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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
Dec 19, 2014
Marina v.N. Whitman was featured in the December 13 edition of the Detroit Free Press as a Guest Writer. Her article[...]
Dec 19, 2014
National Heritage Academies (NHA), the largest charter management company in Michigan, has what the Detroit Free Press[...]
Dec 18, 2014
“To frack, or not to frack? That was the question facing New York,” writes Jared Gilmour, staff writer for the[...]
Policy analysis and prescience, making life better
Dec 18, 2014
To solve a vexing problem. To seize a promising opportunity. To find the best path forward. For centuries, for[...]
What good is history, anyway?
Dec 18, 2014
With public service in our DNA, what we’d really like to do is to peer into the future, to see and shape what’s coming[...]
The Power of Policy
Dec 17, 2014
Public policy is a principled guide to action, designed to lead to the greater good. As we celebrate our centennial as[...]
Dec 16, 2014
Alyssa Brandon of The Michigan Daily interviewed Susan M. Collins for the December 16 story, “Ford School dialogue[...]
Dr. Matthew Davis, Michigan's chief medical executive, on the public health consequences of vaccine waivers
Dec 11, 2014
Matthew Davis was cited in an MLive story published today examining the state’s vaccination waiver rate – which is[...]
Rabe in front of students in class
Dec 10, 2014
In the near future, the Michigan legislature could redefine ‘renewable energy.’ Barry Rabe discusses the potential[...]
Next century teaching: Heated debates, hard decisions, and hands-on philanthropy
Dec 09, 2014
By Miriam Wasserman Months after the semester ended, many of the students in Megan Tompkins-Stange ’s undergraduate[...]
Dec 09, 2014
Helen Levy’s analysis of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) implementation of key provisions of the[...]
Image of dais at event
Dec 04, 2014
Professor Susan Dynarski and alum Brandy Johnson (MPP ‘09) traveled to Washington, DC for the Obama Administration’s[...]
Dec 03, 2014
Helen Levy discusses the “digital divide when it comes to health care” for older Americans in Robert Preidt’s “ Too Few[...]
Dec 03, 2014
We are deeply saddened to report that Jeffrey Ritter (MPP ’77), town administrator of Sterling, Massachusetts, passed[...]
Dec 02, 2014
Story by Paul Gully (MPP ’16) When Maab Ibrahim (MPP/MPA ’15) made the surprise announcement that Girls on the Run of[...]
Dec 02, 2014
Barry Rabe was one of five policy and economic experts tapped by the Huffington Post to examine the merits of the 40-[...]
Nov 27, 2014
On Tuesday, December 2, the Ford School will participate in the University of Michigan’s first-ever day of giving.[...]
Nov 26, 2014
The inaugural Ford School Case Competition has come to an end ( see pictures here ), with a group of first-year MPP[...]
Nov 24, 2014
Results from a recent survey released by the Ford School’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) served as[...]
Nov 21, 2014
This winter, Ruth Browne (MPP/MPH ’83), will return to the Ford School as the 2015 Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley[...]
Nov 20, 2014
“Why do we choose to cooperate and how can we promote greater cooperation in world affairs? These are the questions[...]
Nov 18, 2014
Run the Numbers by Elizabeth Wason Excerpted from "The Next Big Thing," in the fall 2014 edition of LSA Magazine In[...]
Nov 18, 2014
Like to surf the web? Get a start on your holiday shopping and consider gifts that show your Ford School spirit! Online[...]
Nov 18, 2014
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Fellowship, an endowed fund honoring the legacy of University of Michigan alumnus and[...]
Nov 18, 2014
The Ford School’s inaugural Case Competition Showcase, to be held on November 21, will be the culmination of a 10-day[...]
Nov 14, 2014
Mayor John Hieftje, a lecturer at the Ford School, chose to not seek reelection after serving 14 years in office.[...]
Nov 14, 2014
In “How Should States Tax New Fossil Fuel Boom,” Barry Rabe speaks with Michigan Radio’s Stateside with Cynthia Canty[...]
Nov 13, 2014
In the November 13 U.S. News & World Report story, “Obama’s latest climate goal with China, what it will take”[...]
Nov 13, 2014
Susan Dynarski spoke with Marketplace Morning Report for a November 13 story discussing new statistics on student loan[...]
Nov 12, 2014
“Despite the centrality of high-profile funders in the production of advocacy research, scholars have not closely[...]
Nov 11, 2014
A Q&A between Greta Guest, Michigan News, and Ann Lin , associate professor at the University of Michigan's Ford[...]
Nov 11, 2014
John Ciorciari was cited in an Associated Press article on China’s want for foreign help in its hunt for corrupt[...]
Nov 07, 2014
Election Day went well for local candidates with Ford School ties. One even made history. Stephanie Chang (MPP/MSW ’14[...]
Nov 07, 2014
As the Detroit bankruptcy agreement wins federal judge approval, we’re sharing a quick roundup of stories highlighting[...]
Nov 07, 2014
“The struggle to balance the demands of keeping unemployment low versus keeping a lid on inflation is just the sort of[...]
Nov 04, 2014
What an amazing, inspirational Centennial Reunion weekend! Along with some 300 faculty, students, and staff, nearly 150[...]
Nov 03, 2014
On October 31, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel appointed James Hackett interim athletic director,[...]
Oct 30, 2014
It’s Thursday afternoon, October 30. Steven Levitt is driving in from Chicago. The tent is being assembled in the[...]
Oct 28, 2014
The U-M Board of Regents candidates forum, held at the Ford School of Public Policy, was covered by the Michigan Daily[...]
Oct 27, 2014
Originally published in The University Record A major milestone is in sight for the faculty, students, alumni and staff[...]
Oct 24, 2014
John Ayanian discusses the success of Medicaid enlargement in Michigan in Crain's Detroit Business article, “ UM report[...]
Oct 24, 2014
Greg Robb, a senior economic reporter for MarketWatch , quotes Susan Collins in his October 23 piece, “In the battle[...]
Oct 24, 2014
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy hosted the first Bohnett Fellows Summit in Detroit in October, 2014. The[...]
Oct 22, 2014
Kary Moss speaks on the Detroit water shutoffs in Henry Gass’s “Do Detroit's water shutoffs violate international law?[...]
Oct 22, 2014
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Dr. Matthew Davis, chief medical executive for the State of Michigan, and Nick Lyon[...]
Oct 22, 2014
“Since [Ferguson], government officials and the media have blamed police militarization on a U.S. Department of Defense[...]
Oct 22, 2014
“This month, we are inundated with pink,” writes Shobita Parthasarathy, for The Conversation, a news source newly[...]
Oct 21, 2014
Michael Barr was quoted in a Washington Post news feature about the boom of the rent-to-own retail industry since the[...]
Oct 20, 2014
Scott Atran discusses “the human dynamics of what we analyze as ‘breeding grounds for terrorism’” in “ Hopes and Dreams[...]
Oct 17, 2014
The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]