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What Happens When Community College is Made Free

An article in the Conversation digs into the debate over whether the U.S. should offer free community college, free public college in general or additional college subsidies directed at low-income students. January 8, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Society #GovernmentandPolitics #Education #HigherEducation


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Friday Essay: Finding Spaces for Love

U-M Professor of Early Modern Art History, Patricia Simons writes about love and the places it was shaped and performed and the venues in which it was validated socially. March 30, 2017. #5-15minutes #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Society #ArtsandCulture #History #Relationships


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How New Fathers Use Social Media to Make Sense of Their Roles

Tawfiq Ammari, a PhD candidate in The School of Information, details the impact of shifting gender roles in parenting though his research on social media use of new fathers to find support and legitimize their role as the definition of fatherhood changes. August 9, 2018. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Society #Technology #SocialMedia #TawfiqAmmari ​


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Bring on the Technology Bans!

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama discusses the social implications of new technology and the unequal balance of power created between technology companies and their consumers, citing a need for legal restrictions on emerging technology. August 19, 2019. #5-15minutes #web-article #TheConversation #Technology #GovernmentandPolitics #Law


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When ‘What’s On Your Mind’ is Tragic, Not Happy – Sharing Sad News on Social Media

School of Information Assistant Professor Nazanin Andalibi discusses her findings about why and how people post sad or tragic news on social media, with the norm being posting happy news. October 3, 2018. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #HealthandWellness #Technology #SocialMedia #NazaninAndalibi ​​​​​​​​


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Why a Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices Should Not Be Piecemeal

School of Education Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education Minal Patel contributes to an article in the Conversation that highlights how raising health care costs over time are leading to higher out-of-pocket expenses for patients including prescription drugs. September 10, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #HealthandWellness #Government/Politics #Business #Pharmacy #MinalRPatel #JoeGerald ​​​​​​​​​​


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5 Charts Show How Your Household Drives up Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environment & Sustainability Associate Professor Ming Xu discusses how Americans are leaving one of the largest carbon footprints in the world, with transportation being the largest factor. Discussed are the five biggest ways your family can leave a smaller footprint, and improve carbon emission rates. September 10, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Environment/Sustainability #Society #ClimateSciences #Sustainability ...


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Companies Don’t Need Permission from the Business Roundtable to be Better Corporate Citizens

Michigan Ross Professor Erik Gordon unpacks the updated signing of the Business Roundtable by 182 CEOs. While the update includes better business practices for employees and customers, Gordon notes that these changes could have been done earlier. August 27, 2019. #5-15mins #web-article #TheConversation #Business #Society #CorporateSocialResponsibility #Leadership #Management #philanthropy #ErikGordon


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Fifty Years Ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock Anthem Expressed the Hopes and Fears of a Nation

U-M Associate Professor of Musicology Mark Clague discusses Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock "Star-Spangled Banner" rendition nearly 50 years ago, fusing horror with hope to reflect the America he experienced during Woodstock despite the division caused by war. August 14, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #ArtsandCulture #Government/Politics #Music #History #Politics #MarkClague ​​​​​​​​​​


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This Tax Credit Wasn’t Meant to Help With Housing, But That’s Exactly What It’s Doing

U-M Public Policy Assistant Professor Natasha Pilkauskas discusses whether the policy EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) could help improve families’ access to housing through offering parents disposable income, addressing the housing affordability crisis. August 5, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #GovernmentandPolitics #Business #PublicPolicy #Research #TaxCredit #NatashaPilkauskas ​​​​​​​​​​