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Ford School announces results of Alumni Board elections

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Six new members have been elected to the Ford School's Alumni Board. The Alumni Board strives to help increase the visibility of the Ford School; strengthen the alumni network; and assist the school with student recruitment, career services, and alumni relations activities.

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CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey cited in Center for Michigan article, "'Shadow tax cut' deepens local budget crises."

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Data from the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy's (CLOSUP) latest Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) report was cited in a Center for Michigan article, "'Shadow tax cut' deepens local budget crises."

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New Ford School spirit store item available for online purchase

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alumni, want to help "spread the word" about the Ford School? Then order a new, embroidered quarter-zip sweatshirt from our online store and wear it proudly!

The Ford School is offering this new item via an online spirit store for one week only. This warm quarter-zip sweatshirt arrives just in time for the holidays and is available for order only until Thursday, December 8, so make your purchase today.

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Updates on National Poverty Center Michigan Recession and Recovery Study

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Ford School's National Poverty Center's Michigan Recession and Recovery Study (MRRS) is analyzing data from its second collection wave, which was completed in August 2011, and planning for its third wave of collection scheduled for spring 2013.

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National Poverty Center job, research opportunities

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The National Poverty Center (NPC), located within the Ford School of Public Policy, has a number of job and research opportunities. The NPC was established in 2002 as a university-based nonpartisan research center. The NPC conducts multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research on the causes and consequences of poverty; provides mentoring and training to emerging scholars; and informs public discourse on the causes and consequences of poverty.

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13WHAM-TV in Rochester, NY cites CLOSUP's poll on hydrofracking

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Upstate New York is one of the regions where the emergence of hydrofracking technology—the use of chemicals to maximize the extraction of natural gas deposits from vertical and, due to their potential environmental impact, increasingly controversial horizontal wells—has become a hotly contested public debate. In Rochester, NY, 13WHAM-TV recently reported on a series of public meetings on the issue.

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CLOSUP report: Pennsylvania citizens doubt media, environmentalists, scientists, governor in 'fracking' debate

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pennsylvanians have significant doubts about the credibility of the media, environmental groups and scientists on the issue of natural gas drilling using "fracking" methods, a new poll says.

Those surveyed also believe the state's governor, Tom Corbett, is too closely aligned with companies involved in fracking in Pennsylvania, which is on the frontline of a growing national and international debate about the industry.

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House majority leader says government should support innovators

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday told a packed gathering at the Michigan League Ballroom that to build the economy government needs to continue supporting those who create businesses and opportunity, from whose ranks have sprung entrepreneurs including Henry Ford and Steve Jobs.

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CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey findings about financial struggles of local governments appear in news outlets

Monday, October 24, 2011

Findings from a new Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) administered by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) have been published in a number of news sources.

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CLOSUP poll: Most local leaders in Michigan report ongoing financial woes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nearly half of Michigan's local governments say they are somewhat or significantly less able to meet their financial needs in 2011, though some negative trends eased this year, a new University of Michigan survey reports.

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Ford School expands scope of education policy research

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Over the past year, significant new research and post-doctoral training grants added to the already active slate of education policy initiatives underway at the Ford School.

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Mrs. Betty Ford mourned, celebrated

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In July, the Ford School community lost a good friend, Mrs. Betty Ford, who passed away at the age of 93.

Tributes to the iconic former First Lady poured in from Ford School students, alumni, faculty, and staff via email and social media channels. In addition, the school created a web-based form to enable community members to offer their condolences to the Ford family.

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MPP/MPA application for Fall 2012 now online

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Applications for admission to the Fall 2012 cohort of the Ford School's MPP and MPA programs are now available online and are due January 15, 2012.

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Alumni Board self-nominations are now being accepted

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Ford School Alumni Board has opened the self-nomination process for its six open seats (5 alumni from the graduate program, 1 alumni from the undergraduate program) in the term beginning January 1, 2012.

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October edition of 'the Ford School feed:' Call for Alumni Board nominations, alumni service award recipient, upcoming lecture by the World Bank president, and more

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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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Steve Tobocman (MPP/JD '97) receives 2011 Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Ford School Alumni Board is pleased to announce that Steve Tobocman (MPP/JD '97) is the recipient of the 2011 Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award.

The Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award is a program of the Neil Staebler Fund for Political Education, which was established at the Ford School in 1987 to honor Neil Staebler. Staebler was one of Michigan's leading political activists, and his public life was devoted to improving democratic government by increasing the participation of citizens in all aspects of public affairs.

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Peace Corps monograph, "Charting the Future of International Service," published

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Peace Corps, the University of Michigan, the Brookings Institution Initiative on International Volunteering and Service, and the National Peace Corps Association sponsored the National Symposium on the Future of International Service. This symposium was held fifty years after the campaign speech John F. Kennedy delivered from the steps of the Michigan Union building—the speech that called on America's youth to serve their nation, by serving those with pressing needs around the globe. At the University of Michigan, Kennedy's speech ignited a movement to link America's men and women to opportunities to serve those in developing nations. With the help of student activists, supportive faculty and staff members, and a recept

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Ford School introduces redesigned 2011-12 graduate brochure

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Ford School is pleased to share its newly redesigned graduate brochure with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

The 2011 brochure, housed in a smartly designed 8" x 10" folder, highlights key features of the Ford School master's programs including the updated MPP/MPA curriculum; the school's applied and interdisciplinary approach to education; and the high-level support offered by the graduate careers services office. Vibrant photos and new alumni and faculty interviews round out this recruiting and development tool.

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September edition of 'the Ford School feed:' Collins reflects on Jackson Hole summit, Axelrod earns 2011 Merriam Award, PPIA celebrates 30 years, and more

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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

In this issue, readers will learn about Dean Susan Collins' participation in the Federal Reserve Bank's annual Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., the upcoming 2011 Rosenthal lecture by Sultan Al-Qassemi, and exciting programs in place for this academic year.

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