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AU Newsmakers 11.1-11.8, 2019
Top Stories
Water Detected in Interstellar Comet 21/Borisov
Adam McKay, research assistant professor of physics, spoke to about the discovery of water on the interstellar comet 21/Borisov. McKay said, “The discovery of the interstellar comet 21/Borisov provides an opportunity to sample the volatile composition of a comet that is unambiguously from outside our own Solar System.” (11/2)
Do Charter Schools Increase Socioeconomic Segregation
Research by Dave Marcotte, professor of public affairs, was featured in The Seattle Time's Education Lab. Marcotte and his co-researchers delved into the impact of charter schools on socioeconomic segregation. (11/6)

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Why Doesn't the U.S. Just Send Anne Sacoolas Back to the U.K.? Here's What at Stake in This Dispute Over Diplomatic Immunity
David Banks, professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, wrote an article for The Conversation about the dispute between the U.S. and the U.K. regarding diplomatic immunity. Banks wrote, “Despite all these technicalities, what this discussion really illustrates is that international law cannot provide the solution to this conflict.” (11/1)

Here's Why Twitter May Have Trouble Enforcing Its Own Political Ads Ban
Washington College of Law Professor Fernando Laguarda spoke to The Washington Post about criticisms that Twitter's political ads ban will be ineffective. Laguarda said, “We don't say that other businesses shouldn't take reasonable safeguards just because they're not going to be 100% effective.” (11/1)
From Toast of Town to Toxic: Facebook CEO on Outs with Dems
Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs James Thurber spoke to the Associated Press about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg's changing relationship with the Democratic party. Thurber said, “[Zuckerburg] clearly has taken a stand that's really quite unpopular [with the Democrats].” The article appeared in 448 outlets, including The New York Times, ABC News Online, and U.S. News & World Report. Associate Professor of Communication Aram Sinnreich spoke to InsideSources about the issue of political ads in Facebook and the pressure exerted by Democrats on Zuckerburg. (11/4)
Trump's False Claim of 'Centuries' of Fighting Between Turks and Kurds
Mustafa Gurbuz, senior adjunct professorial lecturer in the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative, spoke to The Washington Post about President Trump's false claims about conflict between the Kurds and Turks. Gurbuz said, “The borders were very artificial for Kurds because their families were separated, their tribes were separated.” (11/4)
Inside the Trump Administration's Fight to End Nationwide Injunctions
Washington College of Law Professor Amanda Frost spoke to TIME Magazine about the administration's attempt to end nationwide injunctions. Frost said, “There will be times when the government acts at the 11th hour to affect millions of people, most of whom cannot get to court. And if the government knew the only relief would be to the handful of plaintiffs that actually managed to get to court, then the government would be much freer to violate all of our rights.” (11/4)
Comparing Trump Impeachment to Past Inquiries
Allan Lichtman, distinguished professor of history, appeared on MSNBC to discuss the Trump impeachment inquiry. Lichtman said, “Democrats have got to stop running scared. In fact, according to my model, impeachment undermines the reelections chances of Donald Trump.” (11/2)
The Realists Are Wrong About Syria
An opinion piece by Joshua Rovner, associate professor in the School of International Service, was cited in a Foreign Policy article about the government's policy in Syria. (11/4)
Thank You: Making Gratitude a Daily Family Practice
Associate Professor of Psychology Anthony Ahrens spoke to Baltimore's Child about gratitude. Ahrens said, “We need to know which people we can trust, and experiencing and expressing gratitude can help us to realize the people who we can really count on — and also start to bind us more closely to them.” (11/7)

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

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