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Avian flu and the egg shortage
June 26, 2015 | WMU News
The avian flu has decimated the nation's egg-laying hen population and has food companies and restaurant chains scrambling for secure sources of eggs. Companies appear to have enough eggs for now, but must maintain an immense supply of eggs, says Dr. Bruce Ferrin, a WMU associate professor of marketing.
Diminishing display of Confederate battle flag
June 25, 2015 | WMU News
The recent shooting rampage at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has sparked a movement to remove the Confederate battle flag from government property because it has become a symbol for white supremacists. But the flag means different things to different people, says Dr. John Clark, chair of the WMU Department of Political Science.
Possibility of a Greek default
June 18, 2015 | WMU News
Greece, the weak link in the eurozone, is teetering on the verge of default and being ousted from the monetary union. Things have changed drastically in just the past year, says Dr. Gunther Hega, a WMU associate professor of political science.
Millennials in the workplace
June 4, 2015 | WMU News
Many believe that younger workers today are either entitled or optimistic go-getters. One difference between millennials and older workers is that millennials do tend to be more entrepreneurial, says Dr. Derrick McIver, a WMU assistant professor of management.
The merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable
May 28, 2015 | WMU News
Charter has agreed to buy the much larger Time Warner Cable in the latest in a flurry of takeovers in the cable and broadband sector. The deal would establish Charter as a very major player in the market, says Dr. Richard Gershon, a WMU professor of communication and telecommunications expert.
The high cost of dirty fuels
May 22, 2015 | WMU News
A new report from the International Monetary Fund says there were 3.7 million premature deaths caused by air pollution in 2012 and that ending subsidies for fossil fuels would save millions of lives. Cutting subsidies would reduce deaths from a number of diseases, says Dr. Charles Ide, the WMU Gwen Frostic Professor of Biological Sciences.