Statler investigation

Joel Malina, vice president for university relations, issued the following statement:

As has been widely reported, on the evening of March 25 or early morning hours of March 26, 2015, an individual or individuals entered the Statler Amphitheater and accessed a computer they were not authorized to access. Cornell University officials lodged a complaint with the Cornell University Police, which investigated the matter as a burglary after examining physical evidence and obtaining witness statements.

Cornell senior Daniel Marshall made the following statement:

"In my recent campus activities my intention was to bring to the attention of the Trustees the important grievances of students, which I felt were being ignored. I did not damage property or harm anyone. Nor did I engage in any criminal acts whatsoever. I do now realize I violated the Campus Code, however, and I accept responsibility."

With Mr. Marshall's acknowledgment of responsibility, the matter has been referred to Cornell's Judicial Administrator for appropriate disposition. Consequently, the University has withdrawn its complaint with the Cornell Police, and further investigation of the events in the Statler Amphitheater on March 25-26, 2015, will cease.

We are pleased that we can now put this matter behind us.