“I am here to convince you that an assault weapons ban would not violate the Second Amendment,” Charles said. “This is a fraught and contentious debate, and the people and their representatives — not lawyers in robes — should be the ones to decide whether an assault weapon ban best serves the public interest.”
“It is kind of like asking what you think about white while you are staring at the sun,” said lawyer Neal Katyal on the prospect of analyzing presidential power and the role of the executive branch in the time of Trump.
On Monday afternoon, Prof. Frank Mitloehner, animal science at the University of California, Davis, discussed the latest research surrounding animal agriculture and its “surprisingly modest” contribution to global greenhouse emissions. Mitloehner pointed at food waste as the largest contributor to environmental damage.
Award-winning photographer and peace activist John Noltner embarked on a 40,000 mile road trip in 2009 to photograph the U.S to promote dialogue, resolve conflict and catalyze social change, which he recapped to students on Wednesday evening.
Due to a winter storm that struck the greater Tompkins area Saturday night, Cornell University’s Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council had to make changes to their recruitment timelines, including pushing recruitment timelines back a week.
Four Cornell professors gathered in McGraw Hall to discuss the history of capitalism, where each professor crafted their own idea on the history of capitalism, based on past experiences and current research.
The fourth annual Mental Health Awareness Week is starting Friday to engage students in discussions about mental health stigmas and encourage them to think more critically about their own emotional well-being and that of the surrounding community.
Drawing lessons directly from the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, Ndaba Mandela will speak at 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 in Kennedy Hall’s Call Auditorium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his grandfather Nelson Mandela’s birth. Zachary J. Shulman ’87, J.D. ’90, director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, said that attendees of
the event can expect to learn about Ndaba’s efforts to promote economic development in Africa through entrepreneurship. Shulman said that Ndaba will also speak about his desire to partner with programs and institutions outside of Africa, such as Cornell University. “He’s clearly going to bring a lot of energy and excitement,” Shulman said.