New online platform plays matchmaker for the public good

Research4Impact - a cross between and LinkedIn for academics, nonprofits and those working in the governmental sector - helps connect potential collaborators that could turn academic research into real-world results.

Standing Rock leader decries pipelines on Sioux land

David Archambault II, chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Nation, spoke on campus Feb. 16 as part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Department of Natural Resources seminar series.

North Korean escapee lifts the veil on his closed nation

On Feb. 16, a standing-room-only crowd in Myron Taylor Hall was granted a glimpse of North Korean life when defector "Mr. Kim" told about his life and escape to the United States.

Ted Lowi, renowned political scientist, dies at 85

Theodore Jay Lowi, the charismatic Cornell professor of government whose seminal books became standards in political science discourse, died Feb. 17 in Ithaca, New York. He was 85.

Cornell joins amicus brief in challenge to U.S. entry ban

Cornell University has joined 16 other colleges and universities on an amicus brief in a U.S. District Court case challenging the Trump administration’s executive order on travel and immigration.

Roger Cramton, former Cornell law dean, dies at 87

Roger C. Cramton, former dean of Cornell Law School and the Robert S. Stevens Professor Emeritus of Law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.

Higher ed leaders ask Trump to rescind immigration order

On Feb. 2, Interim President Hunter Rawlings joined 47 other college and university presidents in signing a letter to President Donald J. Trump, urging him to rescind his executive order on immigration.

N.Y. ag commissioner brings good budget news from Albany

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball came to Cornell Jan. 27 with an upbeat message about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2017 budget: it's good for the middle class and it's good for agriculture.

Obamacare Medicaid expansion improved preventive care

New research by John Cawley demonstrates for the first time that the state-level expansions of Medicaid that were promoted by the Affordable Care Act succeeded in improving preventive care among low-income Americans.