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Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud is Cornell’s new vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. He was formerly vice president for enrollment and marketing at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., the nation’s oldest women’s college. Prior to that he was vice president for institutional enrollment at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and dean of admissions and financial aid at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark.

… in old places
Lifetime Mount Vernon resident Denny Clark, who worked for former bar owner Joe McClain, has purchase Joe’s International Airport. Clark and his wife, Coreen, renamed it C and D Lounge and removed the airplanes, but will continue the tradition of renting the basement for parties and hiring Cornellians to tend bar. “Why fix something when it’s not broken,” Clark said. Another downtown establishment, the former Billi-Bob’s, reopened this summer as the Hilltop Bar and Grill owned by Chris Meuleners'02. He has created a menu including burgers, sandwiches, and fried appetizers. “It’s a mix between the Ratt and Applebee’s,” Meuleners said.

New trustees
The Cornell Board of Trustees welcomed the following members at the May meeting: Kurt Karr, owner of Karr Tuckpointing Co. Inc. an Apex Office Supply in Vinton, Iowa; the Rev. Doug Anderson 7'3, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Mason City, Iowa; Martha Moody Glassmeyer '72, retired as a partner with a New York City law firm and a Cornell trustee from 1990-1999; Craig Shives '67, a Des Moines attorney active in civic affairs; Dr. Lawrence Dorr '63, a national leader in joint replacement surgery and research; Douglas Swanson '60, a venture capitalist and president and CEO of four energy companies being merged; and young trustee Monica Davis '02 of Keokuk, Iowa.


Jackson stumps for 28th amendment, not presidency
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) proposed a constitutional amendment to guarantee public education of “equal high quality” during April appearances on campus. He spoke for the annual Small-Thomas Lecture Series, “Dreams of Peace: Visions of the Future,” funded by Richard Small '50 and honorary alumna Norma Thomas Small. Jackson spoke from the same King Chapel podium where his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, campaigned in 1987 during his bid for the Democratic nomination for president. When asked by an aud ience member, the younger Jackson did not rule out running for president, but said pushing for a constitutional amendment is more important to him. “I may never be president of the United States, but if I pass this amendment, I’m a founding father,” he said.

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