DAY HALL—In response to mounting criticism, the Board of Trustees has announced to the Cornell community that their meeting to address the matter of insufficient university transparency will be closed to the public.
“We would like to reiterate to the students, faculty, and staff who form the heart of this university that we are committed to an inclusive discussion. Therefore, this meeting will take into account a diverse range of the one to two perspectives authorized to attend,” said Chairman Tom Chasney ’82, who has been spearheading the drive for administrative candor since the beginning of the year.
“We are thrilled that the administration is taking student inclusion seriously,” said Student Assembly representative Eric Nicholson ‘17. “I am confident in positive results from this meeting held inside steel reinforced sound-buffering concrete walls with double-locked palladium alloy doors.”
The Board Chairman recognizes that there are still improvements to be made and has subsequently moved the meeting to an undisclosed off-campus location.