A story on repaying federal student loans featured the research of Susan Dynarski, professor of public policy, education and economics, and Daniel Kreisman, research fellow in public policy, that calls for a single, income-based repayment system that automatically deducts payments from borrowers’ paychecks.
Inside Higher Ed
Rosina Bierbaum, professor of natural resources, environment policy and environmental health sciences, was featured with former Vice President Al Gore and other experts in a global broadcast about the societal costs of climate change and carbon pollution worldwide.
24 Hours of Reality
A story about the New York City mayoral debate featured comments from Aaron Kall, director of debate.
The Wall Street Journal
Natsu Oyobe, associate curator of Asian art, was cited in an article about "Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi," an exhibit of paintings that debuted this summer in Ann Arbor and is now on display at the Noguchi Museum in New York.
The New York Times
Milford Wolpoff, professor of anthropology, said the recent discovery of 1.8-million-year-old skull fossils with varying traits backs up his research that early man was one species with a vast array of different looks.
The (London) Telegraph
A story featured the research of Mark E. Newman, professor of physics, suggesting the spread of the Black Death in the 14th century offers clues about social networks in medieval times.
Peter Adriaens, professor of entrepreneurship, civil and environmental engineering, and natural resources and environment, was quoted in an article about Twitter's lack of patents and how that poses a risk to investors.
In a story about workplace health and wellness programs, Dr. Caroline Richardson, associate professor of family medicine, said, “As the costs of health care keep going up and the costs are really impacting our economy, it becomes worth it to people to invest in systems to help people lose weight.”
Detroit Free Press
In a story about the ability of monkeys, like humans, to wait for each other to “talk” before responding, Thore Bergman, assistant professor of psychology and ecology and evolutionary biology, said, “Such coordination is one of the many aspects of human language that are difficult to study evolutionarily because language is so different from what animals do.”
Ted Spencer, associate vice provost and executive director of undergraduate admissions, said, “We’re seeing stronger and stronger students apply to the university. The trend is the more selective you are, the more students apply.”
Ann Arbor News/MLive