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“Politicians choose when to embrace public health and when to push it away, in the same way they chose allies and enemies in various ways,” says Bruce Lewenstein, professor of communication.

Dean of the ILR School Alex Colvin is quoted extensively on which employees will return back to the office first pointing to seniority as a possible determining factor. 

Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government, talks about how the current period of unrest parallels prior episodes in the 1960s and notes that one main difference is the presence of COVID-19 which has disproportionately devastated black communities.

Erica Groshen, senior extension associate at the ILR School, says, “Then my inclination is that it will be a long, slow slog." 

Miguel Gómez, professor of agricultural economics, is quoted extensively in this piece on the food supplies that may be affected by coronavirus outbreaks and changing consumer habits.

“There may be some women who would like to work outside the home, but as childcare gets more expensive, they are deterred from doing that. We have considerable research evidence of the negative effect of childcare cost on female labor force participation,” says Francine Blau, professor at the ILR School. 

“What ended up happening is hotel developers and designers were saying people like to be together, a buzzy hotel makes the hotel look attractive and vibrant, and we can take some furniture out of the guest rooms and make them smaller, maybe fit a few more guest rooms in,” says Stephani Robson, senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration.

Alex Susskind, professor at the School of Hotel Administration, says that restaurants could raise some menu prices to help with their profit margins.

“It really is about whether or not Twitter blinks,” says James Grimmelmann, professor of law. “You really have to stick to your guns and ensure you do it right.” 

“I personally think that the president is likely to go the first option of instructing the Department of Homeland Security to start rule making, because I think he’s getting a lot of pushback from companies that rely on OPT,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law. “A proposed rule would give him political cover while not actually suspending the OPT program.”

Allen Carlson, associate professor of government, notes that the Chinese government’s move to impose national security laws on Hong Kong marks an end to China’s more low-key approach to the Hong Kong protests last year. 

“The biggest obstacle to those wishing to tour again will be regaining their confidence in the safety of tours,” says Chekitan Dev, professor in the School of Hotel Administration.