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“Taking aim at smaller targets is ironically a positive sign that Beijing does not want the Huawei arrest to derail the truce in US-China trade tensions,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, a China expert at Cornell University.

In the Ford case, Kevin Clermont, a law professor at Cornell University, says the victims would have a “real problem” to overcome the U.S. statute of limitations in a civil lawsuit, which usually allows claims only up to six years.

“After Congress struggled to understand how Facebook operated, and thus what its responsibilities ought to be, we should expect even more confusion in testimony from Google,” says professor of communication Drew Margolin. “Social networks sites are a recent invention, but the basic concept of what they do is intuitive to human beings, whereas search engines are much more complex, which makes their public responsibility much harder to gauge.”

“What you're hearing,” says Don Banfield, a researcher at Cornell University who worked on the air pressure sensor, “is just the wind noise blowing on all of the things in our vicinity.”

“Today’s announcement is not based on any new science that changes the picture of what biologists regard as absolutely necessary to keep sage grouse off the endangered species list,” John W. Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, says. “The Department of Interior is disregarding its own best available science.”

Jordan Matsudaira, an assistant professor of economics at Cornell University, says he found it hard to believe the department couldn’t strike a deal to restore access to the earnings data if the political will was there. “It strains credulity a little bit,” says Matsudaira, who served as chief economist on Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2013 to 2015.

“Right now the most interesting science fiction is produced in all sorts of non-traditional places,” says Anindita Banerjee, associate professor at Cornell University, whose research focuses on global sci-fi. “But this phenomenon, which is now making its voice heard from areas like China or Africa, also has a much longer history that precedes today’s boom.”

It is highly inappropriate for a president to insert himself into a judicial process, says Jens Ohlin, a professor at Cornell Law School. “He’s not just a regular person. He’s the head of the executive branch.”

Op-ed from Mark Lynas, a visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University, who argues that humanity hasn't yet done enough to make a tangible difference to the relentless accumulation of carbon dioxide in our planet's atmosphere.

“Many corporations are in a similar bind,” says Eswar Prasad, a Cornell University economist who consults with Chinese officials. “They’d like to disentangle themselves from China, but even when they try, the entanglements only get worse.” 

“I think Lordstown’s been on the bubble for quite some time,” says Arthur Wheaton, a labor expert and director of Cornel University’s Western NY Labor and Environmental Programs.

Party bias alters financial analysts’ evaluation of corporate creditworthiness, based on a database created and analyzed by Margarita Tsoutsoura, associate professor of management and family business at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Analysts who aren’t in the president’s party are more likely to downgrade their ratings, an effect more pronounced in periods of high partisan conflict.