Terrorist attacks affect all of us in the same way: We experience sorrow and anger at the loss of life. For Muslims, however, there is an additional layer of grief as we become subjects of suspicion...To be a Muslim in the West is to be constantly on trial.

Laila Lalami, professor of creative writing, from her opinion piece on her experiences as a Muslim woman in America, in the wake of 9-11 and recent ISIS attacks


Islam doesn’t promote violence or peace. Islam is just a religion, and like every religion in the world, it depends on what you bring to it. If you’re a violent person, your Islam, your Judaism, your Christianity, your Hinduism is going to be violent.

Reza Aslan, professor of creative writing, in an article about recent acts of vandalism and destruction aimed at 'Mosques of Peace,' mosques set up in Canada and the United States to combat Islamophobia


I feel like it is the equivalent of killing your enemy with kindness...I am killing hate with the beauty of the saree.

Tanya Rawal, professor of gender and sexuality studies, on a social movement she started, #SareeNotSorry and how it is gaining momentum on social media by encouraging women to wear Saree and challenge Islamophobic stereotypes


It is quite possible that this technology would become an important tool in the control of malaria. It would constitute a very, very significant advance in the field.

Peter Atkinson, professor of entomology, about new research that aims to control the spread of malaria by inserting genes into mosquitoes that block the malaria-causing parasite, and then releasing those mosquitoes into the wild to create populations of mosquitoes unable to transmit the disease


Many people, including myself, are excited about 3D printing. But, we really need to take a step back and ask--'how safe are these materials?'

William Grover, assistant professor of bioengineering, on his lab’s finding that parts produced by some commercial 3-D printers are toxic to certain types of cells


We need to ask why, in this moment, we are romanced by the idea of the campus as the place where rape happens, instead of as a public resource that makes rape less likely.

Jennifer Doyle, professor of English, from her opinion piece on the ways in which fear and anxiety influence public thought about violence and sexual assault on U.S. college campuses


(The new migration pattern) stands in very stark contrast to the rhetoric we’re hearing in the presidential primaries. It shows that the fixation on Mexican migration is very outdated...We’re not likely to see a big increase in Mexican migration for the foreseeable future, if ever.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science and public policy, about recent studies that have shown that the Mexican migration boom is coming to an end with more Mexicans leaving the United States than are migrating in


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