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“A new independent hotel has the opportunity to build a customer base from scratch,” says Kate Walsh, dean at the School of Hotel Administration. “It might’ve been harder to attract locals before, when people would have gotten on a plane.”

Professors of government Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kenneth Roberts co-write this opinion piece about how democracies around the world address authoritarian parties in their government.

“Lockouts are an economic weapon employers use to take the initiative in collective bargaining,” says Alex Colvin, dean of the ILR School. “During the pandemic, lockouts pose a greater threat to unions due to the high unemployment rate and greater availability of replacement workers.”

Thomas Urban, visiting scholar in Classics, is lead author on a new study finding the fort where the Tlingits of Southeast Alaska defended their land from the Russians in 1804. Similar coverage can be found in Nature.

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.