Skorton Inauguration Date Announced Yet Again

As declared in today’s Cornell Daily Sun, “David J. Skorton will be inaugurated as Cornell’s 12th president Sept. 7, the University announced yesterday.” “The Ivy League school announced Monday that Skorton’s installation will take place Sept. 7, on Cornell’s historic Arts Quad,” wrote the Ithaca Journal. Other area news outlets had similar stories.

I was under the impression that the news outlets should report news. The Cornell Chronicle Online ran a story on April 12 that read, “Thursday, Sept. 7, has been set as the date for David J. Skorton’s inauguration as Cornell’s 12th president.”

Maybe the Chronicle piece was edited later on. If only there was some sort of a web publication that tracked changes. Wikipedia’s entry for Cornell University from as far back as March 15, 2006, clearly stated, “Inauguration: September 7, 2006.”

I certainly hope that more research is done for the important stories hot off the press.


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