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MEDIA ALERT: Experts available on coronavirus

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, the science of vaccines and impact on healthcare systems, 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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Diane Burton, academic director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at the ILR School, says that companies’ announcing pay increases for entry-level jobs affects their internal workforces. “The symbolic aspects of wages matter. People want to know how they stack up,” Burton says. 

Brooke Erin Duffy, professor of communication, says, “The push to self-brand is happening at a younger and younger age, and I see it with my students.” Duffy also discusses the potential long-term implications of a large digital footprint for children. 

Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Hotel Administration, says that state and local regulators must do what they can to “give restaurateurs the absolute maximum potential for earning. In New York, for example, they stopped allowing alcohol takeout. I think that’s a mistake, frankly."

This article touches on the promise of success, and the pitfalls that can undermine the satisfaction of succeeding. Tom Gilovich, psychology professor, discusses this in the context of Olympians.

“It’s not a permanent thing — that’s an important thing to highlight,” says Luis Schang, adding that the vaccines are still working very well and vaccination rates continue to rise. “This is not something we have to do for years. This is weeks, perhaps a couple of months.”

“People generally don’t realize that something so small could have such a big impact,” explains Vanessa Bohns, associate professor in the ILR School.