In the News

  1. February 9, 2015

    Trina Shanks, associate professor of social work, and Sharon Simonton, research investigator at the Institute of Social Research, say that since the Great Recession, the number of African Americans and Latinos with savings or checking accounts has dropped steadily.

    The Huffington Post
  2. February 9, 2015

    “When people are faced with a particular egregious case — such as Timothy McVeigh, the World Trade Center bombing, (the Boston Marathon bombing) — you find that they might be for the death penalty when they usually wouldn’t be,” said Phoebe Ellsworth, professor of law and psychology.

    The Boston Globe
  3. February 9, 2015

    Michael Traugott, professor emeritus of communication studies and political science, was quoted in a a story about the Republican Party’s hopes to win Michigan in the 2016 presidential election.

    Detroit Free Press
  4. February 8, 2015

    Martin Heller, research specialist at the Center for Sustainable Systems, was quoted in an article about the possibility that the U.S. government could set dietary guidelines based on environmental impacts.

    The Guardian
  5. February 8, 2015

    Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law, discussed Michigan’s new package of laws that provides a tougher approach to human trafficking and the sex trade.

    Michigan Radio
  6. February 8, 2015

    Michael Heaney, assistant professor of political science and organizational studies, contends the post-9/11 antiwar movement never recovered from the elections of a Democratic Congress in 2006 and a Democratic president in 2008.

    The Washington Post
  7. February 5, 2015

    “We need to work to make the dominant paradigm one of the protection of children through immunization — the socially accepted choice, the morally accepted choice and the scientifically prudent choice,” said Dr. Gary Freed, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and health management and policy.

    NBC News
  8. February 5, 2015

    Nicole Ellison, associate professor of information, predicts that through the Internet, people in the developed world will become more aware of how difficult it is for those living elsewhere to find food, health care, clean water and education, and, as a result, will be inspired to work harder to help solve these problems.

    Business Insider
  9. February 5, 2015

    Dr. Wayne Cornblath, professsor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and neurology, says that cutting back on caffeine, reducing stress and getting more sleep can help eliminate eye twitches.

  10. February 4, 2015

    As employers increasingly question the relevance of an MBA education and turn to undergraduates instead, Alison Davis-Blake, dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, says schools need to change tactics.

    Financial Times