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A Supreme Court Case Poses a Threat to L.G.B.T.Q. Foster KidsIn a New York Times op-ed, Stephen Vider considers the possible repercussions of the Supreme Court's decision, expected this month, on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that asks whether the city of Philadelphia can bar Catholic Social Services from screening future foster parents.
Class of 2020: Learning to let it flowEight members of the Class of 2020 share candid reflections on their lives over this past year.
AMST 2001 bridges the gap between Cornell and CornelliansFirst-person essay from the spring 2021 undergraduate teaching assistant for course “The First American University” (AMST 2001) about how the class has allowed her to see Cornell as more than merely an institution.
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What are the most valuable skills you gained from your Arts & Sciences education? The most valuable skill Cornell has provided me is the understanding that learning is a process of questioning. You have to ask good questions, piercing questions, questions that get at the root of the issue you're trying to unpack and understand. This means denaturalizing received wisdom and so-called common sense. 'Why' is never a bad word.
— Conor Hodges American Studies, College Scholar Program, Government, History