Monday, May 4, 2015

Arts College Faculty Protest Budget Cuts - GABRIELLA LEE, Cornell Daily Sun

Ahead of this weekend’s Charter Day celebrations, approximately 70 faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences have signed a letter addressed to Gretchen Ritter ’83, dean of the arts college, stating they will forgo Monday’s faculty procession over grievances relating to budget cuts to restate their commitment to a liberal arts education. The letter, written by Prof. Durba Ghosh, history, is planned for submission Friday and reaffirms the importance of the arts college and its ability to offer a liberal arts education. The letter states that the college’s “liberal arts mission is under threat from the budgetary policies adopted by Cornell’s central administration.” The letter describes how the professors will spend their day instead of attending the Charter Day festivities on Monday.

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