Paris Ghazi is a member of the Class of 2021 in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a senior editor on the 138th Editorial Board and was the associate editor on the 137th Editorial Board. She can be reached at [email protected].
“Certain organizations are abusing the access to that [SAFC] funding, for some organizations have nearly identical leaderships, the same advisors, and the same [organizational] mission,” said Dale Barbaria ’19, S.A. vice president of finance.
After the Office of Judicial Affairs found the Big Red Marching Band had instances of incoming section leaders taking shots of barbecue sauce or other condiments, the organization was issued a written reprimand and had to create a transition guide.
Following the theft, they doubted whether they would even reach their $500 goal for Sunday, but through shared social media posts, they were met with an “incredible” response, Tarannum Sahar ’20 explained.
Joanne DeStefano, the University’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, canceled her planned meeting with Climate Justice Cornell to draft steps toward a more sustainable campus after learning that the group intended to present a series of demands to her. Although DeStefano herself encouraged CJC members to set up the meeting, she canceled the gathering after reading a copy of the meeting agenda attached to an email to meeting attendees by Elizabeth Chi ’18, ex-campaign coordinator of CJC. “I agreed to this meeting as a courtesy to share our policies and to help you to understand the Board of Trustees’ position regarding divestment,” DeStefano wrote to Chi in an email, adding, “I must say that I am extremely disappointed to learn that your purpose for the meeting is to make a series of demands.”
The group used the word “demand” in its agenda as indication of some of its priorities and goals, according to Jenny Xie ’20, a member of the financial task force for CJC. “My stomach dropped as soon as I read the email,” said Julie Kapuvari ’19, CJC member. “We had been preparing for weeks.