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New Book Tells SUNY Cortland’s Modern History

New Book Tells SUNY Cortland’s Modern History


How has SUNY Cortland changed in the past 30 years?

A new book, Our Common Ground: An Illustrated History of SUNY Cortland 1990-2017, answers that question while highlighting significant events that have happened on campus.

Amy Henderson-Harr, assistant vice president of research and sponsored programs emerita, and history department faculty members Kevin B. Sheets and Randi Storch are the book’s co-authors. It is available for purchase for $18.68 — the year of the College’s founding — through the College store.

The book incorporates perspectives from campus administrators, faculty, staff and students. It follows in the footsteps of Cortland College: An Illustrated History, which was published in 1991 and written by the late Leonard F. Ralston, a longtime professor of history at SUNY Cortland.

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Additional material related to the book is available online, including campus essays, video interviews and a thorough digital timeline of 150 years of SUNY Cortland history.