In the News

  1. June 19, 2014

    Don Grimes, assistant director of the Center for Labor Market Research at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy, was quoted in a story about a survey that found that aging Americans sleep more and work less.

    The Wall Street Journal
  2. June 19, 2014

    “Suppose the Legislature passed a bill to repair only 30 percent of the potholes in Michigan and then told us to drive on only roads without potholes. That would be ridiculous, right? Well, the outsized attention of Lansing policymakers on growing Michigan’s ‘knowledge economy’ ignores our economic potholes,” said Bruce Pietrykowski, professor of economics at the UM-Dearborn.

    Detroit Free Press
  3. June 18, 2014

    Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations, was quoted in an article about how Michigan universities and businesses teamed up to convince lawmakers to increase spending on higher education and help save the state’s faltering economy.

    National Journal
  4. June 18, 2014

    In a story about the lost art of using plain English in corporate America, Dana Muir, professor of business law, said, “Creating a culture of safety and good management can be consistent with a legal strategy to minimize the likelihood that employees will engage in careless or exaggerated statements.”

    Detroit Free Press
  5. June 18, 2014

    “For the U.S. to treat this as a series of al-Qaida conquests (in Iraq) and then to exercise military force to suppress it, I think, risks misunderstanding the situation and deeply alienating the Sunni population of northern Iraq,” said Juan Cole, professor of history.

    National Public Radio
  6. June 17, 2014

    Dr. Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine, chronicled the discovery of the Heimlich maneuver 40 years ago.

    PBS NewsHour
  7. June 17, 2014

    “The value for money that universities are getting from commercial publishers is generally considerably less than the value for money they are getting from nonprofit publishers,” said Paul Courant, professor of pubic policy, economics and information.

    The Guardian
  8. June 17, 2014

    Dr. Tim Johnson, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and women’s studies, said the Michigan law requiring women to buy a separate health insurance rider for abortion coverage is having a chilling effect on doctors when treating patients.

    Detroit Free Press
  9. June 16, 2014

    Mike Palmer, manager of horticulture, and Joe Mooney, manager of marketing and communications at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, were quoted in a story about U-M’s 80-year-old American agave plant that is nearing its once-in-a-lifetime bloom.

    USA Today
  10. June 16, 2014

    June Manning Thomas, professor of urban planning, offered her thoughts on what should be done as the Michigan Department of Transportation explores whether to rebuild or find a new use for the mile-long I-375 freeway that runs along Detroit’s east side.

    Detroit Free Press