For-profit colleges increase students’ debt, default risk

Attending for-profit colleges causes students to take on more debt and to default at higher rates, on average, compared with similarly selective public institutions in their communities, a Cornell economist finds in new research.

Michener testifies to House on role of universal health insurance

Cornell professor Jamila Michener testified March 29 before a congressional committee that universal health insurance coverage would not only address health inequities among people of color, but strengthen the U.S. democracy.

Soda tax reduces consumption among boys but not girls

A study of more than 11,000 adolescents found that taxes on soda reduce consumption by boys but not girls, according to new research collaborated on by economics professor John Cawley.

Doctoral student’s work featured in Oxford Handbook chapter

The chapter, "AI and International Politics," is a broad look at the opportunities and risks that the proliferation of AI technology holds for international politics.

Around Cornell

Sophomore earns spot in summer program in D.C.

Mar’Quon Frederick will spend the summers of 2022 and 2023 in Washington, D.C., participating in internships, seminars on government and economics, and leadership and professional development workshops.

Around Cornell

Cornell Brooks School seeks to prepare students, find solutions

Speaking to trustees, alumni volunteers and university leaders, Dean Colleen Barry described ambitious, public-minded goals for the new Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy at Cornell Leadership Week.

Students, local officials simulate autonomous vehicles

Local officials, graduate students and faculty held a simulation exercise at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy on March 12 to work through questions around autonomous vehicles. 

Migrations project helps refugees claim health care rights

A Cornell collaboration crossing medicine, law, technology and communication is aiming to encourage the use of health care benefits by refugees in the U.S. – who often suffer poor health but are using these entitlements less than they have in the past.

Pandemic prompted exodus from New York City, gains upstate

An analysis of newly released census data by the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics shows how the pandemic’s onset influenced populations in each New York state county.