The federal tax on alcohol should be as much as five times greater than it is now to reduce alcohol problems in this country, where about 10 percent of adults are problem drinkers, according to a Cornell study.
BALTIMORE -- A Cornell University economist is calling for the adoption of a progressive consumption tax over the controversial flat tax proposal as a way of curing America's most pressing economic ills: income inequality and slow growth.
BALTIMORE -- Carl Sagan, the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, today (Feb. 10) received the 1995 AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology.
A Cornell student has been hospitalized with suspected meningococcal disease. Initial tests indicate that the student, a 19-year-old female freshman, is suffering from meningococcemia, a severe bacterial infection in the bloodstream.
With more Americans retiring earlier yet living longer than ever before, the country has a growing number of vigorous adults who no longer are in their career jobs but are not old. They are in a life stage for which they and society are totally unprepared.