Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Ben Fisher discusses his recently published research that looked at 32 evaluations of school-based police programs. The study found that police in schools weren’t shown to diminish school violence, crime or the presence of weapons or drugs, and having police in schools led to more suspensions.
Laura Hensen, executive director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing, is quoted about the reason retailers may choose to display a unit price, list price or “MSRP” (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) for a product.
Mary Beth Collins, executive director of the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, is interviewed about the roots of Giving Tuesday, research showing the benefits of generosity, and the forecast for charitable giving this holiday season.
Mallory VanMeeter, a PhD Human Ecology student in Civil Society & Community Research, is quoted about the formalization of host homes for LGBTQ+ youth at risk of homelessness, many of which are provided by queer adults.
Dakota Mace, photographer for the Center for Design and Material Culture and Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and a Human Ecology alumna, provides words and photos sharing the stories of Diné (Navajo) people who were forced to go on “the Long Walk” in the 1860s — a 300-mile trek to exile — and of their descendants.
Department Chair and Professor of Consumer Science Cliff Robb discusses the importance of the holiday shopping season for businesses big and small, especially in the face of inflation and cost of living increases.
Professor Emeritus Majid Sarmadi is quoted about the use of “blaze pink” in hunting gear and the continuing resistance to wearing it by some male hunters. While a Design Studies professor, Sarmadi and hundreds of his students conducted research into this shade of pink, finding that it can improve hunters’ safety.
Consumer Science teaching faculty member Christine Whelan describes ways people can find more fulfillment while participating in the holiday shopping season, including spending money on experiences and putting emphasis on spending time with loved ones.
Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Ben Fisher explains his research that found that putting law enforcement in schools doesn’t seem to make students safer, and in many cases, may result in more negative outcomes, especially for Black and brown students.
Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Jennifer Gaddis discusses how she, Human Development & Family Studies Assistant Professor Margaret Kerr and Human Ecology graduate students are working with the Madison Metropolitan School District to better understand emotions around school food and the choice to participate or not in school food programs.