Each year during commencement weekend, the University recognizes its graduating students and their families, outstanding faculty and alumni, special guests, and other honorees. From mortarboard decorating to academic processions, enjoy this overview of Commencement 2015.
Aches, a stop-motion animation film by film and media studies major Brynn Wilkins, ’15 took the top prize in the 10th annual Gollin Film Festival, sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program.
The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master’s degrees.
Coming out of nowhere, the University’s equestrian team is fresh out of the gates and quickly becoming a well-known competitive force. “Cornell has been, for years, untouchable, and now we’ve shown that we can catch them,” says Sarah Markowitz ’16. “We’ve come close, and even beaten them at some competitions.”
The Eastman Saxophone Project, a conductorless ensemble whose student members garner top prizes in chamber music and saxophone competitions, will appear at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, April 23, as part of The Conservatory Project.
Spread the Word to End the Word is a national movement to end the demeaning use of the words “retard” and “retarded.” On March 4, the movement’s national day of awareness, several events will occur around campus and throughout the Medical Center to support the campaign.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Students’ Association members will be on hand in Wilson Commons to launch the University’s “It’s On Us” campaign, a national effort to raise awareness about sexual violence in all of its forms.