Shriya Perati is a member of the Class of 2021 in the College of Arts and Sciences. She was a science editor on the 137th Editorial Board and is currently an arts columnist. She can be reached at [email protected]
After one of the most important people in my life was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer during my senior year of high school, I experienced a period of early maturity in which I became intimately aware of how important time is. I was no longer able to relate to the friends I surrounded myself with since childhood and I no longer recognized myself.
Despite backlash, the murals have become an important part of the Ithaca culture: Their vibrant accents and bold colors personify our changing space to reflect the eclectic voices of our city’s diverse community.
Anthony Fauci M.D. ’66 addressed hundreds of graduating students during Weill Cornell Medicine’s virtual commencement ceremony on Thursday, calling upon the newly-minted healthcare professionals of his alma mater to help “face this pandemic together.”
Undergraduate students in the biological sciences honors program were informed on Wednesday afternoon that they will officially not be allowed to work in laboratories starting March 28, the deadline the University set after which all classes must be held online. As a part of the honors program, students conduct novel, independent research and then write a formal honors thesis in a specific field of study. As a result of the disruption, participants should plan to collect as much data as possible before spring break, according to an email sent by Laura Schoenle, coordinator of undergraduate research and honors. Even though aspects of the course will be cut short, students enrolled in Biology 4990: Independent Research in Biology, will receive full credit. “If you are enrolled in BIOG 4990, you will be able to receive full credit for the course, as we will have passed the 60% time point in the semester when we reach spring break,” Schoenle wrote in an email to biological sciences honors students.
New York state has reported 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Monday noon. With the number of reported cases on the rise, Cornell professors are bracing themselves for the possibility of class cancellations.
In the world of academia, women are often under-represented in their field. In light of International Women’s Day, the Sun has highlighted three female professors who have made significant contributions in their field of science and continue to do so, despite facing setbacks.
“There are 8,001 frog species known to science, 501 declining plus 90 extinct is 6.5 percent of that diversity. The human population is 7.7 billion people. If you were to take 6.5 percent of the human population that would be 455 million people, more than the population of the US. That’s the impact,” Zamudio said.