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“I'm not a privacy absolutist,” says Ifeoma Ajunwa, assistant employment law professor. “But we shouldn't allow pandemics to become pretexts.”

“Hong Kong and sanctions, the trade war, Xinjiang, and even Taiwan, are of little consequence to this president. Viewed from this light, these sanctions are probably best seen as yet another example of the president trying to have his cake and eat it too,” says Allen Carlson, associate professor of government. 

“They should have come a long time ago, but clearly there has been an incredible amount of pressure,” says Yael Eisenstat, visiting fellow at Cornell Tech.

Linda Shi, assistant professor of city and regional planning, says increasingly destructive weather in addition to the risk of flooding could cause property value loss with each extreme weather event.

“Dress codes are a way of regulating bodies in particular spaces, so that those same bodies conform to a standard set by those in power — whether it's the restaurant owner or the school board,” says Denise N. Green, assistant professor of fiber science and apparel design.

Rosemary Batt, professor in the ILR School, says private-equity funds “shouldn’t just meet the stock market but beat it” to compensate for fees and extra risk.

Asher Williams, postdoctoral associate in chemical and biomolecular engineering, says that the mRNA formulation for a coronavirus vaccine created this quickly would be the “first of its kind,” if approved.

Steve Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law, says, “The proclamation fails to understand that many nonimmigrant workers, especially high-skilled foreign workers, help grow the economy.”

“Donald Trump is somebody … who very much personalizes the economy in a way I've never seen a president do before,” says Lawrence Glickman, professor of history.

“I don't think it works very well,” says Michael Dorf, professor of law. “In Justice Gorsuch's opinion he's not saying the word ‘sex’ is ambiguous. He's saying that when you do all the reasoning, it's clear that ‘sex’ includes sexual orientation and gender identity.” 

“This is one of the first times since the ’60s, where the global demand, the intergenerational demand, the multiracial demand is for systemic change,” says Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana studies. “There is some understanding and acknowledgment at this point that there’s something in the DNA of the country that has to be undone.”

“Today’s decision allows Dreamers to breathe a temporary sigh of relief,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law.