blog postsHow might President Trump’s proposed education budget affect college access?Apr 13, 2017 9:15 am1 views The proposed federal budget would continue to shift college access, affordability further beyond the reach of low-income, working-class students, says Professor Eboni Zamani-GallaherExamining Trump's First 100 Days in OfficeApr 17, 2017 5:45 pm0 views In this symposium, 31 experts analyze the administration’s achievements—as well as its shortcomings and missteps—across a wide range of areasAre law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?Apr 19, 2017 9:00 am0 views The controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture gets a well-deserved bad rap, says U. of I. law professor and criminal law expert Kenworthey Bilz.Can President Trump pardon himself?Jul 31, 2017 8:30 am0 views No provision of the Constitution prohibits it, but the threat of impeachment should function as a check on the president's clemency powers, said law professor Jason MazzoneHow does a grand jury function in Russia probe?Aug 8, 2017 4:15 pm4 views Special counsel Robert Mueller has empaneled a federal grand jury in relation to his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. What does that mean?Are droughts becoming more extreme and severe?Aug 11, 2017 10:00 am0 views "Because future climate projections exhibit 'more extreme extremes,' drought recovery times will be critical for assessing ecosystem resilience."Are you ready for the solar eclipse?Aug 15, 2017 9:45 am3 views Astronomy professor Leslie Looney on what will it look like on – and off – the 'path of totality.'Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 12, 2017 3:30 pm5 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher.Does President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?Sep 28, 2017 5:15 pm1 views President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policyWhere body meets machine: The promise (and potential peril) of wearable technologyOct 16, 2017 12:30 pm0 views A professor of English, kinesiology and community health studies the spread of laboratory technology into everyday consumer goods What role do judges play in employment harassment cases?Nov 28, 2017 9:00 am9 views Judges can unilaterally dismiss sexual or racial harassment cases through summary judgment, a legal maneuver that ends up favoring employers over employees, says Law professor Suja ThomasExpanding our understanding of justiceMar 20, 2018 11:30 am0 views What is justice? When is it achieved? And how is the study of philosophy affecting how we prepare for earthquakes? Colleen Murphy brings light to some of our most complex issuesCould a citizenship question alter the 2020 census results?Apr 4, 2018 4:30 am1 views A citizenship question on the 2020 census could add to existing undercounts, says an Illinois professor who serves on a Census Bureau advisory committeeIs autism a disorder, an identity or both?Apr 22, 2018 8:30 am3 views Speech and hearing science professor Laura DeThorne on the need to broaden public perceptions of autism to take into account individuals’ unique experiences, skills and strengthsHow will upcoming Supreme Court case, teacher strikes affect organized labor?Apr 25, 2018 9:30 am0 views A pending U.S. Supreme Court case could lead to the most significant changes in labor relations since the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, says employment relations exper Robert BrunoHow are drones changing warfare, threatening security?Apr 30, 2018 10:30 am0 views Political science professor Nicholas Grossman’s new book looks at the state of drone technology and how it’s changing the nature of warfare and terrorismWill Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage?May 4, 2018 3:30 pm0 views Chris Roegge, executive director of the Council on Teacher Education at Illinois, discusses the impact of new state legislation on Illinois teachersExpert: Legal sports gambling will have a destabilizing effect on economy, sportsMay 18, 2018 9:00 am0 views The Supreme Court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA will likely usher in an era of unregulated, readily available sports gambling on smartphones, says Emeritus Professor John W. KindtRoseanne and NFL protesters: What are their speech rights?Jun 4, 2018 10:45 am0 views When an employer credibly cites harm to its business interests or reputation from employee speech, the employee has very little legal recourse if they’re fired because of itOn the 50th anniversary of RFK's assassination, how should we remember him?Jun 5, 2018 5:00 am2 views June 5 marks a half-century since Robert Kennedy’s assassination, in the midst of his presidential campaign and a tumultuous 1968 that also claimed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.Do summer jobs provide lifelong benefits for teens?Jun 11, 2018 9:00 am1 views Employers want employees with communication skills and good work ethics. Teens can get practice those in summer jobs, where the consequences are lower than in a professional job later in lifeWhat now with gerrymandering? Are algorithms part of the answer?Jun 20, 2018 2:45 pm0 views The Supreme Court 'punted' this week on the issue of partisan gerrymandering, but left the door open to future action. An Illinois professor hopes her research can be part of the solutionHow might teaching inclusive history affect the educational climate in Illinois' public schools?Jun 26, 2018 10:00 am3 views A bill under consideration in the Illinois Legislature could have a transformative effect on history curricula – and kids – in public schools, according to the U of I's Leslie K. MorrowShould we worry about ticks this summer?Jun 27, 2018 10:45 am0 views Check yourselves and your pets for ticks after spending time in wooded or grassy areas, says Illinois entomologist Brian AllanWhat is Anthony Kennedy’s legacy as a Supreme Court justice?Jul 2, 2018 8:45 am0 views Justice Anthony Kennedy has been the Supreme Court’s 'pivot point' between its liberal and conservative elements since Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement in 2006, said Dean Vikram AmarWhat comes now in the wake of Justice Kennedy’s retirement?Jul 2, 2018 11:15 am1 views What political considerations might influence either the choice of a Supreme Court nominee or the two parties’ strategies in the confirmation fight?What is a neutrino and why do they matter?Jul 18, 2018 9:30 am1 views Illinois physics professor Liang Yang discusses the significance of the recent neutrino detection in Antarctica and what it means for the future of observational astronomyFuture Environments with Rohit Bhargava: New tools in cancer microenvironmentsJul 31, 2018 1:45 pm0 views Rohit Bhargava, a professor of bioengineering, explains how chemical imaging, machine learning, and 3D printing are changing how we think about and fight cancerLatinos on TV: Where are they? And when should we laugh?Aug 9, 2018 10:30 am1 views Latinos are still a rarity on American television, especially in proportion to their population. That makes the study of Latino characters and how they’re represented even more important, says Illinois professor Isabel Molina-GuzmanWhat should we make of the ‘68 Chicago Democratic Convention 50 years later?Aug 17, 2018 11:00 am1 views The clash in the streets gets many of the historical headlines, but what was significant about the political battles within the convention?