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Letter from Dean Barr

May 31, 2022
Dear Fordies, IPPSters, and friends, Wow! What a great five years it has been, in so many ways. I’ve loved being your dean. I’ve learned so much from you—our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. At the same time, it’s been a hard...
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A program like no other

May 31, 2022
Parthasarathy and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program chart a unique course for impact By Jennifer Conlin In 2005, when Shobita Parthasarathy saw a position advertised to create a new policy program in science and technology at...
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Science and technology research in brief

May 31, 2022
Raimi, Rohde, and Hausman are among our dynamic STPP core faculty                                                                                                  Behaviors and climate change Kaitlin Raimi is a Ford School associate...
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No time to rest on our laurels

May 31, 2022
Diversity, equity, and inclusion work continues at the Ford School   Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the Ford School. They’re inseparable from our pursuit of the public good. They’re essential to the character of the...
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A conversation with Ann Chih Lin

May 31, 2022
By David Pratt In November 2021, longtime Ford School political scientist Ann Chih Lin was appointed as director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS). Established in 1961, the China Center is one of the nation’s most...
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The Last Word

May 31, 2022
As part of the Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP), a semester-long independent policy-based community project in Detroit, community engagement manager DeAndré J. Calvert and a team of Ford School students worked on digital access with the...
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Hope for the future

May 31, 2022
Weills’ new gift will fund another three graduate fellowships A new $5 million gift from Joan and Sanford “Sandy” I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation provides endowed support for three graduate fellowships in perpetuity. The gift brings to...
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“More is more”

May 31, 2022
Michael S. Barr’s first term as dean By Laura K. Lee In October 2021, the Regents of the University of Michigan approved Provost Susan M. Collins’ recommendation to reappoint Michael S. Barr as Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of the Ford School...
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First two Copeland Fellows named

May 31, 2022
Hồng and Wallick share Rebecca Copeland’s (MPP/MPH ’21) commitment to health equity Two graduate students, Phong Khai Hồng (MPP/MS, ’24) and Danielle Wallick (MPP/MURP, ’23) have been named the first recipients of the Ford School’s Rebecca A....
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Lantz defends critical race theory

May 31, 2022
Widely-read Milbank Quarterly op-ed explains CRT’s importance to population health By Olivia Bradish (BA ’23) Since January 2021, 42 states have introduced bills or taken other steps to restrict how “critical race theory” and other so-called...
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Discourse: Ford School faculty in the news, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
“(Putin) has already violated every international treaty, including the U.N. charter, by invading. This has international implications, not just European implications. Now, the question of what we do and how we do it, with regards to sanctions or...
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Faculty findings, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
Economic and social impact of religious festivals In Mexico, “patron saint day” festivals are often local public holidays and involve substantial financial expenditures by households and governments. Festival dates vary greatly across localities:...
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Soundbites: Policy Talks @ the Ford School

May 31, 2022
The only way that I know to really have the work that we’re doing rooted in communities is to have a connection with communities, making sure that not only are we talking with those who help bring a voice to the voiceless, as Dr. King would have...
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Class Notes, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
Stephen Hill (MPP ’81) was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board. The Board provides oversight and financial support of Virginia’s soil and water conservation districts, and oversight and enforcement...
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Faculty News, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
Arun Agrawal was selected as co-chair on the Intergovernmental Transformative Change Assessment, sponsored by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Javed Ali provided his expertise on national security to numerous...
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Spotlights, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
Fordie festivities A beloved tradition returned in December as Fordies gathered to celebrate the end of the fall semester at the school’s annual holiday party.     Sen. Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)...
In the Media

DMACS: Detroiters' financial recovery from COVID mixed

May 29, 2022 Axios Detroit
The economic recovery form the COVID-19 recession has been mixed for residents of Detroit, Axios reports, based on a recent Detroit Metro Area Communities Study survey. Axios quoted Lydia Wileden, a research associate who co-wrote the report, who...
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Kopelman: How to win without winning

May 29, 2022
Written by Shirli Kopelman We are fortunate to have known leading intellectual and longtime Michigan faculty member Anatol Rapoport (1911-2007) as a father, friend, and colleague. He was a mathematical psychologist, philosopher, and pioneer of...
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El-Sayed testifies to Senate Budget Committee on Medicare for All

May 23, 2022
On May 12, Abdul El-Sayed, the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee hearing titled “Medicare for All: Protecting Health, Saving Lives, Saving Money.”  El-Sayed was...
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Jacob in the media discussing Flint academic performance study

May 22, 2022
The recent Education Policy Initiative study about Flint, which found Math achievement for school-age children in Flint decreased and the proportion of children with special needs increased as a result of the Michigan city's water crisis during...
In the Media

School funding and crime report highlighted

May 20, 2022 NewsNation
News Nation took note of the EPI working paper, "Public School Funding, School Quality, and Adult Crime." "Can investing in schools -- better teachers, better facilities -- actually reduce crime?" the article asks.  It notes, "A trio of...