In the news: war on Christmas, or cup of cheer?

Steve Jones

Steve Jones, professor of communication, talked to the Associated Press about a viral video criticizing Starbucks for cups that lack seasonal holiday symbols. Photo: Jenny Fontaine

 

 

“If I were a touch more cynical, and maybe I am, I’d think the one who is winning this war is, maybe, Starbucks.”

Steve Jones, professor of communication, on a viral video criticizing Starbucks for cups that lack seasonal holiday symbols, Nov. 14 Associated Press

 


 

“It’s a function of many, many different types of factors. Then, there’s the driver’s condition — the age, alcohol and drug use, driver fatigue, level of experience, and the complexity of the decision-making situation.”

Kouros Mohammadian, professor of civil engineering, on accidents and near-accidents caused by detours due to highway construction, Nov. 16 Daily Herald

 


 

“When children see a story about that on the media, they might think it’s happening right in their immediate vicinity, and that’s not good.”

Stevan Weine, professor of psychiatry and director of the International Center on Responses to Catastrophes, on how to talk to children about violent events like the recent attacks in Paris, Nov. 14 Chicago Parent

 

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