02/12/17 - A story on WBEN-AM about plans being considered by President Trump to sign a new executive order on immigration interviews Professor Rick Su.
“There are a few things the court sort of really pointed out that I think if Trump were to go through with the order and change that would make it a lot less likely to face a legal challenge,” he said.
02/08/17 - An Associated Press article reports that Grand Island resident and UB alumnus Mohamed A. Mohamed, who sought asylum here and later gained U.S. citizenship, has been elected president in his homeland of Somalia.
The article quotes Professor Makau Mutua who said, "Here's a person of Muslim faith who came to America and stayed because of civil war and political disorder in his native Somalia. UB was obviously instrumental in his education and professional development. What a loss it would have been for both us and Somalia had he been banned from coming here and going to school."
02/07/17 - An article in New York Magazine about the lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Time Warner Cable for allegedly lying to customers about their internet services interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew who said it is likely that the company will settle the case out of court, as many cases like this often are.
“This will settle because there seems to be a potential for a really high liability,” he said. “And it’s pretty bad from a public relations standpoint. They’ll make a decision to stop the bleeding before going all the way to trial.”
02/04/17 - The Buffalo News interviewed Assistant Clinical Professor Nicole Hallett in an article that looked at the impact President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim majority nations is having on the University.
“It’s a very confusing order, and it’s made a lot of people really nervous and anxious,” Hallett said.
The article also noted that, for over an hour, about 200 students held a protest on North campus, voicing their concern over the travel ban.
02/03/17 - An article in The Atlantic about Donald Trump’s executive orders calling for the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and a crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities” quotes Professor Rick Su.
“[There was] a lot of bluster and talk about penalizing sanctuary cities, but for all the extreme positions, the order recognized that the president’s power is arguably quite limited,” he said.