John Carson, associate professor of history, discussed the history of merit-based immigration, the role of chain migration in U.S. immigration policy, and the Canadian system of immigration, which President Trump often points to as an example the U.S. should follow.
Comments by Andy Palms, executive director of infrastructure at U-M Information and Technology Services, were featured in an article about student demand for free, fast wireless internet access on college campuses across the United States.
Inside Higher Ed
"Even though the ACA has led to improvements, there is still a substantial (number) of individuals who don't have health insurance. And even for people who are insured, deductibles have climbed dramatically in recent years," said Jeffrey Kullgren, assistant professor of internal medicine.
Jim Sayer, director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute, was interviewed about the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of a recent fatal crash of a Tesla Model X in California.
Interviewed about the American Talent Initiative, which seeks to enroll 50,000 additional low- and moderate-income students at U.S. universities by 2025, President Mark Schlissel said, "There's no data to suggest that if you happen to be born into a less well-to-do family you are somehow less intelligent. The challenge for us is to recruit them and make it financially viable for them."
National Public Radio
Barbara McQuade, professor from practice, Law School, was quoted in an article about how an associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin whose companies face charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of election interference could potentially expose intelligence gathered and practices by the investigation during the discovery phase.
"The consensus is that if we can keep noise below 70 decibels on average, that would eliminate hearing loss. But the problem is that if noise is more than 50 decibels, there's an increased risk of heart attack and hypertension. Noise at 70 decibels is not safe," said Rick Neitzel, associate professor of environmental health sciences and global public health.
"It's a huge public health problem for women that doesn't really get enough attention. This is one of the top killers of women in the country," said Meilan Han, associate professor of internal medicine, on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the progressive lung disease that now kills more women in the United States than men.
The Washington Post
"They can't hire enough humans to monitor every post that goes up on Facebook. The big challenge, and the thing that we as a society should be concerned about, is that Facebook becomes the watcher over our morals," said Florian Schaub, professor of information, and electrical engineering and computer science.
Research by Michael Hall, doctoral student in psychology, and Kaitlin Raimi, assistant professor of public policy, shows that "know-it-all" people are especially prone to overestimating what they actually know — even after getting feedback showing them how much they don't know.