Category: New York Times

Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds

New York Times Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health One of the biggest worldwide public health triumphs in recent years has been maternal mortality… Expert quote: “People may think this is happening because the U.S. has more minorities and poor people,” he said. “But even if you limit the analysis to whites, we would still rank […]

Why We Ask to See Candidates’ Tax Returns

New York Times (subscription required) By Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication Lost in the debate over Donald J. Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns is the story of where the custom of disclosure comes from — and why it can be so valuable as a measure of character… View full article by expert Mitchell […]

To Combat Terrorism, Tackle Mental Illness

New York Times (subscription required) By Liah Greenfeld, College of Arts & Sciences The comment of the French prime minister can be interpreted as recognition that terrible events such as the mass killing in Nice Thursday night are a sign of a very long-term problem, which is unlikely to be speedily resolved… View full article […]

Honoring García Lorca’s Genius: A Bout Over a $22 Million Archive

New York Times (subscription required) Christopher Maurer, College of Arts & Sciences The legacy of Federico García Lorca’s hostilities with government lives on these days through his family, whose members are tangling with officials over control of a new $25 million center built to honor García Lorca, the playwright and poet who was executed by […]

More Nonsmoking Teens Inhaling Flavored Nicotine Through Vaping

New York Times (subscription required) Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Many teenagers who never would have smoked cigarettes are now “vaping” with flavored e-cigarettes, leading to a new generation using nicotine at rates not seen since the 1990s, a new study suggests… Expert quote: “E-cigarette use among teenagers is a largely social phenomenon. The […]