A story on the reopening of talks between the Trump administration and the state of California on car emissions standards featured comments by Barry Rabe, professor of public policy, political science, and environment and sustainability.
The New York Times
"To many, what Sinclair is doing is precisely what U.S. broadcast policy is supposed to protect against: a single company advancing an agenda to a majority of the country using the public good of broadcast spectrum," said Amanda Lotz, professor of communication studies, on Sinclair Broadcast Group's pending purchase of Tribune Media's 42 stations nationwide.
Allen Burton, professor of environment and sustainability, and earth and environmental sciences, said the recent spill of toxic fluid in the Straits of Mackinac "could have been a whole lot worse" and the key ecological threat would be to any benthic organisms that live on the lake bottom very near the leaking cables.
Research by Weiyun Chen, associate professor of kinesiology, indicates that physical activity may not only reduce depression and anxiety but also lead to happiness and contentment: "Even a small change of physical activity makes a difference in happiness."
The Economic Times (India)
Susan J. Ashford, professor of human resource management and organizational behavior, says that a key to success in the gig economy is for workers to develop an "importance of place" that provides a sense of structure despite not going into an office each day.
New York Post
"This line of work helps provide a map for one hybrid solution to harassment that augments human support with tools in a meaningful way," said Clifford Lampe, professor of information. The tool is called Squadbox, and it "friend-sources" for moderators to filter messages and support people who are being harassed online.
Richard Tolman, professor of social work, discusses the lack of research about how working with men and boys can prevent domestic violence, and how sports coaches and school programs can influence men and boys to be effective bystanders.
"The modulation is still there, loud and clear," said Katherine Freese, professor of physics, about signals indicating the presence of dark matter. She said the signals should peak in early June and be at their lowest in December.
The Law School Admission Test "provides a common measure for all applicants,” said Christina B. Whitman, professor of law, and women's studies, and chair of the board of trustees of the Law School Admissions Council, which oversees the LSAT. "How else could admissions directors evaluate students, like me, who attended massive state universities."
The New York Times
"They used to be much more viewed as the Darth Vader of investing, just taking over the market, and they seem to be adopting much more progressive stands on social and environmental issues," said Andrew Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and environment and sustainability, regarding BlackRock’s continued investment in First Quantum Minerals.