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Our school, our stories — as ILR celebrates its 75th anniversary, ILRies share personal moments, professional experiences and confident hopes that will help shape our future.

Read Dean Alex Colvin's message.

Our Stories

As we celebrate our school’s first 75 years and look to the next 75, we’ve collected stories from the people who know ILR best – you.

Featured Stories

Alumni Share Expertise on COVID-19 Impact

The insight of ILRies is part of a broader effort by the school to provide information for the public.
A computer monitor showing the ILR School's Work and Coronovirus hub webpage

“Everything Came Together”

A magnificent moment defied injury and setbacks. Rayon Taylor ’07, one of Big Red’s most accomplished athletes, went on to apply his education to finance, where his education sets him apart from others in his industry.
Rayon Taylor winning the 2007 NCAA national championship

Grants Provide Opportunities for ILRies

Two grant programs – the Melvin H. Osterman Internship Award and the Chaim and Ida Miller Award – allowed four ILRies to pursue summer internship opportunities in public sector labor relations and with labor organizations.
Cornell University ILR School, exterior building view

The Best of Many Worlds

ILR’s curriculum fit a Big Red lacrosse recruit who went on to a celebrated professional career and who continues to tap into his Cornell education.
Mitch Belisle ’07 playing Cornell lacrosse

Utilizing ILR Expertise

Filmmaker Julia Reichert has been documenting labor, gender and other issues since the 1970s. Two ILR people have helped inform her work.
Filmmaker Julia Reichert outside on a cold morning with a video camera.

Meet Alums in “Bio Bursts”

ILRies are an amazing group of people! Pranav Sehgal '15, above, and five other alumni talk about their varied career experiences via video.
Pranav Sehgal ’15 at his Cornell University graduation ceremony




ilr campus with woman learning on laptop

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Past Issues


Summer 2020
Winter 2019
Summer 2019