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Wightman: Even higher-income families are reducing financial support for college-age children teaser image
May 15, 2012
A National Poverty Center study led by postdoctoral fellow Patrick Wightman found that 62 percent of children ages 19[...]
Annie Maxwell: A lifetime of engagement teaser image
May 13, 2012
From hosting summer interns to hiring quality Ford School graduates, Annie Maxwell, Chief Operating Officer of the[...]
Making a mark: Taurean Brown (MPP/JD '11) teaser image
May 12, 2012
Taurean Brown figured out early on that the best policy often starts with one good idea. Add hard work, the commitment[...]
Prepared to lead: Jeff S. Barnes (MPP '09) teaser image
May 12, 2012
It's a sure bet that running a political campaign isn't as difficult or dangerous as leading 500 soldiers into combat[...]
Engaged alums: Claudia Muñoz (MPP '09) teaser image
May 12, 2012
For Claudia Muñoz, the collegial working atmosphere at LMI Government Consulting isn't a far cry from her experience in[...]
James S. House receives University of Michigan 2013 Henry Russel Lectureship teaser image
May 09, 2012
James S. House has been selected to receive the University of Michigan's 2013 Henry Russel Lectureship. The Lectureship[...]
Schwarz: Residence, fundraising and age all factors against run at old U.S. House seat  teaser image
May 08, 2012
Ford School lecturer and former U.S. Representative Joe Schwarz has decided not to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim[...]
Recent MPP graduate honored for distinguished service in Afghanistan teaser image
May 08, 2012
Two days before receiving his Master of Public Policy, Neal Carter (MPP '12) received another well-deserved honor: the[...]
Ford School launches new video series, Policy Points teaser image
May 08, 2012
Ford School Policy Points is a new series featuring short videos of Ford School faculty members discussing recent[...]
Graduate students tackle real-world policy problems with Applied Policy Seminar  teaser image
May 07, 2012
Could your organization use the analytic, problem-solving, and communication skills of top-notch MPP students? Join the[...]
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" broadcast includes NPC research  teaser image
May 04, 2012
A new study by the Ford School-based National Poverty Center on the financial assistance college-age adults receive[...]
NPC: Three in five young adults receive financial support from parents   teaser image
May 03, 2012
A new study by the Ford School-based National Poverty Center headlined a USA Today article on the financial assistance[...]
How much money parents give to college-age kids: U-M study  teaser image
May 03, 2012
More than 60 percent of young adults between the ages of 19 and 22 received some financial help from mom and dad,[...]
MJPA's ninth volume features five Ford School authors teaser image
May 02, 2012
The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs has published its Spring 2012 volume, featuring five articles that address state[...]
Starting over teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Japan has known earthquakes—the Great Kanto quake of 1923, the Great Hanshin quake of 1995, the Fukui quake of 1948,[...]
Spring edition of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill, explores American electoral politics, tsunami recovery in Japan, Marina Whitman's forthcoming memoir, and more teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
In this issue of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill , readers will learn about American electoral politics[...]
Battle of the Super PACs: Campaign financing impacts American electoral politics teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Much of America is mesmerized by the recent and remarkable torrent of money flowing into the 2012 elections by[...]
Down to earth: Marina Whitman talks life and work in "The Martian's Daughter." teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
In The Martian's Daughter: A Memoir, economist Marina Whitman talks candidly about her life, her work, and stepping[...]
Gerrymandering, then and now teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
It was the summer of 1971 when the first mandated round of redistricting was taking place across the nation. A series[...]
Sharing Ford School lessons across the aisle teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
When Anne Kaiser (MPP/MA '95) presents a bill on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates, skeptical colleagues[...]
Internships shape recent BA student's career in campaigns teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Up by 6 a.m. scanning newspapers and listening to TV news anchors, Brian Wanglin 's mornings haven't changed much from[...]
A different perspective teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Katharine D'Hondt (BA '12) wants to help you find a job. Not you, specifically, unless you've just graduated and have[...]
Dynarski: Complexity of paying for college discourages potential students teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
The Wall Street Journal quoted Susan M. Dynarski in a recent article about the barriers to education attainment in the[...]
Staging a comeback teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
"I believe Detroit is too big to fail. We must bail out Main Street, and so we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to[...]
Barry Rabe on Gerald Ford: The global president teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
The University of Michigan invited Professor Barry Rabe to address the 89th Honors Convocation of the University, an[...]
An unhealthy split teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
The stress of a divorce can be tough on anyone, but a recent study by Ford School doctoral student Bridget Lavelle[...]
Chamberlin: "It's everybody's job to keep city hall paying attention" teaser image
Apr 23, 2012
The city manager of Alexandria, Va., has instituted a new ethics initiative following a series of criminal charges[...]
Danziger supports study's formula for gauging "the 1 percent"  teaser image
Apr 23, 2012
Sheldon Danziger , director of the National Poverty Center and professor of public policy, was cited in a New York[...]
AAAS selects five faculty members as fellows, including Elisabeth Gerber teaser image
Apr 17, 2012
Five U-M faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious society that[...]
Dynarski study finds women more likely to attend college than men teaser image
Apr 14, 2012
Bloomberg News referenced a study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski in an article that examines why more men have not[...]
Chamberlin: "I don't think ethics is the problem" teaser image
Apr 12, 2012
The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) ranked Michigan's state ethics laws 43rd in a recent nationwide study. But John[...]
Dynarski study finds women more likely to attend college than men teaser image
Apr 11, 2012
Bloomberg News referenced a study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski in an article that examines why more men have not[...]
Allan C. Stam to join Ford School faculty, direct International Policy Center teaser image
Apr 10, 2012
The Ford School is pleased to announce that the very distinguished Allan C. Stam has accepted its offer to join the[...]
CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey on state funding incentives for local collaborations appears in local, regional news outlets teaser image
Apr 09, 2012
Findings from a recent Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) published by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy[...]
CLOSUP survey: State funding incentives foster collaboration but also raise concerns teaser image
Mar 29, 2012
A new policy in Michigan that encourages local governments to collaborate and combine operations appears to be working[...]
Susan Waltz and Carrie Walling have co-edited and published "Human Rights: From Practice to Policy," a research volume teaser image
Mar 26, 2012
The proceedings of a research workshop on human rights hosted by the Ford School has now become a published volume. The[...]
Hemelt honored with AEFP's Post-doctoral New Scholars Award teaser image
Mar 26, 2012
The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) has awarded postdoctoral research fellow Steven W. Hemelt with[...]
Chamberlin: Offers to Ficano aides were "bad professional practice"  teaser image
Mar 25, 2012
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano promised to boost the pensions of three highly paid aides by including generous[...]
Michigan media cover Ford School discussion of controversial "Emergency Manager" law teaser image
Mar 21, 2012
Media throughout Michigan reported on the Ford School panel discussion regarding the state's new "Emergency Manager"[...]
International Policy Center announces new International Politics and Policy Seminar teaser image
Mar 15, 2012
The Ford School's International Policy Center (IPC) is pleased to announce the International Politics and Policy[...]
America's best graduate schools: Ford School earns high ranks in social policy, policy analysis, and environmental policy teaser image
Mar 15, 2012
The Ford School is tied with Harvard's Kennedy School for the #1 ranking in "social policy" among U.S. schools of[...]
Susan M. Dynarski, Brian A. Jacob receive Institute of Education Sciences grant to study charter schools teaser image
Mar 15, 2012
Susan M. Dynarski and Brian A. Jacob , as part of a National Bureau of Economic Research team, received a three-year, $[...]
Barry Rabe presents at Northwestern University climate change symposium teaser image
Mar 09, 2012
Barry Rabe's presentation at Northwestern University's Third Annual Climate Change Symposium was cited in a Medill[...]
The Nation cites National Poverty Center report in post about welfare reform teaser image
Mar 09, 2012
Greg Kaufmann, a blogger for The Nation, cited a National Poverty Center (NPC) report in his post, " This Week in[...]
Joe Schwarz pens MLive op-ed about the GAIN (Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now) act teaser image
Mar 07, 2012
Joe Schwarz wrote an op-ed for MLive encouraging lawmakers to approve the GAIN (Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now)[...]
National Poverty Center study cited in "Off the charts" blog teaser image
Mar 07, 2012
A National Poverty Center study, "Extreme Poverty in the United States," was cited in a series of blog posts from the[...]
Helen Levy reflects on her time as an Obama White House advisor teaser image
Mar 05, 2012
Helen Levy, Ph.D., a research associate professor at the Ford School, is one of four active University faculty members[...]
Schwarz: "Outside money defeated me"  teaser image
Mar 05, 2012
Party primaries for Michigan's state and federal legislators are not until August, but the fundraising by out-of-state[...]
NSAPOCC findings on public opinion of global warming receive international attention  teaser image
Mar 01, 2012
The National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC), which reports that more Americans are[...]