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ILRie Honored for Local Community Impact

Victor Rosas ’22 is one of four students to receive the 2022 Cornell Campus-Community Leadership Award.
Joel Malina and Victor Rosas ’22
ILRie Honored for Local Community Impact

Students Exploring Labor and Technology Intersection

The Digital Economy and Labor club considers intricate technology and labor issues.
DEAL Club executive board, left to right: Kassidy Slaughter ’24, Zuhair Imaduddin ’23, Ethan Abbate ’24, Michelle Wei, A&S ’24, Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal ’25
Students Exploring Labor and Technology Intersection

Daniel James Wins Clete Daniel Award

Senior Daniel James wins 2022 Clete Daniel Award.
Daniel James posing with the Clete Daniel medal
Daniel James Wins Clete Daniel Award

Senior Wins SUNY Award

Sherell Farmer ’22, co-founder of Cornell Students 4 Black Lives, co-executive director of the Undergraduate Labor Institute and an ILR High Road participant, received a State University of New York Chancellor’s Award.
Sherell Farmer ’21
Senior Wins SUNY Award

ILR Announces 2022 McPherson Honors and Awards

ILR's annual McPherson Honors and Awards Celebration was held Wednesday evening at the Statler Hotel.
A student walking down the steps outside Ives Hall
ILR Announces 2022 McPherson Honors and Awards

ILR and Comedy? Yes!

Two ILRies performing with Humor Us! on campus Friday explain how ILR’s curriculum encourages students to pursue anything, including comedy.
Noah Leety ’24 and Noah Diamond ’25 perform with Humor Us!
ILR and Comedy? Yes!

Student Grants Serve Communities Near and Far

ILRies have received Serve in Place grants that will impact communities in Ethiopia, the Navajo and Hopi nations, and upstate New York.
Edgar O’Connell ’23, Diana Nerangis ’22 and Nathan Eyasu ’25
Student Grants Serve Communities Near and Far

“Vowels Are Your Best Friends”

Patrick Mehler ’23 scored $40,000 in prize money and a trip for two to Barbados when he competed on Wheel of Fortune Monday.
Patrick Mehler '23 on Wheel of Fortune
“Vowels Are Your Best Friends”

Patrick Mehler ’23 Takes a Spin on Wheel of Fortune

Patrick Mehler ’23, a student in the ILR School and a member of the Ithaca Common Council, will appear on Wheel of Fortune on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. on WSYT-TV (Fox).
Patrick Mehler '23 on Wheel of Fortune
Patrick Mehler ’23 Takes a Spin on Wheel of Fortune

ILR Senior Chosen for Global Leadership Scholarship

As a member of the newest cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, Daniel James II ’22 will study global affairs in Beijing.
Daniel James II '22 in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.
ILR Senior Chosen for Global Leadership Scholarship

Kheel Center Undergraduate Award Celebrated

Bernard Kassoy cartoon highlighted in Sukhmani Kaur’s award-winning paper.
Bernard Kassoy cartoon titled “Quiet! Board at Work”
Kheel Center Undergraduate Award Celebrated

How Being a Student is Different Than Serving

Student veteran Michael Sanchez '23 served five years in the Marine Corps as an aircraft technician prior to attending Cornell University.
Micheal Sanchez
How Being a Student is Different Than Serving

“Difficult” is a Natural Part of the Path to Success

After eight years serving in the Marine Corps Infantry, David Hernandez '23 is pursuing his degree at the ILR School.
David Hernandeaz '23
“Difficult” is a Natural Part of the Path to Success

Franco ’24 Named SUNY Ambassador

An ILRie is one of 20 Educational Opportunity Program students statewide to be named a student ambassador for a new SUNY program.
Mateo Franco
Franco ’24 Named SUNY Ambassador

Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab Announces Mapping and Data Analysis Internship for Social Impact

The Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab has announced a $50,000 planning grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation for Cornell undergraduates.
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Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab Announces Mapping and Data Analysis Internship for Social Impact

CLASP Program Allows ILRie To Break Out of “Student Bubble”

Anika Bajpai ’22 is gaining skills through the Community Learning and Service Partnership program that will help her as she pursues a career in public interest and international law.
Anika Bajpai ’22
CLASP Program Allows ILRie To Break Out of “Student Bubble”

Michael Sanchez '23 Earns Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award

The Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award for Remarkable Contributions to the Spirit of Humanity is given each year to a Cornell student for making a remarkable, creative specific contribution to the spirit of humanity.
Michael Sanchez, a veteran of the United States Marines and ILR student, carries an American flag while on a weekly run with Team Red, White and Blue, a nonprofit veterans organization.
Michael Sanchez '23 Earns Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award

Tested By Pandemic, ROTC Seniors Start Military Careers

A pair of ILRies – Claire Ramirez (Army) and Aimé Freedenberg (Marines) – received commissions as officers during Cornell’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) ceremony in Bailey Hall on May 28.
Aimé Freedenberg ’21 was the Cornell ROTC's lone commission into the Marine Corps in 2021
Tested By Pandemic, ROTC Seniors Start Military Careers

Congratulations, Class of 2021

A tribute to the 2021 graduating class of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
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Congratulations, Class of 2021

An “Even Sweeter” Graduation

At Schoellkopf Field, 309 ILR degree candidates were celebrated. For many, it was a moment of quiet joy.
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An “Even Sweeter” Graduation

ILRie Named Student-Elected Trustee

Selam Woldai ’23 will serve as Cornell’s next undergraduate student trustee.
Selam Woldai ’23
ILRie Named Student-Elected Trustee

ILR Announces McPherson Honors and Awards

The 28th McPherson Honors and Awards Celebration was held on Thursday night via Zoom presentation.
2021 McPherson Award winners
ILR Announces McPherson Honors and Awards

Benjamin Drain '22 Presenting Research

NFL player performance decreases by 12% after a new contract is signed, according to research being presented at a SUNY conference. The findings suggest the importance of tailoring incentive plans for other workers.
Benjamin Drain
Benjamin Drain '22 Presenting Research

ILRie Wins Chancellor's Award

Terrill Malone ’21 was active in the ILR Global Service Learning program in Mysore, India, the ILR/University College Dublin program, ILR’s Hopi and Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning program and the Minority ILR Student Organization.
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ILRie Wins Chancellor's Award

It’s a Wrap: Senior’s Last Days on Campus

Before heading to an HR job in California, Veronika Koziel thanked ILR mentors and absorbed Cornell ’s beauty.

Veronika Koziel sitting on a bench
It’s a Wrap: Senior’s Last Days on Campus

Once an ILRie, Always an ILRIE

Class of 2019 members shared memories as they graduated this weekend and Interim Dean Alex Colvin gave them a rousing sendoff: “You haven’t won a prize, you have earned an opportunity.”

2019 ILR Graduate
Once an ILRie, Always an ILRIE

McPherson Honors and Awards

Students and faculty learned Thursday about ILRies receiving top awards for the 2018-2019 school year.

Emily Abelow receives the John O'Donnell Prize in Labor Law from Kevin Harris, the Frank B. Miller Director of ILR Student Services.
McPherson Honors and Awards

Contemporary Economy

Study at Singapore University helps student with his goal of connecting countries to economic growth opportunities.

Andrés Montes ’19 in Singapore
Contemporary Economy

A Summer to Remember

ILR students conduct public policy research in Zambia.

Alexander Phelps '20 dinner in a Zambian village
A Summer to Remember

Students learn value of cultural context

Estefania Palacios '18 studying in India
Students learn value of cultural context

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