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Where's the Latin Jazz?

When David Skorton was at Iowa, he hosted a weekly radio program featuring latin jazz. Now at Cornell, it appears that Skorton is going to get back into the radio business. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as if Cornell's new President thinks that Ithaca needs more salsa in its nightlife; the new radio program will feature talk, talk, and more talk. About higher education of course.

Reads the Cornell Press Release issued this afternoon:

The pilot of Cornell University President David Skorton’s radio program, “Higher Ed in the Round,” will premiere Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. on public radio station WEOS-FM, and it is offered to all public radio stations throughout the state. The live show will feature a roundtable discussion with guests Peggy Williams, president of Ithaca College, and Carl Haynes, president of Tompkins Cortland Community College, on the broad range of issues related to the cost of higher education today.

The plan is for “Higher Ed in the Round” to become a regular series that will feature Skorton and a range of interesting voices in higher education interacting with listeners to explore topics around the fact that over 4.5 million prospective students, each year, find their way to study in more than 4,000 institutions of higher learning across the country and in New York State. Each show will examine timely issues, such as college admissions, financial aid and access to college, as well as the first program’s focus – the cost of higher education.

This is yet another initiative that Skorton has recently undertaken to engage and stimulate the greater Cornell community and to champion the University to the rest of the state... he has already tapped Biddy Martin to give the first-ever "Academic State of the University Address", issued the first-ever report on the economic impact of Cornell University, and has routinely engaged himself with undergraduates. If these types of actions are any sign of things to come, the future looks bright for the University.

And for those of you looking for your Latin fix, well, here you go.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on March 01, 2007 (#)

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