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When students drink

In their newest Forbes blog post, Cornell President David Skorton and American studies professor Glenn Altschuler look at binge drinking on campus. “… about 25 percent of college students report negative academic consequences of their drinking, including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers and receiving lower grades overall. The long-term effects include a higher risk of lifelong […]

David & Glenn on: do majors matter?

In their Forbes blog post today, President David Skorton and Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies, write: “Regular readers of our column know that we are unabashed fans and supporters of the humanities and the creative and performing arts. We believe that the world’s thorniest problems will not be solved—nor will our nation be secure — without […]

Geek power

Hod Lipson and graduate student Michael Schmidt are on Forbes’ list of “The World’s Most Powerful Data Scientists” along with the likes of Google CEO Larry Page and others. Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and computing and information science, runs the Cornell Creative Machines Lab and conducts research in everything from robotics […]