EDITORIAL: The Sun Endorses Spring 2019 S.A. Special Election Candidates

After last year’s meme-fracas, one might be forgiven for wiping the Student Assembly from memory, or perhaps just forgetting that positions beyond that of the president exist. But that would be a mistake. Starting Tuesday at 9 a.m., and continuing until noon Feb. 14, students will have the opportunity to vote four new representatives onto the Student Assembly: one LGBTQ+ liaison, one first-generation student representative and two minority students liaisons. Cornell’s unique system of shared governance and S.A. affinity representation creates seats at the table for communities long marginalized in higher education.

North Campus Resident Says Man Recorded Her Through Her Apartment Window

Cornell University Police and the Ithaca Police Department responded to alleged unlawful surveillance at Westbourne Apartments at 11:12 p.m. on Thursday. According to a crime alert, the victim said an unknown man recorded her with a cell phone through the window of her apartment located on 124 Westbourne Ln. The victim said the suspect is a “somewhat heavyset” white male who wore an orange T-shirt, according to the alert. The suspect was last observed going in the direction of Wyckoff Road. “There are no updates at this time,” Ithaca Police Officer Jamie Williamson, a spokesman, told The Sun on Monday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | In Support of More Blue Lights On and Near Campus

To the editor:

I remember, way back during my freshman orientation at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, how amazed I was by the campus’s blue light system. At the time I was fairly ignorant regarding the sexual assault woes that plague university campuses nationwide. Nevertheless, the idea that I could, from virtually any point on campus, have a straight line of sight to one, and sometimes two or three, blue light boxes inspired a strong sense of safety. It was admittedly also somewhat fun checking out how many blue lights I could see from different points on campus. Needless to say, I was a bit shocked when I came to Cornell two years later, as a junior transfer, and found that the blue lights on campus were, at best, scarce.