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Bednar says watchdogs aren't going anywhere

Jul 11, 2021 Automotive News
After Toyota was called out by the Lincoln Project for donating over $56,000 to lawmakers who voted against the 2020 election certification, Jenna Bednar, Ford School professor of public policy and political science, said that political watchdogs...
In the Media

10 years later, Page discusses South Sudan's independence

Jul 9, 2021 Deep Dish Podcast
Susan D. Page, professor of practice in international diplomacy, recounted South Sudan's journey to independence on the Deep Dish podcast from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “On July 9th, it will be the 10th anniversary of south Sudan’s...
In the Media

Pandemic has changed employer perceptions, says Stevenson

Jul 8, 2021 Marketplace
Since the pandemic forced many workers to take an employment break, Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, says that employers may have more understanding when it comes to gaps in resumes and the benefits of workplace...
News

Education Policy Initiative's report gains more traction

Jul 6, 2021
The Education Policy Initiative's recent report, "Historic Crisis, Historic Opportunity: Using Evidence to Mitigate the Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Young Children and Early care and Education Programs," has gained more traction in the media,...
In the Media

Stevenson explains 'double-whammy' for low-income households

Jul 6, 2021 CNN Business
Lower-income students are already more likely to be behind in school than their higher-income peers, but the COVID-19 pandemic worsened that gap. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained how the pandemic hit lower-income...
In the Media

Dynarski testifies on tax reform

Jun 30, 2021 Inside Higher Ed
On Tuesday, Susan Dynarski, professor of public policy, education and economics, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on how current tax benefits aren't reaching the students they are meant to help. “The education tax benefits...
News

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, June 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Dear friends, I hope you are taking time this summer to recharge, reflect, and spend time with your family and friends.  In that vein, I invite you all to attend the 11th annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day, a virtual event scheduled for...
News

Applying academic skills to real-world business challenges

Jun 29, 2021
Small businesses in Detroit, as across the country, have had to make major adjustments to survive the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn. A cadre of students from U-M have been able to work with many of these businesses through an internship...
News

Bentley gift bolsters MPP internships

Jun 28, 2021
Thanks to a generous gift from Ann Bentley and the Alvin M. Bentley Foundation in 2020 and in 2021, 10 MPP students were able to secure required summer internships without worrying about costs or income.  “Funding support enables Ford School...
Alumni spotlight

Kristy Hartman (MPP ‘13) informs and supports state energy policy

Jun 28, 2021
Before she took a position at the Nuclear Energy Institute as the director of stakeholder strategy & engagement, Kristy Hartman (MPP ‘13) served as the energy program director at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). NCSL’s energy...
News

Raimi maps U.S. energy economy in new report

Jun 28, 2021
How will actions taken towards preventing climate change affect communities that rely on a fossil fuel economy? In a recent report titled "Mapping the US Energy Economy to Inform Transition Planning," Daniel Raimi, Ford School lecturer and fellow at...
In the Media

Stevenson tackles history of tax cuts

Jun 28, 2021 Rear Vision
The ongoing American debate about tax cuts for the rich has been raging since the 1980's. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained where the idea of supply-side, or "trickle-down" economics originated. "This was an...
In the Media

Ali weighs in on U.S. relationship with Afghanistan

Jun 27, 2021 Defense One
In anticipation of President Biden's meeting with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, which addressed questions about what the relationship between the two countries will look like once the U.S. military leaves the area, Javed Ali, incoming...
News

Ford School welcomes 2021 PPIA fellows

Jun 25, 2021
On June 14, the Ford School welcomed its 40th cohort to its Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI)— a program designed to build diversity in public service. Formerly called the Sloan or Woodrow Wilson...
News

Stevenson addresses child care in Senate committee testimony

Jun 24, 2021
The importance of access to child care in the economic recovery was emphasized by Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson in testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Wednesday, June 23. "The choices you...
In the Media

Parthasarathy facial recognition study in focus on Detroit Public TV

Jun 24, 2021 DPTV One Detroit
Detroit Public TV's One Detroit program looked at the racial disparities inherent in law enforcement's use of facial recognition technology, making reference to a study published in August 2020 by the Ford School's Shobita Parthasarathy.  "We...
News

Tribute to Susan Dynarski as she departs the Ford School

Jun 23, 2021
Since 2008, Sue Dynarski has been one of the Ford School's most active faculty working to reform public education, fighting for educational equity and inclusiveness, and training the next generation of education policy experts. She has taught...
In the Media

Wolfers debunks labor shortage with Don Lemon

Jun 22, 2021 CNN's Don Lemon Tonight
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, sat down on CNN's Don Lemon Tonight to discuss the labor shortage that most believe the U.S. is currently experiencing. Wolfers had a different opinion. "I want to be careful about calling...
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Davenport reflects on policing since George Floyd's death

Jun 22, 2021 Michigan Radio
One month ago, activists across the country recognized the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's killing, sparking discussion of what has changed in policing since then. While many ideas have been thrown around, like employing social workers to...