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ILR graduates June 2022

ILR provides a framework which ILRies apply to real-world issues long after they graduate. Their time at ILR translates into success in fields as diverse as human resources, consulting, finance, business, public service and policy, labor and entrepreneurship.

David M. Cohen Professorship Endowed

The new professorship will allow the ILR School to recruit and retain top faculty talent in areas of labor relations including collective bargaining, labor law, labor history and dispute resolution.

David M. Cohen speaking at the Groat and Alpern Awards 2022
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Alumni Stories

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Beloved ILRie Remembered

Jerome “Jerry” Alpern ’49, MBA ’50, inspired loyalty across the ILR community.
Jerome "Jerry" Alpern
Beloved ILRie Remembered

Weingarten '80 Reelected to Union Presidency

ILR alumna leading 1.7million-member American Federation of Teachers for eighth term.
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Weingarten '80 Reelected to Union Presidency

ILR’s Worker Institute Helps Guide a Newly Energized Labor Movement

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Led by Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97, it conducts research and outreach on today’s rapidly changing employment landscape
Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97
ILR’s Worker Institute Helps Guide a Newly Energized Labor Movement

Finger Lakes Land Trust Led By ILRie

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Andy Zepp ’85, M.P.S. ’90, executive director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, began the organization as his Cornell master’s degree project in 1989.
Andy Zepp ’85, M.P.S. ’90
Finger Lakes Land Trust Led By ILRie

Like Father, Like Daughter

Thirty-one years after Marty Schmelkin ’91 graduated from ILR, Hannah Schmelkin ‘22 joins her father in the ILR School’s alumni ranks.
Hannah Schmelkin ‘22 and Marty Schmelkin ’91
Like Father, Like Daughter

Organize Locally, Urges Konvitz Lecturer

Combatting polarization begins with participating in the political process, says Basil Smikle Jr. '93
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Organize Locally, Urges Konvitz Lecturer

ILR Donors Make All the Difference

To Do the Greatest Good

The ILR community everywhere is continuing to do the greatest good. Each year, ILR alumni, parents and friends come together to support the ILR School to ensure all students have the resources they need to be successful. Each year, the school recruits and retains faculty who are outstanding educators and leading researchers.

Your gift helps ILR remain the preeminent school focused on work, employment and labor. ILR is proud to be developing the thought leaders and practitioners shaping the future of work, and your gift advances this mission.

Please read our ILR Case for Support here

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News

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Weingarten '80 Reelected to Union Presidency

ILR alumna leading 1.7million-member American Federation of Teachers for eighth term.
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Weingarten '80 Reelected to Union Presidency

MILR Graduate Joins Cornell Trustees

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Hernan J.F. Saenz, MBA ’98, MILR ’98, has been elected to board.
Hernan J.F. Saenz, MBA ’98, MILR ’98
MILR Graduate Joins Cornell Trustees

Alumni Honored with Groat and Alpern Awards

Hundreds gathered in Manhattan to celebrate awards won by Russell Hernandez ’88 and David M. Cohen ’73 for career achievements and service to the ILR School.
David Cohen and Russell Hernandez
Alumni Honored with Groat and Alpern Awards

Events

Level-Up on LinkedIn

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Lucha Si, Entrega No: How Puerto Rican workers fight for a fair economy

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ILRAA Homecoming 2022 Golf Tournament

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Meet our Team

  • Assistant Dean, ILR AAD

  • Gift Officer

  • Associate Director

  • Assistant Director

  • Program Assistant