Greater use of software is changing how schools approach accounting education. Basic bookkeeping skills are becoming less valuable as more companies use software and data analysis to boost their profits and reduce expenses, says Cathy Shakespeare, associate professor of accounting.
The Wall Street Journal
"What happens when they actually have to talk to a stranger in real-life social space? Are they going to be able to carry on appropriate social interactions? Are they going to be limited just to the friends that they have in their virtual social network?" asked Daniel Kruger, research assistant professor at the Institute for Social Research, regarding today's young people growing up in a world saturated with smartphones.
Christian Sandvig, professor of information and communication studies, says that Uber's use of "greyballing" to actively prevent officials in cities that resist its operation from hailing rides, is similar to "redlining," a discriminatory technique once employed by banks to deny loans to certain segments of the population, especially minorities.
"Republicans may talk the talk of devolving health care policy to the states, but that's not what the American Health Care Act does. Instead, it starves health reform of the funding upon which it depends," writes Nicholas Bagley, professor of law.
Research by Eduardo Villamor, professor of epidemiology, found that women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing the chances that their baby could be born with cerebral palsy.
"Tightwads, who generally spend less than they would ideally like to spend, and spendthrifts, who generally spend more than they would ideally like to spend, tend to marry each other. This complementary attraction ultimately appears to hurt marriages, as it is associated with greater conflicts over money and diminished marital well-being," said Scott Rick, associate professor of marketing.
Nell Duke, professor of education, says that replacing current education standards in Michigan with those implemented in Massachusetts in 2001 and abandoned nearly a decade ago would "undoubtedly damage Michigan's already flailing reputation in education."
The Detroit News
James W. Cook, professor of history and American culture, was quoted in a story about how an American slave spiritual became the anthem of English rugby.
The New York Times
"Version 2.0 of President Donald Trump's travel ban was written to solve a specific problem: The federal courts were poised to hold the first version unconstitutional. But it's not at all clear that the new order will survive judicial scrutiny, either," said Richard Primus, professor of law.
"If something happens to the EPA and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, it's going to be public health that suffers. This is going to result in a lot of job loss, a lot of pollution and reverting us back to many of the problems we had when Lake Erie once caught on fire because it was so polluted," said Bradley Cardinale, professor of natural resources and environment.
The Huffington Post