by Joey Buttafluko
We have come a long way since 2018, when Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt wrote The Coddling of the American Mind. Now we are also coddling the American butt!
On Wednesday November 16, the Basic Needs Coalition, the Office of the Student Advocate, and the Cornell Progressives will provide students with basic necessities, including toilet paper and other hygiene items.
The basic necessities will be available for pickup at Willard Straight Hall, Schwartz Performing Arts Center, Robert Purcell Community Center, Noyes Community Recreation Center and Mann Library Lobby. If it is too cold outside or the student is otherwise indisposed, the basic necessities will be delivered to the student’s (bathroom?) door.
This is the first of its kind program and it will help the 18.23 percent of students who experience challenges navigating food resources and 24.08 percent of the students have trouble accessing financial resources.
The Basic Needs Coalition aims to establish a centralized, one stop shop, physical Basic Needs Center at Cornell, although it appears that the administration does not want to give up prime space in Day Hall.