April 11, 2003

Trustees Convene to Discuss Budget

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Today, the Executive Committee of the Cornell University Board of Trustees will convene for the first time this year in Manhattan. The meeting is expected to begin at 12:15 p.m. in the Fall Creek Room at the Cornell Club of New York. There will be a short session open to the public at the beginning of the meeting which will include a report from President Hunter R. Rawlings III.

“Every time the board meets, [Rawlings] gives a general update, a status report,” said Jacquie Powers of the Cornell News Service.

She said that no details are available on the content of the report.

The public session will also include an update on the State University of New York budget situation, Powers added.

The budget situation concerns the reduction of New York State funding for SUNY colleges throughout the state. Rawlings has stated that the cuts will have “devastating” consequences on Cornell, and the trustees approved a 10.3-percent in-state tuition hike for the contract colleges last month.

Originally, the meeting was scheduled for today at 2 p.m. It was later postponed so that administrators and trustees expected to attend the meeting could travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to support the Cornell men’s hockey team.

Rawlings and Henrik N. Dullea ’61, vice president for University relations, were among the supporters and could not be reached for comment.

Archived article by David Andrade