Wisconsin’s presidential recount is almost done, but legal challenges have halted the proceedings in Michigan and Pennsylvania. We asked Bill Crotty, an expert on American elections, to explain what the recounts involve, why Trump supporters are working to block these efforts, and how the recount results might influence future voting policies.
Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last week, upending decades of diplomatic practice. “It can be said with near certitude that when Trump accepted that phone call, he had no idea what the consequences might be for U.S.-China relations,” says China expert Suzanne Ogden.
Final exams for fall classes begin on Friday. Here are five study tips to help you prepare, with insight from Lydia Young, an education expert with a particular focus on curriculum development.
“If the president-elect really wants to prioritize energy independence and creating energy-related jobs,” says professor Jennie Stephens, a sustainability science and policy expert, “then advancing renewable energy is essential.”
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. But it’s unclear what his plan would entail. We asked Wendy Parmet, a leading expert in public health law, to weigh in on what healthcare might look like under President Trump, who on Monday appointed an outspoken ‘Obamacare’ critic to be his secretary of health and human services.
Kyumon Murrell’s co-op and extracurricular activities underscore his commitment to empowering others to succeed. “Everything I do has to align with my values,” he says.
A number of philosophers, futurists, and technologists have come to believe that we are living in a computer-simulated world, kind of like a real-life version of The Matrix. But physics professor Dmitri Krioukov is not part of that camp. Here’s why.
The spread of fake news on Facebook has suddenly become a hot topic of conversation, particularly in the wake of Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the presidential election. John Wihbey, assistant professor of journalism and new media, calls it a “very serious issue,” but says “the chances that misinformation on social media swung the election are vanishingly small.”
While campus life will quiet down during the Thanksgiving break, some university services will remain open. Here are the hours of operation for Snell Library, the Marino Center, Dining Services, and more.
Vanessa Kerry, a global healthcare revolutionary, discussed the ins and outs of her innovative nonprofit Seed Global Health at the latest installment of the Women Who Empower Speaker Series on Tuesday evening. “We think this is the new face of diplomacy,” Kerry said. “We are committed to raising the next generation of well-trained doctors and nurses who can be agents of change for their countries.”
Donald Trump won the presidential election but narrowly lost the popular vote, prompting some to question whether the Electoral College is good for democracy. William Crotty, professor emeritus of political science, calls the Electoral College a “terrible system that has no place in an age where democracy is ascendant.”
Students, faculty, and staff convened on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the results of the 2016 presidential election. Discussion topics ranged from the credibility of the nation’s leading pollsters to the freedom of the press under a Trump administration, but talk frequently returned to the media’s coverage of one of the dirtiest political campaigns in the nation’s history.