Professor Robert Howarth, ecology and evolutionary biology, presents on divestment during the Faculty Senate meeting at Schwartz Auditorium on Feb. 12, 2020.

Following Divestment Success in Ithaca, Cornellians Look Statewide

Following success in pushing Cornell University to divest from fossil fuels in May, Prof. Robert Howarth, ecology and evolutionary biology, and Climate Justice Cornell activist Katie Sims ’20 joined other climate experts from across the state on a virtual panel hosted by to push for New York’s Common Retirement Fund to divest from fossil fuels.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a news conference about the coronavirus, in  March.

Cuomo Doubles Down On 100 Case Cap For Universities as Cornell Sees Increase in Cases

Cuomo doubled down on the decision to close colleges with 100 COVID-19 cases in two weeks as Cornell reaches close to a third of this threshold. While the Ithaca campus has seen 82 cases, only 31 will count toward the threshold for shutdown according to state guidelines that would only count students residing on campus or taking at least one in-person class.

Students will need masks for the foreseeable future, but the perfect mask is unique to each person.

How to Choose the Right Mask

In March, everyone had to make a sudden addition to their daily wardrobe: masks. As students and professors prepare to enter the lecture hall, masks and physical distancing will be the norm, so what masks should students wear?