As a classically liberal American university, Cornell’s mission used to be to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge, to educate the next generation of global citizens, and to promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community.
However, the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of a culture of broad inquiry, opens Cornell up to questioning–and that that makes our administration verklempt.
To be more in line with being a Global University, a panel of Cornell faculty and Global Hubs partners met this week to seek a remedy.
The plenary lecture given by alumna Vanita Shastri, Ph.D. ’95 was concerned with who defines and controls knowledge.
We can all sleep comfortably knowing that our Global University is prioritizing who defines and controls knowledge.
Maybe when I wake up I will see who the who is.