April 28, 2014

At Open Forum, Faculty Discuss Issues Next President Will Face

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During an open forum held Monday by the recently-formed Presidential Search Committee, faculty members stressed the importance of having Cornell’s next president prioritize on properly allocating University resources and money.

Prof. James Cutting, psychology, said it is “absolutely critical” for the new president to focus on Cornell’s Ithaca campus rather than the multi-billion dollar Cornell Tech campus in New York City.

“[Ithaca is] the central place where all of the education takes place,” Cutting said. “I think it’s great that Cornell Tech takes off and does well — it’s also probably good for the Ithaca campus — but I’m sorry. Cornell is in Ithaca.”

Prof. Paul Soloway ’79, nutritional sciences, poses a question about references used in the presidential decision-making process before the Presidential Search Committee Monday. Ryan Landvater / Sun Senior Photographer