"He always has a narrative, he always has a story. And for a lot of people (the story they're sticking to is that) Trump means we’re getting a badly needed reset from eight years of Obama," says Nadine Hubbs, professor of women's studies and music.
Christian Science Monitor
"A wall-to-wall ban on transgender Americans in the armed forces could only be understood as rooted in what constitutional doctrine calls animus: that is, the bare dislike of a group of people. And as the Supreme Court has held in cases going back at least to the 1970s, animus is never a constitutionally valid reason for government action," writes Richard Primus, professor of law.
"The president is considering pardoning himself as a way to avoid a Department of Justice investigation into his electoral campaign? This is theater of the absurd. The fact that we're even talking about it is a measure of how far we've fallen under Trump," said Samuel Gross, professor of law.
Research by Amanda Pendleton, research fellow in human genetics at the Medical School, and colleagues suggests that dogs were domesticated just once — sometime between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago — challenging a previous claim about how many times humans befriended canines.
Comments by Barry Fishman, professor of education and information, and Mika LaVaque-Manty, associate professor of political science, philosophy and the Honors Program, are featured in an article about the use of educational video games in college classrooms.
Inside Higher Ed
Mark Fendrick, professor of internal medicine, and health management and policy, and director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, says it makes both medical and economic sense to make properly managing chronic conditions affordable: "I want the health insurance plan my patients have to charge my patients the least for the services that are going to make them healthier."
U.S. News & World Report
"Saudi Arabia is leading a propaganda campaign falsely accusing Qatar of supporting extremism in the Middle East, but it just arrested a young model named Khulud for taking a walk at a historic site in Najd wearing a halter and a skirt," said Juan Cole, professor of history.
The Washington Post
"It's essentially public outrage. If the monitors are behaving badly, there won't be any monitoring. Then we need to rely on employees to speak up, whistle-blowing, and customers putting pressure on companies once these issues come to light," said Cindy Schipani, professor of business law, on how to hold private companies accountable for wrongdoing.
Los Angeles Times
"This combination of research and testing in a controlled facility like Mcity, and testing on the street in the real world, on this scale, doesn't exist anywhere else in the world," said James Sayer, director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute, referring to U-M's development of interconnected, driverless car technologies.
The New York Times
Inés Ibáñez, associate professor of environment and sustainability, and ecology and evolutionary biology, discussed the impact of climate change and other global change factors that are causing trees to migrate north and west in search of more moisture and cooler temperatures.