The welfare boogeymanSuzanne Mettler, The John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, writes in this New York Times opinion piece about President Trump's efforts to rebrand various social programs as "welfare."
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Senior Spotlight: Cara Sierks '18
This government major describes how two professors profoundly influenced her Cornell experience, and pointed her down the path of working on social policy. Explore more profiles of Government majors in the links below:
In fractious times, we reaffirm core principles. The Government Department at Cornell studies and teaches about intolerance, but will not practice it. We write about xenophobia and bigotry, but will not pretend they only exist elsewhere. We research racism, homophobia, and misogyny, but will not permit them to pass unchallenged. Our role as academics has never been inconsistent with our duty as citizens, and we pledge to honor the rich diversity of our students, staff, and faculty. Those who come to us—as students, co-workers, and colleagues—must be free to learn and live without fear, and we urge the administration to declare—promptly and forcefully—that Cornell is a sanctuary campus.