Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 18 • Tuesday, June 9, 2020  


Campus Champion

Residence Hall Director Cyrenius Nelson ’19 helped plan last week’s Black Lives & Liberation Forum that sparked a campus-wide conversation on race between 200 participants. He assisted the administration in supporting students who are coping with the many feelings related to recent killings and the Black Lives Matter movement. Cyrenius helps young people find their voices. He’s been a youth camp counselor, a church pastor and more and he’s working toward a master’s in higher education administration. He envisions a stronger community through unity. “We’ll use feedback from the forum to prepare training for residence life staff,” Cyrenius said. “We’re going to continue to love each other.”

Nominate a Campus Champion

President Bitterbaum condemns racism after George Floyd death

President Erik J. Bitterbaum released a statement condemning systemic racism and pledging SUNY Cortland's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. read more

University submits plan to restart on campus for Fall 2020

President Erik J. Bitterbaum tells students and families that SUNY Cortland hopes to restart on campus in late August. read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland Emergency Manager Nick Tomizawa discusses steps the university could take in order to restart classes on campus during a COVID-19 operations workshop in Sperry Center on May 29. The workshop, during which all participants wore masks and practiced social distancing, was the first big meeting held on campus since faculty, staff and students began working remotely in response to the pandemic. Although a return to campus depends on the continued slowing of the virus’ spread in New York, President Erik Bitterbaum has submitted to SUNY administration a proposal to safely resume in late August.

In Other News

Faculty and staff to receive Chancellor’s Awards

‘Art in Isolation’ virtual exhibition to open

Student-athletes speak on Black Lives Matter

SUNY Cortland students ‘Learning by Giving’

Join the Cortland Challenge on June 17

Choral Union sings melody for our times

Athletics launches redesigned website

Red Dragon Run raised more than $5,000

Non-Traditional Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda

Suggest a feature story

People on the Move

SUNY Cortland names chief diversity and inclusion officer

Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah and Mechthild Nagel had their chapter on diversity and inclusion leadership published in March. read more

Charles DeMotte received the Larry Ritter Book Award for the best baseball book of the dead ball era. read more

Yomee Lee had her research on race consciousness published in Quest. read more

Kristine Newhall was interviewed about new anti-transgender legislation in school-sponsored competitive sports programs. read more

Submit your faculty/staff activity

The Bulletin is produced by the Communications Office at SUNY Cortland and is published every other Tuesday during the academic year. Read more about The Bulletin. To submit items, email your information to

© 2022 SUNY Cortland. All rights reserved.  

Expand All