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New York Farm Day is a tasteful event on Capitol Hill

The Kennedy Caucus Room was transformed into a high-end restaurant and farmers market, as members of Congress and administration officials sampled shellfish from Peconic Bay, cheeses from the Finger Lakes region and apples from Saratoga. Many items reflected Cornell’s vital role in the state’s $5.7 billion agricultural economy. More.

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Cornell at a Glance

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A president simply can't manage multiple wars and pay attention to the economy … [his] party seems doomed to pay the price of the endless, costly cycle of wars that demand precious attention stolen from domestic policy implementation.

-Cornell Professor of Government Elizabeth Sanders, on the midterm election.

Those of us who lived through the 1980s remember how Americans responded to the AIDS crisis during the early years.

-History Professor Maria Cristina Garcia, on public response to US ebola cases.

Those of us who lived through the 1980s remember how Americans responded to the AIDS crisis during the early years.

-History Professor Maria Cristina Garcia, on public response to US ebola cases.

There is no question that the value of a degree from an institution like Cornell is worth an investment by students and families. A degree from Cornell will change a person’s life for the better. It will enhance economic possibilities, it will change opportunities, and it will enable a person to achieve his or her full potential.

-President-elect Elizabeth Garrett on the value of a college degree.

Superfoods are high in nutrients, high in antioxidants, very nutritious. However, if you have certain medical conditions or take certain medications … you [may] need to stay away from [them].

-Alissa Rumsey, registered dietitian, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Seek out and work with the smartest people in your field. You have an advantage here, since you are surrounded by smart people.

-– Michael Wagner ’86, a wealth management adviser for NFL coaches and professional athletes, in a speech to ILR students.

A man or woman who discovered he was being taken south might be desperate enough to do anything. Some ran. Some fought like tigers. William Grimes tried to break his own leg with an axe.

-Professor Edward Baptist, in "The Half Has Never Been Told," a history of slavery in the United States.

If someone is dangerous enough to fight, then you fight to win. If the Islamic State really is so dangerous to the American homeland in the long term … then it’s irresponsible to tie our hands. It sounds a little bit like Caesar saying he would only use catapults and allied troops but never send Roman legionaries into combat.

-Barry Strauss, history of warfare expert, professor of history, and author of The Death of Caesar, on President Obama’s Sept. 9 speech to the nation on the Islamic State.

Timely conservation action really does work, even for species that have reached alarmingly low numbers. But let’s emphasize that word ‘timely.’

-John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, in a New York Times OpEd.

In the short term it will increase tension with Russia, but the long-term result will be to encourage Putin to limit his expansionist ambition.

-Barry Strauss, professor of history, on NATO rapid-reaction force.
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