The Arts & Sciences curriculum committee made recommendations for the current curriculum on March 28. Faculty were sent the recommendations to evaluate.

Faculty Respond to Proposed Changes to Foreign Language Requirement

Prof. Brian Crane said the key principles underlying the Arts & Sciences curriculum committee’s recommendations were that the curriculum should be, “balanced among the disciplines, allow students to explore early, while not over burdening them with requirements and provide exposure to areas that are most crucial for thriving in modern society.” The curriculum was sent to faculty to be evaluated.

HICKMON | #CornellSoWhite

It is no good to bring students who are members of marginalized groups to the Hill if you’re not going to give them all the tools they need to be happy, healthy, whole and at home.

Prof Salaries Not Cut in Recession

Faculty salaries at major universities across the nation remain unaffected despite widespread budget and general economic woes.
Salaries for professors across the country rose by 3.9 percent last year, well above the inflation rate, according to the American Association of University Professors. According to USA Today, Weill Cornell Medical College Prof. Zev Rosenwaks, obstetrics and gynecology, allegedly earned a paycheck of $3.1 million last year, the fifth highest salary at any U.S. college.
The median salaries at the endowed colleges during the 2008-2009 school year were $93,500 for assistant professors, $109,800 for associate professors and $154,300 for full professors, according to data from the AAUP.

Faculty Debates Milstein Merits

In an auditorium filled to the brim with students, faculty and administrators, the Faculty Senate Committee met yesterday to discuss Cornell’s state in the recent financial downturn. After Provost Kent Fuchs discussed Cornell’s reaction to the economic crisis, Prof. Abby Cohn, linguistics, introduced a resolution to pause construction of Milstein Hall, the proposed new building for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning that has been in the works for over a decade.
“This resolution is neither for nor against Milstein Hall, but is about the process and decisions made during these difficult [financial] times,” Cohn said.