CBS TV correspondent Jim Axelrod '85 and his undergraduate advisor, Cornell historian and political commentator Glenn Altschuler, team up to grade the Obama administration, weighing achievements against campaign promises and the realities of economic crisis and political polarization.

This year's Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference, held Jan. 29-31 in Washington, D.C., was organized by the Office of Alumni Affairs. Participants from dozens of Cornell Clubs, classes, associations and geographical regions attended to brainstorm and share ways to connect as Cornellians.