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Decision to divert Great Lakes water to Waukesha, Wis.
June 23, 2016 | WMU News
Governors of Michigan and seven other Great Lakes states this week approved the diversion of water from Lake Michigan to Waukesha, Wis. The move sets a precedent, but does not open the door for widespread diversion of Great Lakes water, says Dr. Dan Macfarlane, a WMU assistant professor of environmental and sustainability studies.
The drop in pay for American CEOs
June 8, 2016 | WMU News
After years of steady increases, the average compensation for top American executives in 2015 was down 15 percent from 2014. But much of that has to do with stock options and the poor performance in the stock market, says Dr. Dan Farrell, a WMU professor of management and certified compensation professional.
The rise of antibiotic resistant superbugs
June 2, 2016 | WMU News
For the first time, a person in the United States has been found to be carrying a bacteria resistant to some of the strongest antibiotics. The use of antibiotics needs to be restricted, including in agriculture, says Dr. Karim Essani, a WMU virologist and professor of biological sciences.
The outlook for summer tourism in Michigan
May 26, 2016 | WMU News
As Memorial Day approaches, ushering in the start of the tourism season, Michigan's tourism outlook is bright. The state should see a healthy increase in tourism revenue this year, says Dr. Eldor Quandt, a WMU professor emeritus of geography and former director of the tourism program.
The demise of coral reefs
May 19, 2016 | WMU News
A strong El Niño and continued warming due to climate change have resulted in the mass bleaching of coral reefs around the world, particularly in the Pacific Ocean. The recent devastation of coral reefs could be the worst ever, says Dr. David Karowe, a WMU professor of biological sciences.
Unifying the Republican Party
May 13, 2016 | WMU News
Donald Trump's meeting Thursday with Speaker Paul Ryan appeared to signal a thawing of the rift between Trump and many Congressional Republicans. Trump's warmer-than-expected reception could be the first step in unifying the party, says Dr. Peter Wielhouwer, a WMU associate professor of political science.
The presidential race going forward
May 12, 2016 | WMU News
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have emerged as the presumptive presidential candidates, raising questions of how the race between the two will unfold. Things are bound to get ugly, but Trump may not have as easy a time stigmatizing Clinton as he has many of the other Republican candidates, says Dr. Peter Wielhouwer, a WMU associate professor of political science.
Surge in the suicide rate
May 5, 2016 | WMU News
A recent report shows suicide has increased in nearly every age group and has surged to the highest level in nearly 30 years. But suicide still falls short of being an epidemic, says Dr. Katherine Lewis Ginebaugh, a WMU associate professor of interdisciplinary health services and director of the suicide prevention program.
Sharp rise in 'ransomware' attacks on businesses, individuals
April 28, 2016 | WMU News
Cybercriminals are using new computer viruses like CryptoLocker to attack personal computers and computer systems at small businesses, then demand a ransom to get the information back. It's definitely a growing problem, says Dr. Alan Rea, a WMU professor of business information systems.
What to do with finicky eaters
April 14, 2016 | WMU News
The problem of finicky eaters is more than an inconvenience. Picky eating can lead to obesity and malnutrition, says Dr. Michelle Suarez, a WMU assistant professor of occupational therapy and supervisor of the Finicky Feeders Food Selectivity Clinic.