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NCRE in the News

Below are current updates and news features about the North Campus Residential Expansion project. Stay updated each month by subscribing to the North Campus Residential Expansion Newsletter in the footer below.

Aerial view of North Campus overlooking Cayuga Lake

Cornell will honor Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock (B.S. 1923, M.A. 1925, Ph.D. 1927), renowned Chinese scholar and diplomat Hu Shih (B.A. 1914) and the Cayuga Nation with names for new North Campus residence hall buildings.

For the Indigenous Cayuga Nation, who call themselves Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (pronounced Guy-yo-KO-no), Cornell will use the word Ganędagǫ: (pronounced Gah-NEN-dah-go) – meaning “hill” in the Gayogo̱ hó꞉nǫ' language. This is the ancestral name for the land upon which Cornell is built and the naming was supported by the Cayuga Nation’s current leadership.

Cornell seal on red beam

By Melanie Lefkowitz | December 18, 2020

The North Campus Residential Expansion project is proceeding on schedule despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first phase of the project – including two residential buildings providing beds for 800 students – will be ready for move-in by fall 2021.

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.