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People with disabilities more likely to be arrested

People with disabilities in the study were nearly 44 percent more likely to be arrested by age 28, while those without had a lower probability of arrest, at 30 percent. This “disability penalty” was strongest for African-American men.

Grants fund 22 Cornell teams, community partners

Twenty-two projects have received fall 2017 Engaged Opportunity Grants for projects and programs that advance community engagement at Cornell.

Political scientist in podcast: reclaiming humanity in prisons

Is it possible that a maximum-security prison can be a place to express the complexity of what it means to be human, asks Mary Fainsod Katzenstein in a new podcast.

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Legal scholar: Campuses must protect free speech – even hate speech

Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law at the University of California, Berkeley, addressed the topic of free speech on campus Nov. 20 in Alice Statler Auditorium.

Former State Department official talks cyber diplomacy in Bartels lecture

Christopher Painter ’80, former State Department coordinator for cyber issues, discussed internet threats and cyber diplomacy Nov. 15.

Conference examines criminalization of immigrants

“Criminalizing Immigrants: Border Controls, Enforcement and Resistance,” Nov. 9-10, brought researchers and academics from a range of disciplines together.

State-supported entrepreneurship launches businesses, creates jobs

Tom Schryver, executive director of Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, testified Nov. 10 to state legislators, saying state-funded entrepreneur programs are an effective way to support economic growth.

Entrepreneurs present beehive monitoring technology to D.C. policymakers

The founders of Combplex, a startup run by two Cornell doctoral students, presented their bee colony monitoring technology in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14.

Panel reflects on Watergate and ‘Russiagate’

A panel of faculty offered reflections after a Nov. 8 screening of "All The President's Men" and drew parallels to politics today.