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Four Weeks In, UPR Students Continue to Adjust to Life at Cornell

Cornell Daily Sun, February 15, 2018
Describing the weather in Ithaca as “bipolar,” the professors as “helpful” and the community as “welcoming,” students from the University of Puerto Rico say they are grateful for the Ivy... > more

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

by Ryan H. Walsh,
Tulsa World, March 18, 2018
Appearing on public television channel WGBH’s “What’s Happening, Mr. Silver?”, “the first TV show that spoke to the stoned generation,” Mel Lyman, a former musician in Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band... > more

Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion

by Steve Fraser,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2018
Throughout our history, many Americans have insisted that the United States is immune to class-consciousness and class conflict. In sharp contrast to Europe, they argue, America has had no kings,... > more

The Devil's Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll

by Randall J. Stephens,
The Florida Courier, March 16, 2018
“Gospel and rock ‘n’ roll were cut from the same cloth,” Tav Falco, leader of the psychedelic group Panther Burns, once observed, “even though one is considered to be the... > more

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations

by Amy Chua,
Psychology Today, March 9, 2018
In 1999, Thomas Friedman predicted that the spread of free markets and democracy around the world would allow “people everywhere to turn their aspirations into achievements,” erase human as well... > more

A History of Judaism

by Martin Goodman,
The Jerusalem Post, March 8, 2018
In the 10th century, Rabbi Saadia Gaon, the leader of the rabbinic academy in Sura, Babylon, laid out the appropriate approaches to scriptural interpretation in his Book of Beliefs and... > more

Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906

by David Cannadine,
Tulsa World, February 25, 2018
The Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 provided an occasion for Englishmen and women to celebrate a half century of unprecedented political, economic, social and cultural progress, domestically, imperially... > more

The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

by Bryan Caplan,
Psychology Today, February 20, 2018
More than a century ago, Andrew Carnegie declared that “men have sent their sons to colleges to waste their energies upon obtaining a knowledge of such languages as Greek and... > more

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

by Steven Pinker,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 19, 2018
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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

by Niall Ferguson,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 11, 2018
In November 2010, Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen predicted that governments would be “caught off-guard when large numbers of their citizens, armed with virtually nothing but cell phones, take... > more

Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

by Omer Bartov,
The Jerusalem Post, February 9, 2018
In 1936, Mendel Reich, president of a Talmud Torah in Buczacz, a small border town in Eastern Galicia, declared that the Jews were “condemned to wait on death row for... > more

Trump Calls For Unity As He Touts His Achievements

The Straits Times, February 1, 2018
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The First Republican Army: The Army of Virginia and the Radicalization of the Civil War

by John H. Matsui,
The American Historical Review, February 1, 2018
In the summer of 1862, following the Second Battle of Bull Run, General George McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac, boasted to his wife that his enemies had... > more

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon, and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD

by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 26, 2018
In October, 1970, William Eagleton, head of U.S. Operations in Algeria, sent a secret cable to Secretary of State William Rogers. Timothy Leary, the High Priest of LSD, who had... > more

Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court

by Paul Finkelman,
The Florida Courier, January 26, 2018
In February 1865, during a debate over an appropriation to fund a bust of Roger Taney, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner asked, “What is the office of Chief Justice, if it... > more

Cornell courses open to all through part-time study

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, January 22, 2018

Through part-time study, anyone can take advantage of the vast academic resources at Cornell University.

High school students, visiting college students, area residents, retirees, corporate learners, and Cornell employees or alums... > more

Shutdown Signals Deeper Dysfunction in Government

The Straits Times, January 21, 2018
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Cornell's Adult University celebrates fifty years

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, January 17, 2018

In the mid-'60s, Cornell trustee Les Severinghaus '21 told Cornell President James Perkins that the time had come for alumni "to be led not by the hand, but by the... > more

U of Puerto Rico students prep to take refuge at Cornell

by Susan Kelley,
Cornell Chronicle, January 16, 2018

Four months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, 62 students from Universidad de Puerto Rico are preparing to begin a semester of study at Cornell.

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

by Daniel H. Pink,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 2018
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It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America

by David Cay Johnston,
The Huffington Post, January 11, 2018
At the end of Donald Trump’s first year in office, his job approval ratings are lower than those of any American president in modern history. The establishment mass media, on... > more

Great at Work: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More

by Morten Hansen,
Psychology Today, January 9, 2018
For more than a century, experts on individual and organizational behavior have tried to account for differences in performance at work. They have measured the impact of many factors,... > more

Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House

by Joshua Zeitz,
Tulsa World, January 7, 2018
Lyndon Johnson’s legacy as President of the United States will always be tarnished by the war in Vietnam. That said, historians continue to give extraordinarily high marks to his domestic... > more

Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land

by David A. Goldstein,
The Jerusalem Post, January 5, 2018
In the spring of 2004, during Passover, the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team hosted Zelgiris Kaunus in the deciding game of the Euroleague quarterfinals. With two seconds left, and... > more

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