“It’s normal to come out with a proposed fee increase, but the percentage increase on a lot of these fees is just much higher than it has been in the past,” says professor of immigration law Stephen Yale-Loehr.
“In other words, witnesses/no witnesses isn’t a binary: there are a lot of smaller procedural trade-offs that can be made,” says Josh Chafetz, professor of law.
"I think it's a real lost opportunity," says Catherine Kling, professor of environmental, energy and research economics. "Wow, [there are] so many things that money could get spent on that could really be beneficial to taxpayers, who are ultimately footing the bill."
Geologists led by Matthew Pritchard, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, and doctoral student Whyjay Zheng, have observed rapid ice loss in the Vaviloc ice cap, due to the formation of an ice stream.
“[Chen’s audience abroad] see him as someone who can help build bridges between China and foreign countries, and in part, that might be what the government finds threatening about him, because they don’t want those bridges to be built,” says Eli Friedman, associate professor in the ILR School.
Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy, predicts what China’s economy will look like in the coming years.