- 2011-2012 Cornell University Annual Report (22.7MB pdf)
Jan. 8, 2009
President David J. Skorton:
By protecting the core of the Empire State's higher education infrastructure, Gov. Paterson has astutely signaled that our children's education is key to the future of New York. He clearly understands the long-term economic advantages that higher education will provide the state. The bottom line is that New York's colleges and universities educate future leaders, generate technological innovations, spawn new businesses and create jobs. His highlighting the new energy economy is the case in point. The governor faces an extremely difficult economic situation and is facing tough choices with the state's budget. This bold and courageous move will make sure more New Yorkers will complete their education in the state, and ultimately, by living and working here make our state even stronger. Paterson made the right decision for New York.