News & Community Issues

The decline of traditional media has brought up new questions about the role that  the media plays in our lives. How has the rise of new media changed our society? How necessary are journalists...
Water is one of our most vital resources, yet we often take it for granted. In the face of declining fresh water supplies, climate change, environmental threats, and a rising global population, the...
Over the past decade, demand for local foods has grown dramatically. In the Southern Tier, the number of farmers' markets and small farms is growing, and policymakers are paying more attention to...
Among Paul McEuen's writings is, "Plasmon Resonance in Individual Nanogap Electrodes Studied Using Graphene Nanoconstrictions as Photodetectors."  As Goldwin Smith Professor of...
It's summertime, a time when many people are thinking fondly of ice cream, baseball and cookouts. Many of us spend as much time as possible outdoors, taking long walks through fields and forests...
Chances are that you who are reading this, or listening to the OFF THE PAGE interview with Molly Morgan about "The Skinny Rules", already eat too much and weigh too much.  The...
The gap between the haves and have-nots in America is at an all-time high. Income inequality has been increasing over the past 30 years, and in 2010, the top 20% of Americans earned nearly 50% of the...
Whether the publication in the magazine rack is Foreign Affairs, Field & Stream or The Progressive Grocer, it took organization and intelligent efforts for it to appear on schedule and meet with...
New York's redistricting process often inspires bitter partisan battles, and critics say the process is in dire need of reform. Some lawmakers have introduced a plan to take the redistricting...
In 1961, seven blacks and six whites left Washington, D.C. on two buses headed for the Deep South, intending to challenge segregation in interstate bus stations. The first Freedom Ride left...