Friday, 30 September 2016

Cal State Administrator Tapped as New Dean of Students
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An associate vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been named Cornell’s new dean of students. Vijay Pendakur will assume the job on January 3, 2017. He succeeds Kent Hubbell ’69, who stepped down in June after fifteen years. According to Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, Pendakur “brings an incredible depth of knowlege around diversity, inclusion, and social justice work,” among other assets.

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Cornell Alumni Magazine Committee

Bill Howard '74, Chairman
Rob Rosenberg '88, Vice-Chairman
Jim Mazza '88, Secretary/Treasurer
Andy Guess '05
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Betty Wong Ortiz '94
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September / October 2016
Volume 119 Number 2

CurrentsAll Together Now

More than 5,000 alums celebrate Reunion 2016

 Small Worlds

After chronicling the New York subway's microbial makeup, researchers take their project worldwide

 Beyond Bitcoin

The CU-based Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts ponders the future of financial tech

 Murder, She Writes

Erika Green Swafford '94 crafts outrageous plots on one of TV's hottest shows

 Up by his Bootstraps

Meet erstwhile presidential candidate Parley Christensen, LLB 1897

 A Matter of Opinion

Polling class aims to 'take America's pulse' on the election and more

 Meet the Press

AAP alum is Vice President Biden's media rep

 Work Force

Labor activist and ILR alum Sara Horowitz '84 heads the Freelancers Union

 Justice Denied

Valerie Percy '66, whose long-ago murder remains unsolved, lives on in the memories of her fellow Cornellians

From Hunter R. Rawlings IIIWhat Makes American Research Universities So Good?

CorrespondenceWelcome Home

From The HillArid Arts Quad

Big Red in Rio; CU Leases Space in Midtown Manhattan; Twelve-Year-Old Is a Cornell Freshman

SportsBig Red Highlights: September/October '16

AuthorsNew Releases

Class Notes Stay in the Loop with Class Notes!

Alumni DeathsSeptember / October 2016 Obituaries

CornellianaThe United States of Swag

Political ephemera from the Kroch vaults

Ezra ExtraEzra Magazine Extra

Amid Leadership Change, Cornellians Provide Continuity