The President of Cornell has the challenge of leading the University while shaping the campus and the institution for generations to come. Cornell has three past presidents living in Ithaca. This article is the first of a series in which the former presidents speak of their time at Cornell and of their current projects.
Many students dread the late semester rush of deadlines for papers and long-term projects. This year, they are not alone in having an important due date before classes end in December. Prof. Hunter R. Rawlings III, classics, who served as president of Cornell from 1995 to 2003, has just four weeks left to complete a major report on higher education in New York State. And who is grading his work? Governor Eliot Spitzer (D).