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University of Michigan poll: Detroit bankruptcy was the right decision

Monday, February 3, 2014

Despite concerns about Detroit's bankruptcy, 56 percent of local government officials in Michigan said it was the right thing to do, according to a poll by the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.

More than half of local leaders said the bankruptcy would hurt the state's reputation, 43 percent expected costs to rise for other local governments 
to borrow money, and 32 percent predicted a negative impact on tourism in the state.

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Strategy to reduce infant mortality rate in Detroit must have strong medical and social component, says Davis

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In a Detroit News article on Detroit's high infant mortality rate, Dr. Matthew Davis discusses the challenges to making progress on infant deaths, as well as the potential impact of expanded insurance coverage for low-income mothers. Detroit's infant mortality rate (which in 2010 was 13.5 for every 1,000 live births) is the worst among U.S. cities and rivals that of some countries in the developing world.

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'Ford School feed'—DC alumni event with Justin Wolfers, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Ambassador Richard Boucher, students' testimony on equity crowdfunding legislation, and more

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in inboxes today. 

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New video features a Ford School visit from the Honorable Paul O'Neill

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2013 marked the 100th anniversary of President Gerald R. Ford's birth. To honor our namesake's legacy, the Ford School hosted several of President Ford's lifelong colleagues and friends. These distinguished visitors included "Energy Czar" Frank Zarb, General Brent Scowcroft, Ambassador Carla Hills, 56th Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and 72nd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and member of the Ford administration, Paul O'Neill.

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Ford School 100

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Ford School's centennial year is underway! To kick off the celebrations, we sent 2014 calendars to thousands of alumni and friends.

In 1913, Jesse S. Reeves, chairman of the University of Michigan political science department, proposed an academic program dedicated to training future leaders in city government. In a letter to U-M President Hutchins, Reeves wrote: "I believe that the University has a distinct opportunity, not only in offering a public service to the people of the state…but in leading the way in the training of municipal experts."

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Brittany Jones (BA '14) honored as a 2014 MLK Spirit Award recipient

Monday, January 27, 2014

Brittany Jones (BA '14) was recognized as a 2014 Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award recipient during the 28th annual MLK Symposium on January 25. The Ninth Annual Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Awards honored students from the schools and colleges on Central Campus who best exemplify the leadership and extraordinary vision of the civil rights leader. Students were nominated by faculty and staff from the Business, Education, Kinesiology, Literature, Science, and the Arts, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Policy programs.

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Widening income gap becoming self-perpetuating, says Danziger

Saturday, January 25, 2014

In an NPR piece on the debate surrounding income inequality and economic mobility, Sheldon Danziger explains that in the current U.S. economy minimum wage and middle-income earners cannot keep pace with top earners.
He notes that, while there was a time when an improved economy helped all workers, we are not in a position to expect "a return to the golden age, when a rising tide lifted all boats."

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CLOSUP survey on rise of placemaking as an economic development tool covered by multiple news outlets

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The latest Center for Local State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) poll on the increased use of placemaking as a community and economic development strategy by Michigan municipalities received coverage in a variety of news outlets, including two articles in MLive, the Michigan Municipal League's blog, and the Tony Conley Morning Show.

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New book by Ciorciari offers critique of Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia," a forthcoming book by John Ciorciari and Anne Heindel, a legal advisor at the Documentation Center of Cambodia, contends that the unique legal and institutional features of the UN-backed tribunal and political in-fighting impaired the court's ability to deliver credible justice. They explain that issues including political interference, the need for a supermajority judge opinion prior to investigations, and the application of local law hampered or delayed the proceedings.

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Emergency manager appointments reflect growing inequality, writes Farley

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In a Bridge Magazine editorial, Reynolds Farley explains that the pattern of where the state has taken control from local officials highlights the persistent racial income gap in Michigan. He notes that the locations that have seen emergency managers or consent agreements for the municipality as a whole or the school district are all predominantly African American. Farley contends that this trend is related to the decline in the average economic status of Michigan's black population in the last 30 years, which stands in contrast to historic racial progress in the same period.

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Placemaking rises as economic development tool

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

More than a third of local jurisdictions reported using "placemaking" as an economic development strategy in 2013, up from 21 percent in 2009, according to the latest Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy poll.

Placemaking is a community and economic development strategy that attempts to capitalize on local assets to create appealing and unique places where people want to live, work and play.

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National Poverty Center brief focuses on food insecurity in Detroit in the aftermath of the Great Recession

Monday, January 20, 2014

A new policy brief out of the National Poverty Center (NPC) evaluates recent changes in the prevalence of food insecurity, identifies key risk factors, and examines the use of public and private assistance programs designed to provide food assistance to low income households.

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Jacob part of expert line-up on State of Opportunity special on high stakes testing

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In a State of Opportunity broadcast, Brian Jacob discusses the impact of high stakes testing, particularly for low-income students and school districts. High stakes testing refers to standardized tests with results that have important consequences for students, teachers, schools or districts at large. State of Opportunity brought together a panel of experts to discuss the effect of this kind of testing, which has been on the rise in the wake of No Child Left Behind.

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The Ford School welcomes Ambassador Richard Boucher as Winter 2014 Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Ford School community is delighted to welcome Ambassador Richard Boucher as the Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence during Winter 2014.

The Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence program (T-PMR) was established in 2002 to bring individuals with significant national and/or international policymaking experience to campus to interact with students and faculty. The T-PMR program enhances our curriculum and strengthens our ties to the policy community.

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Ford School's National Poverty Center hosts major event on anniversary of LBJ's 'War on Poverty'

Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 8, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of "unconditional War on Poverty." Yet 15 percent of Americans live in poverty today, and no presidential administration or Congress since the Johnson era has made fighting poverty a top priority.

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Causes, consequences & potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the US: Perspectives from psychology, sociology & economics

Thursday, January 16, 2014

This seminar will feature speakers from sociology, psychology and economics giving their perspectives on the causes, consequences and potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the United States. Each speaker will discuss their own work as it relates to educational disparities in the United States, also drawing on existing work from the field that has bearing on this topic.

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Master's application deadline extended

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Due to technical difficulties the University of Michigan experienced on January 15, the Ford School is extending the Fall 2014 master's application deadline through Friday, January 17, 2014. The Ford School Admissions Team looks forward to reviewing your application!

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Students tackle Great Lakes policy challenges in Integrated Policy Exercise

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Now in its 14th year, the Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE) has become a signature component of the Ford School master's program. For three days during the first week of January, MPP and MPA students play stakeholders in in a large-scale and continually evolving simulation of a real policy issue. The exercise allows students to experience first-hand the complexity of policymaking, hone analytic and negotiating skills, and interact with policy experts.

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Axelrod and Iliev introduce model to better predict timing of cyber attacks

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Robert Axelrod and postdoctoral research fellow Rumen Iliev have created a mathematical model to better understand internet security risks by analyzing when attackers are most motivated to exploit vulnerabilities in a target computer system. By defining the ideal time for an attack, the model can contribute to security strategy by helping identify high-risk targets that require special protection and inform government decisions on cyber operations.

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