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.
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.
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.
Misconduct by any University-registered organizations — such as a cappella groups, club sports teams and other student groups — will be disclosed to the public if President David Skorton approves a University Assembly resolution.
Some professors are questioning whether the University should retain ties with Cornell daycare provider Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a for-profit business that is expanding, despite having come under fire for regulatory violations.
President David Skorton’s signature has sealed a year-long debate over how to resolve allegations of sexual assault against students in compliance with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational institutions.
President David Skorton defended his handling of the University administration at a meeting of the University Assembly on Tuesday, saying that he has always strived for transparency when making administrative decisions.