In the last month, several faculty members have been quoted and referenced in major news outlets.
Most recently, TIME magazine published 2 Things That All College Freshmen Should Know on Sept. 4. The essay in the education section of the publication emphasized students’ need to develop meaningful relationships in college. Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, addressed this topic extensively in his co-authored book How College Works, a link to which was included in the TIME op-ed.
New York Times columnist Charles Blow linked to research originally published in Vox by Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government. In Donald Trump, ‘King of Alabama’?, published on Aug. 24, Blow quoted Klinkner, “You can ask just one simple question to find out whether someone likes Donald Trump more than Hillary Clinton: Is Barack Obama a Muslim? If they are white and the answer is yes, 89 percent of the time that person will have a higher opinion of Trump than Clinton.”
Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, discussed the ramifications of a possible change in the North American Fair Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on American Public Media’s Marketplace segment titled The Economics of Trump’s Rally Rant on Aug 23. In the interview, Owen emphasized that by interrupting international trade, it is not a “straight forward proposition” that everyone is better off. She pointed out that many people are unaware of how they will be impacted because they aren’t cognizant that goods they purchase are actually combinations of goods from several other countries.
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