In the News

  1. April 28, 2014

    “Our schools, from very early on, are unequal. And the outcomes that the schools produce are unequal … because of deep segregation. Because of the way the tax base funds school districts according largely to residents’ real estate values, you will have Detroit schools working with much less money than in the suburbs,” said Julie Posselt, assistant professor of education.

    Detroit Free Press
  2. April 28, 2014

    Research by Tom Buchmueller, professor of business economics, and health management and policy, found that dentists saw about a 7 percent increase in income and some also avoided increased patient wait times in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

  3. April 28, 2014

    “The great majority of innocent people who are sentenced to death are never identified and freed. The purpose of our study is to account for the innocent defendants who are not exonerated,” said Samuel Gross, professor of law, regarding his study that shows 4 percent of defendants sentenced to death in the U.S. are innocent.

    Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
  4. April 27, 2014

    “There’s such a huge debate over whether e-cigarettes are a good thing or a bad thing for public health. But we’re in a kind of factual vacuum. There are not that many (reliable) studies,” said Ken Warner, professor of health management and policy.

    The Washington Post
  5. April 27, 2014

    Lindsay Ryan, research fellow at the Institute for Social Research, was quoted about how the Internet may help senior citizens avoid depression.

    U.S. News & World Report
  6. April 27, 2014

    Daniel Crane, professor of law, was interviewed for a story about Apple, Google and two other major tech companies settling a lawsuit that accused them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley.

  7. April 24, 2014

    Martha Jones, associate professor of history, and Afroamerican and African studies, was interviewed about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a ban on affirmative action in Michigan.

    The Wall Street Journal
  8. April 24, 2014

    Research by Brian Min, assistant professor of political science, suggests that the availability of electricity just prior to elections in India influences outcomes.

    Business Standard (India)
  9. April 24, 2014

    John Woodrooffe, research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, said semitrailers hauling a pair of 33-foot trailers would be inherently more stable and safer than the 28-foot double-trailer rigs currently running on U.S. highways.
  10. April 23, 2014

    Regarding the ability of sailfish to swing their bills like baseball bats to capture prey, Paul Webb, professor of natural resources and environment, and ecology and evolutionary biology, said: “I think the sailfish have done something pretty clever in being able to get very close and then kick the crap out of their prey.”

    The Huffington Post