Speeches and Essays
As chief spokesman for Cornell, President David J. Skorton is charged with presenting the university's point of view on a range of topics to a variety of audiences. The president has fulfilled this role with humor, empathy, and insight as the occasion demanded: from sharing the excitement and apprehension of being new Cornellians with the Class of 2018 to expressing the Cornell community's grief amidst tragedy, as well as laying out university policy on matters local and global.
- 2014 New Student Convocation Address
August 23, 2014
- Reunion 2014 State of the University
June 7, 2014
- 146th Cornell University Commencement Address
May 25, 2014
- A Tribute to Jim Roberts
Cornell Alumni Magazine, July/August 2014
- The FIRST Act has two flaws that could limit future discoveries
Washington Post, May 20, 2014
- On to the Sesquicentennial!
Cornell Alumni Magazine, May/June 2014