Nicole Ellison, professor of information, says that learning someone's last name in online dating is like opening a Pandora's box of potentially unsavory information: "You can go to their social media sites, Google the person, look up criminal histories."
Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion, chief diversity officer, and professor of education and psychology, discussed the university's comprehensive action plan for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
"There is something in between sitting ensconced in our ivory tower and totally jumping in and playing more of an advocate and activist — which is dangerous. Somewhere in between is where we need to be, but I think that place is always changing," said Andrew Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and environment and sustainability, on academic engagement in society.
Talia Yuki Moore, postdoctoral research fellow in ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a story about how lions and cheetahs hunt zebras and impalas, and how these prey flee their predators.
The New York Times
"At any given point in time there are literally thousands of corporations that give their workers bonuses. They do it because labor market conditions change, because they're good people, because they're forced to because of union contracts. It's clear that the new corporate playbook is to never do that without tipping your hat to the White House," said Justin Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy.
Los Angeles Times
"We don't want the pendulum to swing back to the 1980s where we scared everybody from HIV testing. Yet we also don't want the other extreme where it's seen as not a health threat," said Rob Stephenson, professor of nursing, and health behavior and health education, about a study that shows young people seem less likely to get tested for HIV.
Research by Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of public policy and economics, and Hanna Zlotnick, graduate student in public policy, found that only 18 percent of people referenced in eight leading introductory economics textbooks are female — far less than the 57 percent of college students who are.
Inside Higher Ed
Detroit's failed bid to land Amazon's second headquarters may have been due in part to the fact that only about a third of adults in metro Detroit have a bachelor's degree — ranking lower than all but one of the 20 finalist cities, said Don Grimes, an economist at the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics.
Detroit Free Press
Aaron Kall, director of the U-M Debate Program, says it may be difficult for President Trump to strike a bipartisan tone in next week's State of the Union: "The divisiveness and partisan politics surrounding the shutdown and immigration reform battle threaten to overshadow the address and complicate an intended presidential olive branch to Democrats."
Toxins from harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes can be transmitted by air when waves break against the shoreline, according to research by Andrew Ault, assistant professor of environmental health sciences and chemistry, and Kerri Pratt, assistant professor of chemistry and earth and environmental sciences.