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Remembering the sacrifice of a Cornellian lost in war

Campus event honored Marine Corps Maj. Richard Gannon ’95, who was just 31 when he died in Iraq two decades ago
Michelle Knudsen


Bestselling children’s author weaves tales of wonder

The latest by Michelle Knudsen ’95, of Library Lion fame: the story of a sensitive spider who yearns to be a pet kitten
Kate Manne


A moral philosopher contemplates the evils of 'fatphobia'

After penning two acclaimed books on misogyny, Kate Manne turns her attention to a different—but related—form of oppression
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With 'Succession,' another Emmy for producer Scott Ferguson '82, BA '83

The veteran Hollywood exec boasts a resume including Oscar winners, ratings toppers and critical favorites.
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Big Red books, perfect for gifting

Need a present for the Cornellian on your list? Here are titles on University history, traditions, songs, famous alums—even recipes!
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Novels set at ‘Cornell’ bring you home to the Hill

The University has served as a backdrop for literary fiction, mysteries, tales inspired by real-life events, and more.
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‘March Madness’ Contest Will Crown the Top Fictional Alum

Cornell history maven Corey Earle ’07 is running a Twitter poll with 64 contenders—and you can vote.
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On a Half-Century of Navigating a ‘Maze Lined with Flypaper’

First elected at just 23, retired Assemblyman Richard Gottfried ’68 holds the record for longest-serving New York State legislator.
J.C. Dombrowski


TikTok Star’s Eclectic Offerings Entertain—and Educate—Millions

Exploring topics from marine mammals to moisturizers, leading influencer J.C. Dombrowski ’23 loves to share science.
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Big Red (and white): 2022 alumni wine collection launches

Now an annual tradition, the program showcases offerings by Cornellian-owned wineries.
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Book explores the centuries-old influence of ‘Protestant Brooklyn’

Professors Glenn Altschuler, PhD ’76, and Stuart Blumin take a deep dive into the borough once known as the "city of churches."
Anna Shechtman


Get a Clue: Anna Shechtman Is a Star in the World of Crosswords

The Klarman Fellow (and future prof) is a regular contributor to the New Yorker—and she created a puzzle just for Cornellians!
Chris Pavone


Chris Pavone ’89 Pens Globe-Trotting Tales Packed with Twists and Turns

The bestselling author’s latest thriller follows a heroine with a secret past—and a kidnapped husband.
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The University Chorus Makes Beautiful Music

Originally known as the Women’s Glee Club, the group will celebrate its centennial at Reunion ’22.
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History Brothers: A Chat with Evan Earle ’02, MS ’14, and Corey Earle ’07

Steeped in Big Red lore since childhood, they ponder their favorite artifacts, what Ezra would think of today’s University, and more.
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Chef Irene Li ’12, BA ’15, marries culinary verve and social action

The Boston restaurateur and dumpling maven now boasts a James Beard Leadership Award.
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Living language

With the hiring of a former Vatican translator, Cornell has become a hub of an unlikely field in the modern age: spoken Latin. This Cornell Alumni Magazine article highlights the work of Daniel Gallagher, a former Catholic monsignor who spent a decade working at the Vatican.

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Veteran banker and A&S alum leads America’s oldest zoo

Philadelphia Zoo president and CEO Vik Dewan ’76, an alum of the College of Arts & Sciences, is profiled in this piece in the most recent Cornell Alumni Magazine

Leader of the zoo since 2006, the story says that Dewan, an economics and government major, has spearheaded many innovations during his tenure, including an ever-expanding system of enclosed trails.



The wide world

This Cornell Alumni Magazine story explores the work of Cornell's Social Dynamics Laboratory, which uses online networks to study human behavior at a once-unimaginable scale.