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David Skorton

Smithsonian Head: Government Should Take Lead In Arts Funding

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Smithsonian says the government should "take the lead in reinvesting in the arts and humanities." David Skorton, w...

Cornell University Just Took A Big Stand For Worker Safety

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.21.2014 | College

Cornell University cut ties with backpack staple JanSport late last week over its parent company's refusal to sign an agreement to improve working con...

Cornell University Announces First Female President

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.30.2014 | College

Elizabeth Garrett will become the first female president of Cornell University, the Ivy League institution announced Tuesday. The Cornell Board of ...

My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

Far Above Cayuga's Waters: Cornell Debates Race on Reunion Weekend

Danny Schechter | Posted 08.10.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

How can you be in the past and present at the same time? Go to your college reunion. It was there that I deepened my involvement in civil rights activism and socially committed journalism.

We Can Do Better on College Costs

David J. Skorton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

The recession we are experiencing is not a normal, cyclical "blip" -- it is unlike anything that most of us have ever experienced. Consequently, we in higher education have to make some fundamental changes in the way we do business.

What We Need to Know in Good Times and Bad

David J. Skorton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David J. Skorton

Do we want our children to find better and more effective ways to understand their world and work with each other to improve it? Of course. Then we better think twice about the education they should receive.

Cornell's President Calls for a National Suicide Dialogue

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Those who have the power to open up and expand the dialogue about suicide need to step in and step up. David Skorton, Cornell's University President, is calling for a national dialogue about the subject.

After Suicides, Some Students Worry About The Appropriate Response

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Produced by HuffPost's College Reporting Team Hundreds of Cornell University students and faculty gathered arm-in-arm on Wednesday night to sing t...