College of Arts & C—: Cornell Sun Accidentally Publishes Vulgarity in Final Issue

A vulgar term for the female genitalia appeared late last week on the front page of The Cornell Daily Sun’s final issue of the semester.  The word (it rhymes with bunt– see screenshot below) was apparently inserted during an end-of-the-year party held in the Sun’s offices after final vetting.

It changed the job title of a Cornell University administrator, making him “the Senior Associate Dean of the College of Arts and C—.”  (Hat tip IvyGate.)

The term has been changed within the paper’s online story.

In a note of apology posted online, the paper’s editor-in-chief explained, “The paper was vandalized Thursday night as the Sun celebrated its last night of publication for the semester.  About 150 people gathered at our offices during this particular occasion. . . . Like a normal night at the Sun, the computers on which we design the pages of our paper were left unattended for brief instances.  During one of these instances, someone added the word to the page. . . . Moving forward, we will be reconsidering whether we can host these sort of events at our office and taking steps to ensure that this type of error never happens again.”


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