• Spurred by his son’s drug-related suicide, retired hotel industry executive Gary Mendell ’79 founded a nonprofit to combat addiction

  • CALS leads New York State’s efforts to reintroduce industrial hemp, marijuana’s long-suffering sister plant

  • A Cornell-based project hunts for New York’s much beloved—and rarely seen—state insect

  • After a pro hockey career, Ryan O’Byrne ’07 came back to campus to finish his degree.

  • Visitors to Carl Sagan’s grave honor the astronomer with mementos, including a galaxy of ‘pale blue dots’.

  • A Marine fights to rescue an Afghan interpreter and his family from the Taliban.

  • Renaissance Man: Celebrating Hu Shih 1914, who oversaw radical changes in Chinese language.

  • PBS airs the latest film by Delaney Ruston ’88, who chronicles issues surrounding mental illness.

  • Pranks for the Memories: History maven Corey Earle ’07 offers a survey of Big Red japes

  • Sonia Pressman Fuentes ’50 is among the few surviving passengers of a shipping line that saved many