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“If it was just about the birthrate and it was just about American women having more children and there weren't other layers there with respect to racism and poverty, we would see a very different approach in some of these other policy arenas,” says Jamila Michener, government professor.

Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies, writes this opinion piece about why President Joe Biden is going all-in on infrastructure. 

Alex Colvin, dean of the ILR School, says that Amazon used mandatory meetings and constant messaging to its advantage, running a better campaign than the union.

Natalie Mahowald, professor of engineering in earth and atmospheric sciences, says, “I would not be surprised if this one bit of software changes many people’s minds about the scale of the impact of humans on the environment.”

“It seems to me that this is a competition among new and old exchanges,” says Will Cong, associate professor at the SC Johnson College of Business.

“We’re very concerned that this announcement for very rare side effects could have a disproportionate impact in triggering and bringing fears to the surface,” says Douglas Kriner, professor of government. 

“I think the whole idea was to actually make a difference for these kids, that, you know, Blake Mycoskie observed this problem and he looked for a business model to try to actually help them solve it,” said Chris Marquis, professor in sustainable global enterprise, about Toms.

This article about campaigns for cities to turn out their lights to help ensure the safe migration of bird populations notes that the Lab of Ornithology has used radar data to identify abnormal bird densities. The Lab of Ornithology is also credited with estimating that 1.1 million birds’ migrations were affected by a 9/11 memorial installation in New York City over seven nights in September. 

“Even though in some ways Amazon is a very new type of company, an online technology company, it’s also got a huge operation sorting and delivering packages, so there is a resonance with the old assembly lines. It’s interesting that we’re seeing a parallel reaction of workers organizing unions in response to that.”

“Western efforts to prohibit sourcing have become a true battle of global powers and a real test to this new system of trade governance,” says Desiree Leclercq, assistant professor of employment and labor law and associate member of Cornell Law School faculty. 

“Typically, a virus needs multiple mutations to be transmissible to humans,” says Hector Aguilar-Carreno, a virologist in the College of Veterinary Medicine who studies viral immunology. “It will depend on the virus. In some cases, you might need one or two mutations. But some might need 20 or more to undergo the necessary steps to be transmissible or to replicate in the host.” 

“The very pettiness of the attack against Bernie Sanders, and the comments made about workers, make the company look like it is very worried. It doesn't mean that Amazon is going to lose, but it does make it look like they’re worried they’re going to lose,” says Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of Labor Education Research.