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Senior lecturer Brenda Schertz, a whirlwind of energy, teaches the first American Sign Language classes at Cornell that meet the College of Arts and Sciences’ three-semester world language requirement.

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“If you required a license for each tweet that gets posted, that would make Twitter impossible,” says James Grimmelman professor of law. “It doesn’t make firearm sales impossible.”

“Natural gas production in the United States is leaking somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.5 percent of the gas we produce into the atmosphere which is, you know a relatively small amount of gas if you think about it… But that 3.5 percent is enough to do severe damage to the climate” says Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

“The signing of the Phase 1 deal would represent a welcome, even if modest, de-escalation of trade hostilities between China and the U.S.,” says Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy. “But it hardly addresses in any substantive way the fundamental sources of trade and economic tensions between the two sides, which will continue to fester.’’

"These organizations and foundations have burrowed into the Democratic Party to try to push it in a certain direction with regard to education reform," says visiting lecturer in the ILR School, Lee Howard Adler.

“Tankers meet a need in the short and medium-term,” says Victoria Beard, a professor of city & regional planning. “You can function without electricity, but not without water. And where you have no alternatives, you’re going to have all sorts of players filling the gap.”

Victoria Beard, professor of city & regional planning, says water scarcity will continue to be a problem until governments pay to overhaul their water systems.