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Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54, whose legal career in the fight for women’s rights, equal rights and human dignity culminated with her ascent to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C. She was 87.

Four faculty experts kicked off the College of Arts and Sciences’ yearlong “Racism in America” webinar series with a Sept. 16 discussion about policing and incarceration.

University Counsel Madelyn F. Wessel has announced plans to retire from Cornell, effective at the end of June 2021. The university in the coming weeks will launch a national search to select a successor.

This spring, Cornell launched the Cornell Promise, a multi-faceted campaign aimed at bringing immediate financial aid relief to students who need additional resources to complete their Cornell education in troubling times.

The Week of Caring, Sept. 21-25, will give community members additional time to support local food pantries and not-for-profit organizations that are seeing higher demand due to the impact COVID-19 has had on the community.

Cornell is distributing $8.5 million to help eligible students with financial needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic during the current academic year.

Cornell administrators announced that the university would be changing its COVID-19 alert level back to “New Normal,” citing a low positivity rate and the success of the surveillance testing program.

Susanne Bruyère is co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation-funded team that is developing artificial intelligence technology to improve employment outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder.

The fourth event in the Democracy 20/20 webinar series, “Destroying or Deploying the ‘Deep State’,” Sept. 18 from 2–3:15 p.m., will examine how the capacity and professionalism of the federal government has fared over the past four years.