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Op-ed by Sebastian Dettman, a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences, on the implications of Malaysia’s election results.

Coverage of recent research by ILR professor Ben Rissing which found that MBA applicants who receive an endorsement from alumni tend to be more active members of community and give more generously to the institution.

Eswar Prasad, a professor of trade policy at Cornell University, says “Trump may have recognized that backing off on ZTE clears the path for him to claim at least a partial victory in the US-China trade dispute based on the concessions the Chinese seem prepared to offer."

Research by psychology professor, Katherine Kinzler, shows that 12-month old babies prefer to eat a food when they see someone eat it who speaks their native language, as opposed to someone who speaks a foreign language.
 

Op-ed by assistant professor of philosophy, Kate Manne, on the allegations that former New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, assaulted women by strangling them.

Psychology professor Thomas Gilovich points out that people enjoy the anticipation of an experience more than the anticipation of owning something.
 

Law professor Joseph Margulies discusses Gina Haspel’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where the interim CIA director faced questions about her past and her views on torture as she attempts to become the permanent director.

Andrew Farnsworth, a migration biologist, agrees with the findings of a bird migration study – that migratory patterns are based on “vegetation translated into energy.”  Amanda Rodewald, professor of Ornithology, adds that migratory patterns are also impacted by the birds’ efforts to avoid predators and dangerous habitats.

Associate professor, Esteban Gazel, who studies volcanoes explains the gases are released from magma when the pressure of the earth is no longer able to contain them and inhaling the gas is dangerous because it turns into an acid when it comes in contact with the upper respiratory tract.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday his administration supports opening four supervised injection facilities in New York City. The piece mentions a related study conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine which found such facilities could save as many as 130 lives and reduce costs to the city's health care system by as much as $7 million.

President Martha E. Pollack has initiated reforms to Greek life at Cornell. In a message to the campus community May 4, she outlined a series of changes that will take effect – some immediately – through fall 2021. The announced reforms follow the release of the university’s decision to uphold the suspension of Sigma Nu fraternity for three years for hazing violations.

There are no good alternatives to free expression, write Cornell professors Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci, who draw on their recent research on bias and reasoning to suggest paths forward for higher education.