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“I think … we have to have a more contemplative holiday with small groups,” says Mary Beth Norton, professor emerita of American history.

“Despite the objective evidence of women's intellectual and professional accomplishments, it seems that their ability to make intellectual contributions is still not seen as being on par with men's,” says assistant professor of human development Lin Bian.

“It doesn’t seem that there was a huge amount of transmission in the country in January and February,” says Isaac Weisfuse, adjunct professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “It shows how quickly the virus can spread in a completely susceptible population. It’s quite striking that we went from zero to 100 miles an hour.”

“If you want to keep temperatures low, we need to act quickly. The emission cuts required are really quite dramatic, as they say here,” says Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.

“I'm not a privacy absolutist,” says Ifeoma Ajunwa, assistant employment law professor. “But we shouldn't allow pandemics to become pretexts.”

“Hong Kong and sanctions, the trade war, Xinjiang, and even Taiwan, are of little consequence to this president. Viewed from this light, these sanctions are probably best seen as yet another example of the president trying to have his cake and eat it too,” says Allen Carlson, associate professor of government. 

“They should have come a long time ago, but clearly there has been an incredible amount of pressure,” says Yael Eisenstat, visiting fellow at Cornell Tech.

Linda Shi, assistant professor of city and regional planning, says increasingly destructive weather in addition to the risk of flooding could cause property value loss with each extreme weather event.

“Dress codes are a way of regulating bodies in particular spaces, so that those same bodies conform to a standard set by those in power — whether it's the restaurant owner or the school board,” says Denise N. Green, assistant professor of fiber science and apparel design.

Rosemary Batt, professor in the ILR School, says private-equity funds “shouldn’t just meet the stock market but beat it” to compensate for fees and extra risk.

Asher Williams, postdoctoral associate in chemical and biomolecular engineering, says that the mRNA formulation for a coronavirus vaccine created this quickly would be the “first of its kind,” if approved.

Steve Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law, says, “The proclamation fails to understand that many nonimmigrant workers, especially high-skilled foreign workers, help grow the economy.”