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In parts of western Nepal, woman are banished to chhaupadi huts when they get their periods. “These practices are done in the name of protecting the purity of the community,” says Kathryn March, an anthropologist at the College of Arts & Sciences. “That’s why it’s so hard for individuals to change them.”
Tenure bolsters the sharing of information, the most critical function of academe, says ILR Professor Ronald G. Ehrenberg. Ehrenberg did research earlier in his career that found that universities that offered lower probabilities of tenure had to pay higher salaries.
“There's nothing in the report which says the FBI was biased in favor of Clinton," Cornell Law School Vice Dean Jens David Ohlin says. "If anything, it's the opposite. The FBI handled the investigation in a way that was very problematic for Clinton and complicated her life immensely."
Op-ed from Stephen Wicker, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell Engineering. Wicker says beyond the obvious risk to individual privacy is the concern that this never-ending leakage of data could add fuel to the raging fire of political disinformation.
The death rate is climbing for those between 45 and 64, new CDC data show. “Life satisfaction hits an all-time low in middle age,” says Samantha Boardman, a clinical instructor in medicine and psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine. “Depression and stress are particularly high in this age group.”
Arguments of religious and cultural freedom are not likely to hold much weight against the wall, says Gerald Torres, an expert on federal Indian law and a professor at Cornell Law School. “Tribes’ interest in religious ceremonies can’t be used to stop the federal government from pursuing its objectives.”
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