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Amy Schalet, PEP Steering Committee Member, published an opinion piece about the dangers of stigmatizing teenage sexuality

Amy Schalet, PEP Steering Committee Member, published an opinion piece about the dangers of stigmatizing teenage sexuality. “I am consistently surprised by the ways older teenage and young adult students report having had their sexuality, including their romantic relationships, stigmatized and devalued,” she writes. “I believe their development as young adults is being hindered by the framing of sexuality as a ‘health risk.’” Read more at NBC News

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, is quoted in an article about California's new law requiring the collection of workers pay data by race and gender

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, is quoted in an article about California’s new law requiring the collection of workers pay data by race and gender, as the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s attempts to close the country’s wage gaps. “As the largest local economy in the U.S. and the fifth largest in the world, most global and national firms will come to see this type of data collection as routine, substantially lowering the cost of compliance to other states’ or federal pay data collection mandates,” Tomaskovic-Devey says. Read more at Bloomberg Law

Elizabeth Sharrow, 2020 PEP Fellow, was recently cited by Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan

Elizabeth Sharrow, 2020 PEP Fellow, was recently cited by Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan. Sullivan discusses that President Trump's misdeeds do matter and that the effect is cumulative. Sharrow and colleagues are cited for their research in the article titled, "Just Locker Room Talk?" where they find that the release of the Access Hollywood tape reduced support for Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. Though the effects were similar for men and women, they were noticeably larger among Republicans in comparison to Democrats. Read more at the Seattle Times

Paul Collins, 2015 PEP Fellow, is quoted about the first presidential debate of 2020

Paul Collins, 2015 PEP Fellow, is quoted about the first presidential debate of 2020. Collins noted that Trump, besides failing to condemn white supremacy, refused to commit to accepting the election results, he made unfounded claims about voter fraud and even seemed to call for his supporters to watch for voter fraud at the polls. Collins said this could manifest into voter intimidation and that it will likely take weeks for a winner to be declared. Read more at the Daily Hampshire Gazette

Elizabeth Evans, 2018 PEP Fellow, will deliver a webinar on “A criminal justice-engaged research collaborative"

Elizabeth Evans, 2018 PEP Fellow, will deliver a webinar on “A criminal justice-engaged research collaborative". Evans, co-principal investigator of the $10 million Justice Community Opiod Innovation Network (JCOIN) Clinical Research Center grant will deliver a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at noon. The talk is part of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science's 9th Annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, which moved to a virtual webinar series format this year. Register here for the event. Read more about Evans' community-engaged research at the UMass News Release

Julie Brigham-Grette, 2017 PEP Fellow & Steve Petsch, 2019 PEP Fellow, publish an article discussing that the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean covers only 50% of the area it covered 40 years ago

Julie Brigham-Grette, 2017 PEP Fellow & Steve Petsch, 2019 PEP Fellow, publish an article discussing that the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean covers only 50% of the area it covered 40 years ago. They explain that if global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, they could return the Earth to Pliocene conditions, with higher sea levels, shifted weather patterns, and altered conditions in both the natural world and human societies. The authors also say, "It has taken humans only 200 years to completely reverse the trajectory begun 50 million years ago and return the planet to CO2 levels not experiences for millions of years." Read more at The Conversation

Paul Collins, 2015 PEP Fellow, is quoted about the process of filling the Supreme Court vacancy and comments on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Paul Collins, 2015 PEP Fellow, is quoted about the process of filling the Supreme Court vacancy and comments on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Collins explains, that with only 38 days until the election, a confirmation before November 3 would be a "record speed in the modern era." Collins expects that Barrett would undo many of the things Ginsburg accomplished throughout her career. He also stated, "RGB was a champion of equal rights. I think a court moving forward with Judge Barrett will undo some of the fundamental rights of LGBTQ+ Americans, and will certainly restrict access to abortion." See more from the interview at Western Mass NewsNewsweek, and MSN News

 

 

Paul Collins, 2015 PEP Fellow, comments on speculation that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could attempt to impeach Pres. Donald Trump in an attempt to delay his effort to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court

Paul Collins, 2015 PEP Fellow, comments on speculation that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could attempt to impeach Pres. Donald Trump in an attempt to delay his effort to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Collins says, "It would presumably take precedence over the nomination, delaying it for some unspecified period of time. To be honest, I believe that Senator McConnell could move ahead with the nomination even if there was impeachment being moved forward.” Read more at 13KRCGTV

Amy Schalet, PEP Steering Committee Member, was recently quoted in an article reporting teenagers and young adults are having less sex than teens in earlier generations

Amy Schalet, PEP Steering Committee Member, was recently quoted in an article reporting that today’s teenagers and young adults are having less sex than teens in earlier generations. Schalet says, “We need to remember that our past is not always what we think it was. In the 1950s and 1960s, only a quarter of men and less than half of women were virgins at age 19. There are many advantages, I think, to teenagers not having sex when they are very young.” Read more about "Why sex is no longer a teen commodity" from OZY

Maureen Perry-Jenkins, PEP Steering Committee Member, comments in an article reporting results from the American Family Survey on the changing balance of housework between male and female partners since the COVID-19 pandemic

Maureen Perry-Jenkins, PEP Steering Committee Member, comments in an article reporting results from the American Family Survey on the changing balance of housework between male and female partners since the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that men perceive that they're doing more housework and childcare, but women think their male partners are overestimating their increased contribution. Perry-Jenkins says men have been able to silo their work from their home life better than women. Read more at Deseret News

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