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Julie Schumacher


Award-winning author mines humor from academic absurdity

Julie Schumacher, MFA ’86, closes out her satirical series with "The English Experience," in which a study-abroad trip goes off the rails.
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Project chronicles experiences of alums of Asian descent

In an ongoing effort, Cornellians are being asked to recall their student days for an oral history.
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From the Sun to CNN: Journalist and Commentator S.E. Cupp ’00

‘I came up through academic, intellectual conservatism,’ says the popular pundit, who’s unafraid to challenge her own party.
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Alum launches first Smithsonian museum dedicated to women

Lisa Sasaki ’97 is helping to shepherd the high-profile new Washington, D.C., institution into existence
Ozan Varol


Rocket science can be a roadmap for life, says this astrophysics alum

Former law professor (and proud polymath) Ozan Varol ’03 inspires audiences with lessons rooted in space exploration.
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The notable lives behind (seven more) big red buildings

In part two of our continuing series, we meet a celebrated scientific couple, a distinguished Chinese scholar, and much more.
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Meet two young alums doing hands-on relief work in Ukraine

The best friends recently marked one year since they left their East Coast lives for a humanitarian aid mission to Eastern Europe.
Victor LaValle ’94, BA ’95


Acclaimed Horror Writer Forges Bright Paths Through Dark Worlds

Novelist Victor LaValle ’94, BA ’95, has recently expanded his eerie narrative voice into Marvel Comics—and Apple TV.
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Student’s playful paintings showcase the Hill as you’ve never seen it

From the clock tower to Risley and beyond, Grace Elmore ’25 finds inspiration in Cornell’s eclectic architectural styles.