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Analysis: Trump White House NDAs are likely unconstitutional

Nondisclosure agreements implemented by the Trump White House likely infringe on the First Amendment rights of government employees and the press, according to a report by Cornell Law School’s First Amendment Clinic.

Webinar highlights advocacy for international students

More than 700 people attended “Ballots and Borders: Election 2020; What’s at Stake for International Students and Scholars,” a webinar on Oct. 19 featuring Cornell Law School immigration expert Stephen Yale-Loehr.

Efficacy, politics influence public trust in COVID-19 vaccine

In surveys of nearly 2,000 American adults, barely half said they would be willing to take a hypothetical vaccine with an efficacy, or effectiveness, of 50% – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s minimum threshold for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Conference to explore tactile approaches to media, virtually

“Media Objects,” a media studies conference originally scheduled for March 2020 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, has been reconfigured into a virtual event, with the first panel scheduled for Oct. 23.

Choi elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Democracy 20/20 webinar to examine U.S. polarization

The next installment of the Democracy 20/20 webinar series, scheduled for Oct. 30 at 2 p.m., will tackle polarization and how tensions between the political parties and the social groups they represent are redefining American democracy.

Michael Morley, emeritus professor of math, dies at 90

Winner of the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research for his advances in mathematical logic and model theory, Michael Morley was also a devoted advisor of Cornell students. He died Oct. 11.

Cornell United Way drive kicks off; needs greater due to virus

The Cornell United Way Campaign – the campus drive to support the United Way of Tompkins County by raising funds for local community members in need – launches Oct. 15 and runs through December.

Wilkerson to discuss ‘Racial Moment of Truth’ in CCSS lecture

Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns” and “Caste,” will deliver the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.