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Our team’s actions to support antiracism
Black lives matter. We stand with those demanding and pursuing change in the face of ongoing violence against Black people. We stand with those demanding and pursuing change in the face of structural inequities that manifest in the systematic oppression of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the United States. We mourn for these individuals, for their families and friends, for our communities, and for our country.
Amidst this grief, we continue to believe in the power of collaboration and reflection to enact long-term change. Here’s what we as a team are doing in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 resources for community-engaged learning
As Cornell faculty, staff and students navigate the move to online instruction — and all that comes with it — we know that community-engaged learning presents unique challenges.
The Office of Engagement Initiatives is sharing relevant resources, as well as information for current grantees and program participants at engaged.cornell.edu/resources/covid19.
We’ll update this page as new resources and information are available.
Cornell Service Centers Adapt to Virtual Environment
November 20, 2020 — With hundreds of community service organizations on Cornell’s campus, many students will partake in some form of service during their time at Cornell.
For students involved with Cornell’s Office of Engagement Initiatives, and for members of one or more of Cornell’s many service associations, service is an integral aspect of everyday life.
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the ILR School — Ian Greer, M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’05
November 5, 2020 — Ian Greer, an ILR senior research associate who earned his graduate degrees at the school, became the first director of the new ILR Ithaca Co-Lab this past summer.
Modeled after the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, the ILR Ithaca Co-Lab mobilizes ILR students and researchers to address labor issues relevant to the Ithaca area. Created to strengthen the bond between ILR and Ithaca, the co-lab is just one example of how Greer has served the Ithaca community.
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the ILR School – Alex Eshelman ’22
November 5, 2020 — Alex Eshelman ’22 has always loved art.
“When I was really little, I loved to color,” Alex said, although he also remembers being told by adults that artists never make money and that he must choose a different career. Years later, however, Alex is combining what he is learning at ILR with his long-time passion for art in work with the New York City-based OPEN DOORS.
Laidlaw Scholars undergraduate program comes to Cornell
October 28, 2020 — Cornell students who are passionate about changing the world can now join an international network of like-minded emerging leaders as Laidlaw Scholars, in the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Program.
The global program – supported by the Laidlaw Foundation, which aims to develop a new generation of engaged global citizens and leaders – partners with 12 international universities to promote value-driven ethical leadership, cultural diversity and integrity, encouraging undergraduates to become active global citizens and leaders. The program’s key components teach Laidlaw Scholars to master their skills and invest them to make the world a better place.
Summer interns discuss storytelling project in CCE podcast
October 15, 2020 — When the pandemic nixed the in-person component of their 4-H Rural Storytelling Project internship, Madison Albano ‘22, Wendy Ying Lau ’22 and Seth Bollinger ’22 put together a virtual program for kids across three New York state counties, culminating with a virtual showcase of youth storytelling talent.
In a recent episode of the “Extension Out Loud” podcast, the interns – joined by their Cornell Cooperative Extension advisers and a few 4-H participants – talked about the experience, lessons learned and memories made. Albano and Lau are from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Bollinger is from the College of Arts and Sciences.