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Elizabeth Berliner, associate clinical professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses obstacles animal shelters are facing amid pandemic recovery. 

In this opinion guest essay, assistant professor of history, Stephen Vider, and Bronfenbrenner Center postdoctoral associate, David S. Byers, argue that the Supreme Court Case Fulton v. City of Philadelphia threatens 50 years of advances to support L.G.B.T.Q. youth in the foster care system. 

Daniela Hedwig, research associate in the Lab of Ornithology, says, “African elephants can serve as a really cool study system for the evolution of complex communications systems, including our own language.” 

“The jobs that remain unfilled in the economy are collectively concentrated amongst 45 million jobs that we’ve been overly dependent on that pay $750 a week or less,”  says Daniel Alpert, senior fellow in macroeconomics at the Law School.

A new study co-authored by Harry Kaiser, professor of applied economics and management, finds that even a slight grocery tax-rate increase could lead to food insecurity for many U.S. households.

Natalie Bazarova, associate professor of communication, contributes insight from her research on how social media users shared personal information during the pandemic and advises users to be mindful of how much they share.

“I don’t think a conventional explosive debt crisis is in the cards,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy and the former head of the International Monetary Fund’s China division. “A better way of looking at it is … somebody has to pay for all this, and who’s going to pay for it? Ultimately, it is going to be the taxpayer.” 

James Grimmelmann, professor at the Law School and Cornell Tech, says that tech companies “really have to make deeply political choices” as they are caught between activist free speech and governments attempting to stop unrest and violence. 

“It has always been the military’s strategy to hide the mass crackdown there, the mass killing of the protesters,” says Van Tran, PhD in the department of government

George Hay, professor of law, says that it’s “hard to imagine any basis for blocking the deal.”

Lilly Jan, lecturer in food and beverage management, discusses the spike in restaurant reservations across the U.S. Jan says, “This spike will last a little bit longer than a regular restaurant opening. We’re going to continue to see those increases in sales, but with cold weather, we will see a leveling off.” 

“We’re going to see a substantial amount of global warming before we can model the clouds scaled globally,” says Angeline Pendergrass, assistant professor of atmospheric science.