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
Barry Rabe's work cited in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on President Obama's shale gas endorsement. teaser image
Jan 29, 2012
President Obama's message in the State of the Union in support of shale gas drilling likely found a receptive audience[...]
Michigan Radio interviews Helen Levy about health insurance exchanges  teaser image
Jan 25, 2012
Helen Levy spoke with Michigan Radio to discuss the health insurance exchanges currently being set up in Michigan under[...]
CLOSUP poll: Incentives working, but local officials in Michigan lukewarm about state funding reforms teaser image
Jan 25, 2012
Only a small minority of local officials in Michigan believe that major reforms in the way they receive state funding[...]
Barry Rabe quoted by ClimateWire on President Obama's rejection of oil pipeline from Canada teaser image
Jan 25, 2012
Professor Barry Rabe was quoted by ClimateWire on President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which[...]
Jan 24, 2012
Dear Alumni and Friends: Later this week we'll bring over thirty MPP students to Washington DC for our annual careers[...]
Revamped Applied Policy Seminar launches students into "real world" policy challenges teaser image
Jan 24, 2012
For the Winter 2011 Applied Policy Seminar (APS), Huron Consulting Group tasked Kim Dunham (MPP '11) and her team of[...]
National Poverty Center researchers: perceived job insecurity impacts mental health teaser image
Jan 23, 2012
Mental health consequences of the Great Recession may extend to workers who perceive job insecurity, even if they have[...]
January edition of 'the Ford School feed' - New Alumni Board takes office, new research from NPC's Great Recession study, tales from the Applied Policy Seminar, and more teaser image
Jan 23, 2012
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
Ford students "exercise" to open 2012 with policy simulation  teaser image
Jan 23, 2012
The Ford School's MPA and MPP cohorts quickly turned their attention at the start of 2012 from "NYE" to "IPE." The[...]
Employers: hire a Ford School intern or grad teaser image
Jan 23, 2012
Is your organization looking to fill a summer internship or full-time position? Then consider a Ford School student or[...]
Tom Ivacko pens two-part Dome op-ed about declining health of Michigan cities teaser image
Jan 23, 2012
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy's (CLOSUP) Tom Ivacko wrote a two-part column for Dome magazine about the[...]
Tom Ivacko quoted in Bridge Magazine article, "Big Township Bank Accounts Draw Concern, Defense" teaser image
Jan 19, 2012
Tom Ivacko , administrator for the Center of Local, State and Urban Policy, was quoted in a Bridge Magazine article[...]
Susan M. Dynarski elected to Policy Council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management teaser image
Jan 19, 2012
Susan M. Dynarski was one of seven new representatives elected to the Policy Council of the Association for Public[...]
Doug Brook (MPA '67) honored with Naval Postgraduate School teaching excellence award teaser image
Jan 18, 2012
Ford School alumnus Doug Brook (MPA '67) was awarded the prestigious 2011 Naval Postgraduate School's Louis D. Liskin[...]
Elena Delbanco interviewed by The New York Times, NPR about finding a new home for her father's revered cello.    teaser image
Jan 17, 2012
Elena Delbanco , lecturer in expository writing in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and her husband,[...]
John Ciorciari quoted in AFP News article, "Taiwan-China ties could falter after poll: experts" teaser image
Jan 11, 2012
Assistant Professor of Public Policy John Ciorciari was quoted Wednesday by AFP News on the potential impact of[...]
Joe Schwarz spoke to Battle Creek Enquirer in article, "Cuts to military: 3,000 local jobs could hang in the balance" teaser image
Jan 06, 2012
Joe Schwarz spoke to the Battle Creek Enquirer about President Obama's announced cuts to national defense spending, and[...]
Waiting for Superman: the sequel teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Whether we believe in charter schools or harbor our reservations, the fact remains that they're a vital part of our[...]
MPP student Pallavi Shukla builds a school in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, is often depicted mounted on a tiger, her eight arms loaded for bear with a trident[...]
PPIA: 30 Years of Preparing Leaders teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Bright, energetic, and compassionate, Tosha Downey—one of more than 4,000 graduates of the national Public Policy and[...]
From the Great Hall to the Great Wall teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
New course takes students and faculty to China to study contemporary policy Ford School Assistant Professor Philip[...]
To the city and the world teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Los Angeles-based David Bohnett is the founder and managing member of the early stage technology fund, Baroda Ventures[...]
Public Service In The City teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Bohnett Fellows learn to devise policy inside Detroit mayor's office Elizabeth Palazzola and Julie Schneider knew[...]
Joint PhD Program Reaches Ten Year Mark teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Founding director Mary E. Corcoran and others reflect on the program's success When Mary E. Corcoran became program[...]
Ten Years After No Child Left Behind teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Two alums reflect on school accountability President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced[...]
On the front lines teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
Teach for America a destination for service-minded Ford School undergraduates Elam Lantz entered the Ford School with[...]
State & Hill's Winter 2012 issue explores education reform, policy, evaluation, and more teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
State & Hill's Winter 2012 issue offers readers an opportunity to learn about the wide array of education reform[...]
America Unequal teaser image
Jan 05, 2012
The Last Word Distinguished University Professor Sheldon H. Danziger is one of the nation's foremost experts on poverty[...]
David K. Cohen, Susan M. Dynarski, and Brian A. Jacob cited in Education Week's 2012 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings teaser image
Jan 04, 2012
Three Ford School faculty members— David K. Cohen, Susan M. Dynarski , and Brian A. Jacob —were named to Education Week[...]
Associate Dean Alan Deardorff to lead International Policy Center on interim basis teaser image
Jan 04, 2012
The Ford School's International Policy Center has a new interim leader, as Associate Dean Alan Deardorff has agreed to[...]
Detroit Free Press quotes Joe Schwarz in article, "House Republicans delay payroll tax cut and push voters' buttons" teaser image
Dec 22, 2011
The Detroit Free Press spoke with Joe Schwarz about the debate in Congress over the extension of the payroll tax cuts[...]
Scott Atran interviewed by CNN in article, "North Koreans grief-stricken over Kim's death" teaser image
Dec 21, 2011
Scott Atran spoke to CNN about the intense North Korean reactions to the death of Kim Jong-il. Upon hearing the news of[...]
Tom Ivacko quoted in Bridge magazine article, "Merger bills won't change names on fire trucks—yet"  teaser image
Dec 20, 2011
In light of six new Michigan merger bills, Tom Ivacko spoke to Bridge magazine about cost sharing findings from the[...]
Military Minds teaser image
Dec 19, 2011
With the last of U.S. troops exiting Iraq after nearly nine years, many veterans will be coming home and taking on new[...]
Alan Deardorff speaks with National Public Radio about China's increased tariffs on U.S. vehicles teaser image
Dec 16, 2011
Reacting to China's announcement that it will increase tariffs on large American-made cars and SUVs, Alan Deardorff[...]
Sheldon Danziger interviewed for Associated Press article, "Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income" teaser image
Dec 15, 2011
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in an Associated Press article about the latest census data,which indicates that poverty is[...]
Melvyn Levitsky appears in Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Advisor, answering the question: Is Brazil the New Dominant Power in South America? teaser image
Dec 14, 2011
Is Brazil the New Dominant Power in South America? Question from "Latin American Advisor" With a booming economy and[...]
Research by Brian A. Jacob quoted in Muskegon Chronicle article on school start times teaser image
Dec 14, 2011
The Muskegon Chronicle reported on a study co-authored by Brian A. Jacob that suggested pushing back middle school and[...]
Ford School master's student selected for Festival of Thinkers conference teaser image
Dec 14, 2011
Michael Yates, a dual MPP and MBA student, was one of three U-M master's students selected to attend the November 2011[...]
Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies announces call for funding proposals teaser image
Dec 09, 2011
The Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies is hosting a call for proposals for collaborative projects that[...]
Tom Ivacko pens second Dome op-ed about declining health of Michigan cities teaser image
Dec 09, 2011
Dome magazine published the second op-ed from a two-part series by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy's Tom[...]
Research by Susan M. Dynarski on gaps in college entry and completion discussed in Education Week blog teaser image
Dec 06, 2011
A recently released working paper, "Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in U.S. College Entry and Completion," by Susan[...]
Growing income and gender gaps in college graduation teaser image
Dec 06, 2011
A new study shows that the gap in rates of college completion between students from high-and low-income families has[...]
Inside Higher Ed interviews Susan M. Dynarski in "The 'Boy Problem' Examined" teaser image
Dec 06, 2011
Susan M. Dynarski spoke to Inside Higher Ed about her research on the widening gap between the college entry and[...]
Three Ford School students elected to Michigan Daily's 2012 class of editors teaser image
Dec 06, 2011
Congrats to three Ford School BAs—Joseph Lichterman, Bethany Biron, and Zach Bergson—on their election to the Michigan[...]
Two Ford School students interviewed in Michigan Daily article, "Peace Corps alumni discuss AIDS education" teaser image
Dec 01, 2011
Two Ford School students, Scott Burgess (MPP '12) and Christina Hajj (MPP '13), were interviewed by the Michigan Daily[...]
Ford School announces results of Alumni Board elections teaser image
Dec 01, 2011
Six new members have been elected to the Ford School's Alumni Board. The Alumni Board strives to help increase the[...]
CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey cited in Center for Michigan article, "'Shadow tax cut' deepens local budget crises."
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Dec 01, 2011
Data from the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy's (CLOSUP) latest Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) report[...]
New Ford School spirit store item available for online purchase teaser image
Dec 01, 2011
Alumni, want to help "spread the word" about the Ford School? Then order a new, embroidered quarter-zip sweatshirt from[...]
Christian Science Monitor interviews John D. Ciorciari in article, "Historic Burma trip for Hillary Clinton: Enough focus on human rights?" teaser image
Nov 30, 2011
John D. Ciorciari was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article about how and why U.S. Secretary of State Hillary[...]