Coming back to Cornell after having grown up in upstate New York and attaining a “great education” at the University will be “something of a homecoming,” said Gretchen Ritter '83, who will serve as the college's 21st dean.
As Kent Kleinman, dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, looks forward to beginning his second term in 2013, he said he will continue guiding AAP students in addressing pertinent challenges related to the fields of urbanization and technology.
Prof. Emeritus Robert A. Beck ’42, who served as dean the School of Hotel Administration from 1961 to 1981 and pioneered a school-wide emphasis on international research, died on July 31 in Redding, Conn. Beck was 91.
Prof. Daniel Huttenlocher, dean of computing and information sciences, was named the vice provost and dean of the University’s new tech campus, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced at a press conference Thursday.
New Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College Dr. Laurie Glimcher has ambitious plans for the future of the 114-year-old institution she now leads. Within 10 years, Glimcher plans to boost the medical college’s eminence, double the amount of funding it receives from the National Institute of Health and recruit 30 new “top-tier” physicians and scientists.
As the five-year tenure of Joseph Thomas, the Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management’s 10th dean, comes to an end, Johnson faculty praised the outgoing dean for advancing the school’s reputation to a national level.
As the Sep. 30 deadline for internal reviews of departments and colleges quickly approaches, the University — including administrators and faculty — must respect the interest of students and remember the positive impact students’ ideas can muster. Day Hall needs only to look at the Department of Architecture to find an example of the positive impact students can have on the future of a college.