A new internship program for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks to help revitalize the work force in upstate New York and offer students a unique opportunity to affect and connect with the communities in which they will be working, according to CALS officials.
After being decimated by University budget cuts, Cornell’s teacher education program will no longer pursue re-accreditation — a move that will end its Masters of Art in Teaching program, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced Thursday.
Just off Dryden Road, past the Cornell Orchards, one can smell a faint scent of manure. The new aroma is thanks to the newly opened Cornell Dairy Barn, a fully functioning barn that, since its opening this fall, has housed 94 dairy cows.
With the help of a $650,000 gift from recently deceased Prof. Emerita Helen L. Wardeberg, education, Mann Library and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences –– which will each receive half of the donation –– will be making adjustments to improve their services for the Cornell community.
Despite a new agreement reached with Ithaca College that allows Cornell students to pursue I.C.’s Master of Arts in Teaching, some remained concerned about the future of education instruction at the University.
Bucking a recent trend of plummeting state aid to the University, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) proposed 2012-13 executive budget will preserve funding for Cornell’s contract colleges. His proposal, released Jan. 17, must still be approved by the New York State Legislature in March.
The New York State legislature approved a $132 billion budget Thursday with reductions to Cornell's contract colleges. Funding for many Cornell agricultural programs, however, was restored in the final budget.