As CALS Notes recently learned, Pamela Tan cares deeply about engaging a more diverse population of the best and brightest young people and attracting them to CALS. As the college’s director of admissions, she believes that being accessible is key to successfully reaching out to students who are first generation college applicants or self-identify as coming from an underrepresented minority group.
They may work on opposite sides of the world, but Cornell doctoral candidates Morgan Ruelle and Michelle Baumflek have both learned that indigenous knowledge is key to preserving cultural and natural resources.
Of special note, Adams received his diploma in special dress of the Mohawk tribe. On his head, he wore a “gustoweh,” made from ruffled feathers and topped with three eagle feathers. Also, he wore a purple and white ribbon draped over his shoulders, with symbols depicting the Iroquois Confederacy and his Bear clan.
Cornell’s American Indian Program celebrated its 30 year anniversary with a two-day conference on April 12 and 13. The event featured native community leaders, scholars, program alumni, faculty and administrators, including an introductory history lesson from former director Jane Mt. Pleasant.
The American Indian Program (AIP) at Cornell will hold its 30th Anniversary Recognition and Two Row Wampum Renewal Conference April 12-13, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Africana Research and Studies Center, 310 Triphammer Road.