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From the publisher

Tommy Bruce

Tommy Bruce

Welcome to the debut issue of Ezra, the new quarterly magazine of the Cornell Chronicle, produced by the Division of University Communications in collaboration with the Division of Alumni Affairs & Development (AA&D). This exciting new publication seeks to become, for starters, a must-read for alumni, faculty, staff and students around the world. Ultimately, we aim to attract readers beyond the Cornell community.

Ezra magazine -- so named to capture at once the enduring vision and the informality that is Cornell -- like traditional news magazines, will have a cover story and wide-ranging sections, reporting on research and scholarship, much of it interdisciplinary; on outreach that brings applied research and Cornell resources to people around the globe and solves real-world challenges; on the arts and humanities; and on Big Red athletics. And, each issue will carry campaign updates and features that show not only what it takes but also who it takes to be a successful university in the 21st century. In time, we will attract to our pages many of the opinions, thoughts and arguments that make Cornell University such a special place. The magazine is available online at, a site that will continue to develop over time as multimedia and additional content are added. We welcome your feedback.

Ezra is the culmination of a long journey that has brought together two great teams responsible for publishing Communiqué, which was launched by AA&D in 1978, and Cornell Chronicle Magazine, which premiered in January 2006. I am delighted Joe Wilensky ( agreed to be the editor of Ezra. I want to thank all my colleagues in AA&D for their trust and collaboration, and in particular Laura Toy without whom we would not be embarking on this wonderful adventure.

Cornell is a unique institution; Ezra aspires to be an exceptional news magazine that captures your attention, and maybe your imagination, four times a year.


Thomas W. Bruce

Vice President, University Communications

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