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Cornell University lays off employees because of fundraising problems (hah hah)
THE ITHACAN Park 269, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850 ^ | April 21st, 2009 | By David Durrett Senior Writer

Posted on 04/22/2009 10:06:07 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

As Cornell University faces greater need for donations in the current recession, it also faces having to get more funds with less money as a result of the economic crisis.

In order to better focus its fundraising efforts to meet its needs and in response to the university cutting its budget by 5 percent, Cornell’s Department of Alumni Affairs and Development recently laid off 41 employees, around 10 percent of the department’s workforce. Richard Banks, associate vice president for alumni affairs and development at Cornell, said the positions were cut based on which positions were least crucial. He said Cornell was putting resources into hiring more frontline fundraisers to work with potential donors.

...there were fewer multiyear commitments because of donors’ uncertainty about the future.

“They’re not saying, ‘No, I don’t want to support Cornell,’” Toy said. “They’re saying oftentimes, ‘Come back and talk to me in a month or two when I have a better understanding of my own financial situation.’”

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Banks said the economy did not affect the fundamentals of how Cornell was raising funds, as it is always looking for ways to increase its funds and seek out new donors.

(Excerpt) Read more at theithacan.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cityofevil; cornell; cornellu; educationfunding; highereducation; ithaca; layoffs; taxes
Funny. They forgot to mention that the Ivy League's favorite President is trying to eliminate tax breaks for charitable giving and raise taxes on the very people who tend to donate to their alma mater.

Clear the roost, boys, the chickens are coming home in Ithaca, the City of Evil.


1 posted on 04/22/2009 10:06:07 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Proof that every cloud has a silver lining.


2 posted on 04/22/2009 10:07:08 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: freespirited; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; John Valentine; ..
City of Evil bump:


3 posted on 04/22/2009 10:08:01 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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Cornell’s Department of Alumni Affairs and Development recently laid off 41 employees, around 10 percent of the department’s workforce

Alumni Affairs has 410+ employees? Can you say bloat?

4 posted on 04/22/2009 10:22:00 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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Fr. Jenkins at Notre Dame, are you watching?


5 posted on 04/22/2009 10:26:05 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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If the math is right, the school’s Alumni Affairs and Development Dept had 400 employees? WTF?


6 posted on 04/22/2009 10:32:49 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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Cornell has the reputation of having the most generous alumni of any major university. Interesting to hear about this. I stopped giving them anything many years ago.


7 posted on 04/22/2009 10:36:56 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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Can’t be. OZero promised all leftist assholes he would save them and make everything free! How can this be?


8 posted on 04/22/2009 10:39:41 AM PDT by Doc Savage (BAMP!)
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Andy Bernard stands firm.


9 posted on 04/22/2009 10:40:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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Ridiculous. Harvard, MIT and Wellesley blow Cornell away like a wheat husk!


10 posted on 04/22/2009 10:40:50 AM PDT by Doc Savage (BAMP!)
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If the math is right, the school’s Alumni Affairs and Development Dept had 400 employees? WTF?

Most of them are probably minimum wage students whose job it is to call alumni incessantly begging for money.

11 posted on 04/22/2009 10:54:16 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (No free man bows to a foreign king.)
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I adopted the same policy relative to my alma mater several decades ago when it became obvious that the liberals had taken over and turned a once venerable institution into an academic gulag. I’d rather see parents send their children to the state U than waste > 40K to have their children’s minds marinated in what passes for scholarship on campus these days.

I still get a fund raising email, letter, or phone call about once a week. Some people just cant take a hint.


12 posted on 04/22/2009 10:56:57 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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‘Come back and talk to me in a month or two when I have a better understanding of my own financial situation.’”

Intellectually gifted alumni of Cornell need a month or two to better understand their financial situation?

13 posted on 04/22/2009 10:58:39 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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I got a call from one of those students years ago. I was tending to a sick infant, and I gave the startled co-ed a lesson in female anatomy she no doubt still remembers. ;)


14 posted on 04/22/2009 11:06:47 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: freespirited

I called the Development Dept head @ Cornell and demanded to be taken out of their system. They complied.


15 posted on 04/22/2009 11:07:47 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Doc Savage
Ridiculous. Harvard, MIT and Wellesley blow Cornell away like a wheat husk!

Well, Harvard's been around a whole lot longer. Don't know about the other two, just repeating what I've heard. Wish I could remember the source. But Cornell is rich, rich, rich, despite the current downturn.

16 posted on 04/22/2009 11:19:44 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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ROTFL!


17 posted on 04/22/2009 11:21:53 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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“They’re not saying, ‘No, I don’t want to support Cornell,’” Toy said. “They’re saying oftentimes, ‘Come back and talk to me in a month or two when I have a better understanding of my own financial situation.’”

They wouldn't recognize an excuse if it bit them on the......uh.... nevermind....

18 posted on 04/22/2009 11:44:47 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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Cornell declares bankruptcy becomes poultry farm/ feather pillow manufacturer


19 posted on 04/22/2009 11:49:25 AM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

20 posted on 04/22/2009 2:55:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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The Cornell’s Class of ‘69 celebrates their 40th reunion this year. Wonder if there will be a re-enactment of the take over of Willard Straight Hall by the African American Student Association? The take over sent shock waves throught the entire academic community as guns appeared on a college campus.


21 posted on 04/23/2009 3:01:12 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Vetran trained in demolition and small arms, anti large govement guess I made Janet's list)
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