Cutting through the noise

Our vision is to move from understanding to action--not an easy task in a noisy world, a world where innovative solutions are too often thwarted by partisanship, spin, and gridlock. Our publications highlight the research findings and policy impact of our students, faculty, and alumni.

School publications

State & Hill

State & Hill, the print magazine of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, is a bi-annual publication featuring stories about the school's students, alumni, and faculty. Feature articles vary in each issue, but generally highlight noteworthy alumni, faculty research and engagement, student activities, and school news. Regular columns include discourse, soundbites, faculty news, class notes, and the last word. 

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Policy Points

The Ford School's Policy Points video series features short segments on current events or recent research by the school's distinguished faculty. We encourage opinion leaders to use material from these videos or transcripts in decision-making, research, or media-related activities. Policy Points are produced in partnership with the University of Michigan News Service.

The Ford School feed

The feed (noun): 1) Distribution of a local broadcast by network or satellite to a larger audience. 2) A data format used to provide frequently updated content. 3) Email communications from the Ford School used to link our alumni and friends around the world to news and information about our community. The Ford School feed, an electronic news source, is sent to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends three times per year. Not an alum, but want to get 'the feed?' Email us at Are you an alum who didn’t receive the last edition of 'the feed?' Update your contact information today.

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Research center publications

In addition to the school-wide publications listed above, the Ford School's active research centers produce and distribute dozens of publications annually. These policy briefs, reports, and newsletters bring the expertise of the Ford School's faculty, research centers, and their affiliates to bear on today's policy challenges--delivering insights, findings, and recommendations from the school's leading academic researchers. Publications address a wide variety of policy challenges in energy and environment, state and local governance, poverty and inequality, education, and more.