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Cornell faculty members can speak about coronavirus from a variety of perspectives: the science and health implications of the disease, its impact on the global economy, labor and specialized industries, effects on countries around the world and the broader impact the crisis is having on our daily lives.

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Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy says, “misogyny can really distort someone's worldview so that they're a danger to pretty much anyone."

“We understand a lot about their ecology, but we don’t understand how these diverse and strange wood forms evolved,” says Joyce Chery, assistant research professor and lead author of a study published on the topic earlier this year.

“The Chinese government has increasingly leaned on nationalist rhetoric to justify its rule, while also keeping grassroots nationalism on a much tighter leash,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government. 

“Maybe for some people it’s ‘Okay I can’t vote for him again, I can’t vote for him again,’ and then when they walk into the polling booth, who knows?” says Peter K. Enns, associate professor of government. “But the fact that we’re seeing a lower percentage of undecideds and not sures now compared to 2016 suggests that it’s less likely to be the case.”

George Hay, law and economics professor at Cornell Law School, says, “There is always competition in a big sense.”

“This makes the election even more important than before. If President Trump wins reelection, he will have another four years to try to terminate the DACA program,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law.