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“Given the severity of Mrs. Montgomery’s mental illness, the sexual and physical torture she endured throughout her life, and the connection between her trauma and the facts of her crime, we appeal to President Trump to grant her mercy, and commute her sentence to life imprisonment,” says Sandra Babcock, clinical professor of law. 

“Blockchain is a very difficult to implement technology that is absolutely brand new. It’s not widely recognized by many governments as a suitable and trusted solution. That’s not to say that it’s not, but it’s a very nascent technology that has not been recognized universally as the proper means for moving information around,” says JP Pollak, Senior Researcher-in-Residence at Cornell Tech.

Francine Blau, professor in the ILR School, says the categories of front line workers “are nuanced. So we have to consider — is remote education a possibility? What are the downsides to remote education for the students themselves but also for their families?”

“Both an income exclusion and a deduction are provided,” says Richard Reinhold, visiting professor of practice at the Law School. “The result is a likely loss of tax revenues of hundreds of billions of dollars that was never scored or disclosed.”

Maria Fitzpatrick, associate professor of policy analysis and management, says, “What happens in retirement is going to be different for different people depending on what they did before retirement and what they do after.”

In this opinion piece by Rachel Louise Snyder, associate professor at American University, about Lisa Montgomery, Sandra Babcock, clinical professor of law, says “Were it not for her being a woman, she would not be on death row, because she wouldn’t be subjected to the kind of torture that she was.” Babcock says her case “is all about gender.”

“We present one of the first hints of detecting an exoplanet in the radio realm,” says the study's lead author, Jake Turner, research associate in astrophysics and planetary science. Co-author Ray Jayawardhana, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, says the findings could open “up a new window on exoplanets, giving us a novel way to examine alien worlds that are tens of light-years away.”

“It’s not uncommon for companies to mistake making changes in structure for making changes in the culture thus declaring success long before it’s due,” says Pamela Tolbert, professor at the ILR School.

“The idea of having these virtual holiday parties is in part to try to combat some of that isolation that people are feeling,” says Bradford Bell, professor of strategic human resources.

“The union dodged a huge bullet,” says Art Wheaton, senior extension associate in the ILR School.

“The sunflower star was the most susceptible of the twenty starfish species affected by a multi-host pathogen and has rapidly gone from being the most common subtidal starfish on the US west coast to critically endangered,” says Drew Harvell, professor of Marine Ecology and key player in the sunflower star’s saga.

Andrew Campana, assistant professor of Asian studies, talks about how blind and low-vision player communities continue playing video games.