Biden’s Supreme Court commission probably won’t sway public opinion

By creating a bipartisan panel of experts, Biden likely hopes to temper the politicization surrounding the debate and confer credibility on reforms he might pursue. However, once the time to push policy change arrives, Biden might find that public support for his reforms would have been the same had he not convened it, writes political science associate professor Andrew Reeves.

‘Tiny electricity-eating marine microbes with a big job’

“When we isolated these plant-like marine microbes, we never knew what secrets they would reveal. Lucky for us, they help us sock away the global greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide,” writes biologist Arpita Bose, assistant professor in Arts & Sciences, in this “Behind the Paper” blog post.

What Does Europe Have Against Halal?

Food is becoming a target for anti-Islam politics in Europe, writes John Bowen, professor of sociocultural anthropology.

The Drug That Could Break American Health Care

Aduhelm, the first new Alzheimer’s drug in 18 years, may not work. But states and Medicare might pay billions of dollars for it anyway, argues the School of Law’s Rachel Sachs, an expert on drug pricing.

Epps launches Supreme Court podcast

Daniel Epps, an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and associate professor at the School of Law, has launched a new podcast, which will report on and analyze the work of the court. William Baude of the University of Chicago Law School is co-host of the podcast, “Divided Argument.”

What to make of CDC’s new masking guidelines

In this episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast, learn about how changes in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for masking will be implemented at the university and elsewhere.

‘Promising Young Woman’ and the desire for endings

The film “Promising Young Woman” considers the fate of those who defy others’ expectations for recovering from trauma, writes Rebecca Wanzo, professor and chair of women, gender and sexuality studies in Arts & Sciences.

‘How Garland can help domestic violence survivors’

Stephen H. Legomsky, the John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus at the School of Law, co-writes an op-ed in The Hill about how the United States considers asylum for those fleeing domestic violence.
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