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Snyder praises university accomplishments

Jacob Martin

Issue date: 10/29/10 Section: News
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Snyder addressed numerous student concerns during the second annual student State of the University address, including whether field space will be available after construction on the university center begins.
Snyder addressed numerous student concerns during the second annual student State of the University address, including whether field space will be available after construction on the university center begins.
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"Students are our number-one recruiters," said president Barbara Snyder at the second annual Student State of the University address on Oct. 20 in Strosacker AuditoriuM. "We publish, perform, volunteer, fundraise, score touchdowns at CWRU. This university is nothing without [the students]."

Throughout the address, Snyder spoke about a wide range of issues, including admissions, internationalization, security, and the new university center to the undergraduate student body

She began by addressing the university's finances, giving some figures to demonstrate the university's recent success. She specifically mentioned that the university saw its third consecutive fundraising success over $100 million, including the $115.5 million raised this year, the second-highest in school history.

Snyder also clarified some things about the University center. "By calendar year 2014," she said, "we will be done with the [new university] center. The students will have a voice as to what the center will offer; we have a student on the architect selection committee."

Many positive developments regarding university fundraising and financial aid were emphasized. The university has nearly doubled its scholarship funds from 200-06, 90 percent of students receive financial aid, and CWRU is ranked 20th nationally for need-based aid.

Snyder specifically mentioned the importance of the $12 million gift for the Performing Arts Center. from the Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation "Now we're going to have a space that inspires our student artists," she said.

Sustainability efforts on campus were among the major topics in Snyder's address. She explained how CWRU is developing a long-term climate-action plan to become carbon-neutral. "Students are critical to helping this cause," she said. The plan is set to start on Jan. 15, 2011 and will be heavily reliant on the Student Sustainability Council, which will implement an eco-challenge and measure our own impact on the environment.
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