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Debate team to re-create Buckley vs. Baldwin in play at State

In this year’s “Debate at the State” event by the ILR-based speech and debate team, the group is staging a play April 19 at Ithaca’s State Theatre inspired by the 1965 debate between William F. Buckley and James Baldwin.

‘Inside Congress’ series begins April 17 in NYC

The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell will launch its “Inside Congress” series April 17 in New York City.

Things to Do, April 5-12, 2019

Events include two Carl Becker Lecture Series talks by historian and author Michael Kazin; a lecture by wildlife conservationist and A.D. White Professor-At-Large Laurie Marker; Cornell Cinema’s screening of “Dragnet Girl,” accompanied live by the electronic group Coupler; and Swiss artist Elisabeth Masé in a conversation at the Johnson Museum.

Forced arbitration a growing problem, says ILR interim dean

Workers are increasingly finding themselves on the losing end of a lopsided resolution process that employers have long controlled, ILR School Interim Dean Alex Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, said at a panel in New York.

Plant breeding student wins Three Minute Thesis contest

Graduate student Teddy Yesudasan’s presentation, “What Makes a Red Potato Red?” earned him first place and $1,500 in the fifth annual Three Minute Thesis contest, March 20 in Call Auditorium.

Law professor argues death penalty case before Supreme Court

Law School professor Sheri Lynn Johnson argued at the Supreme Court on behalf of a man from Mississippi who spent 22 years in prison, much of it on death row, for four murders he says he did not commit.

Alum shares how he balances public, private sectors of law practice

Joshua Berman ’91, a former pre-med student turned government major and lawyer, visited campus in February for a career conversation hosted by College of Arts and Sciences Career Development.


College Scholar named Carnegie Endowment junior fellow

Samuel Barnett ’19 has been named one of 11 junior fellows by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Economics pioneer Krueger ’83 dies at 58

Alan Krueger ’83, one of the world’s most influential labor economists and an advisor to presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, died at his home March 16. He was 58.