Cornell College's new Russell Science Center is dedicated

Published: Oct. 25, 2019 at 11:02 PM CDT
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Cornell alumni and staff gathered for the dedication of the new Russell Science Center, a $35 million project which also included the renovation of two other buildings.

The whole project only took 18 months from start to finish.

School officials said 80 percent of their students who apply get accepted to medical school. But, the old facility needed to be updated with new technology and give the students more space to work.

“This building is amazing,” Skye McCormick, a sophomore at Cornell, said.

McCormick started classes in the old building. She said there weren’t enough fume hoods for students to do experiments with gases, leading to students doing experiments out in the open or long waits for equipment to open up.

Now, the new lab has enough for everyone.


The president of Cornell said the addition will not raise tuition since the project was funded by donors.