Budget Strikes Again: C.U. Fells Dutch, Swedish

This is the first in a two-part series which focuses on Cornell’s decision to phase out smaller language programs in an attempt to reduce the University’s budget.
“I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” Will Ezra Cornell’s famous motto be able to weather the current economic crisis? With the decision to terminate the Swedish and Dutch language programs by the summer of 2010, Cornell’s pledge may be under siege by a worldwide recession and a daunting budget shortfall on campus.