Cornell is investigating a report that male, first-year Cornell Law School students ranked female first-year students on their appearance in a private group chat and whether the behavior violates Title IX policies, according to Dean Eduardo M. Peñalver.
The Sun reached out to nine professors in the law school and government department and received comment from four, one of whom signed a letter signed by more than 1,700 law professors across the country that was sent to the Senate today.
More than 10 years have passed since the global financial crisis broke out, and the financial institutions’ ability to rethink and sophisticate their business has been growing relentlessly. Prof. Saule T. Omarova, law, argues in her latest work that while we are now more cognizant of, and to an extent protected from, the risk in some financial products, the financial system could be ill-equipped for the latest technological innovations in finance, otherwise known as fintech. In her research paper, New Tech v. New Deal: Fintech As A Systemic Phenomenon she suggests that the fintech revolution can’t be as neutral as some actors pretend, because finance is “a matter of utmost and direct public policy significance.”
Omarova writes in New Tech v. New Deal that if we blur the public policy dimension in fintech, and grasp only the private dimension of how it enables transactions, we misrepresent its systemic risk. By doing so, she warns, we help new financial and tech conglomerates avoid financial regulation and circumvent the fundamental separation between banking and commerce, giving them a carte blanche to engage in riskier activities for consumers. This reflection is at the very core of Omarova’s pro-regulation stance, made clear throughout her research work and more recently in her testimony before the Senate two weeks ago.
Mitrano worked as the Director of Information Technology Policy at Cornell University from 2001 to 2014. According to her website, she is responsible for some of the “first-generation” higher education information security policies.
Roger Cramton began his career at the Department of Justice in 1970 and was appointed to the post of assistant attorney general in 1972 by President Nixon. After serving in the Justice department he was invited to become the dean of the Cornell Law School in 1973.
The night after the first presidential debate, Prof. Steve Yale-Loehr ’77 J.D. ’81, law, discussed the potential impact of 2016 presidential election on America’s immigration policy. In his analysis of the positions of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Yale-Loehr urged the audience to remember United States’ mantra, “Out of many, one.”