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An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral and adds to reef peril.

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“As an immigrant myself, I’m an example of how immigration is so critical to advancing the U.S. biomedical research and clinical care,” says Augustine Choi, dean of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University. “I would love for our trainees to have the same opportunities. I just hope we will have policies that will allow immigrants to really fulfill their potential. It’s good for them and it’s good for the United States.”

“It’s really exciting,” says Andrew Farnsworth, an ornithologist with Cornell University. “Having this approach and these findings as a baseline against which to compare a changing reality of habitat fragmentation and loss is really important.”

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.