After the University increased tuition by 4.8 percent and 8 percent on Cornell's endowed and contract colleges, respectively, The Sun calls on the administration to be more transparent about where that money goes.
With relatively few logistical hurdles and a clear reason for action (the Greek system changes), creation of “Hubbell’s Pub,” as it might be called, should be an easy way for the administration to show that it is serious about listening to student ideas on how to improve Cornell’s late-night social options.
In last month's State of the University address, President David Skorton announced a national “campaign” for the humanities, a welcome and much-needed call to action in support of humanistic academic study. The intentions of this campaign are laudable, but it will take more than words to reverse a long national trend of treating study of the humanities as a lesser priority.
Resolution 40 illustrates the disconnect that exists between students who want to see changes in the University's mental health policies, and faculty who still refuse to recognize mental health concerns.
Last week's decision by the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider its position on allowing graduate student unionization awakened parties on both sides of an old debate: Should graduate students be considered employees, students or some gray area in between the two?