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December 17, 2017

In The News

November 22, 2017

Children who think they're good at math, compared to their peers, probably are, says Pamela Davis-Kean, professor of psychology and research professor at the Institute for Social Research.

Radio New Zealand

November 22, 2017

"The liberal arts allow graduates to both define and pursue success by developing a set of core competencies: clear and compelling communication skills, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and the ability to look at an issue from multiple angles," said Andrew Martin, dean of LSA.

The Economic Times (India)

November 21, 2017

Teresa Satterfield, associate professor of Spanish, was interviewed about En Nuestra Lengua, a Saturday academic program that helps Spanish-speaking students develop literacy skills and build pride in the Hispanic community and Latino culture.

Michigan Radio

November 21, 2017

While some Trump administration officials argue that additional revenue created by corporate tax cuts would spur enough new economic activity to make up for adding to the federal deficit, Joel Slemrod, professor economics and director of the Office of Tax Policy Research, disagrees: "I think that's very unlikely. The empirical evidence is pretty clear."

The Christian Science Monitor

November 21, 2017

Jane Dutton, professor emerita of business administration and psychology, and Wayne Baker, professor of management and organizations, and of sociology, provided advice on ways to cope with a personal crisis that is hurting your professional life.

Harvard Business Review

November 20, 2017

"Women reporting sexual harassment, for the moment at least, are being believed. The biggest difference, as a result, is that what was a privilege of power has become a disgrace. White men, including white male money, are fleeing association with alleged sexual predators. This has never been seen in the history of the world," said Catharine MacKinnon, professor of law.

U.S. News & World Report

November 20, 2017

"It's a big, pervasive threat that we as a society are not doing nearly enough to solve. If we increase the amount of toxic algae in our drinking water supply, it's going to put people's health at risk. Even if it's not toxic, people don't want to go near it. They don't want to fish in it or swim in it. That means loss of jobs and tax revenue," said Don Scavia, professor of environment and sustainability.

The New York Times

November 20, 2017

"The much-hyped tax reform being debated has the potential to reshape the nation's tax code in a substantial way for the first time since 1986. We believe that federal deficits are going up but by how much?" said Daniil Manaenkov, assistant research scientist at the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics.

Detroit Free Press

November 17, 2017

"There has been a growing emphasis for (celebrities) to be advocates for various kinds of mental illness problems, so part of this does come from a feeling of altruism and wanting to use their platform to reach out and help make it OK," said Susan Douglas, professor of communication studies, on the revelations by many famous women that they have suffered postpartum depression.


November 17, 2017

"In my view, people who do not need to take health insurance into account when deciding whether to get married are likely to ultimately enter into happier and better marriages. People who have more control over family planning have the ability to better invest in careers and education and to start families when they are ready," wrote Joelle Abramowitz, assistant research scientist at the Institute for Social Research.