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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

ILR Peer Mentors

Friendly support provided for new students

Taylar "TJ" Clement '19 - Peer Mentor
ILR Peer Mentors

Class of '22 a Record Breaker

ILR’s new class posts a yield rate of 79 percent, the highest in the school’s history. Seventy of the 164 first-year students identify as African-American, Latino or Native American, underrepresented populations in higher education.

2018 incoming ILR School students
Class of '22 a Record Breaker

Students and Faculty Honored

Awards made for teaching, mentoring, scholarship, service

2016 McPherson Awards
Students and Faculty Honored

Yorango on a Roll

Alum looking beyond Ithaca to expand startup

Adam Kirsch
Yorango on a Roll

ILR’s Class of 2019

New students are diverse, academically strong

Class of 2019
ILR’s Class of 2019

Bridge Across Campus

ILR Senior Leading Cornell Student Assembly

Bridge Across Campus

Guiding Force

Prefreshman program builds confidence and college success, peer adviser says

Angie Estevez-Prada
Guiding Force

Living Wage Study

ILR student impacting Tompkins County workers through research

Living Wage Study

Health Care Focus

Summer devoted to science learning and health care delivery innovation

Health Care Focus

Serving and Learning

ILR student team working on projects to benefit rural and indigenous people

Serving and Learning

Applying Education to Greek Life

ILR students lead Greek system’s three organizing bodies

Andrea Kim, Kendall Grant and Connor Riser
Applying Education to Greek Life

Comparing Social Policy

Research at Oxford will focus on "invisible" working class

Comparing Social Policy

National Tournament

Mock trial team surpasses 2014 record

National Tournament

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