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AU Newsmakers 6.2 - 6.9, 2017
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Study Finds Detroit Still Rules on American-Made Cars
Kogod School of Business Associate Professor Frank DuBois spoke with USA Today about the 2017 Kogod “Made in America Auto Index” report, which provides an accurate picture of the production process for the most popular vehicles on America's roads today. DuBois discussed his research findings, which show that over the past five years since the index began, overall American content and labor in cars has been decreasing. Detroit Free-Press also published a feature story on the new research. (6/8)

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Why the Firing of Ford's CEO Is a Wake-Up Call for Washington
Kogod School of Business Executive-in-Residence Rebecca Cooper authored a piece for The Hill about how policy leaders should be concerned about the firing of Ford Motor Company's CEO. Cooper wrote, “For the sake of the broader American economy, Congress and the White House need to do a better job listening not to the whims of Wall Street, but to the calls from leaders like Fields to focus on policy fundamentals that can truly grow American jobs.” (6/6)
Loving v. Virginia: Exploring Biracial Identity and Reality in America 50 Years After a Landmark Civil Rights Milestone
For The Conversation, Caty Borum Chattoo, professor of communication, authored an article about the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v Virginia, and the documentary film she and her colleague Leena Jayaswal, professor of communication, created. “For me, a white woman married to a man of color, raising two biracial children, the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia represents a recognition of progress and social change – but it also spotlights work still to be done.” (6/8)

AU Experts Discuss President Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the Paris Agreement
Paul Bledsoe, professor of public affairs, spoke to NPR's 1A about the implications of President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. James Goldgeier, dean of the School of International Service, authored an article for The Conversation, and Gordon Adams, SIS professor emeritus spoke to Roll Call about the issue. (6/2, 6/5)
Comey to Testify Trump Repeatedly Interfered in FBI Probe
Chris Edelson, director, Politics, Policy & Law Scholars program, spoke with the Globe and Mail about former FBI director James Comey's testimony and the likelihood of the impeachment of President Trump. Edelson said, “The standard is largely political. The Constitution says ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,' and it's up to the Congress to define what those are.” Law Professor Jennifer Daskal discussed Comey's testimony with Los Angeles Times. (6/8)
Charity Doubles As a Profit Stream at the Daily Caller News Foundation
Law Professor Benjamin M. Leff spoke to The Washington Post about concerns the Daily Caller News Foundation is violating its rights as a tax-exempt organization. Leff said, “If the organization had an exclusive arrangement under which its content was used only by the for-profit affiliate, then a strong case could be made that it was operated for the private benefit of the for-profit.” (6/2)
Should Tech Companies Delete ISIS Videos?
Aram Sinnreich, associate professor of communication, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor about the use of social media by ISIS. Sinnreich said, “There are no paths that preserve anything remotely approaching an open internet, and at the same time preventing ISIS from posting recruitment videos.” Thomas Zeitzoff, assistant professor of public affairs, discussed the issue with Voice of America. (6/6, 6/4)
The Emoji Lexicon
Naomi S. Baron, linguistics professor, spoke to Ozy about the staying power of emoji's and how she's not convinced emoji usage will last. Baron said, “It's a fad, and fads are fun, but they come and go.” (6/6)

''Online, consumer'' news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington post, NY Times
"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington post, NY Times
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week

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