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Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54, whose legal career in the fight for women’s rights, equal rights and human dignity culminated with her ascent to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C. She was 87.

Four faculty experts kicked off the College of Arts and Sciences’ yearlong “Racism in America” webinar series with a Sept. 16 discussion about policing and incarceration.

The fourth event in the Democracy 20/20 webinar series, “Destroying or Deploying the ‘Deep State’,” Sept. 18 from 2–3:15 p.m., will examine how the capacity and professionalism of the federal government has fared over the past four years.


Twenty faculty members from eight colleges have been named Engaged Faculty Fellows, committed to advancing community-engaged learning and scholarship at Cornell and within their academic disciplines.

In advance of Labor Day, Cornell ILR School dean Alex Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, sat down with Liz Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, for a special episode of the podcast, “Work: Exploring the Future of Work, Labor and Employment.”


The third event in the Democracy 20/20 Webinar series, “Already Authoritarian? Policing and the Use of Force,” will examine violence and policing in the context of American history and current events, analyzing their impact for democracy.


When fall semester instruction begins online and in person Sept. 2, the 3,296 members of Cornell’s Class of 2024 just might be the most nimble group in the university’s history.

The rise of social media is actually undermining democratic regimes and giving authoritarian regimes the advantage, according to a new book from Sarah Kreps.

Former Cornell student trustee Dustin Liu ’19 has been named the ninth annual U.S. youth observer to the United Nations. Liu will represent young Americans at the 75th U.N. General Assembly.