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“The figure for estimated GDP growth in the third quarter will be dramatic, and will have absolutely zero effect on the election,” says Christopher Way, associate professor of government.

The article features two new apples co-created by Susan Brown, professor of horticulture.

Provost Michael Kotlikoff co-writes this opinion piece with Jack Lipton, a colleague from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, calling for the creation of a U.S. Biomedical National Guard that would create a corps of federally directed research institutions and scientists to supply biomedical expertise and lab infrastructure during disasters such as the one we are in now.

Laurent Dubreuil, professor of literature, writes this opinion piece about how cancel culture converged with Islamist extremism in the murder of Samuel Paty, a middle-school teacher in a Paris suburb, by a Chechen refugee.


Tyler Valeska, postdoctoral associate at the Law School, says, “It’s irrelevant whether the general public would not find it controversial. One value the First Amendment protects is dissent. We don’t want the government telling people what something means to them when and for what reasons.”

Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy, says, “If we’re looking for intelligent life in the Universe that could find us and might want to get in touch … we’ve just created the star map of where we should look first.” 

George Hay, senior professor of law and economics, discusses the Justice Department’s filing of an antitrust suit against Google.

“For every post which contains misinformation about voting, why not flood the zone so that when I see that post, the very next thing I see is from a credible source,” says Yael Eisenstat, a visiting fellow at Cornell Tech.

“Trump's trade policies have delivered few tangible benefits to the US economy while undercutting the multilateral trading system, disrupting long-standing alliances with US trading partners, and fomenting uncertainty,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics. 

Susanne Bruyere, academic director of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, says, “Ultranauts’ purposeful construction of a workplace that really supports people is extraordinary. Its techniques and tools could absolutely be applied more broadly.”

“The regime’s declaration of a state of emergency offers a pretext for a crackdown on protests not just in Bangkok, but in cities in the north, south and northeast,” says Tamara Loos, professor of history.

“What’s made this work is the NBA had complete control over not only the teams but anybody that the teams interacted with,” says Isaac Weisfuse, medical epidemiologist in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “They had a very aggressive testing protocol and they kept outsiders outside of the bubble.”