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Cornell’s First Science Communication and Public Engagement Minor Graduates Tackle Health, Racial and Medical Issues

Benjamin Fields ’20 and Serena Stern ’20 wrote to The Sun with how the science communication and public engagement minor has helped them in their post-Cornell endeavors. Nearly 1 in…

Twitter is changing how it crops photos after reports of racial bias

Twitter said it is limiting its reliance on machine learning that helps it decide which part of a photo to crop on its platform. Online users have reported racial bias…

Historical racial and ethnic health inequities account for disproportionate COVID-19 impact — ScienceDaily

A new Viewpoint piece published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines the ways in which COVID-19 disproportionately impacts historically disadvantaged communities of color in the United…

How Photographer Eva Woolridge Turned Racial Disparity into Art

What does a grapefruit have to do with medical trauma and racial discrimination? For Brooklyn-based photographer Eva Woolridge — and many women like her — everything. The citrus fruit is…

Apparent racial bias found in Twitter photo algorithm

An algorithm Twitter uses to decide how photos are cropped in people’s timelines appears to be automatically electing to display the faces of white people over people with darker skin…

Black tech organizations grow amid calls for racial justice

Amazon applied science manager Dr. Nashlie Sephus has lived in New York City, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, and Seoul while pursuing her education and work in machine learning. She knows the…

What The World’s Brightest Young Leaders Are Doing About Racial Injustice, The Virus And Climate Change

They inherited a world of three plagues: racial inequality, Covid-19 and climate change. These Under 30 alumni are trying to fix them all with cutting edge technologies, new markets and…