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Ali on Ukraine's use of U.S. weapons

Oct 6, 2022 Newsweek
Using the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) sent by the U.S., Ukraine has made impressive gains in the war against Russia. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, comments to Newsweek about their use and impact in the...
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U-M online course explores the future of mobility

Oct 4, 2022
How can rapidly evolving technology and public policy help make transportation safer, cleaner, and more equitable? In a new, six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled People, Technology & Future of Mobility, participants will learn about...
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Erb-Downward weighs in on student homelessness and school discipline

Oct 3, 2022 The New York Times
Evidence shows that students experiencing homelessness get disciplined at higher rates than students who were not. Jennifer Erb-Downward, senior research associate at Poverty Solutions, believes schools should take housing status into consideration...
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Shaefer on why federal spending for children should continue

Oct 3, 2022 The New York Times
Associate Dean and Kohn Professor Luke Shaefer spoke to The New York Times about the positive impact of increased spending on children during the pandemic. “In my career, I’ve never seen anything so dramatic as the shift in resources to families...
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Stevenson provides insight on rising inflation

Oct 3, 2022
As Americans continue to worry about inflation, Professor Betsey Stevenson appeared on NPR and in the New York Times this week. Gen Z is feeling the impacts of high inflation extra hard, NPR, October 1, 2022 "Inflation has been pretty darn...
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Putin may be on his last legs, says Biegun

Oct 3, 2022 The Detroit News
In an op-ed for The Detroit News, Weiser International Policymaker in Residence Stephen Biegun argues that faced with unprecedented criticism, Putin will fall if Russia is defeated in Ukraine. "While the discontent in Russia is a consequence of...
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Bednar discusses Trump's rally in Michigan

Oct 3, 2022 The Hill
Former President Donald Trump made a stop in Michigan last Saturday to support gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon. But, Jenna Bednar, professor of public policy and political science, says his rally could end up hurting Republicans in the...
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Bednar emphasizes role of abortion rights in MI gubernatorial race

Sep 29, 2022 NPR: The Takeaway
The national spotlight is on Michigan's gubernatorial election, which will effectively decide the future of reproductive rights in the state. Jenna Bednar, professor of public policy and political science, discussed how both parties are...
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Stevenson contextualizes women returning to labor force

Sep 29, 2022 NPR
Two and a half years later, women are returning to work at pre-pandemic levels. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, commented on what that means for the economy. "Women had a very tough road to haul with kids working from...
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El-Sayed comments on colonialism, the pandemic, health equity

Sep 28, 2022
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, often puts his expertise to use by providing analysis to media outlets and crafting his own articles to comment on current events. Here is a compilation of his work from the month of...
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Students simulate negotiations in the Arctic Circle

Sep 27, 2022
Geopolitical tensions are rising in the Arctic Circle, with disputes over territory and resources, environmental issues, and Indigenous People's way of life. In early September, nearly 30 undergraduate and graduate students from across the...
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Hills on Trump's involvement in primary elections

Sep 26, 2022 USA Today
Former President Donald Trump played a key role in deciding primary races across the country. Rusty Hills, lecturer in public policy, says there’s nothing unusual about presidents getting involved in elections, but they usually do so on behalf of...
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Hanson describes Supreme Court as 'minority rule'

Sep 26, 2022 Michigan Advance
The Supreme Court of the United States has been under fire lately for many of its recent decisions, including the one that overturned Roe v. Wade. Jonathan Hanson, political scientist and lecturer in statistics, broke down what these decisions mean...
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Stevenson puts corporate layoffs in perspective

Sep 25, 2022 NPR Marketplace
As sales lag, more corporations are laying off workers, and raising fears of a recession. Though the July Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed losses of 1.4 million jobs, the average is usually 2 million.  Ford School Professor Betsey...
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Hanson discusses midterm election possibilities

Sep 23, 2022 The New York Sun
Political scientist Jonathan Hanson shares his observations about Republican fundraising and voter decision-making during midterm elections with the New York Sun. “Voters are presented with a choice of a more extreme Republican or a more...
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Stange research quantifies “brain drain”

Sep 23, 2022
Many states invest heavily in their institutions of higher education only to see graduates leave for employment opportunities. To better understand that dynamic, Ford School Professor Kevin Stange and his colleagues developed a new measure of labor...
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Steep drop in Detroit housing units seems 'quite implausible' - Farley

Sep 23, 2022 Bridge Detroit
Census data shows that more Detroiters own homes than are renting. But, Ren Farley, lecturer at the Ford School, says that data could be flawed due to an undercount in Detroit.  “(Hurricane) Katrina didn’t come through Detroit,” Farley said....
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Murphy explains findings from Poverty Solution transportation study

Sep 23, 2022 WEMU
A new Poverty Solutions study found that one in four American adults lacks consistent access to transportation. Alexandra Murphy, assistant professor of public policy and co-author of the study, further broke down the findings. "The percentage of...
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Lantz weighs in on reformed California Medicaid program

Sep 23, 2022 Side Effects Public Media
California recently launched a reformed Medicaid program, adding dental benefits, changing how addiction and mental illness are addressed, and more. But, Paula Lantz, James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, is worried about claims that the new...
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Page calls for U.S. to redefine relationship with Haiti

Sep 22, 2022
As Haiti continues to face challenges such as the effects of climate change and political turmoil, former Ambassador and Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy Susan D. Page calls for the U.S. to work alongside Haitians to create a more...