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Cornell Capital Campaign: 1.3 Trillion!?!

Either Cornell's development office has switched to the continental European system of using commas instead of decimal points, or somebody committed a couple of rather humorous typos over at campaign.cornell.edu.


Or maybe we are just trying to scare our better-endowed peers. Kind of like stuffing a sock down your gym shorts during phys ed.

Late Update: As of 10:45 AM, the error has been fixed. The wonders of the internet.

We also have received the following correspondence:

Mea culpa! It is true we made a regrettable typographical error in this week's posting of campaign progress on our web site. Our progress to date is in fact $1,257.7 million, thanks to the generosity of many Cornellians and friends.

I'll admit that I was a little bit torn about making this post, but I found it too amusing not too. In the end, everybody makes mistakes, and I would be the first to point out the numerous grammatical and spelling mistakes on this humble website. And he that cast the first stone...

But this all shouldn't stop us from donating to Cornell's capital campaign. Young alumni, especially. Every donation counts, especially when you consider the fact that the cost of a Cornell education is significantly greater than the price tag of tuition, and that our own Cornell education was greatly subsidized by individuals who donated their money and resources before our time. Cornellians of the future depend on us.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on June 05, 2007 (#)

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