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“I understand the spirit of wanting to call it a strike because it sounds more militant than boycott,” says Ileen DeVault, professor in the ILR School. “It feels more in tune with the Black Lives Matter movement, which it is. But it’s difficult to define.”

Mark Wysocki, senior lecturer in earth and atmospheric sciences, says that the market for the commercial weather industry will continue to grow as climate change makes weather models more uncertain and extreme weather becomes more frequent and costly.

Maria Figueroa, senior extension associate at the ILR School says Uber “will have to still be making sure that the franchisees comply with all of the quality standards that they want to maintain to protect their brands, and that implies a certain level of control over how the work is performed. That’s where they run the risk of being perceived as or being classified as a joint employer, and that’s what they’ve been fighting to the death.”

Diego Diel, associate professor of population medicine, says that though the coronavirus is zoonotic it causes a fundamentally human disease and notes that if the virus posed a significant threat to animal health, we would know by now. The piece also notes that the vet lab at Cornell and other schools confirmed lions at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for coronavirus.

Rick Geddes, professor of policy analysis and management, discusses the details of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday.

“If there is a legitimate cause to be extremely apprehensive about the state of American democracy, that's the cause,” says Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies.

'Painted as spies': Chinese students, scientists say Trump administration has made life hostile amid battle against COVID-19

“The best protection comes from involving the family, even if that’s scary and even if the family somehow contributed to the onset or maintenance,” says Janis Whitlock, research scientist at the Bronfenbrenner Center. “I now recommend early family involvement unless it’s completely clear that it’s going to be dangerous.”

In this op-ed, professor of American studies Douglas Kriner argues that Trump's abuse of presidential power isn't unique and doesn't alone make him an imperial president, but if voters choose to allow him free rein on presidential abuse, we may have a truly imperial president.

“Biden will somewhat temper his approach to China should he be elected, but not by a lot. Politically he would not be able to, and, in terms of American interests he cannot,” says Allen Carlson, associate professor of government.

“So this is a recipe for fiscal problems, serious fiscal problems,” says Rick Geddes, professor of policy and analysis management.

This piece features the work of Russell Weaver, economic geographer at ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, on Black workers in Buffalo and the disproportional coronavirus impact they face.