Cornell's decision to give former CIO James Walsh a $400,000 bonus in the same fiscal year that the University's endowment fell by one-quarter was not a good sign that Day Hall is reimagining its compensation policies.
While the administration has proven that they are serious about providing students with a safe campus environment, their claim that the new IFC regulations are being implimented solely to keep students safe is questionable.
The administrators who are dealing with the sweeping changes to the Greek system have professed the most admirable of intentions — the safety of students. But their decision to impose changes on the Tri-Council leadership shows a shocking and disappointing lack of faith in those students’ ability to take care of themselves.
Much ink has been spilled over the administration's reaction to the three student suicides earlier this year. But the faculty has a much closer relationship to the student body, and thus has to be a leader in changing the campus culture.