Cornell Class of 1996 Alumni Association

Keeping Cornell ’96 alumni in touch and having fun

Twenty Year Reunion Summer 2016!

Posted by nmg1 on February 6, 2016

Happy Superbowl 50 Weekend!  Best friends and fellow alumni will be gathering together this weekend – some to watch the game, others to watch the commercials, and the rest to socialize — and some of the conversation will be about summer plans.  One thing I’m planning for this summer is our twentieth reunion!  June 9-12, 2016 at Cornell University.  For details, see this link: and since reunion is more fun with friends, we are going to use the time between commercials and touchdowns to figure out where we’ll be staying and when everybody will be driving up and back.

To stay in touch with our class, it is also a great time to renew your class dues. Dues are $60 and include a subscription to the Cornell Alumni Magazine. Couples dues are $70 and include one magazine subscription. Dues only, not including the magazine, are $35. There is also an opportunity to contribute to our Class of 1996 Scholarship Fund. You may read information about our scholarship recipient here.

Click here to go to the Cornell Class Dues website to participate online. 

On a fun note, Cornell has added some neat email postcards with photographs from around campus to the alumni website.  Here’s one example – click on the picture to see all of them:




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Reunion 2015!

Posted by nmg1 on June 17, 2015

Reunion looks to set class, overall attendance records

Goldwin Smith Hall

Jason Koski/University File Photo
Alumni gather outside Goldwin Smith Hall during Reunion 2014.

Owing to the sesquicentennial or perhaps President David Skorton’s imminent departure for Washington, D.C., registration forReunion 2015, June 4-7, as of May 28 was 276 people ahead of last year’s record-setting attendance.

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Jan/Feb Issue of Cornell Magazine

Posted by Liam on January 15, 2015

Check out the Class Notes in the Jan/Feb edition of Cornell Magazine.

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Fall Issue of EZRA Magazine

Posted by Liam on October 11, 2014

Here is the summer issue of EZRA magazine.

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Recap ~ Cornell Defeats Michigan 5-1 at MSG!

Posted by nmg1 on November 14, 2012

frozen apple C vs M

Frozen Apple C vs M

Cornell defeated the University of Michigan 5-1 on Saturday November 24 at Madison Square Garden. Here is a summary of the game from the Cornell Athletics website. If you were at the game or had a gathering with other Cornellians and have photos to share, please post them on the Class of ’96 Facebook page on the button in the left column of this website.

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Cornell in Washington DC: Bugs & Bombs – Preparing Intelligently for Bioterrorism

Posted by nmg1 on March 6, 2012

Featuring our classmate Amanda Ripley ’96 –

The 3/22 Cornell Panel on “Bugs & Bombs: Preparing Intelligently for Bioterrorism,” a partnership between the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Cornell Club of Washington, Cornell in Washington, and Cornell on the Road.

We are pleased to announce that an additional panelist will be joining us: Dr. Rocco Casagrande ’85. Dr. Casagrande is the Managing Director of Gryphon Scientific, LLC, where he consults on chemical and biological warfare and defense for congressional offices and government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Department of Health and Human Services. From 2002-2003, Dr. Casagrande also served as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq, and was the chief of the UN biological analysis laboratory.

Date: March 22, 2011
7:00 PM Registration/hors d’oeuvre reception/networking (please arrive a few minutes early to go through Wilson Center security)
7:30 PM: Introductions and remarks by Trustee Diana Daniels ’71
7:35 PM: Panel discussion, moderated by Prof. Fredrik Logevall, Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
• Associate Professor Kathleen Vogel, Science and Technology Studies; author of the forthcoming book Biothreats and Policy Logics

Amanda Ripley ’96, Cornell in Washington alumna S95; TIME Magazine contributor, investigative journalist, author of The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why

• Dr. Rocco Casagrande ’858:15 PM: Q&A, group discussion
9:00 PM: Please join us for further discussion over coffee/tea/dessert in the Wilson Center boardroom
9:30 PM: Event ends

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza – 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
Directions / ParkingCost: $20, includes hor d’oeuvres reception with cash bar; coffee/tea/dessert at the end of the evening.

Register Here | See Who’s Coming

About the
Cornell in Washington Program 

Cornell in Washington provides a “once in a lifetime” experience for students interested in gaining real-life experience in our nation’s capitol. CIW students have been interns at a wide variety of public institutions and private firms, including the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division; the Center for Disease Control; Amnesty International; Brookings Institution: Foreign Policy Studies Program; and, the Federal Reserve Board. And they go on to become leaders in the public and private sectors. CIW students will be at this event, so please say hello!
About Cornell Club of Washington 

The Cornell Club of Washington is one of the university’s largest alumni groups. It sponsors including networking events, scholarship fundraisers, social gatherings, and events featuring policy-makers and decision-shapers. For a list of upcoming events, click here.Register Here | See Who’s Coming

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Cornell Tech Campus in New York City

Posted by nmg1 on October 27, 2011

Some news hot off the Cornell Chronicle –

Cornell to submit NYC Tech Campus proposal
Dan Huttenlocher, David Skorton, Peretz Lavie and Adam Schwartz

Lindsay France/University Photography
Dean of Computing and Information Science Dan Huttenlocher, center, and President David Skorton discuss the NYC Tech Campus via Skype with Technion President Peretz Lavie, background left, and Technion Dean of Electrical Engineering Adam Schwartz in Manhattan, Oct. 26. View video on CornellCast
By Anne Ju

On Oct. 28, Cornell will officially submit its proposal to build a world-class technology campus in New York City. In partnership with The Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, the campus promises to spur economic development, job creation and high-tech entrepreneurship in the heart of the city.

In the months since Cornell’s bid for the campus went public, the plan has seen a groundswell of support from alumni and countless others, in the form of websites, blogs and online petitions.

“I am enormously grateful to our board of trustees and to the thousands of alumni and friends, both in New York and elsewhere, who have so strongly supported our proposal,” said President David Skorton. “I am also grateful to our faculty, staff and students, who have been equally supportive. This is just one more reason why Cornell is the logical choice for this honor. Educational leadership and outreach in support of the people of New York are essential to Cornell.”

Late last year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially announced his intention to invite institutions around the world to apply for the right to build the campus, in exchange for a land grant and about $100 million in infrastructure improvements.

In March, Cornell submitted an “expression of interest” to build the campus. Bloomberg released his formal request for proposals July 19, to which Cornell has now responded after months of preparation, planning and outreach to its many supporters.

In recent weeks, Cornell and Technion announced plans for their partnership to create the applied science and engineering campus together. The campus, most likely to be built on Roosevelt Island, would combine the full spectrum of both institutions’ academic strengths, as well as Cornell’s entrepreneurial culture and deep existing connection to the city.

Bloomberg is expected to announce a winner by the end of 2011

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Fifteen year reunion registration forms available now

Posted by nmg1 on March 28, 2011

Thursday June 9 to Sunday June 12, 2011
Class of 1996 Fifteen-year Reunion
Headquarters at Low Rise #9
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Registration is now open for this spring’s 15 year reunion!  Register online at or download the forms below and mail them in.

Detailed events are available on the university reunion website, but events start on Thursday morning and continue until Brunch on Sunday.  Some highlights include (’96 only events in bold):

* 12:00 noon Chef’s Selection: Culinary Wine Tour on Cayuga
*  7:30 pm Hot Truck!
*  9:00 pm Stargazing at the Fuertes Observatory

* 11:00 am Plantations Mundy Wildflower Garden Tour
*  2:00 pm Favorite Physics Demonstrations
*  6:00 pm Cornell Chimes Concert
*  7:00 pm Class of ’96 Cocktail Reception at the Johnson Museum
*  9:00 pm  Reunion Tents on the Arts Quad

* 10:30 am State of the University Address
* 3:00 pm Paleontological Research Institution and Museum of the Earth Tour
* 5:30 pm Class of ’96 Reception & Class Photo at Beebe Lake Beach (Canoing & Dinosaur BBQ)
*  9:30 pm Cornelliana Night

Registration form:

Reunion Brochure (update 5-April):

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NYC Pre-reunion happy hour next Wednesday 16-March at the Cornell Club

Posted by nmg1 on March 6, 2011

A special pre-Reunion event:

The Metro-NY Pre-Reunion Happy Hour is March 16 in NYC!

Join friends and classmates on Wednesday, March 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cornell Club of New York for the wildly popular Pre-Reunion Happy Hour. Undergraduate classmates of the 1s and 6s, including graduates of the Johnson and Law schools, are cordially invited to gather in celebration of their upcoming Reunion.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and good conversation, and begin making plans to enjoy Cornell’s campus to the fullest this coming June. Pre-registration is required: we can only accommodate 225 people. On-site walk-ins will be accommodated only if space allows.

Sign up for the pre-Reunion event now »

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Class of 1996 Reunion Events added!

Posted by nmg1 on March 6, 2011

-Hot Truck Dinner Sandwiches on Thursday night at ’96 Headquarters

-Friday night cocktail reception with hors d’ouevres at the Johnson Museum (specialty cocktails have been created for the Class of ’96 by Felicia’s, a local bar in Ithaca that uses only organic local & seasonal ingredients)

-Fun-in-the-Sun carnival for kids Saturday afternoon on the Arts Quad

-Saturday night Dinosaur BBQ dinner on Beebe Lake (canoeing available on the lake during dinner)

-Special farewell breakfast buffet on Sunday morning (continental breakfast also on Friday and Saturday mornings)

-Tent parties with music and drinks on the Arts Quad everynight!

More Accommodations Information:

Rooms for ’96ers are also available at Homewood Suites and Clarion Inn

We’ll try to keep posting more detail as they become available – watch this space!

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