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.
A student who leaked documents from an internal working group will face a hearing board on Wednesday in a case that has pitted many students and professors against the Office of the Judicial Administrator.
When The Sun published the AFAWG documents, it did so in the interest of transparency. As an independent news organization, it is incumbent on us to report issues and stories important to and affecting the Cornell and broader Ithaca community, such as the proposed changes to Cornell’s admissions policy. It is unfortunate that such discussions were taking place behind closed doors with such limited input from the Cornell student body — had the proceedings been more transparent, leaks would not have been necessary.