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Alexandra Cirone, assistant professor of government, says, “Individual citizens shouldn’t amplify any speculation. Nefarious actors are banking on the (likelihood) that citizens will be very concerned about this and accidentally spread fake news.”

Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law, says the announcement, is “basically a political statement that [the US government] opposes the governments of Hong Kong, Cuba and Venezuela, so we’re identifying those countries specifically in this document.”

“Nobody should ever think that this is actually an economic indicator of the sort that is produced by statistical agencies,” says Erica Groshen, senior economic adviser, about the weekly unemployment claims.

President Martha Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff co-write this opinion piece about the measures Cornell has taken to keep its students, faculty, staff and community safe while holding a hybrid of in-person and online classes. Their piece highlights Cornell’s robust testing program and notes that Cornell’s leadership meets daily to evaluate its programs.

Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute, says, “For the first time, we’ll be able to collect enough light,” with the next generation of telescopes.

Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professor of architecture, says the cabin he created with Leslie Lok, assistant professor of architecture, is “proof of a concept,” as it shows an example of real-world construction using mass customization and alternative building materials.

“[It’s possible] they just threw [Hankinson] under the bus in order to keep Louisville from completely erupting,” says Joe Margulies, professor of law.

Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice, says, “Over all, the proposed rule sends a chilling message to prospective international students and makes the United States seem more unwelcoming – and this is in line with other things that the administration has done in other areas of immigration.”

“The toughest question is, what can senators ask about? Because the line between legitimate probing of a potential justice’s willingness to adhere to the law, on the one hand, and on the other hand, expressions of religious prejudice – it’s just hard to draw that line,” says Nelson Tebbe, professor of law. 

“Covid isn't just revealing racial inequities. It's reproducing it. It's making it worse,” says Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana studies and literature.

The article features the work of Samia Henni, assistant professor of architecture, on a documentary presentation about Marseille’s housing crisis for the Manifesta biennial. 

Good Morning America provides exclusive access to Cornell’s extensive testing program, including interviews with Provost Mike Kotlikoff, associate professor of operations research and information engineering Peter Frazier and a few students.