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Dark-skinned person cupping hands under a stream of water.

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Infrastructure bill comes amid all-time high distrust of water

Africana Prof. Jerel Ezell comments on Pres. Biden's infrastructure bill.
Chinese President Xi Jinping standing at a podium with the US Seal on the front, with Joe Biden behind him and Hilary Clinton to his left dressed in a red pants suit.

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Contentious issues between U.S., China unlikely to be resolved by zoom call

Associate professor of government Allen Carlson comments on the scheduled meeting between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Ethiopia is highlighted in green on a map of the African continent.

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Mass atrocities in Ethiopia could get worse as federal state loses ground

Political scientist Oumar Ba comments on the escalation of the yearlong war in Ethiopia.
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President Pollack shares community updates

President Martha E. Pollack shares some updates from across the Cornell community.
Princess Mako wearing pearl earrings, necklace and pin, and a long sleeved green dress; she is holding white gloves and a fan.

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Japan’s imperial laws may doom the royal family

Historian Kristin Roebuck comments on the consequences of the marriage of Japan's Princess Mako.
A rocketship-shaped skyscraper next to a building shaped like the prow of a ship, both steel-colored.

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COP 26 ushers ‘new domain of geopolitics’ as Russia demands sanction relief

Historian Nicholas Mulder comments on Russia's demand for sanction relief.
Eli Clare

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Disability advocate Eli Clare to speak on COVID-19

Disability justice advocate Eli Clare has been chosen as a Distinguished Visiting Collaborator in the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and he will be hosted for two virtual talks by the Cornell Society for the Humanities in partnership with the Syracuse University Humanities Center.
Man with children watching others pulling nets in from the sea

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White House acknowledges ‘right to stay home’ for climate migrants

Historian Maria Cristina Garcia comments on the report released this week by the White House on climate change and migration.
Flag in the center of a circle with "E Pluribus Unum" across it

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Progressives make sacrifices to win Manchin, Sinema

Government professor David Bateman comments on the budget bill negotiations in Congress.
The U.S. Capital.

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Battle with Bannon is 'political theater,' shows need for reform

Prof. Doug Kriner, author of the book “Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power,” says the conflict indicates a need for reforms that would enable more powerful congressional oversight.
A blindfolded bronze woman in a toga holding a set of scales

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Attacks upon cultural heritage are 'attacks upon a people'

Cornell University researchers Adam Smith and Lori Khatchadourian, who have used high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor and document endangered and damaged cultural heritage in the South Caucasus, comment on the case currently before the Hague.
Four lines of light radiating out from a white dwarf star on a blue background.

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Surviving a star’s demise: Discovery adds proof of planetary resilience

Astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute, comments on the discovery of MOA-2010-BLG-477Lb, a Jupiter-sized planet that survived its star’s death.
An aerial view of St. Peter's Square and the rest of Vatican City

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Catholic Church ‘systemic abuse’ dates back to the beginning

Prof. Kim Haines-Eitzen comments on a new report that shows French clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years.
James Oliver

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Event will honor suffragist and mathematician James Oliver

The life and work of James Edward Oliver, a passionate supporter of women’s suffrage and a nationally recognized mathematician, will be celebrated in an evening of talks on Oct. 14.
German flag on top of Berlin Reichstag

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Germany election a ‘spectacular result’ for far-right party

Preliminary results of Germany’s federal election are in, and the left-leaning Social Democratic Party has narrowly won the largest share of parliamentary seats.
women playing instruments

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“Feminist Theatre: Past and Present” kicks off with Sept. 30 event

The Sept. 30 event is the first in a three-part panel series that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Cornell University’s women’s studies program.
A slice of pizza being lifted up with cheese falling from it

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Market grows for environmentally friendly dairy alternatives

“Plant-based and cultivated (or “lab-grown”) alternatives to animal products have moved well beyond the vegetarian aisle. "
Ngoc Truong sitting on a rock in front of a lake and a mountain with glacier

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Student Spotlight: Ngoc Truong

Ngoc Truong chose to study at Cornell because of its tradition of faculty/staff/student involvement with spacecraft missions and its many notable planetary scientists and astrophysicists such as Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter.
Juliana Hu Pegues

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New Faculty: Juliana Hu Pegues

Juliana Hu Pegues, Literatures in English
Planes in a row with snow-covered mountains behind them.

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Kabul bombings indicate fragile American position in Afghanistan

Historian David Silbey comments on the situation in Afghanistan; he is the author of “The Other Face of Battle: America's Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat."