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Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
10 Requesting the Board of Trustees Delay Their Vote on the New Student Code of Conduct Tabled Indefinitely This resolution encourages the Board of Trustees to delay their vote on the Student Code of Conduct until issues regarding jurisdiction over the code are able to be fleshed out. Additionally, this resolution requests postponing the vote so that the student population has adequate time to submit public comment. 12/08/2020 6:15pm University Assembly AY 2020-2021
9 Resolution to re-name “Goldwin Smith Hall” in order to foster an increasingly inclusive campus environment Tabled Indefinitely This resolution calls for the remaining of “Goldwin Smith Hall” to foster an increasingly inclusive campus environment 12/08/2020 6:15pm University Assembly AY 2020-2021
8 Expressing the U.A. Opinion on the New Student Code of Conduct Tabled Indefinitely This resolution expresses the U.A. opinion on the new Student Code of Conduct 12/08/2020 6:15pm University Assembly AY 2020-2021
7 In Support of an Independent Review of Cornell Admissions Practices Tabled Indefinitely This resolution calls for the University to create a committee to look at and 3 admission’s practices and make recommendations as to how the University can increase 4 economic diversity on campus. 12/08/2020 6:15pm University Assembly AY 2020-2021
6 Maintaining the University Assembly's Jurisdiction Over the Code of Conduct Acknowledged by the President This resolution supports maintaining the University Assembly's Jurisdiction Over the Code of Conduct. 12/23/2020 4:30pm University Assembly AY 2020-2021
5 In Recognition and Appreciation of Cornell University Students Acknowledged by the President This resolution is a formal recognition of the response of Cornell University students to the COVID-19 pandemic and to thank them for their efforts to protect Cornell's Ithaca campus community. 12/23/2020 8:00am University Assembly AY 2020-2021
4 Acknowledging the Passing of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Upholding the University Assembly’s Commitment to Representing Trans and Genderqueer Members of the Campus Community, and Establishing the LGBTQIA+ Facilitator to the University Assembly Acknowledged by the President This resolution expresses the Cornell University Assembly’s recognition of the 21st Transgender Day of Remembrance which took place on Friday, November 20th, 2020. The bill also seeks to ensure that the names of all the transgender and gender queer people who died from violence in the United States this year and all future years are documented in our record. The resolution affirms the University Assembly’s support for protecting the rights and safety of LGBTQIA+ Cornellians. Finally, the resolution establishes the LGBTQIA+ Facilitator to the University Assembly, who will be elected from the voting membership to serve as the primary point of contact between LGBTQIA+ community groups and the University Assembly. 12/23/2020 7:45am University Assembly AY 2020-2021
3 Bylaw Changes to Require Recorded Voting Acknowledged by the President This resolution proposed adding a subsection to Article II of the Bylaws of the University Assembly that would require recorded votes be taking for all voting matters outside of executive session or organizational meetings. 12/23/2020 4:30pm University Assembly AY 2020-2021
2 Support for Native American and Indigenous Students at Cornell's Demands Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for the University Assembly to support the demands of Native American and Indigenous Students at Cornell (NAISAC). 12/23/2020 12:00pm University Assembly AY 2020-2021
1 Bylaw Changes to the Appointment of Committee Chairs and Members Acknowledged by the President This resolution proposes language to amend the University Assembly bylaws regarding the appointment of Standing Committee chairs and members. 11/17/2020 5:30pm University Assembly AY 2020-2021