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Cornell joins other university libraries in reciprocal borrowing agreement

Cornellians visiting 11 other universities can now use materials from their libraries. Under a new agreement, students, faculty and staff from participating institutions will have reciprocal borrowing privileges. Participants include all eight Ivy League schools. More.

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You can be smart in a whole bunch of different ways, but if you’re not smart about people, we’re not going to call you wise.

-Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich.

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.
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