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Giving Day Raises Nearly $7 Million
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Friday, 27 March 2015

 

Cornell’s first-ever Giving Day, a twenty-four-hour fundraising marathon held on March 25, garnered more than 9,600 gifts totaling just short of $7 million, the University has announced. The event allowed donors to designate their gifts to specific programs, engendering a friendly rivalry among them as the numbers came in.

Athletics and Physical Education topped the list with $1,819,408, followed closely by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Hotel Administration. In terms of individual gifts received, the Arts and Sciences came in first with 1,496, followed by Engineering and CALS. Gifts came in from fifty-two countries, six continents, and all fifty U.S. states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Said President David Skorton: “We saw the power of the Cornell community in action on March 25. Together, our alumni, parents and friends have shown how much they care about the University, and how much of an impact they can make together to further our mission on so many fronts.”

Cornell Alumni Magazine was among the recipients included in Giving Day—and we thank everyone who donated to support us!

 
Please support CAM on Giving Day! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Today is Cornell's first-ever Giving Day—a twenty-four-hour fundraising marathon to support the University and its many activities. Donors can designate the recipients of their gifts, from CALS to Athletics to the Big Red Band. We're thrilled to report that Cornell Alumni Magazine has been invited to participate!

Even some of our loyal readers may not realize that CAM is a separate nonprofit from the University. We are editorially independent and largely self-supporting. We're your voice—that of the alumni who so love their alma mater and prize CAM's coverage of Cornell and Cornellians, from whimsical tales to hard-hitting analysis. Your gift will help us keep producing the journalistically driven stories we have published for more than a century.

To make a gift to Cornell designated to support CAM:

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

This Wednesday, March 25, is Cornell’s first-ever Giving Day—a twenty-four-hour fundraising marathon to support the University and its many activities. Donors can designate the recipients of their gifts, from CALS to Athletics to the Big Red Band. We're thrilled to report that Cornell Alumni Magazine has been invited to participate!

Even some of our loyal readers may not realize that CAM is a separate nonprofit from the University. We are editorially independent and largely self-supporting. We’re your voice—that of the alumni who so love their alma mater and prize CAM's coverage of Cornell and Cornellians, from whimsical tales to hard-hitting analysis. Your gift will help us keep producing the journalistically driven stories we have published for more than a century.

On Giving Day, please consider making a gift to Cornell designated to support CAM. (See this space tomorrow for specific instructions on how to designate your gift.) Thank you!

 
Vet Professor F. H. Fox Dies at 92 Print E-mail
Monday, 16 March 2015

 

It’s the end of an era. For some two decades, anyone who wanted to know how old Francis H. Fox, DVM ’45, was just had to go to Route 366 outside Varna and look up. The beloved professor and inveterate prankster—notoriously grouchy about his birthday—was celebrated each year by members of the third-year Vet class, who painted his age on a disused railroad trestle. He passed away on March 13, just two days after his ninety-second birthday.

A professor emeritus of large animal medicine, Fox taught on campus from 1947 to 1992, but remained a legendary figure long after his retirement. “Francis was an iconic Cornell veterinarian, a leader in the profession, and a teacher who touched the lives of countless faculty, students, staff, and clients,” says Michael Kotlikoff, dean of the Vet college. “His medical expertise, diagnostic skills, and understanding of animals helped generations of local farmers maintain healthy, productive livestock. He passed those qualities on to Cornell veterinary students, to the benefit of farm animals well beyond our region.”

Fox is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Mildred Fox; four children, including Laurinda Fox Garcia ’77 and Henry Fox ’91; and seven grandchildren. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Dr. Francis H. Fox Scholarship Fund, College of Veterinary Medicine, Box 39, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401. Fox's official obituary is available here.

 
CAM's Sesquicentennial Issue Now Online Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Who's the greatest athlete in Big Red history?

Can you pass a nineteenth-century entrance exam?

Which prominent alumni, living or dead, would Ezra invite to an imaginary dinner party?

What do today's students consider to be the most important thing they've learned so far?

How many sunny days does Ithaca get each year, really?

We answer all those questions and much more—including how some famous Cornellian chefs would reimagine the Hot Truck PMP—in CAM's special issue celebrating the University's 150th birthday.

You can read it in hard copy (for subscription information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ); on our website; in the digital edition; and via apps for Apple and Android devices.

Please enjoy... and let us know what you think!

 

 

 
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