"The president's unprecedented attack on the Justice Department undermines the rule of law that lies at the heart of our democracy and has enabled our republic to flourish for nearly 250 years. We cannot allow the partisanship that has consumed our politics to erode the principle that no person is above the law," said David Uhlmann, professor from practice at the Law School.
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"Michigan is basically a big bathtub filled with sediments, which is the reason it has fewer earthquakes than surrounding regions," said Eric Hetland, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences.
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John Carson, associate professor of history, discussed the history of merit-based immigration, the role of chain migration in U.S. immigration policy, and the Canadian system of immigration, which President Trump often points to as an example the U.S. should follow.
Comments by Andy Palms, executive director of infrastructure at U-M Information and Technology Services, were featured in an article about student demand for free, fast wireless internet access on college campuses across the United States.
Inside Higher Ed
"Even though the ACA has led to improvements, there is still a substantial (number) of individuals who don't have health insurance. And even for people who are insured, deductibles have climbed dramatically in recent years," said Jeffrey Kullgren, assistant professor of internal medicine.
Jim Sayer, director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute, was interviewed about the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of a recent fatal crash of a Tesla Model X in California.
Interviewed about the American Talent Initiative, which seeks to enroll 50,000 additional low- and moderate-income students at U.S. universities by 2025, President Mark Schlissel said, "There's no data to suggest that if you happen to be born into a less well-to-do family you are somehow less intelligent. The challenge for us is to recruit them and make it financially viable for them."
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Barbara McQuade, professor from practice, Law School, was quoted in an article about how an associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin whose companies face charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of election interference could potentially expose intelligence gathered and practices by the investigation during the discovery phase.
"The consensus is that if we can keep noise below 70 decibels on average, that would eliminate hearing loss. But the problem is that if noise is more than 50 decibels, there's an increased risk of heart attack and hypertension. Noise at 70 decibels is not safe," said Rick Neitzel, associate professor of environmental health sciences and global public health.
"It's a huge public health problem for women that doesn't really get enough attention. This is one of the top killers of women in the country," said Meilan Han, associate professor of internal medicine, on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the progressive lung disease that now kills more women in the United States than men.
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