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October 4, 2018

Greetings Roosevelt Island! The fall marks our back to school season, and we’re so excited to begin our second full year on the Island. While I saw many of you this summer, with the energy and excitement back on the campus I look forward to reconnecting as programming ramps up with the school-year.

Community Conversations

At some of our community meetings, many of you expressed an interest in hearing more about the research and work that is ha...

June 13, 2018

Happy start of summer, Islanders! It is an absolutely beautiful time to be on Roosevelt Island. All of us at Cornell Tech have been enjoying the gorgeous blooming cherry trees surrounding the campus and the Island, and we have been spending more time outdoors as the weather finally begins to warm up. I’m excited to share several updates with you.


We made it! Our first academic year on Roosevelt Island is complete. On Friday, May 18, we held o...

April 18, 2018

Hello, Islanders. To start, I would like to say that I and the rest of the Cornell Tech community were deeply saddened by the news of Dick Lutz’s passing. Dick, who was the longtime editor and publisher of The Main Street WIRE, was a community leader and friend we will all miss. We are very sorry for this loss for The WIRE and the Roosevelt Island community.

Cornell Tech and the Senior Center

I am excited to share with you all the great work we have bee...

February 8, 2018

Campus Update: Construction is set to start soon; new Café hours; Community projects; and a request for product ideas to improve seniors' lives.

December 16, 2017

Happy holidays, Roosevelt Island! This is a beautiful time of year to be on the Island, especially after our first snow of the season. I’m excited to share some updates with all of you about the campus.

New Construction

As some of you may have seen, excavation and foundation work has begun for the Verizon Executive Education Center, and the Graduate Roosevelt Island hotel will begin soon thereafter. A site safety fence has been installed around the cons...

September 20, 2017

This week, Cornell Tech celebrated the official opening of our campus on Roosevelt Island with a dedication event attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former mayor Mike Bloomberg, Cornell University President Martha Pollack, Technion President Peretz Lavie and many more valued partners and stakeholders who have helped us get to this momentous occasion. 

Cornell Tech is the first campus ever built for the digit...

June 24, 2017

Campus Notes: Cornell Tech will provide community access to meeting rooms.

April 29, 2017

With the start of spring, it’s a beautiful time to be on Roosevelt Island!

Just a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see many of you at Cornell Tech’s Town Hall, where we provided several updates about the campus and programming as we move closer to our September opening. We were thrilled to be joined by City Council Member Ben Kallos, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and the members of the Cornell Tech Construction & Community Task Force,...

February 19, 2017

Happy 2017! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and that you have been staying safe and warm during the recent snow storms.

2017 is an exciting year for Cornell Tech. Over the summer, we will start to gradually move into our new campus, and it will officially open in September. As such, we have shifted our focus to the operation of the campus and have several important updates for the community.


At our recent Cornell Tech Construction & Communit...

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