NYS families to access more fresh produce via $8M USDA grant

Cornell researchers are helping to improve and expand a program that makes fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetable more affordable for New York state families with low incomes.

Farm-to-school food program a net positive, study finds

Farm-to-school programs, which bring healthy foods to children and support rural economic development, actually work from an economic perspective in at least one upstate New York school district, according to new Cornell research.

Author and anti-slavery activist to speak on cobalt mining in the Congo

Siddharth Kara, award-winning author and anti-slavery activist, will discuss the immense toll cobalt mining has had on the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at noon on Friday, November 10.

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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.