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BA alum works to ensure prisoners' civil rights

Jul 3, 2006
For Gary Graca (BA '09), a degree in public policy was about seeing what happens out of public view. As a paralegal in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Graca visits the inner workings of state-funded prisons and...

Profile of MPP alum, Dudley Benoit

May 1, 2006
There was a time not too long ago when major U.S. banks simply refused to extend loans into many poor urban and rural areas of America. If one wanted, for instance, to build a new shopping center or a movie theater in parts of Harlem or the South...

Robert Smolik

Sep 16, 2005
The Gerald Ford School of Public PolicyUniversity of MichiganContact: lklee[at]umich.eduRobert Smolik is the Diplomat in Residence and Visiting Scholar at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A...

First response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster

Sep 7, 2005
The Gerald Ford School of Public PolicyUniversity of MichiganContact: lklee[at]umich.eduThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the School of Public Health and the School of Engineering are co-sponsoring a panel discussion "First Response to the...

Janet Weiss is the new Dean of Rackham Graduate School.

Aug 16, 2005
The Gerald Ford School of Public PolicyUniversity of MichiganContact: lklee[at]umich.eduExcerpt from U of M news and information, 6/23/2005Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Professor Janet A. Weiss has accepted an offer to become the next Dean...

Long prison sentences have minimal effects on young criminals

Aug 4, 2005
The Gerald Ford School of Public PolicyUniversity of MichiganContact: Linda Packo, (734) 764-8593, lklee[at]umich.eduFrom U of M News Service, 8/04/05.ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Young offenders aren't necessarily deterred from crime after they turn 18...

U-M's Gramlich named interim provost

Aug 3, 2005
Contact: Linda Packo, (734) 764-8593, lklee[at]umich.eduFrom the Michigan Record, 7/25/05.By Kim BroekhuizenOffice of the Vice President for CommunicationsU-M Professor Edward M. Gramlich, a Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, has been selected...

Gramlich returns to Ford School of Public Policy

May 18, 2005
Contact: Linda Packo, (734) 764-8593, lklee@umich.eduANN ARBOR, Mich.--- Edward M. Gramlich, who announced today that he's leaving his post as Governor of the Federal Reserve Board effective Aug. 31, will return to the University of...