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March 18, 2018

In The News

March 16, 2018

"By abandoning international cooperation and threatening to do economic damage to enemies and allies, Trump has started a trade cold war. Its duration is uncertain, the eventual winners, if any, are unclear, and the economic consequences could be overwhelmingly negative," said Kyle Handley, assistant professor of business economics and public policy.


March 16, 2018

Less than 3 percent of medical students have disclosed a disability and are receiving formal accommodations — a low number due mostly out of fear of judgment, bias and skewed perception of ability, according to a national report co-authored by Lisa Meeks, clinical lecturer in family medicine.

National Public Radio

March 16, 2018

"It's a lot easier to take a moral stand when it's likely to cost you 1 percent of your sales than when it could cost you 10 percent of your sales," said Erik Gordon, clinical assistant professor of business, commenting on the continuation of assault-style rifle sales at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Gander Outdoors and other outdoor chains.

The Associated Press / The Washington Post

March 15, 2018

"The clear consensus among experts is that spanking is harmful. One plausible explanation is that spanking disrupts the emotional bond between caregiver and child," said Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, associate professor of social work, whose research links spanking with detrimental outcomes for children.


March 15, 2018

A majority of Americans now say all levels of government need to act on climate change, due in part to U.S. plans to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, says Sarah Mills, postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy.

Michigan Radio

March 15, 2018

"Many individuals with eating disorders do not recognise themselves in stereotyped portrayals of eating disorders in the media and may not recognize the need for treatment," said Kendrin Sonneville, assistant professor of nutritional sciences and research assistant professor at the Center for Human Growth and Development.

The Economic Times (India)

March 14, 2018

"Despite their contempt for the intellectual elite, they seem desperate to be recognized as part of it," writes Benjamin Paloff, associate professor of comparative literature, and Slavic languages and literatures, referring to Trump administration appointees, allies and surrogates who scoff at the need for expert knowledge but present themselves as experts, often with reference to fake or misleading credentials.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

March 14, 2018

Garlin Gilchrist, executive director of the School of Information's Center for Social Media Responsibility, says phony allegations in politics are nothing new, having long circulated in automated phone calls, mailers and partisan newspapers: "The problem is something that's always existed … but social media is a different animal than news distribution in the past."

The Associated Press

March 14, 2018

Nearly half of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who should have genetic testing don't receive it, say Sarah Hawley, professor of internal medicine, health management and policy, and health behavior and health education, and Steven Katz, professor of internal medicine, and health management and policy.

U.S. News & World Report

March 13, 2018

"The dream is for Detroit to become a 21st-century city of a type we haven't seen before, one that could support life and community that don't exist in other post-industrial cities," said Jonathan Massey, dean and professor of architecture and urban planning.

The Detroit News