Tompkins County living wage sees an ‘unprecedented’ increase

ILR researchers have calculated the 2023 living wage for Tompkins County is nearly 10% higher than in 2022, the highest increase in three decades. The most important factor driving the new figure is the increased cost of housing.

Einhorn Center announces new Engaged Faculty Fellows

Twenty-five faculty and academic staff from nine Cornell colleges and units are Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year, with projects dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields.

Student groups earn Cornell honors for local partnerships

To underscore how local partnerships improve Cornell, Ithaca and Tompkins County, the university presented the 13th annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards to three student-community collaborations.

Peer-to-peer course improves student-athletes’ financial literacy

In a new Cornell Law School practicum and pilot program funded by the NCAA, students give athletes the skills to manage their finances while in school and when they graduate.

U.S. Secretary of transportation encourages students to participate in local politics

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg provided an intimate look at the most pressing issues in federal infrastructure planning during a conversation on November 2 with students and faculty members from the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

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Report: Medicare Advantage plans cost more, provide less

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a system in which Wall Street actors and insurance conglomerates have extracted large profits at the expense of Medicare, its patients and taxpayers – according to a new report co-authored by a Cornell professor.

Rewarding women more like men could reduce wage gap

Addressing the shortage of women in STEM fields such as computer science is not enough to close the gender gap: Treating women more like men, especially on pay day, is more important than representation alone, according to Cornell research.

Stricter abortion laws linked to increase in unintended births

Pre-Dobbs, women in states that severely limit access to abortion were 13% more likely to have a live birth resulting from an unintended pregnancy than those in states where abortion care was more accessible, Brooks School researchers found.

Honey-based beverage grabs grand prize at food hackathon

Students were tasked with addressing one of four challenges: creating new dairy products, coming up with more efficient food manufacturing processes, lessening the problem of food waste or creating products to increase knowledge and the use of honey and other bee-pollinated products.

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