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Why Are African Americans So Underrepresented on Business School Faculties?
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education featured research by Kogod School of Business Professor Sonya Grier. Grier and her co-researchers researched minority representation in business school faculties. (9/14)
Ford Ranger Tops 'Made in America' Index
Kogod School of Business Professor Frank DuBois' ‘Made in America' Auto Index was featured in The Detroit News. (9/17)

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Who Formally Declares the Winner of the U.S. Presidential Election?
Amy Dacey, executive director of the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics, wrote an article for The Conversation about the confirmation process of the winner of the presidential elections. Dacey wrote, “The U.S. also differs from most other democracies in that it has no independent electoral commission to certify the final vote count.” (9/14)
More Aggressive and Less Ambitious: Cyber Command's Evolving Approach
Joshua Rovner, associate professor in the School of International Service, wrote an article for War on the Rocks about U.S. Cyber Command. Rovner wrote, “Sustained diplomacy with like-minded countries, in other words, is the foundation for the intelligence effort that enables preemptive action against cyberspace threats.” (9/14)
Why We Can't Dismiss Young Voters. Here's Why.
Sherri Williams, professor in the School of Communication, wrote an article for The Nation about young voters. Williams wrote, “Young people will inherit this nation and all of its problems.” The article launched Vision 2020, a project Williams started with students to empower them to share their generation's concerns around the election. (9/11)

GoodRx IPO Shows There's a Lot to Be Made from Bewildering Drug Prices
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Aparna Soni spoke to The Los Angeles Times about drug prices. Soni said, “Patients are often unaware of how much they'll pay for a prescription until they're actually at the check-out counter making the purchase.” (9/17)
U.S. Unemployment Claims Held Steady at 860,000 Last Week
Associate Professor of Public Affairs Bradley Hardy spoke to The Wall Street Journal about U.S. unemployment claims. Hardy said, “Unemployment is down from its peak, but I remain concerned.” (11/17)
In a Horrifying History of Forced Sterilizations, Some Fear the U.S. is Beginning a New Chapter
Professor of History Alan Kraut spoke to CNN about allegations that ICE performed forced sterilizations. Kraut said, “There needs to be an investigation of who's been mistreated, how they've been mistreated, and whether or not there's anything to this, because it is extremely, extremely serious.” (9/16)
As Wildfires Rage, Voters Still Divided on Climate
Paul Bledsoe, lecturer at the Center for Environmental Policy, spoke to AFP about voters' concerns about the environment. Bledsoe said it was notable that Biden invoked climate concerns through the lens of economics. Bledsoe also wrote an article for RealClearPolitics. (9/13, 9/17)
Bye-Bye Bipartisanship: Unity After 9/11 Attacks Is a Relic in 2020
Jason Mollica, professor of communication, spoke to Cronkite News about bipartisanship in the post-9/11 era. Mollica said that political responses to the COVID-19 crisis is evidence that the parties won't cooperate as they did in the past. (9/11)
Is the Economy Running Fast or Slow? It Depends Where You Look.
Caroline Bruckner, managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center, spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about the state of the economy. Bruckner said, “In every crisis, you're going to have a population that thrives, right? But that's not everybody.” (9/11)
Climate Change and the Campaign
Associate Professor of International Relations Simon Nicholson spoke to KSWB-TV about climate change in the campaign. Nicholson said, “You have moments like these where climate change is extremely important.” (9/17)
How Will the Election Impact the Market? Economist Says Looking to the Past Won't Help
Assistant Professor of Economics Ralph Sonenshine spoke to WUSA-9 about how the election will impact the market. Sonenshine said, “The president doesn't have as much impact on the market as we might think.” (9/15)
U.S. State Department Comes Up Short of a Global Fragility Strategy
Susanna Campbell, professor in the School of International Service, spoke to Devex about the U.S. Global Fragility Strategy. Campbell said, “The devil is in the details.” (9/17)

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