Into the Twenty-First Century

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

in Cornell

Published by Cornell University Press

Published in print July 2014 | ISBN: 9780801444258
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780801471896
Into the Twenty-First Century

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This chapter examines changes at Cornell University as it headed toward the twenty-first century. At the end of the twentieth century, academics and administrators engaged in a serious and substantive reassessment of the nature, practice, and organization of research in universities. Multidisciplinary work occupied a central place in areas of inquiry with significant societal implications, such as the environment, energy, and health care. This chapter considers the various initiatives, including those involving research, introduced at Cornell by presidents Hunter Ripley Rawlings III, Jeffrey S. Lehman, and David J. Skorton. It also discusses the impact of the Great Recession of the 1930s on Cornell and how the university responded to the crisis, citing projects such as those related to construction on the Ithaca campus.

Keywords: research; Cornell University; Hunter Ripley Rawlings III; Jeffrey S. Lehman; David J. Skorton; Great Recession; construction

Chapter.  24143 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Higher and Further Education

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