As Ithacans wait for Biden’s $1.9 trillion dollar stimulus proposal to pass the Senate, questions remain as to how the money will be allocated, and whether Biden can successfully use it as leverage for his policy goals, which include raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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Sophomore Uses GameStop Windfall for Good
“Waking up in the morning and seeing my account was up like tens of thousands of dollars — I was freaking out,” Kahn said.
Students Propel $21 Million Real Estate Project in Former Collegetown Bagels Location
The $21 million apartment development replacing the now-razed historic Chacona Block building — the former home of Collegetown Bagels — is on track to open its doors in August 2021.
Clubs Face Funding Challenges After Reduced SAFC Budget Allocations
Fewer budgets were submitted in fall 2020 than in the previous year. For those that did, SAFC allocated, on average, about $300 less per organization.
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Cornellian-Led Startup Aims to Make Food Storage Cheaper, More Accessible
Cornell-founded Farther Farms focuses on creating new technologies with many different potential applications.
Cornell Alum Creates Crowdfunding Platform for Environmentally Sustainable Businesses
“With Greenfundr, I took that environmental sector, broke it up into a bunch of different categories, like sustainable fashion, clean energy and sustainable agriculture, and built a platform that’s completely dedicated to green projects.”
Despite Pandemic Cuts, TCAT Remains Committed to Improving Service to the Tompkins Area Community
“Our goal is to keep going with our service levels as much as possible,” Vanderpool said. “I don’t want to take anything away from anybody.”
Breaking Down the $14 Billion Spent in the Most Expensive Election in U.S. History
“Donald Trump’s presidency has unleashed a form of nuclear energy of fundraising down the ballot,” Israel said. “The best fundraising tool for Democrats down the ballot in the 2020 election cycle has been anti-Trump sentiment.”
Ithaca Employment Largely Rebounds, But Weaknesses Linger According to Local Officials
“Unemployment insurance is only a partial replacement for lost wages; if the worker doesn’t make a living wage to begin with, unemployment isn’t nearly enough.”
What is the Real Cost of a Cornell Education?
Why did Cornell choose to raise tuition at a time when many are experiencing stiff financial hardship; why is the University’s financial aid lower than all of its Ivy League peers? Amid concerns about the true value of a college degree in the era of “Zoom University,” School of Industrial and Labor Relations Prof. Ronald Ehrenberg, who studies how institutions of higher education operate, explained the nuances behind some of these questions.
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Remote Work May Make Applicant Pool More Competitive, Professor Says
“In the remote model, people seeking freedom and autonomy in their jobs will become happier,” Haeger said. “The alternative is true for people who really thrive on the face to face.”