Highlights from Announcements 12/3/19
Carriage House to Student Center: The Big Red Barn Over the Years
When the Big Red Barn (the Barn) was constructed in 1874, it was unlikely anyone knew how integral it would become to life at Cornell, particularly for graduate and professional students. At that time, its sole function was to serve as President Andrew Dickson White’s carriage house and stable.
The Barn saw many transformations in its 144-year history, from a shelter for large animals to a cafeteria, an alumni center to a storage facility. It was not until much later that the Barn became the Graduate and Professional Student Center.
Student Spotlight: Felicia New
Felicia New is a doctoral candidate in genetics, genomics and development from Gainesville, Florida. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Florida, she chose to attend Cornell due to the available resources and research opportunities.
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Doctoral Alumna Joins Intergroup Dialogue Project as Diversity Education Specialist
Dr. Jumoke (Jum) Warritay will serve as Diversity Education Specialist for the Intergroup Dialogue Project, effective January 15, 2020. In this role, Warritay will be responsible for developing new multi-phase educational opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in meaningful educational processes that are rooted in intergroup dialogue frameworks, provide consultation and support for staff and faculty who are working to create inclusive academic opportunities for undergraduate students on campus, and support the IDP’s research initiatives by implementing research studies using qualitative data, as well as by utilizing findings from qualitative and quantitative research efforts to enhance and refine the content and delivery of curricular and co-curricular offerings. Warritay will play an integral role in manifesting and implementing a vision of an inclusive educational environment at Cornell.
Doctoral Students Attend American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Public Policy Institute for Rising Leaders
Doctoral students Joseph Long, Taylor Oeschger, Garrett Beeghly, Emily Laurilliard, Korie Grayson, Chelsea Stephens, Chase Webb, Adrienne Chang, and Andy Sanchez traveled to Washington, D.C. with support from Careers Beyond Academia/BEST to attend the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Public Policy Institute for Rising Leaders. Read more about the institute.