The Office of the Student Advocate, created by the Student Assembly last September, is gearing up to help students find the right office to deal with their issues, as well as follow up with those students to ensure that the issue has been resolved.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is on the search for a new Ronald P. Lynch Dean to lead over 3,800 undergraduate students, 1,000 graduate students, 23 majors, 42 minors and 1,500 courses of study.
While summer pursuits were occupying many a Cornellian, a jarring story dropped back here on the Hill. In a July 3 letter to President Martha Pollack, the Department of Education suggested Cornell may have violated the Higher Education Act of 1965. The University’s alleged misdeed? A failure to duly disclose financial relationships with China and Qatar. Last March, after The Sun uncovered lucrative research arrangements between Cornell and the Chinese telecom firm Huawei, the University assured us there was nothing to worry about.
Rounding off a nine-month-long search, Cornell named Alexander Colvin Ph.D ’99 its next Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations on Thursday, a five-year appointment effective July 1.
The Faculty Senate posed questions to the Cornell community regarding the University’s inclement weather policy following a week of severe weather punctuated by a student-led petition to cancel classes, burst pipes across campus and temperatures dropping below zero.
President Martha Pollack plans to keep Cornell open Thursday despite a wind chill warning, dozens of emails and a petition with thousands of signatures. It’s not the first time Pollack has faced criticism for defying the cold.