Gov. Cuomo must balance school accountability with post-recession realities

Expectations of greater accountability for schools and teachers are among many proposals in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address today. John Sipple, director of the New York State Center for Rural Schools and professor of Development Sociology at Cornell, says that the governor needs to balance the issues of greater school […]

Fracking ban the right economic, environmental and health decision

Three Cornell University experts comment on the announcement today by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York state.   Susan Christopherson is a professor and chair of the City and Regional Planning at Cornell University and an economic geographer. Her research and teaching focuses on economic development and she has produced […]

New N.Y. wine law will benefit industry

New N.Y. wine law will benefit industry Bradley Rickard, assistant professor at Cornell and leading expert in the economics of horticultural markets, comments on new legislation allowing roadside farm market stands to sell wine as well as expand wine trails designations on state roadways. Rickard says: “Similar to laws that have allowed wineries to sell […]