"This bill begins that paradigm shift. It says that for children who are being sold for sex in Michigan, they are immune from being charged and we will put them in a protected space to be treated as victims," said Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law, regarding a bill the Michigan Senate passed this week making it illegal to charge minors with prostitution.
An opinion piece by Martha Jones, associate professor of history and Afroamerican and African studies, contends that the numbers and contributions of mixed-race students to campus diversity are largely overlooked.
The Huffington Post
Wally Hopp, professor of technology and operations, and industrial and operations engineering, said raising the minimum wage won't have a big effect on employers: "The market accepts it. The employers pay it. They pass along some of it to consumers. It turns out they’re still profitable and basically, life goes on. Not very much changes in the economy. For people making minimum wage, it’s a pretty significant impact."
Detroit Free Press
Elizabeth Armstrong, associate professor of sociology, women's studies and organizational studies, was interviewed about her new book "Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality."
Gordon Hewitt, adjunct professor of business administration, was quoted extensively in an article about the need for companies to create more innovative business models.
The Irish Times
Charles Friedman, professor of information, and health management and policy, was quoted about the growth in health informatics careers.
U.S. News & World Report
"When information about the threat that climate change poses is not paired with solutions on what can be done in response, individuals may ignore climate messages and be less likely to engage in political action on the issue," said Sol Hart, assistant professor of communication studies and the Program in the Environment.
The Huffington Post
Shawna Lee, assistant professor of social work, and colleagues developed a new phone app called Mobile Dad, which provides fathers who are away with regular updates on milestones their kids should be experiencing, and offers suggestions on how to handle a variety of situations.
Steven Ratner, professor of law, co-wrote an opinion piece asserting that a U.N. investigation into human rights violations in Sri Lanka is long overdue.
The (Toronto) Globe and Mail
Edwin Olson, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was quoted in a story about driverless cars of the future and their insatiable appetite for enormous amounts of information.
The Wall Street Journal