New endowment honors John Siliciano and recognizes outstanding Brooks School students

The first John Siliciano Award recipients from the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy were honored at the school's first commencement, held in Bailey Hall. The annual award for academic accomplishment and leadership award honors a key Cornell leader in the establishment of the public policy school.

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First Brooks graduates honored: “You will always hold a special place in the history of our school”

From the traditional procession on the Arts Quad to the final champagne toast on the Bailey Hall Plaza, the first Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy commencement day was an historic occasion. Dean Colleen L. Barry celebrated the graduates as she introduced the Class of 2022 at the Schoellkopf Field ceremony and then honored them in her commencement address at Bailey Hall. 

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Police bills of rights don’t lead to more civilian fatalities

Police bills of rights have been a legislative priority for police unions since the 1980s and, according to the National Urban League, they have been adopted by 19 states.

Sloan Program grows with new collaboration, new executives-in-residence

Sloan Program in Health Administration students will be working with five executives-in-residence. Sloan Program Associate Director Julie Carmalt says the students will have a range of mentoring and networking opportunities while learning from prominent leaders in the health care field.

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How to get people to follow the rules: lessons from the pandemic’s ‘great experiment’

When a deadly global pandemic broke out, compliance — the act of following rules — became critical. Yet many people didn’t adhere to the rules. Professor John, from the Cornell Law School, explains how getting people to work together and follow rules takes careful thought and planning, and that compliance inside businesses and organizations is essential to accomplishing just about anything.  

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Where red and blue meet: cancel culture, fair elections

A new and uniquely constructed survey of American voters finds glimmers of hope that Democrats and Republicans can agree on steps needed to shore up an increasingly shaky democracy.

Summit on democracy features high-level insight, surprising survey results

To address the fragility of American democracy, the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy is bringing together influential political leaders, policymakers and experts for a May 24 summit.

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Women use various tactics to accomplish boardroom goals

Researchers discovered three groups of participation tactics in women directors; warmth-based tactics, competence-based tactics and hybrid tactics.

Harrison College Scholars tackle interdisciplinary research projects

This year’s graduating class of Robert S. Harrison College Scholars presented their final theses during a daylong event May 7 in Goldwin Smith Hall.

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