Cornell’s Title IX Coordinators hosted an open forum Wednesday to discuss the University’s revisions to its sexual assault and harassment policy and procedure. If the revisions are approved, student complainants and respondents may move from testifying at hearings to writing their testimonies.
In light of disciplinary actions taken against fraternities for alcohol and hazing violations over the academic year, some fraternity members say they are concerned that fraternities have been mischaracterized by both the University and students.
Following a string of sexual assault incidents reported on campus, the Class of 2017 will be the first to participate in a workshop on consent and healthy sexual relationships during Orientation Week this August.
Cornell students, Ithaca College students and other members of the Ithaca community marched in a protest that went through Day Hall, the Commons and Dewitt Park Wednesday in honor of May Day — also known as International Workers Day.
Five months after the City of Ithaca approved cutting the number of Ithaca Police Department officers by nine in an effort to close the city’s $3-million budget deficit, IPD is operating with minimum staffing, according to an Ithaca Police officer.
The University Assembly motioned to indefinitely table a resolution that aimed to clarify the university protest policy at a meeting Tuesday evening. Members reached a consensus that the language of the University policy is unclear and that they should not move too hastily in changing the policy without further information and community feedback.
After seeing a surge in stabbings, shootings and other attacks on West Hill, the City of Ithaca deployed specialized, “zero-tolerance” police patrols to the area. The move comes on the heels of multiple, unresolved acts of violence in the city.
Dueling rallies held by student organizations on Ho Plaza last semester raised questions about free speech and the necessity of permits in protests. Now, the University Assembly is considering amending the Campus Code of Conduct to address the issue.
Many first-generation and low-income students struggle to overcome “deceptively small barriers” like family pressures, self-doubt and social strains. Cornell is among the list of colleges that have bolstered new initiatives to better serve this population of the student body, administrators and students said.