Cornell athletics is increasingly leaning on philanthropic gifts from Big Red enthusiasts to bolster its financial game plan. Under a University mandate, 11 of its 36 varsity sports teams must be fully self-funded by 2015.
After several consecutive years in which students were angered by what they called unfair funding practices, the Student Assembly Finance Commission has implemented a new system this fall for allocating funding to student organizations.
After several student organizations were embittered by substantial budget cuts, the Student Assembly Finance Commission is making strides to repair what many consider a broken system of student funding.
Despite its rigorous workload, the international relations minor has increased in popularity among students, leading administrators to consider changing the I.R. minor into a major in “global affairs.”
After a tight budget forced the Student Assembly to deny several student organizations’ requests for increased funding, the S.A. cut its own budget by 10.2 percent. The decision will allow the S.A. to alleviate some of the funding shortfall other organizations face for the next year.
In what many viewed as the most visible outbreak of discontent after months of negotiations over wages and insurance benefits, one third of TCAT bus drivers called in sick Thursday morning, disrupting service on at least eleven rural routes.
After the Student Assembly granted the appeals of 27 student groups previously denied funding by the Student Assembly Finance Commission, the S.A. unanimously approved a $10,803.50 loan to the SAFC Thursday to pay the organizations.
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.