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"The Trump administration obviously is doing something very different, saying 'no' across the board. That is new," says Josh Chafetz, professor at Cornell Law School. "The earlier fights were all about why some certain piece of information was privileged, and this is about whether Congress gets to oversee the executive branch at all."

“If you look at the trend of white men in this race getting a lot of early support in terms of both polling numbers and donations — as well as positive media coverage — I think it begins to look harder to argue that there aren’t gender biases in play,” explains Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy for the College of Arts & Sciences.

“It’s hard for me to imagine the suits actually succeeding. It seems like the House has perfectly good reasons for subpoenaing this material,” says Josh Chafetz, a law professor at Cornell and an expert on congressional power. “I think a big part of what Trump is trying to do here is not to win but to run out the clock.”

Dr. Leni Kaplan, a clinician and lecturer with Cornell’s Small Animal Community Practice, says that owners shouldn’t feel embarrassed by coming in with a list of questions. “Veterinarians have pets, too, and have often faced the exact challenges our clients face,” she says. “The more questions we can answer, the more successful owners and veterinarians will be in delivering the best care possible.”

“We might only need to protect birds, or restrict, or change the way people use certain landscapes for maybe just a few weeks during the year,’’ says Amanda Rodewald, professor of ornithology and director of conservation science at Cornell. “We now have the opportunity to dramatically transform how we approach conservation.’’ Lab of Ornithology researchers Marshall Iliff, Daniel Fink, Wesley Hochachka, Frank La Sorte and Andrew Farnsworth were also quoted in the piece.

“I’ve been a fan of comic books my entire life,” says Ryan Hearn, a fifth-year PhD student of linguistics at Cornell University. “It’s a dream come true on both academic and personal fronts.” Hearn was tasked with creating the language for the MCU’s other-worldly Torfans with fellow student Joseph Rhyne.

Aaron Koning, an aquatic ecologist with Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, began studying the effects of reserves on fish populations. “The fish seem to know where they are likely to be caught,” he explains. “If you stand near the boundary of a reserve and cast a shadow on fish lingering just outside it, the fish will inevitably go back into the reserve.”

"There is this willingness to support women in low-level political races or for lower level promotions when it has this service aspect, and then a sort of collapse of support at the highest levels, particularly the more masculine-coded domains," says Kate Manne, a professor of philosophy at Cornell University. "So I think that's part of what's going on."

“Self-driving car technology has made incredible advances over the last five years. Vastly improved vision technology combined with inputs from other sensors are getting us close to full autonomy," explains Bart Selman, professor of computer science at Cornell University. "However, we don't yet know whether we can reach the level of safety of a human driver within the next three to five years."

Inviting Wizkid to play Coachella last year was important, says Catherine Appert, assistant professor in Cornell University’s department of music and global hip hop cultures scholar. “The U.S. pop scene is becoming more open to artists from around the globe,” she says. “African artists themselves are being respected and valued.”

“This legislation will radically change the energy footprint of the built environment and will pay off in the long run with energy costs expected to rise and new business opportunities that will be generated by this forward thinking and radical policy,” says Timur Dogan, an architect and building scientist at Cornell University. 

Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack discusses lessons from the Cornell Tech project and offers three pieces of advice for Virginia Tech’s team. “Who cares that in the past, that wasn’t how it had been done?” Pollack says. “Be open-minded.”