Linda Lim, professor emerita of corporate strategy and international business, says a tariff on steel imports benefits domestic steelworkers and investors in American steel companies, but she's skeptical the advantage will last: "If Ford and Boeing and Caterpillar lose market share, globally and in the U.S, due to more expensive steel, they will sell less cars, tractors and planes."
National Public Radio
"When you stand back, the economics of these tariffs don't make any sense for the United States. We consume more steel than we produce. I don’t see any data driving these decisions … any evidence-based policymaking here. Retaliation now is something that is more likely," said Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, senior economist at the U-M Energy Institute.
The Detroit News
"By cutting these missions, there will be gaps in data, much of which are crucial to understanding how the Earth is changing — whether or not you agree that it is changing as a result of man-made emissions," said Joyce Penner, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, commenting on the Trump administration's plan to eliminate five satellite missions that monitor the dynamics of climate.
The New Yorker
Research by Valerie Kivelson, professor of history, was cited as evidence in a column that asserts that authoritarian rule in Russia is not its history or destiny.
The Washington Post
"The NRA boycott demonstrates that in an age saturated in social media and political polarization, politics will be inescapable for the corporate sector," said Jerry Davis, professor of management and organizations.
Hedvig Andersson, research fellow in internal medicine, and Hitinder Gurm, professor of internal medicine, say that extreme fluctuations in daily temperatures can lead to an increased number of heart attacks — much like smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and lack of exercise.
Mary Gallagher, professor of political science and director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, says that Chinese President Xi Jinping's "indefinite term threatens the return to one-man rule, at the cost of one-party rule."
The New York Times
Marina Whitman, professor emerita of business administration, and public policy, was interviewed about what is driving the ethos of the modern corporation and whether good companies with a conscience are making a comeback.
Michigan Radio's "Stateside"
Jim Diana, professor of sustainability and environment and director of Michigan Sea Grant, was quoted in an article about the federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 that calls for defunding the College Sea Grant Program for the second straight year.
Great Lakes Echo
Jenna Bednar, professor of political science and research professor at the Center for Political Studies, was interviewed for a story about how the debate over gun control could play out in Michigan's gubernatorial race.