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The death of Fidel Castro and future of CubaPhoto of Sarah Hill
Dec. 1, 2016 | WMU News
As Cubans continue to mourn the death of Fidel Castro, the nation's relationship with the U.S. is uncertain. Whether the normalization of relations pursued by the Obama administration continues is much more critical to Cuba's further than Castro's death, says Dr. Sarah Hill, a professor in the WMU Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, who has visited Cuba regularly.

What swayed the election to Donald Trump?Photo of Peter Wielhouwer
Nov. 22, 2016 | WMU News
Donald Trump's surprising victory in the presidential election caught pollsters by surprise. But exit polls showed there were issues that encouraged people to vote for Trump, says Dr. Peter Wielhouwer, a WMU associate professor of political science.

The forecast for winter weatherPhoto of Robert Ruhf
Nov. 10, 2016 | WMU News
Michigan residents may be enjoying a mild fall now, but forecasters say the Midwest is in for a rude awakening this winter. The winter probably will be colder and snowier than normal, says Dr. Robert Ruhf, a meteorologist and senior research associate in the WMU Mallinson Institute for Science Education.

Twists and turns in the presidential racePhoto of Peter Wielhouwer
Nov. 3, 2016 | WMU News
As Election Day approaches, the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton appears to be tightening. But Clinton still has the inside track to the White House, says Dr. Peter Wielhouwer, a WMU associate professor of political science.

The baseball playoffs and the year in baseballPhoto of Ron Kramer
Oct. 20, 2016 | WMU News
It pays to buy the best players. At least that seems to be the case with Major League Baseball this year, says Dr. Ron Kramer, a WMU professor of sociology and baseball expert.

Hurricane Matthew and the chances of increased storm activityPhoto of Todd Ellis
Oct. 11, 2016 | WMU News
Hurricane Matthew is gone, but the massive flooding it brought is not. Record rains fell during Matthew's trip up the southeastern coast, particularly in North and South Carolina,, says Dr. Todd Ellis, a WMU professor of geography and weather expert in the Mallinson Institute for Science Education.

The influence of violent video games on violent behaviorPhoto of Whitney DeCamp
Oct. 6, 2016 | WMU News
It seems every highly publicized shooting comes with another slam against violent video games. But it appears violent video games have very little impact on behavior, says Dr. Whitney DeCamp, a WMU associate professor of sociology and associate director of the Kercher Center for Social Research.