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Is autism a disorder, an identity or both?

Speech and hearing science professor Laura DeThorne and doctoral students Henry Angulo and Veronica Vidal discuss how the neurodiversity movement recognizes autistic individuals’ unique experiences, skills and strengths, and resists the medicalization of autism.

Could a citizenship question alter the 2020 census results?

A citizenship question on the 2020 census could add to existing undercounts, says an Illinois professor who serves on a Census Bureau advisory committee

Is the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power?

News reports, social media campaigns such as #MeToo are raising awareness of sexual misconduct and helping survivors find their voices, says educational psychologist Anita Hund

Would replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?

Swapping food stamps for food boxes would mean scrapping 'the most successful government program we have going today,' said U. of I. professor Craig Gundersen

How do sexual assault survivors fare?

Whether or not survivors share their stories publicly, they often carry lifelong scars associated with being sexually traumatized

Will targeted marketing bring an end to ‘Super Bowl of advertising’?

Targeted marketing threatens to end the 'Super Bowl of ads' and to further erode privacy, says an Illinois advertising professor.

Are you vulnerable to newly discovered online security risks?

Nearly everyone is. And the culprits, Meltdown and Spectre, could wreak havoc on personal security if ignored, says computer science professor Chris Fletcher

What does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class?

The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin Leicht

Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?

Even though several states have these regulations on the books, they’re really a last resort for collecting student loan debt, says Professor Angela Lyons

Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?

Richard Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy, discusses the Republican tax overhaul plan now before Congress

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