In the News

  1. January 30, 2024
    • Jonathan Hanson

    Jonathan Hanson, lecturer in public policy, says having “vocal union leadership” that embraces President Biden’s electric vehicle push can help sway UAW members from voting for Donald Trump: “To the extent that the union leadership is able to articulate a message that they’re on board with this transition … that could serve to weaken the power of those attacks that are going to be coming from Trump.”

    ABC News
  2. January 29, 2024

    “Jumping in and doing a large number of retractions and corrections is something that’s fairly aggressive. From my perspective as someone promoting integrity in research, that’s spot-on — and I wish more organizations would do it,” said Nicholas Steneck, professor emeritus of history, on recent image duplications and discrepancies in dozens of studies at a Harvard-affiliated cancer hospital.

    The Washington Post
  3. January 29, 2024
    • Nicholas Valentino

    “American parties are increasingly seen as distinct racial and ethnic camps rather than institutions for delivering unique policy bundles, and this has major implications for understanding current political processes in the United States,” co-wrote Nicholas Valentino, professor of political science and research professor at the Center for Political Studies.

    The New York Times
  4. January 29, 2024
    • Greg Less

    “What’s different about electric vehicles is new electric vehicles are catching fire without there being a crash or some sort of road debris penetrating the battery pack,” said Greg Less, technical director at the U-M Battery Lab. “So in that sense, fires are more prevalent in new electric vehicles than in new gasoline cars.”

    USA Today
  5. January 26, 2024
    • Photo of Donald Grimes

    “The president talks about growing the economy from the middle out. What Michigan needs is to expand at the top. We need affluent people, people with high pay, households with high income and that’s what will drive personal income on a per capita basis,” said economist Don Grimes of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics.

  6. January 26, 2024
    • Lewis Morgenstern

    About 61% of older adults with cognitive impairment continue to drive even though 36% of their caregivers are concerned about their performance, says Lewis Morgenstern, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, emergence medicine and epidemiology: “There is undoubtedly a group of people who are driving and shouldn’t be because they’re a risk to themselves and to others.”

    The Washington Post
  7. January 26, 2024
    • 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. … Every aspect of female existence is controlled and scrutinized,” said Karima Bennoune, professor of law, about the oppression suffered by women and girls in Afghanistan and Iran.

  8. January 25, 2024
    • V.G. Vinod Vydiswaran

    Artificial intelligence could help bring to light dangerous alcohol use by patients prior to surgery, says V.G. Vinod Vydiswaran, associate professor of information and learning health sciences: “(This could) lay the groundwork for efforts to identify other risks in primary care and beyond, with appropriate validation.”

    The Washington Post
  9. January 25, 2024
    • Eve Brensike Primus

    Manslaughter charges against the parents of the 2021 Oxford High School shooter may not open the floodgates to such cases, says Eve Brensike Primus, professor of law: “They can’t just charge the parents if they don’t have information to suggest that the parents really knew about the problems the kid had and that it was foreseeable that the kid would go that far.”

    The Wall Street Journal
  10. January 25, 2024

    “White voters are concerned that nonwhite candidates might not prioritize their interests, and so when a candidate, whether that person is a Republican or a Democrat, can overtly signal that they will be colorblind — in other words, they will not be color-conscious — that works to their benefit because many, probably most, white voters prefer it that way,” said Vincent Hutchings, professor of political science, and Afroamerican and African studies.