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Carol Anne Barsody, a master’s student in archaeology, is working with electrical and computer engineering student Jack Defay ’22 to create a 3D model of a mummified bird from Cornell’s Anthropology Collections – one of several interdisciplinary collaborations that Barsody has undertaken to research this ancient artifact. Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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“I do think the pandemic and its aftermath has focused employers on having a sustained relationship with people who know the business and can keep them going,” says Erica Groshen, senior labor market advisor. 

“The employer does not have to reach an agreement with the union but the workers can go on strike. And that also goes into the difficulties with U.S. labor law with that, because if workers go on an economic strike, they can be permanently replaced by their employer,” explains Cathy Creighton, director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab.

“We don’t tend to think of pregnancy as something that someone might very rationally decide not to do because it’s too much of a risk,” says Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy. “That kind of thought process is obviated by the sense that it’s natural and moral, and perhaps also holy, for women to do this.”

In North Dakota, crypto miners signed a deal with Exxon to set up shop directly on site and use gas that would have been flared for new mining operations. “I don’t see that as a benefit: They’re still burning the gas,” says Anthony Ingraffea, professor of engineering emeritus.

Tech companies like Meta can hide details about how posts or keywords have been promoted or hidden from view, said Brooke Erin Duffy, a professor at Cornell University who studies social media.

Sherry Colb, S.C. Wong professor of law at Cornell Law School, argues that even pro-life Americans should find the ruling deeply troubling because it treats the sacrifice that women undertake in reproduction as if it were a minor inconvenience. In particular, the opinion manifests no appreciation for what women who do not want to be pregnant endure when the government compels that status upon them.