"The case can be made that the norms against discussing compensation are fairly entrenched. On the one hand, we are this culture that valorizes wealth and prestige, but we hate to talk about it," said Leigh Tost, assistant professor of management and organizations.
Lisa Sturm, director of infection control and epidemiology at the U-M Hospitals, offered advice on preventing the spread of bacteria through the use of earbuds.
The Wall Street Journal
"If aspiring entrepreneurs learn nothing else in school, they should learn how to deal with failure. The reason is simple: most startups fail. And every entrepreneur knows that failure is part of the process, whether it is failing to close a sale, raise venture capital, or gain regulatory approval for a new product or service," said Stewart Thornhill, professor and executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Arthur Lupia, professor of political science, was quoted about the upcoming retirements of members of Michigan's congressional delegation.
"If Hobby Lobby, in fact, invests a lot of money in employer 401(k) matches in companies that manufacture (contraception and abortion) drugs, that should significantly weaken Hobby Lobby's claim that the contraception mandate imposes a substantial burden," said Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law.
Margo Schlanger, professor of law, was quoted in a story about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's refusal to comply with an anti-prison rape law.
“The complexity of software in a vehicle is daunting. You can’t reboot it. You can’t open a window on your laptop and modify it in any way. It has to work in many modes of operation, not just driving down the road, but also when it’s cloudy, rainy, freezing or hot. It gets complicated very quickly,” said James Freudenberg, professor of electrical engineering and computer science.
Comments by David Nidever, research fellow in astronomy, were featured in an article about the birth of bright new stars triggered from gas from another galaxy hitting our own.
Regarding his research on migraine sufferers using Twitter to tweet about their misery, Dr. Alexandre DaSilva, assistant professor of dentistry, said: "I believe it gives some kind of relief to share the pain, and that provides so much information we don't usually get."
Los Angeles Times
Kathleen Potempa, professor and dean of the School of Nursing, was quoted in a story about the best way to choose a primary care physician.