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October 9, 2012

Greetings from the Dean

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Dean Susan M. Collins on the upcoming Betty Ford tribute, new faculty Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, how two alums are helping to write Detroit’s comeback story, and more. [More]

Alumni news

Alumni Board self-nominations are open

Alumni Board self-nominations are open

Chair Pete Fritz (MPP/MBA '10) announces six open seats. Nomination forms due 10/23. [More]

BA alum helps raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, gender-related health disparities

White House intern Dilara Uskup (BA' 11) co-authors presidential memo about federal HIV/AIDS working group. [More]

Alums around the world celebrate 2nd annual Worldwide Spirit Day... [More]

Everyone loves a comeback: How two alums are selling Detroit... [More]

Around the school

University of Michigan Tribute to Mrs. Betty Ford

University of Michigan Tribute to Mrs. Betty Ford is Thursday, 10/11 – watch online

A celebration of the life and legacy of a trailblazing first lady with a lecture by Ambassador Nancy Brinker, performance by Martha Graham soloist, and tribute remarks. [More]

Michigan Public Policy Survey shows divide over state’s emergency manager law

Local leaders weigh in on effectiveness, support, and possible repeal of "Public Act 4 of 2012." [More]

President Ford to be honored as "Michigan Football Legend" at 10/13 game... [More]

Faculty news

Ford School welcomes Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers

Ford School welcomes Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers

"Lovenomics" economists join Ford School faculty. [More]

Elisabeth R. Gerber named Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy

Gerber recognized for exceptional scholarly achievement in regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation, transportation policy, more. [More]

Census report on poverty rate shows stimulus worked, Sheldon H. Danziger says... [More]

Susan M. Collins chairs Federal Reserve's annual conference, comments on elections and political maneuvering... [More]

Research by Dean Yang about Malawi microloans published in October’s American Economic Review... [More]

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Keeping in touch: alumni news

Watch live and join the conversation: U-M Tribute to Betty Ford: Thursday, October 11, 2012. [More]

50th reunion weekend, class of 1962: October 11-14, 2012. [More]

Save the date: Annual Washington, DC reception on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

Stay connected: join other alumni on Facebook, LinkedIn, and InCircle. [More]


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General Michael Hayden: Law, policy, and the war on al-Qaida. [Watch]

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Jared Bernstein & Charles Murray - The Other America: Then and Now - One nation, (in)divisible. [Watch]

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Doug Elmendorf: Choices for federal spending and taxes. [Watch]

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Roger Ferguson: America's retirement crisis. [Watch]

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Thomas Ivacko: Local leaders' opinions split over state's emergency manager law. [Watch]


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