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Lewis reflects on spirituality in African-American history

Feb 14, 2022 MLive
Earl Lewis, Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, recently provided historical context for an MLive story.  “On plantations, African Americans would gather beyond a...
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Lewis says new Census data catching up to reality

Nov 9, 2021 MLive
Earl Lewis recently spoke to MLive about the growing number of participants identifying as ‘multiracial’ in the 2020 Census.  “In a lot of ways, the current Census data are catching up with human behavior that went unnoticed in previous...
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Lewis reflects on year of reparations research

Oct 13, 2021 MLive
In an interview with MLive, Earl Lewis reflected on the past year of his research project, "Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and University in Community-based Reparations Solutions." “We hope that this is indeed replicable and...
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Weiland provides context for kindergarten enrollment numbers

Aug 20, 2021 MLive
With the delta variant on the rise, educators are worried about getting kindergartners in the classroom yet again. Christina Weiland, associate professor of education, explained why kindergarten enrollment shrunk last year, and the variant might...
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Parthasarathy discusses bias of facial recognition technology

Aug 5, 2021 MLive
The ethics surrounding the use of facial recognition technology are under increasing scrutiny as more law enforcement agencies utilize it. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy...
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Chamberlin discusses Michigan redistricting

May 25, 2021 MLive
As the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission begins its work, Michigan citizens are being called upon to help with the process. John Chamberlin, professor emeritus of public policy and political science, explained how the new...
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Atran on strengthening community bonds to combat extremist movements

Feb 7, 2021 MLive
“It was fairly under control because the public space didn’t allow for extremists to come out into the open back then. They were in the closet and had to hide,” Scott Atran said. “But that’s not the case now, (the FBI) lost the tread and allowed it...
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Lewis co-chairs task force to examine campus public safety procedures

Jan 15, 2021 MLive
MLive reports, "A 20-person University of Michigan task force will examine what’s working and what improvements need to be made with the university’s Division of Public Safety and Security. The "Advancing Public Safety at the University of Michigan...
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Capitol Police riot response requires scrutiny, says Hanson

Jan 10, 2021 MLive
Hanson, a former congressional legislative assistant, told MLive, “What I’m surprised about is how easy it was for them to break into the Capitol and sort of rampage around in offices on the Senate floor.” “I was taken aback how ill-prepared the...
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Hanson gives historical perspective to violence in Washington

Jan 8, 2021
The seeds of the violence that took place in Washington, DC, on January 6, can be traced back to President Trump’s rhetoric in his 2016 campaign, his statements during the re-election campaign over the summer, and even to the Michigan statehouse...
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Goldenberg calls for advanced handling of absentee ballots

Aug 6, 2020
The August 4 primary election in Michigan saw a record 1.4 million absentee ballots, according to Mlive. Two million ballot requests had been processed in 2020, compared to only 500-thousand in 2016. 6,500 poll workers were recruited for the vote...