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Kate Bronfenbrenner, senior lecturer in the ILR School, says for employers who've never had a contract before, every issue is a fight. “You're having to negotiate every word.”

Gilmore D. Clarke and Michael Rapuano’s “impact on American space, primarily the New York metro area but by example, cities throughout the United States, was every bit as profound as the impact of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, if not more so,” says Thomas J. Campanella, professor of city & regional planning who is writing a book about the pair.  

“If it’s a useful thing to do, to see where our own faces are, we have to imagine that a company offering only that service is going to be transparent and audited,” says Helen Nissenbaum, professor of information science.

”Apple recognizes there is a market for privacy, and consumers’ growing concern,” says Steve Wicker, professor of electrical and computer engineering. “Facebook represents the free-for-all mentality.”

"When you're presented with information that goes contrary to what you believe, then you actually start thinking more deeply about it in order to counter argue,” says David Pizarro, professor of psychology, who studies how biases affect moral judgment.

Ileen DeVault, professor of labor history, says it's Amazon Labor Union's win that could be the tipping point for organized workers. "I've said over and over again that the real change would come when the first Amazon warehouse unionized.”

“So there’s this really interesting flow of information that’s not just top-down, mainstream media communicating to subcultures, but allowing various groups, in this case Black Twitter, to have really important, impactful conversations that the media took up and got disseminated to the wider public,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication. 

Natalie Mahowald, professor in engineering, discusses her collaboration with NASA on the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation. 

 

Chiedozie Egesi, adjunct professor of plant breeding and genetics, writes this piece about how cassava could help the world wean off wheat. 

“We really can’t do it this way in the future — we can’t leave children to the very last,” says Dr. Sallie Permar, chair of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine.

“​​People are parsing the opinion for clues about exactly what its logical implications are,” says Michael Dorf, a Cornell Law School constitutional law expert who has predicted that the court’s abortion ruling has more profound disruptions in store.

There are limits to analyzing the reasoning of published Supreme Court opinions, to say nothing of drafts, says Michael C. Dorf, professor of law. “Logic and syllogisms don’t carry us very far in the law."