About 5,287 miles from Ithaca, near the banks of Ghana’s Volta River, a primary and junior high school for girls is rising from the collective imagination and brain power of the Cornell University Sustainable Design team.
Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff has launched a task force to recommend new approaches to accelerate the diversity of the Cornell faculty. A report with short- and long-term strategies to improve retention rates for underrepresented faculty is due in spring 2018.
Engaged Cornell’s spirit grows in the colleges, schools and other campus units, such as the Community Learning and Service Partnership, Cornell in Washington, the Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell Abroad, the Cornell Public Service Center, The Cornell Commitment collection of programs, the Cornell Prison Education Program, the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives, the Office of Engagement Initiatives and more.
In a statement released Oct. 11, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack shared the charge of the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate and announced its co-chairs, Lisa Nishii, Madelyn Wessel and David Wooten.
President Martha E. Pollack sent a message to the Cornell community Oct. 11 with updates regarding the Presidential Task Force that will examine and address persistent problems of bigotry and intolerance at Cornell.
Calling staff “the unsung heroes of the university,” Cornell President Martha E. Pollack used her first address to staff to set an appreciative tone and broad context for the integral roles they play in Cornell’s success.