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Yinger Quoted in Economist Article on Decline in Racial Discrimination in Mortgage Lending
"I think it’s fair to say that there’s still some discrimination, but it’s not very common," says John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs.
See related: Civil Rights, Housing, Race & Ethnicity, United States
Rothenberg Discusses Recent Research in Indonesia on the Benefits of Road Maintenance with VoxDev
Alexander Rothenberg, assistant professor of economics, and co-authors analyze how changes in road quality driven by maintenance and upgrading decisions impact local economic outcomes in Indonesia.
See related: Economic Policy, Infrastructure, South Asia
Yingyi Ma Quoted in South China Morning Post Article on China Sending Students to US Universities
Chinese students do not necessarily come to the U.S. because they love America or are interested in it, Ma tells South China Morning Post. "They want to get American degrees," she says, and use them to get better jobs back home.
See related: China, Education, United States
Landes Piece on COVID’s Impact on Immunocompromised People Published by Hastings Center
"Moving On from Covid? Immunocompromised People Can’t," written by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was published by the Hastings Center.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, Health Policy
Zhang Weighs in on Whether or Not Self-Driving Cars Can Become Sentient in Inverse Article
“I think it's possible for AI systems not to be sentient, or at least not to the degree that humans are, and still be able to communicate with unique personalities,” says Baobao Zhang, assistant professor of political science and senior research associate in the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute.
See related: Autonomous Systems, Ethics
Murrett Quoted in International Business Times Article on North Korea and China Challenging Japan
"China and North Korea will need to calibrate future actions, and not underestimate Japan's willingness to assert its presence throughout the region," Robert Murrett, professor of practice of practice of public administration and international affairs, tells International Business Times.
See related: China, East Asia, International Affairs
Gadarian Talks to Axios, US News About Support for Abortion Rights, Midterm Elections
There is a "mismatch between policies about abortion and attitudes about abortion at the state level," Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, tells Axios. While opinions around abortion are "relatively nuanced," even "Republican voters tend to be more pro-choice than the policies that we're seeing in Republican states," Gadarian adds.
See related: Political Parties, State & Local, U.S. Elections, United States
Reeher Discusses Midterm Election Results with Business Insider, CNN, CNY Central, Daily Star
“That seems to be what the outcome was—it was a non-outcome outcome. Maybe that’s not the worst thing in the world because I think we do need a presidential election year in which to try to establish some kind of direction on this,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells CNN.
See related: Government, Political Parties, State & Local, U.S. Elections, United States
Huber Weighs in on the Effectiveness of the International Climate Summit (COP) in the Toronto Star
“I don’t think they’ve proven to be effective in actually coming up with a kind of international agreement with binding limits on countries that would penalize them if they were not to abide by the pledges,” Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment, tells the Toronto Star.
See related: Climate Change
Schmeller Quoted in HISTORY article on America’s First Third Party
America's first third party, the Anti-Masonic Party, was founded on the conspiracy theory that an elite group of Freemasons were secretly controlling the U.S. government. Freemasonry continued to grow in the United States during the first two decades of the 19th century, in part because it was a good way for people who wanted to enter politics to network, says Mark Schmeller, associate professor of history.
See related: Political Parties, United States