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Cuomo taps Skorton

In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State address Jan. 9, he announced that he has asked President David Skorton to become an organizing member of the Innovation NY Network. The state will provide incentives for commercialization and successful start-ups to remain in the state through the $50 million Innovation Venture Capital Fund. Support from the fund will help entrepreneurs […]

A promise kept

Today is President David Skorton’s birthday, and among the gifts he will receive is one that honors Cornell’s graduate teaching assistants. In his campaign for student-elected trustee in 2006, Mao Ye, Ph.D. ’11 (above, holding daughter Cornelia at 7 months, with wife Xi Yang, Ph.D. ’10), said he would create an award to support Cornell graduate […]

Skorton on: student health

In his latest Huffington Post blog post, President David Skorton discusses student health on campus: “I believe that colleges and universities must do more to promote the health and well-being of our students. As self-reliant as many of them may seem, undergraduates are still ’emerging’ adults, susceptible to peer pressure and inclined to engage in […]

Collision course

Cornell President David Skorton took to The Hill’s Congress Blog July 18 to argue for continued funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Despite its tiny budget (1/ 21,000th of the federal budget), the NEH has become a target for politicians on both sides of the aisle eager to cut “frills.” “Because NEH is an […]