How girls fare when only a son will do

A new study has found that in 60 middle- and low-income countries, husbands are far more likely to want more sons, while wives are more likely to want more daughters, an equal numbers of boys and girls or have no preference.

Cornell campuses unite at first Inclusion and Belonging Summit

The inaugural Inclusion and Belonging Summit was held on June 12, 2024 and hosted at Weill Cornell Medicine, drawing nearly 40 employees from Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medicine and other higher education institutions to New York City.

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Growing rural-urban divide exists only among white Americans

Researchers have found that when it comes to politics, Black and Latino residents of rural America differ far less, if at all, from their urban counterparts than do non-Hispanic white residents.

Early version of Black pride brought US a step closer to Juneteenth

In 1829, abolitionist David Walker’s “Appeal to the Colored People of the World” went viral, enabling enslaved people to imagine freedom and why they deserved it. 

Female AI ‘teammate’ generates more participation from women

A new study suggests that the gender of an AI’s voice can positively tweak the dynamics of gender-imbalanced teams and could help inform the design of bots used for human-AI teamwork.

Milstein first-years listen closely, shape stories with strangers

First-year students in the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity engaged with community members, crafting innovative assignments and sharpening their skills with various technologies.

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Many low-income NYers rely on costly cell plans for internet access

Most New Yorkers have cell phones, but new data shows that 21% of state households do not have a desktop or laptop computer.

Study finds racial bias in traffic stops by Chicago police

Black drivers in Chicago are significantly more likely than white drivers to be stopped by police, finds a new study that uses mobile phone GPS data to map the racial composition of roads.

‘Ready to serve’: ROTC grads commissioned as officers

At a May 24 ceremony in Statler Auditorium, 21 graduating members of the Tri-Service Brigade received commissions as officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Space Force.