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New Year's exercise resolutions
Jan. 12, 2017 | WMU News
People commonly set New Year's resolutions to exercise more. But those who have taken on too much too soon should take heart, because that is a very common mistake, says Dr. Timothy Michael, a WMU professor of human performance and health education.
The appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education
Jan. 5, 2017 | WMU News
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Michigan charter-school and voucher advocate Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education. But neither strategy has shown much success, say Dr. Joseph Kretovics, a WMU professor of educational leadership, research and technology.
The explosion of fake news
Dec. 22, 2016 | WMU News
The recent presidential election campaign and other recent events have focused attention on fake news reports. The election showed a proliferation of false news reports, says Dr. Sue Ellen Christian, a WMU professor of communication and award-winning journalist.
The decline of the coal industry
Dec. 15, 2016 | WMU News
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to try to revive the coal industry. But that may be one campaign promise he will be unable to fulfill, says Dr. Joyashish Thakurta, a WMU assistant professor of geosciences.
Donald Trump's impact on the U.S. Supreme Court
Dec. 8, 2016 | WMU News
Donald Trump's election means a conservative will fill the vacancy of Justice Antonin Scalia. Replacing Scalia with another conservative won't have much impact, but Trump's impact will be substantial if he gets to make a second appointment, says Dr. Ashlyn Kuersten, a WMU professor of sociology and Supreme Court expert.