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“The idea that there’s a threat to a federal courthouse and the federal authorities are going to swoop in and do whatever they want to do without any cooperation and coordination with state and local authorities is extraordinary outside the context of a civil war,” says Michael Dorf, professor of constitutional law.

“The more you rely on social media for your news, the more likely you are to be prone to this dynamic where you’re not only failing to identify fake news as fake, but factual information as true,” explains Sarah Kreps, professor of government.

“The music discussion community, the relationship advice community, the community for talking about swimming — you wouldn’t normally see communities like that as focused on social change, so it’s actually a big deal,” says J. Nathan Matias, assistant professor of communication.

“These decisions continue the Roberts Court’s campaign to ensure that religious actors are maximally protected,” says Nelson Tebbe, professor of law.

Professor in earth and atmospheric science Natalie Mahowald, says, “All our hard work today, we will not be able to see for 20 or 30 years — this is the crux of the problem. Humans have a really hard time doing something for future generations.”

“The Trump administration is sure to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration.

“If they speak up for health protections like masks or social distancing, they are likely to lose not only their livelihood but also their housing,” says Beth Lyon, clinical professor of law.

Cristobal Young, associate professor of sociology, talks about the study on which he was a lead author finding that a patient’s hospital recommendation had almost no correlation with the quality of medical care but rather focused on the hospitality aspects such as quiet rooms and good food.

“I think … we have to have a more contemplative holiday with small groups,” says Mary Beth Norton, professor emerita of American history.

“Despite the objective evidence of women's intellectual and professional accomplishments, it seems that their ability to make intellectual contributions is still not seen as being on par with men's,” says assistant professor of human development Lin Bian.

“It doesn’t seem that there was a huge amount of transmission in the country in January and February,” says Isaac Weisfuse, adjunct professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “It shows how quickly the virus can spread in a completely susceptible population. It’s quite striking that we went from zero to 100 miles an hour.”

“If you want to keep temperatures low, we need to act quickly. The emission cuts required are really quite dramatic, as they say here,” says Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.