Posts by Susan Kelley

Susan Kelley is a Senior Staff Writer at Cornell University and the Features Editor of the Cornell Chronicle
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Ancient Farming Strategy Holds Promise for Climate Resilience

By Susan Kelley / April 3, 2023

“Duragna” is a mix of wheat and barley, and sometimes other grains too, planted together rather than one type of grain sown in orderly rows.  Morgan Ruelle, M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ’15, was living in the remote mountains of Ethiopia in 2011, researching his dissertation on food diversity, when he kept hearing about a crop that…

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Seeds of Survival

By Susan Kelley / October 3, 2022

Cornell Botanic Gardens honors the Black experience By Susan Kelley Plain grits, made by his aunt and grandmother, were the only thing Kofi Acree would eat as a baby. Now he makes grits for himself in all sorts of ways – with shrimp and tomato sauce, with cheese and eggs. Foods like grits, made from…

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Cornell Releases Official Land Acknowledgement

By Susan Kelley / July 5, 2021

Cornell University’s new land acknowledgment statement reflects upon the origin of the Cornell campus land and pays tribute to its ongoing ties to the Cayuga Nation. Cornell University has a new land acknowledgment, stating that its Ithaca campus is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ, also known as the Cayuga Nation. The leadership…

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