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March 13, 2024

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | This Giving Day, Support The Sun

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Since 1880, The Sun has been unwaveringly independent. That means our student journalists have never and will never take marching orders from the administration or pressure groups. We are only beholden to you, the reader. 

The Sun — unlike the oftentimes unscrupulous, multibillion-dollar University it covers — is run by and for students and aims to always deliver the full truth. In recent years, the job of student journalists has become harder, but we’ve risen to the occasion. The administration has taken on an anti-press attitude, with bureaucrats trying as hard as they can to control the flow of information.

Breaking up interviews and stonewalling. Explicitly instructing students, staff and faculty to not speak to the press. Referring peaceful protestors for disciplinary action. Hiding behind arcane, undemocratic policies on speech and protest. Just when you thought the University couldn’t be any more combative when it comes to freedom of expression, you find out you were wrong. 

In case you didn’t know, this is not a normal, transparent administration. Our University’s leadership needs to be checked now more than ever before. 

As the nation’s oldest, continuously independent college daily, The Sun will be that force for positive change, shining a light on the obscure bureaucracy that has for so long strangled real education. But The Sun can’t do it without you. 

This giving day — Thursday, March 14 — The Sun is asking for your support to help keep our operation sustainable. For the full 24-hour window of time, our generous Sun alumni will match dollar-for-dollar every donation received. Every cent will go to ensuring that we have the resources to report on the stories that matter most, the stories that the University doesn’t want you to know about. 

Every donation is wholeheartedly appreciated. Donate to us here

And if you don’t have money to give, that’s no problem: Give us tips. Feel free to personally email me at [email protected] with any information you think the public has a right to know about. We protect our sources, and we will get to the bottom of the story so Cornellians can stay in the know. 

— G.L.

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