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DHIFI and Cornell University Diversity Alumni Programs (DAP) are pleased to collaborate on an “Alumni Flaunt” program. “Alumni Flaunt” essays create a positive forum for members of key communities (e.g., Disability, Black, Latino, Women’s, Asian, LGBT, Native American and Veterans) to share stories about our own unique experiences.  Alumni Flaunts are aimed to remind the alumni and current student communities that each of our differences can ultimately become the very thing that unites us all.


Lemons into Lemonade By Mat Zucker (Arts ’92)

When someone meets me for the first time, they probably presume my life is picture perfect.  But they are mistaken.  Something invisible is wrong with me. Almonds. Apples. Avocados. Bananas. Berries. Carrots. Cashews. Coconut. Grapes. Hazelnuts. Kiwi. Lemon. Lime. Mango. Mustard. Nutmeg. Olives. Peaches. Pears. Peanuts. Prunes. Black Pepper. Green Peppers. Red Peppers. Pineapple. Plums. […]

Parenting a Dyslexic Child: Getting it “Write” By Andrea Fuhr Saporito CALS ’96

Last summer, I got a letter from our soon-to-be ten-year-old daughter from sleep-away camp. It was six sentences long and about fifty words. A few were misspelled and some punctuation was missing, but it was perfect. At least to me. Three years ago, I realized that our younger daughter was not reading and writing at […]