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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.

The University Assembly ultimately decided not to endorse the petition for Cornell to become a sanctuary campus. (Pictured above a previous University Assembly meeting)

University Assembly Debates Procedures Amid Inclusion Concerns

The assembly decided that it would adopt no formal language with regard to the timeliness of passing resolutions, as members agreed that “different situations required different responses,” and such an amendment would be too “bureaucratic.”