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The Economist

Article discusses a new study by Vanessa Bohns, professor of organizational behavior, and a colleague at the London Business School, which shows that email receivers frequently presume that the sender expects a quick reply.


David Silbey, associate professor of history, says, “The Chinese like to use maps as assertions of their authority and power—or what they wish their authority or power was. The most recent famous examples are the nine-dash line maps that they've put out, claiming grand swaths of land in the South China Sea.”

US News and World Report

Nick Fabrizio, professor of health policy, says, “This is a landmark day! Medicare has set the price for 10 drugs, sounding the alarm for drug companies. It could target 60 drugs by 2030... Call it negotiation or price control, but the government has just furthered on its promise to lower health care costs for all Americans.”

The Guardian

Natalie Mahowald, professor of engineering, says: “What we are seeing this year is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, of what we expect to happen.”


“For unionized workers who are going on strike, it’s the first contract that many of them are negotiating since the beginning of the pandemic,” says Johnnie Kallas, Ph.D. candidate at ILR. “While a lot of the issues that workers are striking about are certainly not new, the pandemic definitely exacerbated a lot of them.”


Yiran Zhang, assistant professor of employment and labor law, explains that China's labor law does not prohibit age discrimination.

Associated Press

“Birds are the canary in the coal mine,” says Amanda Rodewald, professor of ornithology. “They’re an early warning of environmental changes that also can affect us.”

International Business Times

Harry Katz, professor of collective bargaining, discusses the possible auto workers strike.


“School buses make lots of stops, and whenever the driver of a diesel bus puts their foot on the gas, you get that big cloud of black smoke. Same thing when all these buses are idling in front of schools and pumping out fumes. All of that goes away with electric,” says Art Wheaton, senior extension associate at the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab.


Kate Bronfenbrenner, senior lecturer at ILR, says, “We have to remember the long-term costs of strikes — not just to workers, but the rest of the community. When workers are on strike, they don't have money to make purchases, they're not shopping, they're late on their rents and their mortgage payments. So it's good for the community for workers to get unemployment too.”


Jerel Ezell, assistant professor of general internal medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, examines rural addiction.


“What we see with these kinds of films is that even stories about Black lives are not really about Black people. They are about the benevolence and the righteousness of white paternalistic forces,” says Samantha Sheppard, professor of cinema and media studies.