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Cornell's approach to student well-being is geared toward readying young adults for academic success and life, integrating medical and mental health services within a larger community of health and wellness.

Gannett Health Services is an anchor of this comprehensive approach, offering multidisciplinary teams that connect to the wider campus community of peers, teachers, coaches and counselors. The system isn't merely reactive, swinging into action when a student is in crisis – the approach is holistic and preventive; it aims to maximize students' potential through education about a range of offerings while also training a campus community in encouragement and support.

As Dr. Anne Jones '04 describes in this issue's End Note, she was recently drawn back to Cornell, fondly remembering a great sense of Cornell community from her student days. Now as a physician at Gannett, she is joining that love of community with her public health background and an instinct for connecting the dots between her patients' concerns with the communities in which they live.

Gannett's future as a hub of campus health and well-being is so crucial that this past summer, Cornell Board of Trustees Chair Bob Harrison and his wife, Jane, made a lead gift of $5 million in support of a $55 million project to upgrade and expand the Gannett facility to more than twice its size.

Also in this issue, which comes as another new academic year has just gotten underway, are conversations with four more of Cornell's deans in our enlightening ongoing series; this batch of questions and answers covers discoveries at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, the evolving nature of what a university library is, entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry and how veterinary research informs human health.

Thomas W. Bruce

Vice President, University Communications

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