23 teams of Cornell undergraduate and graduate students competed in the University’s Eighth annual Global Health Case Competition, hosted by the University’s Global Health Program and Global Health Student Advisory Board.
ByNatalie Monticello, Kobi Rassnick, and Omsalama Ayoub |
Out of thousands of applicants, Cornell seniors Sophia Qu ’21, Atsu Kludze ’21 and Kelsi Lopez ’21 have earned the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a recognition of their tenacity as undergraduate researchers.
The phrase Presidential Debate has become synonymous with “petty shouting match.” Ballot deadlines were extended and then revoked. Some Americans still haven’t received their absentee ballots, while others report “faulty” ballots that don’t list any presidential candidates at all. Everywhere we turn, it seems that there is new election news to lament and almost no way of letting out this stress while locked at home. The week before one of the most important elections of our lifetimes, Americans have never needed comfort food more.
Logically, we all know that a bowl of chicken soup or mac and cheese can’t actually solve any of the turmoil our country is currently going through. A bag of crunchy, salty chips won’t do the trick either, yet we still turn to these familiar foods to support us emotionally when everything seems like it’s a bit too much to handle.
To the Editor:
In his editorial entitled, ‘The Paradox of the Fall Semester’ Andrew V. Lorenzen presented a thoughtful analysis of the science involved in re-opening Cornell. In particular, he analyzed the assumptions, axioms, postulates, self-evident facts or whatever you want to call them, upon which the model and the analysis were based. This is so rarely done in the use, misuse and abuse of science today. I applaud Mr. Lorenzen for presenting science as it should be presented. In a speech entitled, What is Science?, Richard Feynman said: “As a matter of fact, I can also define science another way: Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.
“Biology is really fun to me,” said Jasmine, a Brooklyn Amity School middle school student. “You can’t help but feel interested, and feel blessed, even. It really excites me, thinking about how unique everything on our planet is. Everything has a life. It’s really beautiful.”
Whether you decide to actually meet your Perfect Match, go out with your significant other or stay in for a night of Netflix with friends, Valentine’s Day can be an opportunity to appreciate the bonds and love we have for each other as humans. But the bonds we’ve formed over the course of our lives don’t just start with us — human bonding is as old as humanity itself.
Each year, scholars around the nation are nominated to join the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific body. This year, five Cornell faculty were named Fellows, according to a University press release.