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The Writer's Life

My favorite quote about imagination comes from George Bernard Shaw: "You see things, and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were, and I say, 'Why not?' "     Read more...

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New Releases

There are many writers among Cornell alumni and faculty—and they're a prolific bunch. Here's a sampling of ten of their latest books, hot off the presses, in genres from memoir to thriller to whimsical verse.     Read more...

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Cornellians on Screen (2 comments)

In May, the news broke that star Natalie Portman will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg '54 in On the Basis of Sex--a film about Ginsburg's work as a crusading attorney in landmark gender discrimination cases--and that French actress…     Read more...

July / August 2015
Volume 118 Number 1

Summer Reading SpecialCornellian Classics

Big Red Writers have penned many memorable books—including a few set at a certain university on a hill


 Collectors' Items

A peek inside the library vaults, home to archival assemblages of books, visuals, music, and more


 Pressing On

Cornell's academic publishing house nears its own sesquicentennial


 Every Trick in the Book

Notes from the front lines of the textbook buying game


 Page Turners
Now in its fifteenth year, the New Student Reading Project is still going strong
 

 Art & Craft
A round-up of campus writing classes
 

 Thesis Statement
Of Sylvia Plath, tuna melts, and the sprint to finish the biggest assignment of my life
 

 The Lamp Goes Dark
A tribute to M. H. Abrams
 


CurrentsDogged Effort (1 comment)
Canine rehab program keeps tails wagging
 

 Justice and Mercy
An expert witness advocates for killers who suffered childhood abuse
 

 Striking a Chord
Psychology professor Carol Krumhansl researches the link between music and memory
 

 One for the Record Books
Reunion 2015 draws historic crowds to campus— including two alumni who celebrated Cornell's first-ever '76th'
 

 Harmonic 'Convergence'
Every five years—for thirty-five years—Phi Kappa Psi brothers have descended on a national landmark
 

 Earl of Sandwich (4 comments)
Spencer Rubin '08 expands his grilled cheese empire
 

 The Moderate (3 comments)
Mark Kirk '81 on his stroke, his re-election race, and being the Senate's 'most endangered Republican'
 

 Double Play (1 comment)
A baseball scout and a stats guy weigh in on the sabermetrics debate
 

From Elizabeth GarrettGetting Acquainted


CorrespondenceThank You, President Skorton


From The HillSkorton Presides Over His Final Commencement
New Cornell Songs Album for Sale; 'Creative Thinker' Named Campus Life VP; CU Trio to Work on Europa Mission; Maplewood Apartments to Close in 2016; DOE Investigates Handling of Assault Cases; Gannett Expansion Under Way; Lawsuit Alleges Museum Addition Faults; ILR Gift Funds Disability Institute; 'Pale Blue Dots' Group Named for Sagan; App Helps Reduce Food Waste; Faculty Symposium Addresses Sexual Assault; Five C-Town Buildings Demolished; Earle Named University Archivist; Bloomberg Gives $100...

SportsBig Red Highlights


Alumni ProfilesJuly / August 2015

Joe Zonin '91 & Greg Shuck '91



LegaciesLegacies 2015


Class NotesJuly / August 2015 Class Notes


Alumni DeathsJuly / August 2015 Obituaries


CornellianaChappie's Lament
An ode to a lost watering hole

Special Sections and AdvertisingJul-Aug '15 Wines of the Finger Lakes
A Trio of Wines for Summer Sipping