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States That Prioritized Access to Water at Height of Pandemic Saved Lives

Water shutoffs for non-payment are a constant threat for millions of Americans in any given year. That risk was a deadly one during the pandemic, with access to clean water for handwashing and sanitation a proven way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The dozens of states that implemented moratoria on water shutoffs to protect vulnerable citizens reported better public health outcomes, according to a new Cornell study.

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‘More inspired than ever:’ Cornell students start their journeys in law, med school

Despite the pandemic, Cornell students successfully navigated the process of applying to medical and law schools and are headed to some of the country’s top professional schools this fall.

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Cooperative Extension in NYC: ‘Uniquely suited to help’

Cornell Cooperative Extension supports residents of every borough in New York City, thanks to its long-standing community relationships and faculty research and expertise.

COVID-19 slows birth rate in U.S., Europe

Births declined 7.1% in the United States during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Cornell-led study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Best-selling science writer to talk about epidemics, life expectancy, innovation

New York Times best-selling science and technology writer Steven Johnson will visit campus Sept. 22 and offer a talk to the Cornell community, “20,000 More Days: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 years.”

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Modifications to Homecoming weekend activities

Cornell announced Sept. 10 that many events planned for Homecoming weekend will be modified or canceled due to the pandemic.

Tech/Law Colloquium features privacy, COVID and incarceration

The Technology and Law Colloquium – a hybrid Cornell University course and public lecture series – returns this semester with talks from 13 leading scholars who study the legal and ethical questions surrounding technology’s impact in areas like privacy, sex and gender, data collection, and policing.

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Guiding principles will help us navigate ‘new normal’

President Martha E. Pollack reviews potential outcomes for the fall semester and reaffirms Cornell’s commitment to respecting knowledge and each other.

Uncertainty colors pandemic workplace decisions

Valerie Reyna, the Lois and Melvin Tukman Professor of Human Development and co-director of the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, recently answered questions about workplace risk.