During the MVR renovations, College leadership is committed to communication and community engagement, including specialized community gatherings and regular visits by leadership to off-site locations.

Classic Furniture Reclamation Project

As part of the renovation and surge processes over the last few years, the College has reviewed its entire inventory of furniture. Over 60% of the furniture purchased in previous renovation phases has been reused existing inventory. Recently, over 5,000 sq. ft. of furniture has been repurposed and reused.

In addition to the reuse and repurposing of much of the inventory, the College is gathering a great number of excellent examples of classic design pieces from earlier years of the College (chairs, desks, tables by Eames, Emeco, Bertoia, Knoll, Vecta, Chadwick.) A number of offices in the College had been originally furnished with pieces that have now become classics over the subsequent decades.

The refurbished pieces will be placed in use throughout the buildings in conference rooms and other areas that will allow for both broader visibility and use by our community and easier access by our design courses that use them for instructional reference. Any offices that have had classic pieces removed have had access to our existing inventory to choose replacements. Once we complete this process, we will document our inventory and make the information available on our website for additional reference.

This process is great way for the College to reuse furniture, conserve resources and celebrate our history. If you have any questions or would like a piece of furniture reviewed for inclusion, please contact facilities (chefacilities@cornell.edu).

Upcoming CHE Community Events

  • College BBQ - Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 12:00pm - 2:00 pm, HEB Courtyard and MVR Commons. Interim Dean Rachel Dunifon hosts the annual College BBQ, featuring Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Open to Human Ecology staff, students and faculty. Free for College staff, students and faculty. Guest tickets $10 cash. 
  • Treats with the Deans - Thursday, September 19, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, various locations. Watch for your email invitation.

News, events and announcements of interest to the College community are displayed on media walls in various locations in the MVR complex. Below, we offer the current week’s rotation of updates. This is a non-interactive slide show, providing an at-a-glance view of news, events and announcements for the College community. See more events on the College event webpage.