Cornell Republicans to Host Fox News Correspondent Kimberly Guilfoyle

Kimberly Guilfoyle — news personality and one of the co-hosts of the “Five on Fox News Channel” — will speak on the necessity of balanced political discourseat Cornell on  April 12. “We are very excited to host Ms. Guilfoyle at Cornell,” said Mark LaPointe ’16, chairman of Cornell Republicans. “Her talk on interpreting the news and political issues in an objective manner comes at a crucial time as we prepare for the presidential election in November.”
Guilfoyle is the co-host of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” legal analyst on “The O’Reilly Factor,” and political analyst on “Hannity,” according to a press release from the Cornell Republicans. The club invited Guilfoyle to campus because she will offer a “fair and balanced” stance on both politics and  specifically on Fox News’ 2016 presidential election coverage, according to Austin McLaughlin ’18, secretary of the Cornell Republicans. Guilfoyle’s keynote speech will address the manner in which the election has been portrayed in the news, emphasizing the need for  a style  that respects and values dissenting opinions.

Cornell Moves to Introduce Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms

Single-occupancy gender-specific restrooms will soon become all-gender. By end of March, an online map will be accessible to indicate inclusive restrooms on campus, according to the University. This follows a University Assembly resolution and President Elizabeth Garrett’s show of support. U.A. executive member Ulysses Smith ’14 presented the resolution and said that efforts to begin this process have been a “long time coming.”

“Our efforts were bolstered by the broader LGBT rights social movement and a number of initiatives on the federal level — including President Obama’s Executive Order 13672,” Smith said. “As a world-class institution, we should strive to be at the forefront of inclusion.”

The U.A. passed the resolution last December that called for the conversion of all single-occupancy restrooms from gender-specific to all-gender.