Black Student Conclusions
He was upset that Cornell tried to eliminate support programs for students of color and institutions such as Ujamaa and the Africana Center. This made Marcus feel less connected to the Cornell. He decided that if Cornell was not invested in creating relevant programming, then he would not be interested in attending his class reunion:
I just didn 't feel like they cared about what I loved and cherished about Cornell. I felt instead of strengthening these institutions, they were being dismantled and that really discouraged me to participate in class reunions.
Since Bessie had to take time off from school, she is disconnected from the class that she entered. She also felt closer to the friends that she made during the COSEP summer program. Bessie also preferred the CBAA reunion to her class reunion because it was intergenerational:
I would see more of [my friends] at CBAA than if I went to just my class reunion because I also got to know so many people from so many different classes that the class reunion just wouldn 't do it for me, it just wouldn 't cut