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Report: Ithaca economy shouldn’t return to business as usual

In a report for Tompkins County, the ILR School’s Ithaca Co-Lab recommends workforce strategies to reduce racial disparities, remove barriers to work and prioritize living-wage jobs.

Kessler Fellows secure startup internships for summer 2021

Students in this year’s Kessler Fellows cohort have secured summer internship placements and are getting to work contributing to startups across the nation. The program, rooted in the College of Engineering at Cornell University, offers juniors across disciplines the chance to fully immerse themselves in the world of entrepreneurship. 

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Report outlines how to make care systems more equitable

Women of color help form the backbone of the frontline direct care workforce, yet confront challenges accessing the care they need for themselves and their families, according to a new report published by ILR’s Worker Institute.

Data policy program boosts high school students

More than 100 underserved high schoolers participated in an expanded eCornell data policy and analysis program, in which they explored pressing policy issues such as income inequality, racial justice and climate change through economic and sociological lenses.

Entrepreneurship at Cornell launches new “Startup Cornell” podcast

A new podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell launched in June, exploring the bold entrepreneurial ideas coming from Cornell students, faculty, staff and young alumni.

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Pay inequity among peers affects turnover

According to new research, workers receiving less pay than that of their same-sex and same-race coworkers respond significantly stronger than workers receiving less pay than coworkers of a different race or sex.

Regional partnership takes a chance on New York chickpeas

A Schuyler County-Cornell pilot project could help New York farmers diversify their crops and give regional food manufacturers a cost-effective source for the popular legume.

NSF to fund research on ‘boundary spanning’ in Ph.D. studies

Kevin Kniffin, assistant professor at Dyson, is leading an NSF-funded study examining the career outcomes of interdisciplinary STEM graduate students, the environments in which they train, and how those environments relate to career outcomes.

Study tracks food’s value from farm to plate globally

A team of researchers, led by Dyson professors Chris Barrett and Miguel Gómez, has developed the “Global Food Dollar” method, which distributes the consumer’s net purchasing dollar across all farm and post-farmgate activities.