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Tracy Voshburgh

Tracy Voshburgh

Here we are: After so many months of preparation and planning by so many Cornellians, we are celebrating our sesquicentennial, with Charter Day Weekend (April 24-27) right around the corner.

Our 150th year has been an exciting one with so many changes, both big and small. I came to Cornell in 2006, just as we announced that David Skorton would become the university's next president. Today, as we look back at his legacy and appreciate his near-decade of leadership, we also can look forward and see exciting times ahead as we get ready to welcome Elizabeth Garrett as our 13th president.

This year has also been a year of change for Ezra magazine. This is one of those seemingly small changes – but to me, it has been a very important change. The magazine was relaunched with a thematic approach and has, for the past several issues, explored big topics in a deeper way than was possible in the past. We integrated our creative and editorial teams to tell our stories in a more interconnected and impactful way. Our covers became bolder, with the goal of creating provocative images that make you want to look inside. The interior layout is contemporary and more accessible. Each image is carefully considered and selected to tell a story and give the reader a better experience.

This has been a fun year, and we have more changes to come. I thank the thousands (yes, thousands!) of you who sent us feedback when we asked. I was pleased with how positive your comments were, and I look forward to continuing to share the story of Cornell in new and different ways as we move into our 151st year.

Tracy Vosburgh

Associate Vice President, University Communications

University Relations

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