Amol Rajesh is a member of the Class of 2020 in the College of Arts & Sciences. He was a Senior Editor on the 137th Editorial Board and previously served as the Science Editor on the 136th Board.
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López-Calva, who got both his master’s and his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell, was the co-director of the The World Development Report 2017. On Monday, he returned to the Cornell campus to host a roundtable discussion and a keynote address about the implications of The World Bank’s yearly report.
From Friday to Sunday, teams of programmers, designers and students from a variety of backgrounds raced against the clock to produce impactful software. BigRed Hacks, the oldest student-run hackathon at Cornell, drew upon a large number of students from across the country. “Part of what I feel our mission is, is to relieve tension and show people that you really don’t have to be a genius to have fun and learn things at hackathons. The only thing you need is the will to try,” said Jeffrey Van ’19, a student organizer at the event. Abhishek Velayudham, a sophomore majoring in computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park, reflected on what motivated him to attend the event.
The shack-like structure — made of wood, lights, string and other materials — includes a series of shelves under a small roof where members of the community can place items honoring loved ones or memories.
Carmon, whose Ginsburg biography had a three month tenure on The New York Times bestseller list, expressed admiration for Ginsburg’s principled way of life, saying that she “maintained her identity” at Cornell and “stayed true to herself.”