Top Story Faculty Author Expertise Bonus Clip
AU Newsmakers 8.23-8.30, 2019
Top Story
Frank DuBois, Ph.D., Creator of the 'Made in America Auto Index', an In-Depth Report
Made in interviewed Frank DuBois, associate professor in the Kogod School of Business, about his ‘Made in America' auto index and his thoughts on the American auto-industry. DuBois said, “Automakers are pretty clever at getting numbers to work out how they want. When you look at a car, it has the American automotive labelling Act labelled. There are a few issues with that number.”(8/29)

Faculty Author
Boris Johnson Put the Queen in an Absurdly Awkward Position
Associate Professor of History Laura Beers wrote an opinion article for CNN about Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament. Beers wrote, “Most observers, however, believe that he suspended Parliament to stymie MPs' plans to stop a No Deal Brexit by compelling the government to ask the European Union for an extension to the withdrawal date if an agreement was not reached by Brexit deadline, now set for October 31.” Beers also penned an article on the same topic for The Conversation. (8/29)

Lowe's Executive's Comments About 'Hispanic Pros With Smaller Hands' Spark Employee Outrage
Sonya Grier, professor in the Kogod School of Business, spoke to The Washington Post about a Lowe's executive's comment about Hispanics. Grier said, “[Lowe's] need to assess how deep their understanding is of the diverse consumer segment that makes up their actual and potential customer base so they do not further antagonize or offend.” (8/27)
200 Years Ago, the Cherokee Nation Was Offered a Seat in Congress. It Just Announced Its Chosen Delegate.
Ezra Rosser, professor in the Washington College of Law, spoke to The Washington Post about the Cherokee Nation's decision to appoint a delegate to Congress, in accordance with a promise given to them by Congress. Rosser said, “it was a real promise with this administrative function set aside for Congress.” (8/26)
Mon Dieu! Donald Trump Arrives at G7 Summit in France Amid Tensions, Threat of Tariffs on French Wines
Garret Martin, professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, spoke to USA Today about President Trump's attendance at the G7 Summit. Martin said, “One should have low expectation for the summit because the other leaders of the G-7 will be naturally wary of Donald Trump, and one can expect that Donald Trump will not be in any great mood to compromise either, with an eye to next year's presidential elections.” The article appeared in 58 USA Today-syndicated outlets. Martin also appeared on CGTN's The Heat to discuss the G7 summit. (8/24)
Lawsuit: Illinois Secretary of State Required Muslim Woman to Certify When She Wears Headscarf to Receive Driver's License
Mohamed Nimer, assistant professor in the School of Professional and Extended Studies, spoke to The Chicago Tribune about a lawsuit in Illinois over a state rule regarding religious head coverings. Nimer said, “It seems here that they're trying to stay in the loop on someone's religious beliefs. What happens when a woman changes her view of what the hijab is – does she report that to the DMV?” (8/29)
Elizabeth Warren Eyes Momentum Ahead of US Democrats' Third 2020 Debate
Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to AFP about the third Democratic primary debate. Speaking about Elizabeth Warren's momentum in the race and her performance during the first two debates, Fischer Martin said, “There's really not a reason for her to go after Bernie Sanders at this point. When you do that, you can risk alienating the other candidate's supporters.” (8/29)
Scott Talan Gives His Take on Why So Many Kids Are Hoping to Become YouTubers and Social Media Stars
Scott Talan, assistant professor of communication, spoke to CGTN about the trend of children aspiring to be online influencers. Talan said, “I think its fine to have these goals, but to also realize that if it doesn't happen, there are other things to do.” (8/23)
Selfies Win Over Voters One Snap at a Time
Jason Mollica, professorial lecturer in the School of Communication, spoke to Global News about the use of selfies by presidential candidates. Mollica said, “Now you're seeing happy people, or people that are excited to be next to a candidate. That tells more of a story than that kind of old, stodgy TV -ad that everyone makes fun of.” (8/27)

Bonus Clip
Midnight Snack With Capri
Capri Cafaro, executive in residence in the School of Public Affairs, appeared on The Final Five to share her midnight snack recipe for s'mores dip. (8/27)

''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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