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Far Above: The Campaign for Cornell

Cornell's capital campaign has unofficially entered its "noisy" phase.

As of early this morning, the Chronicle is running an interview with Vice President of Development Charlie Phlegar that functionally announces Cornell's much anticipated capital campaign.

Of course, the numbers for the campaign should be of no suprise for loyal readers of MetaEzra. We previously reported that the campaign would total $4 billion, with $3 billion for the Ithaca campus.

Phlegar doesn't offer much in terms of specifics, but he does run through the usual laundry list of University priorities. West Campus is not completely paid for. A new physical sciences building is still in the works. The life science initiative still has a long way to go. More money is needed to recruit and retain the very best faculty. And the need for undergraduate student aid has never been more pressing.

I imagine more specifics will be coming out very soon, once campaign.cornell.edu is launched.

Update: The logo used in the Chronicle story is not the official logo to be used by the Development office in the campaign. It's just a logo that the Cornell News Service developed for their own purposes. Any resemblance to it and the Big Red Box is strictly coincidental.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on October 19, 2006 (#)

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