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A historical take on the immigration of Syrian refugees Photo of Eli Rubin
Nov. 25, 2015 | WMU News
In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, many American governors and politicians have called for pausing or even halting the immigration of Syrian refugees out of fears of terrorism. Such fears are nothing new, says Dr. Eli Rubin, a WMU associate professor of history.

The right to be forgotten online Photo of Sandra Borden
Nov. 19, 2015 | WMU News
Europe's highest court has ruled that search engines grant requests to have embarrassing information and images removed from the Internet in certain cases. The information must be deemed inaccurate or excessive, says Dr. Sandra Borden, a WMU professor of communication.

The move to cage-free eggs Photo of Duke Leingpibul
Nov. 12, 2015 | WMU News
Kellogg Co. announced recently it will use only cage-free eggs by the end of 2025. It's the latest example of companies that are trying to appeal to consumers who support the humane treatment of animals, says Dr. Duke Leingpibul, a WMU associate professor of management and food marketing expert.

Realism of the film 'Beasts of No Nation' Photo of Susan Weinger
Nov. 5, 2015 | WMU News
In the film, released recently on Netflix, a boy named Agu lives in an unnamed African country, where his family is murdered and his village destroyed. The story of how he is conscripted into a boys' militia is very real, says Dr. Susan Weinger, a WMU professor of social work who volunteered to help rehabilitate boy soldiers in Liberia.

The World Series and Major League Baseball Photo of Ron Kramer
Oct. 29, 2015 | WMU News
The focus of the World Series shifts to New York, where the Mets will try to rebound after losing the first two games. Though the Mets face an uphill climb, it's been a good year for Major League baseball overall, says Dr. Ronald Kramer, a WMU professor of sociology and and baseball expert.

Hurricane Patricia and increased storm activity Photo of Todd Ellis
Oct. 28, 2015 | WMU News
The National Weather Service in Miami has ranked Hurricane Patricia as the most powerful ever seen on the American continent. The storm was notable for its unusual buildup in intensity, says Dr. Todd Ellis, a WMU assistant professor of geography and weather expert in the Mallinson Institute for Science Education.