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“The gender revolution has stalled, and women remain economically vulnerable,” says Kelly Musick, professor of public policy and a lead author of the study. “Across groups, wives become more financially dependent on their husbands after parenthood.” 

Deciphering corporate climate pledges is “not as easy as calories on a package — where we can look at two packages in the grocery store and say this one’s got fewer calories and make a decision,” says Glen Dowell, professor of management and organizations. 

Rachel Beatty Riedl, director of the Einaudi Center for International Studies; Eleanor Paynter, postdoctoral associate with the Einaudi Center; and Christa Kuntzelman, doctoral candidate in political science at Northwestern University, write this piece about the U.K.’s new migration program. 

Anthony Ingraffea, professor of engineering emeritus, and Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, write this opinion piece about the impact liquified natural gas has on the environment. 

“It’s going to be a game, I think, for everybody to get all the renewables working together,” says Jefferson Tester, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. 

Jolene Rickard, a member of the Tuscarora Nation and a professor of art history, says that the Venice Biennale’s decision to devote a pavilion entirely to Sámi artists is significant. “It acknowledges the Sámi as a nation that exists across contiguous borders; it makes space for a different notion of nation.” 

“We forget that most of the cost that consumers pay is actually everything that happens after a commodity leaves the farm,” says Chris Barrett, professor of applied economics and management. 

“A simple personality conflict, it does not disqualify an offer,” says Drew Pascarella, senior lecturer of finance. “But if they are tying Elon’s personality traits to the likelihood of the deal happening — can you come up with the cash, and will the deal actually close — then that can very much be taken into consideration.”

“There’s a conflict in saying, ‘Take off your mask, but also go get another shot,’” says Neil Lewis, assistant professor of communication. 

“Since the 1980s, management’s perspective was that unions are the devil,” says Harry Katz, professor in the ILR School. “There is a belief that management has private property rights to control what occurs in the workplace, and that unions are an outside third party. This adversarial ideology is deeply rooted in the ideology of management.” 

“I think it’s going to lead to more [organizing] but I don’t think it’s yet an indication of a massive turnaround,” says Harry Katz, professor in the ILR School. “We need more Amazons, we need a lot of the Starbucks to get organized. And then we need more signs [of increased unionizing] in the more traditional sectors.”

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology, says, “the general thought was, this is going to be a really boring election, and Macron is going to win… I’ve never seen an election change as quickly as this one has.”