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April 2, 2014

Research by Dean Yang, associate professor of economics and public policy, examined ways to motivate migrant workers in India to make good financial decisions and save more money.

Times of India

April 2, 2014

Tom Ivacko, program manager at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, was interviewed about the benefits and costs of tax-exempt properties.

Michigan Radio

April 2, 2014

David Wentzloff, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was quoted regarding the first-round venture funding for PsiKick, an ultra-low-power chip startup he co-founded.

Detroit Free Press

April 1, 2014

“It's pretty clear that somebody somewhere was being penny-wise and pound-foolish. It's hard to find an explanation for why somebody didn't do something about something that was known for a good decade,” said Marina Whitman, professor of public policy and business administration, on GM's failure to fix a faulty ignition switch blamed for at least 13 deaths.

The Washington Post

April 1, 2014

Joshua Cole, associate professor of history and director of the Center for European Studies, was quoted in a story about the degree to which France's presence and failed war in Algeria that began 60 years ago has traumatized French society.

The New York Times

April 1, 2014

Regarding the lack of gender equity in academia, Mary Corcoran, professor of political science, women's studies and public policy, said: “It's a matter of the career clock versus the biological clock. If you can't put in the hours because of pregnancy or child care, you can't get to the top."

Harvard Political Review

March 31, 2014

"This bill begins that paradigm shift. It says that for children who are being sold for sex in Michigan, they are immune from being charged and we will put them in a protected space to be treated as victims," said Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law, regarding a bill the Michigan Senate passed this week making it illegal to charge minors with prostitution.

Michigan Radio

March 31, 2014

An opinion piece by Martha Jones, associate professor of history and Afroamerican and African studies, contends that the numbers and contributions of mixed-race students to campus diversity are largely overlooked.

The Huffington Post

March 31, 2014

Wally Hopp, professor of technology and operations, and industrial and operations engineering, said raising the minimum wage won't have a big effect on employers: "The market accepts it. The employers pay it. They pass along some of it to consumers. It turns out they’re still profitable and basically, life goes on. Not very much changes in the economy. For people making minimum wage, it’s a pretty significant impact."

Detroit Free Press

March 28, 2014

Elizabeth Armstrong, associate professor of sociology, women's studies and organizational studies, was interviewed about her new book "Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality."

Michigan Radio

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