"(Kenya's) Supreme Court criticized the electoral commission's handling of the election, and the lack of faith that it instilled in the citizenry, as opposed to flat-out arguing that the overall outcome … was in doubt. In that way, this is a great step for Kenya. The judiciary is showing its might against the once all-powerful executive," said Mai Hassan, assistant professor of political science.
The New York Times
Emily Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology, was quoted in an article about how dirty towels offer the perfect environment for bacteria and other microorganisms to grow because they're often damp, warm and absorbent, and they hang in dark bathrooms.
"When health care costs go up faster, that really takes a bite out of wages more than profits. We're getting more of our compensation in the form of health insurance, and that doesn’t make us feel richer because you can't take it to the store," said Tom Buchmueller, professor of business economics and public policy, and health management and policy.
Comments by Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, associate professor of American culture, were featured in a column questioning why the Muslim community in the U.S. doesn't fully embrace successful black Muslim entertainers.
The Washington Post
"It's unusual, but it doesn’t shock me. It's a region that is seismically very active," said Jeroen Ritsema, professor of earth and environmental sciences, on the back-to-back high-magnitude earthquakes that shook Mexico in the past two weeks.
Cliff Lampe, associate professor of information, says the introduction of social media to the Caribbean hurricane relief effort has allowed for the creation of communities of support: "Reporters will track hashtags and different social media channels and that will shape the different types of events they report on."
The Christian Science Monitor
New research by Matt Friedman, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences and associate curator of the Paleontology Museum, found that ray-finned fish are actually 20 million to 40 million years younger than previously thought.
"While the frontrunner of the 2017 German parliamentary election is hardly in doubt, there is nonetheless considerable suspense as to the character of the resulting coalition," wrote Andrei Markovits, professor of political science, of sociology and of Germanic languages and literatures.
Paul Mohai, professor of environment and sustainability, says children cannot choose where they live or attend school: "This makes it especially important (that) they go to schools in clean, healthy and safe environments. Our research we have found more than 40 percent of schools in Michigan are located near major sources of air pollution."
The Detroit News
"Of course, being accused of sexual assault hurts. And there are things that we can and should do to help accused students — namely, providing them with psychological counsel. But accused men's pain does not excuse rape, and men shouldn’t be the ones defining it," wrote Nicole Bedera and Miriam Gleckman-Krut, doctoral students in sociology.
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