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Big Red volleyball standout advocates for women in sports

Psychology major Sydney Moore ’24 was honored at the ESPY ceremony for her efforts to empower fellow athletes.
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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."
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Between Two Slices of Bread, an Enduring Big Red Bond

Two ’06 classmates enjoyed a simple-but-tasty sandwich for decades—then the Washington Post shared it with the world
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Quelle Surprise! The Hidden Benefits of My French Lit Major

Being immersed in another language and culture made Melissa Hart Moss ’93, JD ’97 a better lawyer—and a more broad-minded person
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In a Brutally Honest Memoir, Alum Recalls Addiction and Imprisonment

Having returned to complete her degree in literatures in English, reporter Keri Blakinger ’11, BA ’14, now covers the prison system for the Marshall Project.
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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!
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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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Sgt. Scott Grantz ’99 Serves His Alma Mater on the CUPD

The Ithaca native and Arts and Sciences grad embodies a community-based approach to public safety
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Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna explores the human stories behind global migration

L.A. Times reporter Molly O’Toole ’09 is currently tracing a 9,000-mile route to the U.S.’s southern border.
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Alum Leads Cornell’s ‘2030 Project’ on Climate Change

Fresh from sustainability success in New York City, environmental advocate Ben Furnas ’06 directs a new University initiative to marshal its resources to protect the planet.
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Exploring the Widening Chasm Between Urban and Rural Voters

A team led by government professor Suzanne Mettler, PhD ’94, seeks to understand the factors at play in the red-blue divide between America's cities and countryside.
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Doctoral alum devoted his career to saving lemurs

Working with a conservation nonprofit, Erik Patel, PhD ’11, protects and studies the endangered primates in their native Madagascar.
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Alum is an evangelist for the wonders of national parks—‘after dark’

Astronomer and artist Tyler Nordgren, PhD ’97, trains rangers to lead stargazing programs and immortalizes parks in 1930s-style travel posters.
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Institute of Politics and Global Affairs Wrestles with Today’s Thorniest Issues

Launched in 2019, the institute (known as IOPGA for short) aims to help develop and nurture the next generation of public servants, offering programs that delve into complex issues and events, stress bipartisanship, and raise understanding of domestic and international affairs.
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James Larison ’70, PhD ’01, Reflects on his Career as a Nature Filmmaker

In a new memoir, the NatGeo veteran recalls globe-trotting adventures—and warns of climate change.
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Joseph Bruchac ’64, BA ’65, Explores the Native American Experience

Joseph Bruchac ’64, BA ’65, a member of the Abenaki tribe, has published more than 100 books in a wide variety of genres over a decades-long career.
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Alum memorialized with campaign to promote his made-up word

Neil Krieger ’62 coined a word during a freshman writing seminar more than six decades ago.
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Andrea Savage ’94 makes ’em laugh

Andrea Savage '94 is a a prolific actress and comedy writer.