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Is it time for a universal wage for housework?

Is it time for a universal wage for housework?

April 8, 2021

In an essay in the Washington Post, history PhD student Kevin Sapere argues the pandemic has made it “all the more relevant” to compensate housework.

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Will Biden’s immigration plan encourage illegal immigration?

Will Biden’s immigration plan encourage illegal immigration?

March 9, 2021

By enabling undocumented workers to travel freely between the US and their home countries, it may actually enable them to return home, writes Daniel Reichman.

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Campaign finance reform will not restore trust in democracy, say two social scientists

Campaign finance reform will not restore trust in democracy, say two social scientists

March 3, 2021

Proposed campaign finance legislation is “riddled with claims that do not hold up when subjected to scientific scrutiny,” argues Rochester political scientist David Primo.

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Science offers hope during dark times

Science offers hope during dark times

January 21, 2021

American science has not only remained solid through recent crises but also provided a path out of the darkness, Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank writes for NBC News.

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A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

January 4, 2021

If trends continue, “the search for intelligence in the universe may finally escape the giggle-factor,” writes University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Teaching national mythologies doesn’t help society address problems

Teaching national mythologies doesn’t help society address problems

October 29, 2020

In a RealClearEducation op-ed, Rochester philosopher Randall Curren and his coauthor argue there is “little merit in the notion that love of country is something that can be taught through celebratory history.”

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The politicization of the CDC was under way before Trump

The politicization of the CDC was under way before Trump

October 23, 2020

The CDC’s vulnerability to political interference is rooted in its role working in health risk assessment, write University of Rochester health policy historian Mical Raz and her coauthor in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Rochester pop music expert on guitarist Van Halen’s ‘deep roots in rock’

Rochester pop music expert on guitarist Van Halen’s ‘deep roots in rock’

October 7, 2020

In an opinion article for CNN, rock historian John Covach writes that behind Eddie Van Halen’s “blistering guitar solos” was an “exceptional musical gift and keen pop intelligence.”

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Detained migrants susceptible to a range of reproductive abuses and medical neglect

Detained migrants susceptible to a range of reproductive abuses and medical neglect

September 22, 2020

The history of eugenics in the United States leaves today’s migrant women vulnerable, argues University of Rochester history professor Brianna Theobald in a Washington Post “Made by History” op-ed.

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NFL owners are now willing to support players’ protests

NFL owners are now willing to support players’ protests

September 14, 2020

“[T]he National Football League’s newfound appreciation for its players’ civil rights gestures is likely to be tested by the election season and by fans’ spending power,” says political scientist Bethany Lacina.

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