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The Roosevelt Institute is a student-run think tank at Cornell University that promotes progressive thought and engages students to generate policy ideas. Members write policy proposals for publication and complete policy advocacy and educational projects.


Recent Blog Posts

Regulating Drones for Positive Impacts

Drones have the potential for both good and evil, but so far we have only seen a small fraction of their capabilities. Whether drones have a net positive or negative impact is up to how we re

Drones have the potential for both good and evil, but so far we have only seen a small fraction of their capabilities. Whether drones have a net positive or negative impact is up to how we regulate them.

Empty Pockets from Expanding WasitlinesThe Economic Implications of Childhood Obesity

From 2000 to 2016, the proportion of overweight children and adolescents worldwide doubled, going from 1 in 10 to almost 1 in 5, according to a recently published UNICEF report. This increase in obesity causes significant problems for individuals and society beyond the obvious health concerns; in their future, these children will face lower levels of productivity, high mortality rates, and higher health-care costs to treat the comorbidities of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Emergency Contraceptive Standards at Universities Why are there such discrepancies in availability of emergency contraceptives across college campuses?

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The stark reality is that many universities do not offer their students the support or access they need, and this is especially true for emergency contraceptives. It is shocking to see the broad range of emergency contraceptive access that exists across college campuses - from no access at all to 24/7 access through Plan-B vending machines in student dormitories.

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