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Cornell pres resigns

The president of Cornell University has resigned, after two years in office, due to fundamental differences with the board of trustees, especially its chairman.

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Peter, is more information available...the article doesn’t say much. From a political/cultural and/or academic point of view, is this good news or bad news? Such dust-ups are pretty common, but does this one have any greater significance?

Edward: I put it out in part to remind me to look into it, and I will. I am interested in the phenomenon of who is doing the pushing. Does the Board push a pres to move according to their agenda, purpose, etc., or vica versa. It may be a small point, but it is relatively rare when such a disagreement about purpose (although I note that the article implies it is over means rather than ends) becomes public.

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