As a transgender teen, Michael Carver ’19 has faced a tremendous amount of discrimination in his life. That’s why he set out to ensure Cornell would be a safe place for him when he was accepted this spring. After countless meetings with university officials, Michael’s hard work may have finally paid off- the administration gave him a jet ski!
That’s a good thing, right?
“It’s not what I was expecting at all,” said Carver, “but it’s better than not having a jet ski. Thanks Cornell!”
Mary Beth Grant J.D. ’88, Cornell’s recently announced Dean of Inclusion, expanded on the University’s actions, stating “a safe and understanding campus environment isn’t complete until you rev the engine of a Yamaha Waverunner FX SVHO, with its best-in-class comfort and race-inspired design.”
Well, like the old saying goes, “no one’s ever frowned on a jet ski, regardless of their gender identification.”
What do you think of the university’s actions? Should all trans students get free jet skis? Will you say hi to Michael as he shreds the waters of Beebe Lake? Let us know in the comments!