Ask a Dean Category: Student Life

Does Cornell have a weekly events emailer?

(Follow up from a prior Ask a Dean question) Dear Deans, I read the question from First Year Professional Student about a resource to find a list of all upcoming seminars at Cornell.  Please let all graduate students know about this new resource:  an events mailer App (developed by Cornell’s Physics Department) that allows you…

Is there one place I can go to find out about upcoming seminars?

Hello Deans, This is my first year as a professional student at Cornell. I am excited to attend the many seminars that will be held on Campus. I have asked several students the following question, and so far I have received mixed answers. My question is: Is there one resource (other than the student calendar)…

Can you tell me if you found my gym bag at Pie with the Deans?

Hi, I attended the Pie with the Deans yesterday and left my small black and grey gym bag in the conference room. Could you please tell me if you still have it or if you sent it to lost and found? Thank you! Best, Pie-Eater Response Dear Pie-Eater, We found the bag last night, and…

Can you recommend another pie recipe?

Dear Dean, I tried your blueberry pie recipe. Can you recommend another? This time, with sugar! Sincerely,  Pie-loving Doctoral Student Response Dear Fellow Pie-lover, Try this one. (We southerners have lots of pie recipes!) And I think this recipe has so much sugar in it that it will make your teeth hurt. You’ve been warned!…

How can I help my spouse acclimate to Cornell?

Dear Dean,  I’ve been at Cornell for 8 weeks, but my wife just moved here.  She graduated in May, then finished a research project at her alma mater. She wants a similar job here, but doesn’t know where to start looking.   She is also concerned about meeting people and developing her own circle of…

Why is the Pie with Deans event for first year students only?

Dear Deans, Why is the Pie with Deans event for first year students only? Others like pies and deans as much as first years. Sincerely, Grad Pie Lover Response Dear Grad Pie Lover, You are right! We have talked about opening this to all students, and we will do it for spring semester. We had…