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Donald Trump's impact on the U.S. Supreme CourtPhoto of Ashlyn Kuersten
Dec. 8, 2016 | WMU News
Donald Trump's election means a conservative will fill the vacancy of Justice Antonin Scalia. Replacing Scalia with another conservative won't have much impact, but Trump's impact will be substantial if he gets to make a second appointment, says Dr. Ashlyn Kuersten, a WMU professor of sociology and Supreme Court expert.

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.