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SUNY-Ithaca Mispells SUNY-Cortland

Life has been busy recently, and I've unfortunately been unable to follow all the ins and outs around the news of the Ag School disbanding its education department. It's an important issue, one that I hope to address more in the future, but I couldn't help to point out this gem:

Talia Biker ’12 told Pfeffer that cutting the department hurts the University’s land grant mission of “giving back as our New York civil service.”

Pfeffer responded that the college “in terms of Agriculture education, [is] committed to providing students with a sound knowledge base in science…[and is] committed to providing teacher certification in [agriculture] science.”

Pfeffer also said the college is looking at providing accreditation through SUNY Courtland and Ithaca College, though adding “things like logistics will be a problem if we go down that route.”

When one student asked if Cornell-enrolled students would receive Cornell degrees if taking classes through SUNY Courtland, Pfeffer said this was “a valid concern.”

Cortland is of course spelled without a 'u'. And while I previously praised the Sun reporter who wrote this article, Jeff Stein, this is a pretty glaring error. Perhaps it was the Sun's copy editor's fault. I don't know.

Opposing team's hockey fans love to taunt with chants of 'SUNY-Ithaca' at the Lynah Faithful. But I would hope that all SUNY students, from Stony Brook to Buffalo State, would at least know how to spell the name of a town twenty minutes away.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on November 05, 2010 (#)

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