The Ford School Feed: News for alumni and friends of the Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan


January 26, 2011

Greetings from the Dean

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Dean Susan M. Collins provides an update on the latest Ford School news.


Alumni news

Norm Bishara

Updates from the Alumni Board

Board Chair Norm Bishara on elections, new initiatives, and more. [More]

DC alums: RSVP now to hear from Rebecca Blank

Last days to register for the DC Trip policy event and reception. Reconnect with a favorite former dean and network with students. [More]

Introducing two new alumni staffers... [More]

Alums: we seek projects for Applied Policy Seminar... [More]

Around the school

Out of the Blue Screen Capture

Student work hits national broadcast: Out of the Blue

Watch our students in action with Lenawee County policymakers. [More]

Robin Wright to deliver 2011 Commencement Address

U-M alum, noted journalist and analyst to speak to graduating classes. [More]

MPP students—former officers—reflect on DADT repeal... [More]

Faculty research

Robert Axelrod

Axelrod on NPR's Radiolab

"One Good Deed Deserves Another" features Bob Axelrod. [More]

New work from Susan Dynarski on charter schools

Dynarski, co-authors explore federal government, charter school relationship. [More]

Paul Courant to help design Digital Public Library of America... [More]

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Keeping in touch: alumni news

Upcoming alumni policy event & reception: Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. [More]

PPIA celebrates 30th anniversary. [More]

Stay connected: join other alumni on Facebook, LinkedIn, and InCircle. [More]


Multimedia icon Out of the Blue segment on the Applied Policy Seminar. [Watch]

Multimedia icon Jeffrey Sachs on sustainable development. [Watch]

Multimedia icon CLOSUP panel: For-profit colleges—education or exploitation? [Watch]

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