Resolution 75, approved by President David Skorton in June and passed by the S.A. in April, will extend protections against discrimination to the voting membership and leadership of University-recognized student organizations.
The "First Amendment Clause," seen as an indirect response to President David Skorton’s reaction to the non-discrimination clause, was meant to reaffirm the First Amendment rights of Cornellians, but was tabled indefinitely after a lengthy discussion on Thursday.
One of my favorite movies growing up was the Peanuts special Snoopy, Come Home. Snoopy and Woodstock go off in search of Snoopy’s original owner — Lila, who is hospitalized and in need of company. During their misadventures en route, Snoopy faces the hard realities of being a hyper-intelligent puppy in a world run by men. America’s favorite beagle is forced from a beach, thrown off a bus, banned from a train, kicked out of a library and ultimately barred from entering the hospital where Lila awaits his company. Each time someone catches Snoopy where he’s not supposed to be, a disembodied voice sings in a deep bass filled with vibrato: “No dogs allowed!”
Re: “The Case for Discrimination,” Opinion, Feb. 24
We were already “forced” to accept the values proposed by Resolution 44 by deciding to become undergraduates at Cornell. If one wanted to be involved in a campus where discrimination was a de jure part of the campus policy then it was that individual’s choice to enroll elsewhere; perhaps BYU.
The Sun’s editorial board deserves praise for its healthy and honest look at Resolution 44, amending the Non-Discrimination Clause, which was recently approved by the Student Assembly. As the sponsors of that resolution, we would like to take this opportunity to clarify what Resolution 44 is and what it is not.
On Thursday, the Student Assembly approved Resolution 44, which would force all student groups to adhere to an anti-discrimination policy as a condition of being affiliated with the University. Although it appears unlikely that President David Skorton will accept the resolution in its current form, there are several issues that we feel should be raised in the campus debate on this resolution.