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A new study by researchers from Cornell finds the depth of Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn’s moon Titan, is at least 1,000 ft deep.

Ian Kysel, visiting assistant clinical professor of law and co-director of the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic, says, “Going back decades, the U.S. Government has failed to adequately invest in making rights and human dignity the cornerstone of U.S. policy in the region—on migration or otherwise. Human rights are key to addressing the major challenges facing migration.”

Jonathan Burdick, vice provost for enrollment, says the “handwriting was on the wall for both the subject exams and the essay option long before the pandemic struck.”

“Liu He has put financial sector risks in the foreground ever since he moved to his current position,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy. “Even during that very difficult period for the economy in the second quarter [of 2020] they did not open the floodgates of stimulus.”

“The tech companies have realized this is not an abstract question: These are very real threats to American democracy,” says James Grimmelmann, professor of law. “They’ve drawn their line. I see it as a meaningful new position.” 

Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication, says, “We don’t always know who’s responsible for creating the merch, so it enables everyone to evade responsibility for the circulation of these harmful products and messages.”

This piece mentions the comparative analysis of COVID-19 responses across 18 countries by researchers from Cornell and Harvard. Stephen Hilgartner, professor of science and technology studies and co-leader of the study, provides comments on the U.S.’s response.

“Black people’s bodies are policed more heavily, always, than everybody else,” says Carole Boyce Davies, professor of English and Africana studies.

David Sherwyn, professor in the School of Hotel Administration, says that hotels could make a case for not allowing people to book a room if they knew that they were coming to cause disruption. “But as a practical matter, hotels cannot do that. You’re not asking people for the purpose of why they’re there and then judging why they’re there.”

At the State of the State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned the launch of a New York Public Health Corps, in partnership with Cornell and Northwell Health, which would hire and train 1,000 fellows for one year of service facilitating vaccination efforts.

Mark Holton, co-director of the Outdoor Education Center, talks about how climbing trees is beneficial for physical exercise and advises on which trees are best to climb.

“Making bitcoin a significant part of your portfolio would increase your risk substantially,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy. “But a marginal amount seems worthwhile given recent dynamics.”