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“We began with magnetic sensors (magnetometers) largely because they do not require contact with the ground, and we were concerned about protecting the tracks,” says Tommy Urban, research scientist in the College of Arts and Sciences and lead author of the paper. “We didn’t want to walk over and drag anything over the tracks in order to collect the data.”

“It is interesting that Independents’ economic assessments appear closer to Democrats when we consider how respondents view their and their family’s financial situation compared with 2016,” says Peter Enns, associate professor of government.

Ifeoma Ajunwa, assistant professor of labor relations, law and history, says microchips “have the potential for constant and intimate surveillance – they literally go with the worker wherever the worker goes. This seems to blur the line between work and family life.”

“Airbnb’s task becomes that much harder because, unlike a hotel, hosts can turn on and turn off listing at their pleasure,” says Chekitan Dev, professor of marketing and management communication. “So, verifying the millions of listings all over the world is critical to bolster trust in the brand. Doing so will be a tall order.”

“This direct taking of control is something that we haven’t seen since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932,” says Tamara Loos, the chair of the history department. “It’s a slide toward something that is very different from his father’s behind-the-scenes way of operating.”

"Wow, he is walking away with a lot of money," says professor of law Stewart Schwab. "And it comes out as part of the story of just, wow, [the] 1% gets a lot more money than the rest of the workers in this economy."

“What the research shows is basically if you’re in a position of power over somebody else, you’re really bad at recognizing the power you wield over them and how hard it is for them to say no to you,” says Vanessa Bohns, an associate professor of organizational behavior at Cornell.

“We have to remember that automated hiring platforms are still created by humans,” says Ifeoma Ajunwa, professor of labor and employment law at Cornell. “The same biases that humans have would also be transferred to any platforms they create.”


"But this union is about the city of Chicago, and that is a sea change in terms of traditional collective bargaining," says Lee Howard Adler, a labor, criminal law and civil rights practitioner. "The union is not just negotiating for a better contract, it's negotiating for the common weal, which primarily consists of low-income folks."

Judith Peraino, Cornell professor of music, found a previously unreleased Lou Reed tape at the Andy Warhol Museum.

Art Wheaton says, “Public support for the UAW from the community was overwhelming – GM vastly underestimated the public support. Whether you want to attribute it to the UAW or the teachers’ strikes, I think we’ll continue to have a lot of strikes as long as the labor market is so tight and the jobless rate is so low.”

“You could see how different people who aren’t experts could look at the economy and reach different conclusions based on their partisanship,” says Peter K. Enns, associate professor in the department of government.