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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

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!
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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In the NYC Area? Come out to the Pre-Reunion Happy Hour

Posted by nmg1 on March 3, 2011

Join friends and classmates on Wednesday, March 16, from 6:00 until 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 to be held June 9-12, 2011.

Register for the Happy Hour Here.

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Big Red Men’s Holiday Ice Hockey vs. Colgate University

Posted by nmg1 on October 28, 2010

Time: Saturday, November 27 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Prudential Center
165 Mulberry St
Newark, NJ

Let’s face it- no Thanksgiving is complete without it!! Join fellow 1996 classmates, other Cornell alumni and current students in the stands as the Big Red Men’s Ice Hockey team takes on the Raiders of Colgate University at the home of the New Jersey Devils- the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Purchase your tickets here: The ECAC Hockey Writers and Broadcasters As…sociation forecasts a fourth place finish for Colgate team this year, while placing Cornell in second place. The Prudential Center, which opened in October 2007, is a $375 million dollar facility. Also host to the Seton Hall Men’s Basketball team, the New Jersey Nets, the performing arts, and other special events, Prudential Center is the cornerstone of a $2 billion dollar revitalization program in the city of Newark.

Metro/Directions: Located in downtown Newark, just 2 blocks from Newark Penn Station. The arena is accessible via New Jersey Transit, PATH and Amtrak. Bounded by Edison Place to the north, Lafayette Street to the south, Mulberry Street to the east and Broad Street and City Hall to the west.

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Cornell/Columbia Pre-Game Tailgate

Posted by nmg1 on October 25, 2010

Date: Saturday, November 13 · 10:00am – 12:00pm

Piper’s Kilt
4944 Broadway (b/t 207th St. & Isham St.)
New York, NY

Come catch up with old classmates and meet new friends! Food and drink specials will be available. Open to alumni of any class year. Hosted by the Classes of 1996, 2001, and 2006.

Click here to register.

Afterwards we will all head over to watch Cornell defeat Columbia at the Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, 600 218th Street.

To purchase tickets before the game (make sure you’re in the visitors section): . Tickets will also be available at the stadium.

Directions to Piper’s Kilt: A Train to 207th St-Washington Hts or 1 Train to 207th St
Directions to Wein Stadium: 1 Train to 215th St-10 Av

Contact person: Sarah Binder ’01, Yoo-Jin Cho ’01

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Posted by nmg1 on January 22, 2010

On Saturday, February 27th, 2010 from 3:00-5:00pm

Join fellow Cornell alumni, family, and friends for an afternoon of skating and socializing. We’ll have a full sized NHL rink to ourselves! This is a perfect mid-Winter activity for both families and singles alike! If you’ve been wanting to share your love of ice skating with your children, this is a great time to start.

Light refreshments are included with the cost. (The rink has items for purchase, as well).

Cabin John ice Rink is located right off of I270 in Bethesda and is convenient to Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

When: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 from 3:00-5:00pm
Cost: $5 per person payable via check or cash at the door (skate rentals additional)

To attend: RSVP (required) by 2/20/10 to Nicole DelToro ’91 at ndeltoro<at> or click here: registration link.
Parking: Free
Where: Cabin John Ice Rink
10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 785-8620


Co-Sponsored by the Cornell Club of Washington and the
Classes of ’91, ’92, ’93, 95, ’96, and ‘99

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Boston University and Cornell ready for a rematch in New York City

Posted by nmg1 on October 31, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009
8:00 p.m.

Following the sold-out success of the 2007 contest, Boston University Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Lynch and Cornell University’s Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education Andy Noel announced today that Red Hot Hockey will burn again at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 2009, as Boston University and Cornell resume an 85 year-old rivalry in a non-conference NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey match-up.

Reserved discounted tickets in the Class of 1996 section are now available to alums by completing the form linked below and returning it by email to the ’96 Class Council.  cuclassof96hockeytixorderform3

Full price unreserved tickets are also available through ticketmaster and stub-hub.

“This is an exciting opportunity to return to the Big Apple for what only can be described as a big game against one of our biggest rivals,” said Lynch. “Thousands of alumni from both schools sold out the first edition of Red Hot Hockey, and many more have been asking if we could bring another game to New York City. We are excited that BU-Cornell will return to Madison Square Garden, and we encourage fans to purchase their tickets and make their travel accommodations for Manhattan as soon as possible.”

The inaugural Red Hot Hockey event, in front of 18,200 passionate students, alumni, parents and fans, was a resounding success. Held on November 24, 2007, it marked the first time a collegiate hockey game had sold out the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” and featured the attendance of prominent alumni from both schools, including members of the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic hockey team Mike Eruzione, Jack O’Callahan and David Silk from Boston University, as well as former NHL great and Cornell alum, Joe Nieuwendyk.

“I am thrilled to continue the great rivalry with Boston University,” Noel said. “They are currently ranked #1 in the nation and are one of the finest teams in collegiate ice hockey. This game provides terrific competition for our athletes and represents a major event for our alumni and friends in the metro-New York area.”

Both schools are perennial college hockey powerhouses. Boston University, which has sat atop the national polls for much of the 2008-09 season and is currently ranked #1 in the nation, has won the national championship four times (1971, 1972, 1978 and 1995), while Cornell, currently ranked #12 in the nation, has claimed the title twice (1967, 1970). Combined, the two schools have seen 80 former players forge careers in the National Hockey League, including the likes of current Rangers captain Chris Drury, Keith Tkachuk and Tony Amonte (Boston University), as well as Doug Murray, Ken Dryden and Joe Nieuwendyk (Cornell).

“We are excited that two of college hockey’s most storied programs will return to The Garden,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice president, Madison Square Garden Sports. “The 2007 match-up was sold out proving that college hockey has a place in New York City. We are proud to welcome back Boston University and Cornell University to Madison Square Garden, and look forward to hosting this storied match-up once again.”

The BU–Cornell rivalry began on Jan. 10, 1925, with a 7-2 victory by the Terriers, and includes two match-ups in the NCAA title game (1967, 1972). However, the schools met only sporadically since BU left the ECAC to join Hockey East in 1984-85 before the initial Red Hot Hockey event in 2007. Madison Square Garden, home to the NHL’s Rangers and NBA’s Knicks, will once again serve as the venue to showcase the next chapter in this storied rivalry.

“Obviously, it was a tremendous event last time, getting these two storied programs together at Madison Square Garden,” said Cornell head coach Mike Schafer. “It was great to see the support from the fans that made this game a tough ticket to get last time around, and it’ll be exciting to get back down there and play in front of another great crowd.”

“Getting BU and Cornell fans to fill up Madison Square Garden last time was something special,” said BU head coach Jack Parker, whose 808 career wins rank second among active NCAA Division I college hockey coaches. “It was special for the fans and I know it was special for the players. It’s a great venue and a great showcase for college hockey, and we’re looking forward to creating that kind of excitement and energy once again.”

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International Spirint of Zinck’s Night 2009!

Posted by nmg1 on October 11, 2009

Hey, Cornell Class of ‘96!!!!

Enjoy a free drink on the Class of ‘96 this Thursday, October 15th, at the International Spirit of Zinck’s Night!

New this year, in the following locations, current Class of ‘96 dues-payers can enjoy one free happy hour beer:

Los Angeles, CA
New York City
Arlington, VA
Rockville, MD

For details on these and other Zinck’s locations, visit

To get your free drink ticket, simply pay/renew your Cornell Class of ‘96 dues by October 13th, by visiting this site: Cornell Class Dues Rewards Program, and pick up your ticket at the Class registration table at the event.  Alternatively, you may join at the event by filling out a dues card (check or credit card accepted) at the class registration table.

We hope to see you there!!

1996 Class Council

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Red Hot Hockey – Big Red vs. BU at Madison Square Garden November 28, 2009

Posted by nmg1 on September 29, 2009

Please join us once again this year as our hockey team rekindles one of Cornell’s oldest and fiercest rivalries in the Red Hot Hockey match up taking place in New York City.  Cornell’s Big Red Men’s Hockey takes on Boston University’s Terriers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 28th, 2009 in a non-conference game .  In 2007 this game was the first ever collegiate hockey match to sell out the 18,200 seat Madison Square Garden, and this year promises to continue the passion.

The Class of 1996 Alumni are teaming up with a few other class years to sponsor a pre-game happy hour for current alumni members.  We have reserved a venue near Madison Square Garden and are looking forward to seeing our classmates and friends there!  Details will be provided to current alumni members.

Please download and complete the attached order form (click the link below) and email it in us to reserve your tickets at Alumni discount prices!

Link to order form: CUClassof96hockeytixorderform

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Zinck’s Night 2008

Posted by nmg1 on October 1, 2008

You’ve been working hard and commuting far, day after day.   You’ve been tending to your loved ones.  You’ve been studying hard.  Now it’s time to kick back and enjoy good company and conversation at the annual International Spirit of Zinck’s Night.  Renew connections to long-lost classmates, or meet new friends in your area!  Zinck’s Night has been a time-honored Cornell tradition since the 1960s, but the real spirit of Zinck’s started at an Ithaca saloon, way back in the 1890s.  This year, alumni will celebrate in more than 90 cities around the world! 

Lift a drink to Theodore Zinck on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at a location near you.  Find your closest Zinck’s Night gathering place by clicking on the following link:

If you don’t see a location near your home, gather a few classmates and head out to your favorite local watering hole for an impromptu event.  All it takes is a few Cornellians to celebrate the spirit of Zinck’s!

If you cannot make it to this event, there are plenty of ways you can connect with fellow ‘96ers. Our Class website will be listing upcoming events for all regions, so please check back often!

 In addition, we have group pages on Facebook and LinkedIn.  Class of 1996 events will be posted on both sites, so please join or check them often to learn about the events that the Class of 1996 is planning this year. Feel free to post pictures and news to the Facebook page, and look for Homecoming pictures soon!

 Class of 1996 LinkedIn page:

 Class of 1996 Facebook page:

 We look forward to seeing you soon!!

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