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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, April 2021

Apr 21, 2021
Dear friends, It’s been a challenging academic year, and I’m so proud of how hard our students, faculty, and staff have worked, and the support they’ve given each other.  The year has drawn to a close with a number of very exciting...
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Record-setting day of giving for the Ford School

Apr 20, 2021
On March 10, the Ford School set a record for the most gifts made to the school in a single day. It was part of U-M’s Giving Blue Day celebration, a day devoted to philanthropy for U-M causes that people love most. Through emails, video, and...
In the Media

Increasing EVs will not be easy, says Rabe

Apr 15, 2021 E&E News
As the Biden administration looks to replace the federal government's fleet of cars and trucks with electric vehicles, Professor Barry Rabe commented, "This involves the entire supply chain from raw materials, including computer chips, to production...
In the Media

Stevenson discusses drop in labor force participation amongst women

Apr 15, 2021 DPTV
As part of a Detroit Public TV special segment on the brutal economic effect of the COVID-19 recession on women, Betsey Stevenson discusses the precipitous drop in female labor force participation over the last year — a shocking 57% drop, to the...
In the Media

Anti-COVID politics may not last, says Hanson

Apr 15, 2021 Holland Sentinel
In an article in the Holland Sentinel about whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed politics, Jonathan Hanson notes that “things do change much more rapidly in politics sometimes than we expect. Over the course of a year, the...
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HUD competition second place for Ford School student's team

Apr 15, 2021
A team comprised of four University of Michigan graduate students from the Ford School, Taubman College, and Ross Business along with a student from Harvard University are the runners-up in the 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design...
In the Media

Udow-Phillips: COVID-19 surge related to youth sports

Apr 6, 2021 NBC News
“It’s not happening on the field,” Marianne Udow-Phillips said. “It’s happening in transit and afterward, when people are getting together and eating and not wearing masks. It’s happening at parties and where people are socializing.” Read the NBC...
In the Media

Cooney and Shaefer: Pandemic shows government matters

Apr 4, 2021 Bridge Michigan
Patrick Cooney and Luke Shaefer write an opinion for Bridge Michigan. "While a lot of people are hurting right now, we have also found the data tell a pretty simple story: when government acts to buffer families by stabilizing their finances,...
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Surprising results in Yang study on HIV stigma in Mozambique

Mar 31, 2021
What happens when a public health program intervention actually works against the very problem it’s trying to solve? It turns out, that’s exactly the result a Ford School research team is confronting now. Ford School PhD student James Allen IV...
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Mask use low when people visit with friends

Mar 31, 2021
While nearly all Americans use a mask at some point each week, very few consistently wear their mask during many common potentially risky activities. This is true even among adults whose older age or preexisting health conditions put them at...
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Panel explores disproportionate impact of pandemic on women

Mar 30, 2021
In recognition of Women’s History Month, and one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, University of Michigan faculty have shared diverse insights and expertise on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted...