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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.

Spreading Big Red spirit around the world with Virtual Reunion

Cornell Reunion took place online, bringing together alumni from across the globe. Cornellians from six continents tuned in June 10-13, with alumni from Ithaca to the United Kingdom to Japan joining in the celebration.

Reunion panel steers racism conversation toward action

The panel, moderated by Noliwe Rooks, discussed ways to steer conversation toward meaningful action, including: listening to scholarly experts; implementing new initiatives; and engaging students and faculty in organizations beyond the university.

Juneteenth reverberates with triumph, pain, past and present

The holiday celebrates the day enslaved people gained their freedom. But they lacked political power then, as Black people too often do today, says associate professor Jamila Michener.

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.

New A&S faculty bring Indigenous studies expertise

Two new faculty members who specialize in Native American and Indigenous literatures will join the Department of Literatures in English for the fall of 2021.

COVID-19 takes the life of a Harlem veterinarian

Dr. Julie Butler, D.V.M. ’83, cared for Harlem and its pets for 30 years. Her death due to COVID-19 inspired the College of Veterinary Medicine to establish a scholarship in her name.

Cornell Cooperative Extension sets path toward becoming model antiracist organization

A statewide team charged with transforming Cornell Cooperative Extension into a model antiracist organization includes more than 80 members representing varying levels of the organization — from county association staff to board member volunteers and Extension Administration leadership across the state.

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