

Bill Howard '74, Chairman
William Sternberg '78, Vice-Chairman
Jim Mazza '88, Secretary/Treasurer
Andy Guess '05
Farhad Manjoo '00
Betty Wong Ortiz '94
Rob Rosenberg '88
Sheryl Hilliard Tucker '78
Cathy Merrill Williams '91
Charles Wu '91

For the Association of Class Officers:

Simon Krieger '76, MBA '77, President
CACO Alternate: Nancy Sverdlik '79

Cornell Alumni Association Board:

Bill Howard '74, Chairman
William Sternberg '78, Vice-Chairman
Jim Mazza '88, Secretary

The Writer's Life

My favorite quote about imagination comes from George Bernard Shaw: "You see things, and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were, and I say, 'Why not?' "     Read more...


New Releases

There are many writers among Cornell alumni and faculty—and they're a prolific bunch. Here's a sampling of ten of their latest books, hot off the presses, in genres from memoir to thriller to whimsical verse.     Read more...


Cornellians on Screen (2 comments)

In May, the news broke that star Natalie Portman will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg '54 in On the Basis of Sex--a film about Ginsburg's work as a crusading attorney in landmark gender discrimination cases--and that French actress…     Read more...

July / August 2015
Volume 118 Number 1

Summer Reading SpecialCornellian Classics

Big Red Writers have penned many memorable books—including a few set at a certain university on a hill

 Collectors' Items

A peek inside the library vaults, home to archival assemblages of books, visuals, music, and more

 Pressing On

Cornell's academic publishing house nears its own sesquicentennial

 Every Trick in the Book

Notes from the front lines of the textbook buying game

 Page Turners
Now in its fifteenth year, the New Student Reading Project is still going strong

 Art & Craft
A round-up of campus writing classes

 Thesis Statement
Of Sylvia Plath, tuna melts, and the sprint to finish the biggest assignment of my life

 The Lamp Goes Dark
A tribute to M. H. Abrams

CurrentsDogged Effort (1 comment)
Canine rehab program keeps tails wagging

 Justice and Mercy
An expert witness advocates for killers who suffered childhood abuse

 Striking a Chord
Psychology professor Carol Krumhansl researches the link between music and memory

 One for the Record Books
Reunion 2015 draws historic crowds to campus— including two alumni who celebrated Cornell's first-ever '76th'

 Harmonic 'Convergence'
Every five years—for thirty-five years—Phi Kappa Psi brothers have descended on a national landmark

 Earl of Sandwich (4 comments)
Spencer Rubin '08 expands his grilled cheese empire

 The Moderate (3 comments)
Mark Kirk '81 on his stroke, his re-election race, and being the Senate's 'most endangered Republican'

 Double Play (1 comment)
A baseball scout and a stats guy weigh in on the sabermetrics debate

From Elizabeth GarrettGetting Acquainted

CorrespondenceThank You, President Skorton

From The HillSkorton Presides Over His Final Commencement
New Cornell Songs Album for Sale; 'Creative Thinker' Named Campus Life VP; CU Trio to Work on Europa Mission; Maplewood Apartments to Close in 2016; DOE Investigates Handling of Assault Cases; Gannett Expansion Under Way; Lawsuit Alleges Museum Addition Faults; ILR Gift Funds Disability Institute; 'Pale Blue Dots' Group Named for Sagan; App Helps Reduce Food Waste; Faculty Symposium Addresses Sexual Assault; Five C-Town Buildings Demolished; Earle Named University Archivist; Bloomberg Gives $100...

SportsBig Red Highlights

Alumni ProfilesJuly / August 2015

Joe Zonin '91 & Greg Shuck '91

LegaciesLegacies 2015

Class NotesJuly / August 2015 Class Notes

Alumni DeathsJuly / August 2015 Obituaries

CornellianaChappie's Lament
An ode to a lost watering hole

Special Sections and AdvertisingJul-Aug '15 Wines of the Finger Lakes
A Trio of Wines for Summer Sipping