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Yinger quoted in Daily Beast article on diverse communities

April 5, 2021
According to U.S. Census data, there is a 30 percentage-point gap in homeownership between Blacks and whites—larger than it was in the 1960s, prior to when the Fair Housing Act was passed.

Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

April 2, 2021
 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."

Landes speaks to PBS about COVID-19 vaccines for people with IDD

April 1, 2021
"It's not been surprising, on one hand, that states have not prioritized this group, because that's historically been the case," says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology. "It's been disappointing, because the evidence was there pre-pandemic and the evidence is there now that this group is at higher risk." 

Faricy piece on Biden's American Rescue Plan published in The Hill

March 15, 2021
"Our recent analysis of public opinion about people’s attitudes toward government assistance shows that Democrats can gain the support of conservative voters for assistance to the poor through smart policy design. And there is no better example than the American Rescue Plan (ARP)," Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Faricy and Christopher Ellis (Bucknell University) write.

Landes talks to CBS about COVID-19 reporting of people with IDD

March 11, 2021
Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology and co-author of a recent study that found that those with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) living in group homes may be more likely to die from COVID-19, says the pandemic has exposed shortcomings in the medical community "as we've made decisions on who we collect data on, what we report, who we emphasize, who gets prioritization."

Sultana reviews Global Gobeshona Conference in Dhaka Tribune

March 9, 2021
"Given that climate change impacts the most vulnerable across the world, yet the voices of the vulnerable are always not heard or heeded sufficiently in high-level planning and decision-making, conferences like the Global Gobeshona Conference enhance opportunities to have different voices and positionalities to be present in spaces of global knowledge sharing," writes Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment.

Gueorguiev discusses legacy of China's Xi Jinping in New York Times

March 3, 2021
China's leader, Xi Jinping, "strikes me as ruthless but cautious in erecting a durable personal legacy," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, assistant professor of political science.

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