October 26, 2000

Trustees Gather Today

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President Hunter R. Rawlings III will deliver his annual State of the University address to the Cornell Board of Trustees and the University Council this weekend.

This is the quarterly meeting of the trustees and 50th annual meeting of the Council, an advisory board elected by the trustees.

The Board of Trustees will hold open meetings on Friday and open committee meetings will be Thursday and Friday. Portions of the agenda which relate to the statutory colleges are open to the public.

Rawlings predicted that eCornell, North Campus development, and construction — from Duffield Hall to renovations in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations — will be topics of interest to the Trustees.

“They’re always interested to know about the new students, how did admissions go,” Rawlings added.

Rawlings will deliver his State of the University Address on Friday at 9 a.m. in Alice Statler Auditorium. At 2:15 p.m., the Board of Trustees will meet in open session in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

During the afternoon meeting, trustees will hear from Rawlings and Provost Biddy (Carolyn A.) Martin, who will deliver the financial plan for the statutory colleges. Other reports include an update on enrollment trends and a financial report of the 1999-2000 fiscal year.

The committees having open sessions are the Committee on Land Grant and Statutory College Affairs, the Buildings and Properties Committee and the Committee on Academic Affairs and Campus Life.

Tickets to the Board of Trustee’s open session are available from the Information and Referral Center.

In between meetings, trustees and council members can root for the Big Red at the football game against Princeton, attend seminars or take a tour of campus. There are no official plans, though, for meetings with First Lady Hillary Clinton, who will arrive on Saturday.

“There’s nothing on the agenda that calls for that,” said Barbara Krause, secretary of the Corporation.

Archived article by Beth Herskovits