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NCRE in the News

Read below for current updates and news from the North Campus Residential Expansion project.

Exterior rendering of NCRE site

By Blaine Friedlander | November 2, 2020

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced in early October that the names of two of the five new residence halls on North Campus will honor the memories of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55.

That leaves three as-yet unnamed buildings – and the university is asking the Cornell community to weigh in.

President Pollack and Bob Harrison present on Zoom

By Joe Wilensky | October 9, 2020

In her fourth State of the University Address – and, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the first one ever held entirely online – Cornell President Martha E. Pollack praised the university community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and reaffirmed Cornell’s essential mission and core values for the future.

Solar panels with yellow sky

February 10, 2020 | Campus Sustainability Office

In December, Cornell finalized a 1-megawatt power-purchase agreement with GreenSpark Solar to construct rooftop solar arrays on all five buildings of the North Campus Residential Expansion project. The university contracted with broker SolarKal, winner of the 76West Clean Energy Competition in 2017, to facilitate a competitive solicitation.

Bridgette Brady, senior director for Transportation and Delivery Services, addresses parking questions at the open forum

By Joe Wilensky | Cornell Chronicle

 August 19, 2019

Cornell administrators and project leaders gave updates and took questions Aug. 15 on the university’s North Campus Residential Expansion (NCRE), which received final site plan approval in late June.

Solar panels with yellow sky reflecting

By Blaine Friedlander | Cornell Chronicle

May 16, 2019

From the rooftops of Cornell’s proposed North Campus Residential Expansion (NCRE), the university hopes to gather enough solar energy to offset the new buildings’ electricity use by up to 35%, create about 1 megawatt of electricity annually and further reduce the university’s carbon footprint.