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Cornell’s McNair Scholars shared their stories of academic excellence July 21-24, as they paid virtual visits to the offices of U.S. senators and representatives to advocate for more higher-education funding for first-generation and low-income students.

The High Road Fellowship summer program was unable to send students to western New York this year due to the pandemic, but the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab modified its programming to bring Buffalo to its 23 fellows.

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The Warrior-Scholar Project offered seminars taught by Cornell faculty and writing instruction July 19-24 in an immersive summer college prep experience for 10 currently enlisted and former service members.

A pilot program proposed by two Cornell Law School scholars seeks to attract highly skilled immigrants through a points-based selection process, a change they say would benefit the U.S. immigration system and the economy.

The Politics of Race, Immigration, Class and Ethnicity, a new initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences, will hold its first event, a webinar featuring discussion about the abolition of police, July 27 at 1 p.m.

Engineering Professor Stephen Wicker chats with Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D. ’13, who was an advisor at the White House and then a researcher at Facebook before writing a new book about digital privacy issues.

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Cornell has joined an amicus brief supporting Harvard and MIT's challenge of a Trump administration directive that would deny visas to international students who take only online classes this fall.

Two doctoral alumnae have been named 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows.

The Cornell Law School First Amendment Clinic, working on behalf of its client, The New York Times, helped secure the release by the Center for Disease Control of previously unseen data that provides the most detailed look yet at nearly 1.5 million American coronavirus patients.