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December 13, 2018

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Dynarski and colleagues pioneer easy, low-cost way to increase access to higher education

In partnership with the University of Michigan, the researchers found that high-achieving, low-income students who received early, personalized commitment of financial aid are more than twice as likely to apply, be admitted to, and enroll in a top-tier university. more »

New professorship to support social justice research, action

A $2.5 million gift by the Kohn Charitable Trust to the University of Michigan will establish a new professorship of social justice and social policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The gift recognizes and bolsters the school’s long-standing strength in social policy. more »

Nyhan’s Bright Line Watch survey shows bipartisan support for independent investigations

The report, issued on November 15 by Brendan Nyhan and three other political scientists who monitor the state of American democracy, also shows that both Democrats and Republicans claim they support free elections: Republicans by combating voter fraud and Democrats by ensuring equal voting rights. more »

Ford School's new faculty

Ron and Eileen Weiser give $10 million for Weiser Diplomacy Center

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"The United States is still less protectionist than it has been throughout most of its history or than most nations are today." Justin Wolfers, on the Trump administration’s recent actions on tariffs.

New York Times

"They can now say, 'If you want access to downtown and the core of the city, then you have to provide access to these other (low-income) places." Robert Hampshire, on improving mobility via rideshare scooters in cities.

Crain's Detroit Business

"I think the impact is corrosive in many ways to the democratic process over time. It certainly leaves many voters feeling like their vote doesn't count." Tom Ivacko, on gerrymandered political structures that give rural voters disproportionate power in states such as Wisconsin and North Carolina.

The New York Times

Ford School graduates at work

Ford School graduates at work

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Insight to action: the Ford School faculty

Poverty and economic development. Health and human security. Energy and the environment. Alongside their critical work as teachers and mentors, Ford School faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in these and other vitally important policy areas. Learn more about our faculty.

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