In the News

  1. March 16, 2023
    • Amiyatosh Purnanandam

    “When we make all the depositors whole, it’s akin to saying that only one person in the family bought auto insurance and the insurance company is going to pay for everyone’s accident. In the long run, that’s a subsidy because we are paying for more than what we had insured,” said Amiyatosh Purnanandam, professor of finance, about the U.S. government’s bailout of Silicon Valley Bank depositors.

    National Public Radio
  2. March 15, 2023
    • Photo of Roland Zullo

    Right-to-work laws are a misnomer, says Roland Zullo, associate research scientist in social work: “It has really nothing to do … or has very little to do about the right to work. It’s more about whether or not a labor union can negotiate a labor agreement … that requires all of the people covered by the labor agreement to pay something toward the union.”

  3. March 15, 2023
    • Anita Shelgikar

    “Permanent Standard Time is better for human health. And the reason for that is because Standard Time best aligns our internal clock with the world around us, and so the closer those two things can be aligned, the better for many, many health outcomes,” said Anita Shelgikar, professor of neurology and sleep medicine.

  4. March 15, 2023
    • Karima Bennoune

    “Gender apartheid is anathema to (the) foundational norms of international law, every bit as much as racial apartheid was to the analogous principles prohibiting race discrimination. … Gender apartheid is an erasure of the humanity of women,” said Karima Bennoune, professor of law, on the ever-growing oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan and Iran.

  5. March 14, 2023
    • Ronald Chervin

    “We see a good number of people, especially as they get older, that might not quite need as much sleep as they needed 30 years before, but they’re still trying to stay in bed for nine hours,” said Ronald Chervin, professor of neurology and division chief of the Sleep Disorders Centers, who advises that we decide what amount of sleep time is right and then set regular bedtime and wake-up hours.

    USA Today
  6. March 14, 2023
    • Amy Rothberg

    New diet drugs introduced by WeightWatchers could be an effective part of a multifaceted approach to weight loss, but Amy Rothberg, professor of endocrinology and nutritional sciences, worries that such programs are more interested in boosting enrollment — and profits: “My hope is that they do their due diligence and have real monitoring of the patients taking the drugs.”

    The Associated Press
  7. March 14, 2023
    • Cliff Douglas

    “It’s kind of a wild west. They’ll have more or less nicotine or other substances and ingredients in them than appears on the label. It’s a little bit too much of a crapshoot,” said Cliff Douglas, director of the U-M Tobacco Research Network, who believes new proposed FDA rules to require tobacco companies to divulge the ingredients and additives in all their products will affect e-cigarettes the most.

  8. March 13, 2023

    “The U.S. still outsources drilling safety and spill cleanup to industry, which has proven far more adept at extracting oil than protecting the environment,” said David Uhlmann, director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program, who questions why more than a decade after the disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. has yet to address its societal responsibility for the disaster.

  9. March 13, 2023
    • Headshot of Karyn Lacy

    “Many of the rewards associated with middle class stability — a safe neighborhood with coveted amenities, quality public schools, job security — are out of reach for this group,” wrote Karyn Lacy, associate professor of sociology and Afroamerican and African studies, about the lower Black middle class, which, on average, holds more debt and fewer assets than their white counterparts.

    The Christian Science Monitor
  10. March 13, 2023
    • Merel van 't Hoff

    “This means that the water in our solar system was formed long before the sun, planets and comets formed,” said Merel van ‘t Hoff, postdoctoral fellow in astronomy, who was part of a research team that detected gaseous water in the planet-forming disc around a distant star that can be traced from star-forming gas clouds to planets such as our own.

    Daily Mail (U.K.)