In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin alums use #BlackandHooded to recognize African-Americans earning advanced degrees

Using social media, two University of Wisconsin-Madison alums have created a movement among African-American students in higher education that has two goals: one academic, the other political.

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Lewis Friedland quoted in Politico: Fox, Sinclair vie for executive with ties to Hannity

Quoted: “If they’re interested potentially in Hannity and they’re interested in Pirro…that gives us some clue of what’s going to be on the Sinclair cable network,” said Lewis Friedland, who directs the Center for Communication and Democracy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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In WPR: Illegal immigration linked to decrease in violent crime, study says

Making a case for tighter security at the border, President Donald Trump has often linked illegal immigration with increased crime. But a new study from University of Wisconsin-Madison sociology professor Michael Light suggests people living in the country illegally are linked to a decrease in violent crime, not an increase.

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In Madison 365: #BlackandHooded goes viral: One year later, UW-Madison alumni find themselves leading a movement

Last spring, Anthony Wright reached out to his best friend, Brian Allen, to find a way to publicly celebrate the accomplishments of African-American recipients of advanced degrees across the country. The two have been best friends since their undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and both were finishing up master’s degrees in higher education.

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After #BlackandHooded goes viral, UW–Madison alums unexpectedly find themselves leading a movement

Two UW–Madison graduates created a #BlackandHooded website, which displays photos and connects prospective and current black graduate students with black professionals who’ve earned advanced degrees. The idea has taken off.

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In the Cap Times: UW professor Young Mie Kim studies 'suspicious,' divisive political ads on Facebook

When UW-Madison professor Young Mie Kim and her team set out to research divisive political ads on Facebook during the 2016 election, they embarked on a first-of-its-kind study of how groups try to target and influence voters. What they found — that more than half of these ads came from "suspicious" groups with little to no identifiable information — has led Kim to spend six months at the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, where she will research and advocate federal solutions to the issue of digital political advertising. 

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In Fueling Discovery: Listening to Wisconsinites illuminates public opinion

Professor Katherine Cramer from the Department of Political Science writes about her research, which seeks to understand why people hold the political opinions they do. 

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In Fueling Discovery: Understanding today’s America by eavesdropping on the past

Professor Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen from the Department of History writes about her research, which seeks to understand American intellectual history. 

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In Fueling Discovery: Learning to love robots: Making machines that people can welcome

Professor Bilge Mutlu from the Department of Computer Sciences writes about his research on how human beings interact with computers and robots.

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