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‘Who is guarding Facebook’s guardians?’ Lawmakers can step up oversight

Facebook’s Oversight Board voted to uphold the social media company’s suspension of former President Donald Trump on its platforms but insisted the company must review the suspension to determine an appropriate length of time and develop clearer policies to balance freedom of expression and public safety. Professor of government Sarah Kreps says that Facebook’s Oversight Board acts like a private firm without real accountability of its own and that its consequential decision making over Facebook’s policies require additional independent oversight.
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Despite refugee boost and family reunification, Biden has ‘long road to go’

On Monday, the Biden administration announced a significant increase in the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. The announcement comes as the administration also begins to reunite parents separated from their children under the Trump administration’s family separation policy. Maria Cristina Garcia, professor of history and Latino studies, and Chiara Galli, sociologist and Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow, comment.
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Science journalists on the pandemic: ‘We couldn’t trust our regular sources’

From flame wars on twitter to sleepless nights, four of the country’s leading science journalists spoke of the challenges they’ve faced covering the COVID-19 pandemic during an April 28 event hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences.
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Mirror, Mirror II by Alison Saar

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Online exhibit marks women’s suffrage centennial

Though the pandemic made it difficult to celebrate, 2020 marked a significant milestone – 100 years of women’s suffrage in the United States. The anniversary prompted co-instructors Shirley Samuels, professor of Literatures in English, and recently retired Johnson Museum Gale and Ira Drukier Curator Nancy Green, to create a History of Art course, “The Museum and the Object Practicum on American Women and Work.”
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Humanities students share wide variety of research in spring event

More than 30 students who have conducted research will present their work in a virtual conference May 6-7. One panel investigates the ideas of Goldwin Smith, while other presentations focus on migrant workers in Singapore, political violence in Africa and other topics.
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Yiddish to fulfill A&S language requirement

This fall, Cornell's new Yiddish program is setting its sights higher, riding a generational trend in interest and changing attitudes towards the language.
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A&S students win prestigious Truman, Goldwater scholarships

Three students in the College of Arts & Sciences have been honored with Harry Truman and Barry Goldwater scholarships.
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DC statehood represents ‘equal rights of citizenship,’ not politics

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 51, a bill that would make the District of Columbia the 51st state. David Bateman, professor of government says that while much of the critique of H.R. 51 is political, the bill represents a decision about whether residents of DC merit equal rights of citizenship.
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Chauvin verdict first step in police reform, finding alternatives to policing

On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin was convicted by a jury of killing George Floyd in an act of police violence on May 25, 2020. Joe Margulies, professor of law and government, says the verdict in Chauvin’s case underscores that police should only respond to calls requiring an armed officer.  
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Top science journalists explore challenges of covering COVID

Four science journalists leading the way in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic will discuss their experiences in an upcoming College of Arts & Sciences virtual event April 28.
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Jennifer Griffin/Unsplash Chicago artist Mac Blackout's mural encouraging Americans to get out and vote.

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Business-GOP alliance fraying as CEOs oppose voting limits

On Wednesday, hundreds of companies’ executives joined in a new statement to call out Republican-sponsored voting bills that they say will curtail voting access in several American states. History professor Lawrence Glickman, an expert on consumer activism, comments
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Final ‘Racism in America’ webinar on April 27 to focus on our economic system

The webinar will feature four Cornell faculty experts looking at the past as well as present of the relationship of racism to capitalism and the unequal impact of COVID-19 on different sectors of the economy.
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Imaan Rahim ’22

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Student researcher honored at AAS Chambliss Poster Awards

Undergraduate student Imaan Rahim '22 wins honorable mention at AAS Chambliss Poster Awards.
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J&J vaccine pause a sign of ‘super cautious’ health agencies

Federal health agencies have recommended pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after six people developed blood clots within two weeks of receiving the one-shot vaccine. Government professors Sarah Kreps and Doug Kriner, who have surveyed nearly 2,000 American adults on issues regarding their willingness to get a vaccine, comment.
Archana Podury

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Alumna chosen for Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Archana Podury ’18, has been named a 2021 fellow in the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program, a merit-based graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants.
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‘Asiamnesia’ tackles racial stereotypes in entertainment industry

“Asiamnesia,” being presented online April 15-17 by the Department of Performing and Media Arts, explores the stereotypes that plague Asian/Asian American actresses throughout their careers, but also celebrates their versatility and endurance.
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JPL/ NASA An illustration depicting Mars Helicopter Ingenuity during a test flight on Mars

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Roving Mars, by air and land

Ingenuity, the first helicopter ever to fly on another planet, will be a technology demonstration for the Mars 2020 mission; one day such rotorcraft could provide reconnaissance for rovers to help guide their routes, says Rob Sullivan, a research scientist at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics & Planetary Science and a member of the Mars 2020 science team.
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Grad student wins fellowship to connect research to policy

Gregor-Fausto Siegmund, a doctoral student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was recently awarded the Ecological Society of America’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award.
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Cornell Postdoc Jake Turner receives prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship

“These outstanding young scientists are the future of astrophysics, and their impact on our understanding of the cosmos will be felt for decades to come."
AI Revolution

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Panel to examine the intersection of artificial intelligence with ethics, politics and policy

The April 15 Arts Unplugged virtual event will be moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin ’99, of CNBC and The New York Times.
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