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Here, teaching is more than a 45-minute lecture every other day. It is about give and take in the classroom, about personalized learning, team-based projects, individualized exploration, and close mentoring. It is collaborative learning at its best.
You’ll see your professors applauding your musical performances, cheering in the stands when you score your first soccer goal, and attending your senior art show. You’ll assist them in writing up the results of publishable research and accompany them to conferences to present jointly designed science posters.
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The London Review of Books has published a lengthy and descriptive review of Professor Tyler Carrington’s book, “Love at Last Sight.” Read More About London Review features Carrington’s book
Four faculty retired in May after shaping Cornell College students, programs, and the institution itself for a combined total of 112 years. Read More About How 4 retiring faculty made their marks at Cornell
Associate Professor of Mathematics Stephen Bean inspired non-mathematics majors with his course Great Mathematical Ideas (Math 110). Read More About Stephen Bean inspired non-majors to find beauty in mathematical ideas
Former students often remember Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Lisa Hearne for holding high expectations. Read More About Lisa Hearne created an expectation of excellence
Professor of Music Martin Hearne was known for challenging students in Cornell College’s instrumental ensembles to perform works well above their abilities. Read More About Martin Hearne challenged students above their abilities—with amazing results
Cornell College’s computer science major was established months before Tony deLaubenfels arrived in 1983. For the next 37 years he helped build the program. Read More About Tony deLaubenfels helped build Computer Science Department from ground up
Robert P. Dana Director of the Center for the Literary Arts Becca Klaver has published her third book of poems, “Ready for the World,” in February of this year. Read More About Klaver publishes new book of poetry: ‘Ready for the World’
By shifting her class from Cornell College’s historic campus to the virtual realm, Professor Michelle Herder found a better way to teach Renaissance history. Her course, Trials and Transitions of the Renaissance, uses role-playing games to explore politics in 15th-century Italy and 16th-century England. Each student was assigned the role of a historical individual in […] Read More About Renaissance course benefits from modern technology
Cornell College Assistant Professor of Theatre Caroline Price was ready to teach her final course of the year Block 8. Then the world changed, and so did her course. Instead of Basic Acting, “which really isn’t possible online,” Price said, she developed a brand new course t0 cover the fine arts requirement. She tapped her […] Read More About Guest artists bring world of theatre to online class
Barbara Christie-Pope was faced with doing something she'd never done before—teach a biology class online—when she realized she had an opportunity. Read More About Course welcomes COVID-19 experts into virtual classroom
Professor Tori Barnes-Brus surveyed her students before finalizing her Block 8 class Gender, Power, and Identity. It would not be business as usual. Read More About Students explore COVID-19 effects on gender inequality
When Adam Plotkin learned he’d be taking his physics course online due to the global pandemic, he was curious how his professor would solidify concepts. Read More About Take-home kits essential to online physics labs
The Art of Border Walls and Spaces turned out to be one of Professor Landry-Montes' favorite courses this year, even though it was taught completely online. Read More About How an online art course maintained community
When the pandemic shuttered the region’s museums, Professor Catherine Stewart moved quickly to keep her Public Memory and Public History class relevant. Read More About Online history course features numerous national experts
Cornell College’s stages will be filled with a variety of new dances and choreography as the college welcomes Eddie Forehand as the Department of Theatre and Dance’s new musical theatre dance artist in residence. Read More About Cornell welcomes new dance artist in residence
The pages of today’s newspapers are packed with stories about economic inequality in which the rich are becoming richer and the poor are falling behind. Read More About Knoop explores economic inequality in new book
Join Cornell College voice instructor Benjamin Laur with pianist Seong-Sil Kim for an evening of song celebrating the baryton-Martin voice on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Read More About Ben Laur recital celebrates baryton-Martin voice
Cornell College’s Music Mondays series continues Jan. 27 with the Palisades Ensemble, a regional group formed and directed by Professor Martin Hearne. Read More About Palisades Ensemble makes special Music Mondays appearance Jan. 27
Ilene Whitney Crawford, a 1992 graduate of Cornell College, has been hired as dean of the college effective July 1, 2020. Read More About Cornell College hires Ilene Crawford ’92 as dean