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Newswise: WashU Expert: Ten Commandments display likely unconstitutional
Released: 20-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Ten Commandments display likely unconstitutional
Washington University in St. Louis

Louisiana’s recent legislation requiring the display of the Ten Commandments in every public school classroom is likely unconstitutional under the current framework of the Establishment Clause, said an expert on law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Expanded child tax credit would ultimately save money, reduce poverty
Released: 23-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
WashU Expert: Expanded child tax credit would ultimately save money, reduce poverty
Washington University in St. Louis

A plan to expand the child tax credit would go a long way in reducing childhood poverty in America, saving billions in future costs, says an expert on poverty and inequality at Washington University in St. Louis.

Newswise: WashU Expert: VC bust? Time to return to fundamentals in 2024
Released: 16-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
WashU Expert: VC bust? Time to return to fundamentals in 2024
Washington University in St. Louis

After years of record investments and outsized returns fueled by ultralow interest rates, 3,200 U.S. private venture-backed companies — mostly tech startups — went out of business last year. Doug Villhard at Washington University in St. Louis' Olin Business School said the bust will cause the industry to reassess what is really important.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Open enrollment privacy concerns
Released: 16-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
WashU Expert: Open enrollment privacy concerns
Washington University in St. Louis

During this open enrollment season, parents should consider privacy implications when adding their adult children to their health insurance plan, said an expert on health insurance at Washington University in St. Louis. “Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26,” said Mary Mason, MD, associate director of the university’s Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Your smart speaker data is used in ways you might not expect
Released: 27-Oct-2023 7:05 AM EDT
WashU Expert: Your smart speaker data is used in ways you might not expect
Washington University in St. Louis

“Hey, Alexa, play the latest Taylor Swift album.” Smart speakers offer amazing convenience — from playing your favorite tunes to re-ordering toilet paper — with only a simple voice command. But that convenience can come with a steep cost in privacy that many consumers aren’t even aware they’re paying.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Trauma, Histories of Victimhood Will Influence Israeli Response
Released: 10-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Trauma, Histories of Victimhood Will Influence Israeli Response
Washington University in St. Louis

New research by Carly Wayne, assistant professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis, demonstrates how a victimhood narrative plays a role in shaping Israeli political attitudes and and foments negative intergroup attitudes, and offers insight into Israel's response to the attack by Hamas.

Newswise: Expert: Auto workers’ strike could impact future labor organizing
Released: 19-Sep-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Expert: Auto workers’ strike could impact future labor organizing
Washington University in St. Louis

The persistently tight labor market, growing frustration over wage inequality and record high support for unions set the stage for the United Auto Workers strike, according to Jake Rosenfeld, a professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

   
Newswise: WashU Expert: ‘Golden Bachelor’ could normalize quest for romance at any age
Released: 29-Aug-2023 1:35 PM EDT
WashU Expert: ‘Golden Bachelor’ could normalize quest for romance at any age
Washington University in St. Louis

This fall, ABC will premiere the reality show “The Golden Bachelor,” a spinoff of “The Bachelor,” where the star is Gerry Turner, a 71-year-old man looking for a new partner. The show has the potential to help normalize the desire for love at any age, said an expert on productive engagement of older adults.

Released: 8-Aug-2023 12:00 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Trump indictment does not violate First Amendment
Washington University in St. Louis

Former President Donald Trump was indicted this month over his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. He plans to fight the charges in part by claiming that the prosecution would violate his right to freedom of speech.Not so, says a First Amendment expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Released: 3-Jul-2023 1:55 PM EDT
WashU Expert: How will affirmative action decision impact employment?
Washington University in St. Louis

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action in college admissions is likely to encourage more lawsuits against other race-conscious policies, including in employment, says an employment law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.“A majority of the court has clearly expressed a general antipathy to explicitly race-based policies that are intended to improve equity,” said Pauline Kim, the Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law.

Newswise: Expert: Why the inflation news is better than some headlines suggest
Released: 21-Jun-2023 1:25 PM EDT
Expert: Why the inflation news is better than some headlines suggest
Washington University in St. Louis

On June 13, the Federal Reserve released updated inflation figures showing that the Consumer Price Index grew at a 4% annual rate in May. The difference in consumer prices from April to May, however, was just 0.1%. These two numbers paint very different pictures of the current state of inflation and the American economy.The confusion comes from the way in which we calculate inflation, according to John Horn, a professor of practice in economics at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St.

Newswise: WashU Expert: How to avoid mosquito bites
Released: 18-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT
WashU Expert: How to avoid mosquito bites
Washington University in St. Louis

In suburban backyards and at family picnic gatherings across the United States, mosquitoes are a common pest. People are most likely to get bitten by mosquitoes during the warm and lazy summer months, says Katie Westby, vector and disease ecologist at Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis’ environmental field station in Eureka, Mo.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Goldman Sachs’ sale won’t allow return to ‘freewheeling ways’
Released: 6-Mar-2023 2:05 PM EST
WashU Expert: Goldman Sachs’ sale won’t allow return to ‘freewheeling ways’
Washington University in St. Louis

The Goldman Sachs Group is considering a sale of its consumer banking business, but regulations will mean it can’t simply return to being an investment bank, said an expert on financial and securities regulation at Washington University in St. Louis.“While exiting the consumer banking business may allow Goldman to ‘check out,’ it can never fully leave the regulatory world for bank holding companies and return to its investment banking roots,” said Andrew Tuch, a professor of law.

   


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