As Cornell cuts 5 percent of its fiscal 2010 budget, one thing is certain: The number of faculty, including nontenure-track teaching staff, will be reduced this coming year, according to Provost Kent Fuchs, speaking at a special faculty meeting March 9. However, Cornell is still hiring some new faculty, said President David J. Skorton, discussing the university's financial situation in the hour-long session in Kennedy Hall's Call Auditorium.