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President’s NYC visioning committee holds open forum March 27

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Rebecca Valli

The President’s Visioning Committee on Cornell in New York City is holding an open forum and discussion Tuesday, March 27, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in G10 Biotech. Committee members will discuss their initial findings from a recent campus survey that asked about existing and potential collaborations among the university’s Ithaca and New York City campuses.

The 12-member faculty committee’s charge is to envision what the university’s presence broadly in New York City might look like over the next decade by identifying ideas that complement, enrich and enhance the work of the Ithaca campus through educational, research and public engagement programs.

The committee includes faculty members from the Ithaca campus, Cornell Tech and Weill Cornell Medicine. Members toured Cornell sites in New York City in December and are spending the spring semester gathering feedback and input from students and faculty.

The forum and discussion will allow Cornell students, faculty and staff to learn about the findings of the recent campus survey and to share their input. The committee is preparing a final report, expected in May, for President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff.

Committee chair Noliwe Rooks, associate professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender and sexuality studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, said the input an open campus discussion can provide will be crucial for the committee members as they craft their recommendations for Pollack and Kotlikoff.

“This forum will also allow us to share with faculty, students and staff the early results of our survey,” Rooks said. “It captured wide-ranging, helpful feedback from individuals in each of Cornell’s colleges, and from key constituencies like faculty, extension associates, staff, alumni and administrators.”

Members of the Cornell community can email suggestions and feedback to the Visioning Committee at nyc-visioning@cornell.edu.


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