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Oscar-winning filmmaker joins ILR dean on podcast

In the latest episode of the ILR School’s “Work!” podcast, Dean Alex Colvin talks with Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert about the upturn in union activism, the future of work and other topics. 

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In election’s waning days, panel sees hope for democracy

Amid the clatter in the days before the presidential election, three professors in the College of Arts and Sciences offered a bright light at the end of the 2020 tunnel: hope for democracy.

Voters anxious ahead of election, students’ national poll finds

After learning the theory and methodology behind public opinion polls, undergraduates in “Taking America’s Pulse” surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 1,100 Americans on a wide range of topics.

Wilkerson: US must reckon with ‘long shadow’ of caste system

Isabel Wilkerson, journalist and author of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” on Oct. 21 delivered the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.

Cook-Gray lecturer: Domestic workers need more protections

An International Labor Organization standard that helps protect the world’s domestic workers has sparked change in some areas of the world, Adelle Blackett said in the ILR School’s annual Cook-Gray Lecture on Oct. 15.

‘Democracy Contested?’ forum panel to meet online Oct. 29

David Bateman, associate professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences, will moderate “Democracy Contested?” in an online Cornell community forum Oct. 29 with three fellow faculty experts.

John Kerry will speak at Belnick presidential forum Oct. 29

John Kerry, secretary of state in former President Barack Obama’s administration, will be the Belnick Family LaFeber/Lowi Presidential Forum speaker Oct. 29.

Peñalver, Law School dean, named Seattle University president

Eduardo M. Peñalver ’94 will step down as the Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School in January and depart for Seattle University next summer. Jens David Ohlin, vice dean and professor of law, will take over as the Law School’s interim dean.

Cornell Hillel video gives students a chance to reflect on RBG

To commemorate the end of the 30-day mourning period for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54, who died Sept. 18, Cornell Hillel students created a video, “30 Statements for 30 Days: Reflections on RBG’s Legacy.”

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