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What Language Says About Race

Whether it’s housing access, media portrayals, or the professional sphere, people of color often face discrimination around the language they use. Linguistics Ph.D. candidate Kelly Wright is listening to their side of the story.

The Fifth Force

For decades, the Standard Model of physics outlined four fundamental forces underlying every physical phenomenon. Now, nationwide research including Rackham students and alumni may change the way we understand our universe.

Why Did the Bumblebee Cross the Road?

Bees and other insects are crucial for the reproduction of many plant species, but roads often impose obstacles to this vital function. Rackham students Gordon Fitch and Chatura Vaidya studied this problem and proposed some solutions.

Evening the Scales

Some of the most widespread sources of information on the planet, Wikipedia’s articles are praised for their neutrality, but show significant biases in whom they cover. Rackham political science student Samuel Baltz spent most of 2020 working to change that by writing an article on women in political science every day.

Unequal Treatment

New research led by Rackham public health Ph.D. student Delvon Mattingly shows Black COVID-19 patients in Michigan have nearly double the number of hospital stays and worse experiences with testing and care than their white counterparts.