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“Trump may not care, but others in the party should tread carefully here,” says Jens David Ohlin, professor of law and vice dean of the Law School, about Trump’s having convention-related activities at the White House.

“Contrary to what a lot of people assume, American democracy has always been fragile and in real danger of backsliding,” says Suzanne Mettler, a professor of American politics.

“It’s an enigma,” says Avery August, an immunologist at the College of Veterinary Medicine and vice provost for academic affairs. “You have this raging immune response, but the virus continues to replicate.”

“It becomes a risk in so far as the data becomes a tool for understanding demographics and we know that information is power,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government, about TikTok.

Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy says, “misogyny can really distort someone's worldview so that they're a danger to pretty much anyone."

“We understand a lot about their ecology, but we don’t understand how these diverse and strange wood forms evolved,” says Joyce Chery, assistant research professor and lead author of a study published on the topic earlier this year.

“The Chinese government has increasingly leaned on nationalist rhetoric to justify its rule, while also keeping grassroots nationalism on a much tighter leash,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government. 

George Hay, law and economics professor at Cornell Law School, says, “There is always competition in a big sense.”

“Maybe for some people it’s ‘Okay I can’t vote for him again, I can’t vote for him again,’ and then when they walk into the polling booth, who knows?” says Peter K. Enns, associate professor of government. “But the fact that we’re seeing a lower percentage of undecideds and not sures now compared to 2016 suggests that it’s less likely to be the case.”

“This makes the election even more important than before. If President Trump wins reelection, he will have another four years to try to terminate the DACA program,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law.

Harry Greene, emeritus professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, provides comments on whether one can tell if a snake is venomous by the way it swims.

“The federal government acted in violation of those individuals’ rights and probably acted in violation of the Constitution in the sense of exercising powers that are reserved to the states, but just because the federal government acts in ways that overstep its authority doesn’t mean the state has an injury,” says Michael Dorf, professor of constitutional law.