Despite his past, Carson may become America’s ‘dismantler-in-chief’

Noliwe Rooks, associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies studies race-based inequality, economics and education. Rooks comments on President-elect Trump’s pick for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Biography: http://africana.cornell.edu/noliwe-rooks   Rooks says: “Ben Carson grew up in public housing, arguably his only qualification for his new cabinet post. Should he decide […]

Agriculture, tax reforms at risk after Colombia’s ‘no’ vote

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business, is available to comment on the economic repercussions of the weekend’s referendum in Colombia. Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile/id/lc683   Casanova says: “The Colombian government’s plan to develop the agricultural sector to its potential is now on hold, and so are natural […]

New Cornell Store to open on Ithaca Commons this spring

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University, the City of Ithaca and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance today announced that the University will open a Cornell Store on The Ithaca Commons later this spring. The announcement was made earlier today as part of a Cornell University-sponsored regional conference on town-gown economic development held at Coltivare in downtown Ithaca. The […]

Southern Tier $500M economic award a boon for agriculture and region

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council has won $500 million over the next five years in New York’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced today. Cornell will be involved in about $100 million worth of key projects funded by the grant. The Southern Tier was one of three state […]