Underserved high schoolers now thriving in college credit Cornell program

"I saw what I am capable of when I am challenged" - that's what University of Buffalo freshman Donovan Blount says about a course developed at Cornell by two professors in the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy. The leader of a national education equity organization says professors Maria Fitzpatrick and Matthew Hall are "academic heroes."

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Privatization, poverty threaten water affordability

An analysis of the 500 largest city water systems in the U.S. found private ownership contributed to significantly higher water bills and lower affordability for low-income households.

Rare, endangered insects illegally for sale online

A survey has found that endangered and threatened insects and spiders, as well as common species that provide valuable ecological services, can be easily purchased – without adequate oversight – through basic internet searches, according to a new Cornell study.

Nobel laureate, women's advocate Gbowee to speak May 3

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist, will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture.

Costs, volunteer demands strain rural ambulance services

Research by Cornell Institute for Public Affairs students highlights unsustainable cost increases challenging rural ambulance services in upstate New York and beyond, and offers solutions.

Library deal to stimulate open access

Library strikes "read-and-publish" access with Cambridge University Press.

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Bipartisan Policy Review spotlights U.S. foreign policy options

The Bipartisan Policy Review is an annual publication from the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy. This edition features thought-provoking analysis of the direction of U.S. foreign policy following the military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Why is there no Uber for live music?

While digital platforms like Uber continue to proliferate and expand the gig economy into new sectors of work, some industries, such as live music, have structural features that keep them from adapting well to online platforms.

Women’s earnings drop after childbirth

When U.S. couples have their first child, mothers’ earnings still drop substantially relative to fathers’, and new Cornell research demonstrates the stubborn, decades-old pattern isn’t changing despite broad increases in other aspects of gender equality.