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Poverty rate is highest in 15 years, says Kristin Seefeldt teaser image
Mar 06, 2013
The Great Recession leaves behind the largest number of long-term unemployed people, or 4.7 million, since records were[...]
Bloomberg View columnist cites research by Susan Dynarski about the education gap between rich and poor teaser image
Mar 05, 2013
President Obama's former director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, discussed research by Susan[...]
Rabe discusses growing belief in global warming in "Policy Points" video teaser image
Mar 04, 2013
In a new installment of "Policy Points," Barry Rabe discusses the increasing belief among Americans in the existence of[...]
Policy Talks @ the Ford School with Helene Gayle teaser image
Mar 01, 2013
Join us for a 2013 Citi Foundation Lecture by Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:[...]
Detroit Free Press cites CLOSUP findings in editorial on state finances teaser image
Feb 28, 2013
The Detroit Free Press cited a recent Michigan Public Policy Survey ( MPPS ) in an editorial arguing that the well-[...]
Detroit Free Press profiles Harding course on urban policy and "The Wire" teaser image
Feb 24, 2013
A graduate-level public policy course taught by David Harding was featured in a Detroit Free Press article for its use[...]
NPM partners with Education Pioneers for 2013 Social Impact Challenge teaser image
Feb 20, 2013
On February 21, the Nonprofit and Public Management Center (NPM) will host Education Pioneers CEO Scott Morgan as part[...]
Tompkins-Stange receives Once Upon a Time grant for course on philanthropy teaser image
Feb 18, 2013
The Once Upon a Time Foundation (OUAT) has awarded a $50,000 grant to support a new Ford School course proposed by[...]
Global Michigan post on Lieberthal Policy Talks lecture teaser image
Feb 14, 2013
A new Global Michigan post highlights Kenneth Lieberthal's lecture on Chinese foreign policy at the latest event in the[...]
Orszag cites Dynarski in Bloomberg column on college enrollment teaser image
Feb 12, 2013
In his regular column for Bloomberg View, former director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag drew upon[...]
Rusty Hills op-ed on GOP State of the Union response published in the Washington Times teaser image
Feb 12, 2013
In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Rusty Hills proposes breathing new life into the Republican Party's response to[...]
Tom Ivacko's guest column in Bridge magazine proposes dialogue on funding for local governments teaser image
Feb 12, 2013
In a guest column for Bridge Magazine Tom Ivacko makes the case for a statewide discussion about how local governments[...]
President Ford statue unveiling, dedication teaser image
Feb 09, 2013
Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 for the unveiling of a scaled model of the statue that appears in the U.S. Capitol[...]
MPPS findings show desire for funding reform, Tom Ivacko tells Michigan Radio teaser image
Feb 08, 2013
The latest poll in the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) , conducted by the Center for Local, State, and Urban[...]
Justin Wolfers interviewed on NPR about happiness in America teaser image
Feb 08, 2013
NPR's Morning Edition interviewed Justin Wolfers in a segment about happiness in America and whether the U.S. should[...]
Sheldon Danziger named new president of Russell Sage Foundation teaser image
Feb 08, 2013
Sheldon Danziger, the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy and director of the National[...]
A fair day in court: how one alumna works toward an impartial judicial system teaser image
Feb 07, 2013
Many Americans believe that justice is for sale—that judges, and their rulings, can be bought by special interests. It'[...]
U-M moves up on Peace Corps' annual top colleges rankings teaser image
Feb 05, 2013
For the thirteenth year in a row, the University of Michigan has earned a spot on the Peace Corps' annual list of the[...]
Ford School mourns the loss of Michael D. Cohen teaser image
Feb 04, 2013
*Information about Michael's memorial service* Michael D. Cohen, a professor emeritus of public policy and of[...]
NRC appoints Barry Rabe to steering committee on shale gas development teaser image
Feb 04, 2013
The National Research Council (NRC) has appointed Ford School Professor Barry Rabe to a steering committee that will[...]
Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Ken Lieberthal: Feb. 13 teaser image
Feb 02, 2013
Join us as Ken Lieberthal returns to the University of Michigan on Wednesday, February 13 at 4 p.m. for a lecture on[...]
New York Times quotes Justin Wolfers on Fed's performance teaser image
Feb 01, 2013
Justin Wolfers was quoted in a New York Times article about efforts by the Federal Reserve Board to reduce unemployment[...]
Rabe speaks with Bloomberg Businessweek on climate change perceptions teaser image
Jan 31, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek interviewed Barry Rabe in an article about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on oceanfront home[...]
Ann Lin discusses latest bipartisan immigration reform for "Policy Points" teaser image
Jan 31, 2013
The latest installment of " Policy Points ," Ann C. Lin discusses new immigration reform legislation unveiled last week[...]
Justin Wolfers discusses liability insurance for gun owners on NPR's Morning Edition teaser image
Jan 31, 2013
Justin Wolfers spoke with National Public Radio's Morning Edition about requiring gun owners to hold liability[...]
Jan 30, 2013
Dear Alumni and Friends: The holiday season has passed, taking with it the first half of the school year. Last semester[...]
'Ford School feed' – how to RSVP for the DC trip, Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke's visit, southeast Michigan's RTA, and more teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
The storm after the superstorm: alumna lobbies for forward-thinking relief teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
When Superstorm Sandy struck the northeast coast last October, it struck with a vengeance. It cascaded over seawalls;[...]
Ford School students to visit Cape Verde in March for 2013 IEDP teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
In March, twenty-five graduate students from the Ford School and other programs at the University of Michigan will[...]
Local leaders: Funding reforms needed to avoid service cuts teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
Local government leaders in Michigan report that the way their jurisdictions are funded requires significant reform to[...]
Los Angeles Times interviews Justin Wolfers on fourth-quarter economic slowdown teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
In a recent Los Angeles Times article Justin Wolfers commented on fears of a new recession following news that the U.S[...]
New paper from Jacob, McCall, and Stange analyses the "College as Country Club" teaser image
Jan 29, 2013
A new paper by Brian A. Jacob , Brian P. McCall , and Kevin M. Stange , published by the National Bureau of Economic[...]
Elisabeth Gerber to represent Washtenaw County on Regional Transit Authority teaser image
Jan 28, 2013
Elisabeth R. Gerber , the Jack Walker Jr. Professor of Public Policy, is one of two representatives for Washtenaw[...]
Terrorist networks and deadly force teaser image
Jan 25, 2013
When violent non-state organizations form alliances with each other, do they become more lethal? Ford School Assistant[...]
"Black and Blue" documentary kicks off celebrations of President Ford's centennial year teaser image
Jan 23, 2013
On January 23, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) , the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and[...]
Global repercussions: The impact of today's U.S. economy teaser image
Jan 23, 2013
A conversation with Ted Truman, Marina Whitman, and Susan Collins as part of the Ford School's annual DC event/[...]
Jan 22, 2013
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Public[...]
Wolfers quoted in Marketplace segment on Fed transcripts teaser image
Jan 21, 2013
Justin Wolfers was quoted in a segment on American Public Media's Marketplace about Federal Reserve Board deliberations[...]
Michigan Chronicle interviews Rabe on fracking in Michigan teaser image
Jan 21, 2013
The Michigan Chronicle interviewed Barry Rabe for its story on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Fracking is a[...]
Kristin Seefeldt speaks with New York Times, NPR on debt in America teaser image
Jan 18, 2013
Kristin Seefeldt spoke with The New York Times and National Public Radio's On Point about her research following the[...]
Chairman Bernanke's Policy Talks @ the Ford School remarks widely covered by local, national media teaser image
Jan 17, 2013
Monday's Policy Talks @ the Ford School conversation with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was widely covered by[...]
Ford School alum Manny Teodoro to receive 2013 ASPA Book Award teaser image
Jan 17, 2013
Ford School alum Manny Teodoro (PhD '07) has been named the recipient of the 2013 Book Award presented by the Section[...]
Three Ford School master's students named among first Dow Sustainability Fellows teaser image
Jan 17, 2013
Cassarah Brown (MPP '14), Adrianna McIntyre (MPP/MPH '15), and Betsy Riley (MPP/MS '14) are part of forty master's and[...]
Michigan Today article on Policy Talks @ the Ford School guests Ornstein and Mann teaser image
Jan 16, 2013
A new article in Michigan Today recounts the career paths of Norman Ornstein (PhD '74) and Thomas Mann (MA '68/PhD '77[...] quotes Justin Wolfers on public concern over debt, government teaser image
Jan 16, 2013
Justin Wolfers was quoted in a article looking at growing public concern surrounding national debt and[...]
Students flex policy muscles in Integrated Policy Exercise teaser image
Jan 15, 2013
Now in its 13th consecutive year, the Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE) has become a signature activity of the Ford[...]
MPP/MPA applications due today, January 15 teaser image
Jan 11, 2013
All application materials for the Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration program are due January[...]
Cohen, Dynarski, and Jacob ranked among most influential academics in education debates teaser image
Jan 10, 2013
Rick Hess of Education Week included David K. Cohen , Susan M. Dynarski , and Brian A. Jacob in a list of university-[...]
An alum to watch: Naomi Goldberg (MPP '08) teaser image
Jan 07, 2013
Naomi Goldberg can hardly believe her luck. Newly married in May of this year, she and her wife Libby will welcome[...]
Time cites Kevin Stange study on outcomes of differential tuition teaser image
Jan 03, 2013
As college tuition prices skyrocket and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors[...]