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Dogs, turtles, biology mix for Cornell College summer research

Professor of Biology Andy McCollum and his three student researchers received some help this summer from a team of turtle-finding dogs. This year marked the 16th year of McCollum’s research on the ornate box turtle, which is native in Iowa. It’s...
16-Jul-2019 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell College students travel the globe to research climate change

William Harmon Norton Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston has students working across the globe this summer on his long-running climate research.
16-Jul-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu to speak at Cornell College

Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will speak on “Climate Change and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, on the Cornell College campus.
16-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Soft drink by-products could reduce global warming

Cornell College Professor of Chemistry Craig Teague and his students have discovered that the by-products of soft drinks could help reduce global warming.
20-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quimby Takes Stage as Commencement Speaker

Belou Quimby ’19 was selected by her peers as the graduation speaker for Cornell College on May 12, 2019.
24-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Alumnus Takes Class Experience to New Level

Justin Futrell decided he’d do 1,000 pull-ups in a single day, and he’d do it with the goal of raising $25,000 to build a well in a Tanzanian village.
24-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cornell College's David Berger Receives Fulbright for Cancer Research

David Berger ’19 is not only getting ready to graduate, but he’s getting ready to move to Austria after getting the news that’s he has received a Fulbright grant to research cancer treatments.
3-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cornell College Hires Esports Coach for New Program

The next phase of Cornell College’s esports program is officially underway as the college hires its new esports coach: Mayson Sheehan.
2-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher Pushes Medical Professionals to Examine Cardiac Biomarker in Eating Disorder Patients

Research continues to prove that a cardiac biomarker is an important key to assessing treatment progress in women with eating disorders.
2-Apr-2019 3:50 PM EDT

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Political Research Shows What’s Really Going on with Primary Elections

5-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST

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New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight? How Far Is Too Far?

4-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST

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Professor Available to Discuss Travel and Economics

This travel season, a new book is out that features economic concepts that all travelers should understand. The author uses real-life examples throughout the pages of the book, hoping readers learn to think deeply about what they see.
17-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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Trump Loses Support of GOP Leaders

12-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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Cornell College Professor Available to Discuss Topics with the Media Related to Transgender Issues and Gender Identification.

17-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Cornell College professor uses #3Dprinting to recreate ancient cultures

19-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST

Politics Professor on the Effects of The "Invisible Primary"

28-Oct-2015 12:00 AM EDT

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Cornell College's picturesque campus is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. One of the "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. Students take one class for 18 days, which provides students the chance to dive into their studies and focus more intensely on the classes of their choice. Cornellians learn with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom-studying off-campus, pursuing research, or accepting an internship-all without missing out on other classes.

With a student body from 42 states and 17 foreign countries, and renowned visiting speakers, faculty, and entertainers, Cornell offers the world from its hilltop campus.

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  • Melinda Green

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Psychology, Eating Disorders, Reserach, Heart
  • Todd Knoop

    Professor of Economics & Business

    Macroeconomics, financial economics, Business Cycle
  • Jill Heinrich

    Professor of Education



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