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President Martha Pollack Highlights “To Do The Greatest Good” Campaign at State of the University Address, Students Demonstrate Outside

On Oct. 13, President Martha Pollack delivered her second State of the University Address this year at the 72nd Trustee-Council Annual Meeting in Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall. In the speech, which highlighted expansions across the University’s three campuses, Pollack reiterated the importance of the University’s To Do The Greatest Good fundraising campaign, which aims to raise $5 billion over the next five years. Following remarks by Kraig H. Kayser, MBA ’84, chair of the Cornell Board of Trustees, and Arturo Carrillo ’96, MEng ’97, chair of the Cornell University Council, Pollack began her speech noting that this was her second State of the University address this year. The previous TCAM was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic from October 2021 to March 2022.

Campus COVID-19 Cases Fall After August Spike

With the removal of PCR testing sites and the classroom mask requirement, University policies have allowed for the most “normal” semester since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. As the University rolled back COVID-19 restrictions for the fall, there are still active cases on campus.