In a banner year, Cornell received a record number of student applications, conferred the first M.D. degrees ever given abroad by an American medical school, developed a new financial-aid policy to make its education more affordable and completed a strategic plan to articulate priorities, said President David J. Skorton, speaking to a full house of alumni and friends in Bailey Hall, June 7, during his Reunion Weekend State of the University address.

While Cornell continues to be a world-renowned "powerhouse in science and in technology and in engineering," the university "also excels and is a model of the centrality of the humanities and the arts in a research university," he said. ...more at Chronicle Online

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