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MPP student receives 2021-22 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarship

Dec 8, 2021
Three full-time MBA students from the Ross School of Business were recently announced as the recipients of the 2021-22 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarships. Those Michigan Ross students, including one dual MBA/MPP student — Nathan Alston (MBA...
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Wolfers breaks down jobs report in NYT op-ed

Dec 3, 2021
Following the release of the November jobs report, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, broke down what it means in an op-ed in The New York Times.  "This chill in employment might lead one to conclude the economy’s too cold,...
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Sutphen, Farrell add deep expertise to Ford School Committee

Dec 3, 2021
Adding to our talented and distinguished Ford School Committee, we are pleased to welcome two new members to the school’s external advisory group. David Sutphen, the chief strategy and engagement officer for the online learning platform 2U, and...
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Page expresses “serious alarm” about crisis in Sudan

Dec 2, 2021 Dabanga
Ambassador Susan D. Page joined former colleagues and academics in publishing An Appeal on Sudan to Senior United States Government Officials. The group, identifying themselves as “concerned individuals”, said, “The military takeover on 25...
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Rabe weighs in on proposed tax credit for union-made electric vehicles

Dec 2, 2021 The Washington Post
Barry Rabe spoke to The Washington Post on the international trade consequences of a key climate provision in the Democrats’ $2 trillion social spending bill that would see tax credits for union-made electric vehicles.   Commenting on concerns...
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Seefeldt discusses gaps in poverty alleviation systems

Dec 2, 2021 Shared Prosperity Podcast
Kristin Seefeldt appeared on the Shared Prosperity Podcast to discuss some of the issues that block peoples’ opportunity to exit poverty.  “On one hand there are resources available in the community, but knowing how to get them and how to access...
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Watkins-Hayes on the transformative power of HIV/AIDS activism

Dec 2, 2021 The City Club Of Cleveland
Celeste Watkins-Hayes participated in a discussion on the importance of activism and community leadership to confront the inequalities perpetuated by HIV/AIDS and useful lessons that can apply to many modern challenges, including the COVID-19...
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Lawmakers seek out U-M faculty for expertise on various topics

Dec 1, 2021
Federal lawmakers continue to seek out University of Michigan faculty members to lend their expertise and knowledge to help inform federal policy. In the last year, 13 U-M faculty members and researchers testified at 14 congressional hearings...
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Haverkamp discusses WTO's role in fighting climate change

Nov 30, 2021 Economic Times
The World Trade Organization's role in climate change has been a topic of discussion lately. With authority over supply chains and fossil fuel subsidies, many say it could be key in the fight against climate change, even with its mixed track...
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Wolfers weighs in on gender imbalance on college campuses

Nov 29, 2021 The New York Times
Justin Wolfers penned an opinion piece for the New York Times, sharing his views on the striking gender imbalance on college campuses these days: roughly three women students for every two men.  “The simple mathematics of more women than men...
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Leveraging technology to improve education outcomes

Nov 29, 2021
Researchers from U-M campuses and all across the country are using education data provided by the State of Michigan to study a wide variety of topics ranging from the effects of COVID-19 on public school enrollment to the role of neighborhood...
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Stevenson on Build Back Better, inflation, and unemployment

Nov 28, 2021
Betsey Stevenson countered arguments against President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation as the bill passed the House and moved into the Senate. “There is just absolute historic investment in childcare that is really going to benefit so many...
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El-Sayed explains Michigan’s rising COVID-19 numbers

Nov 28, 2021
As Michigan becomes a COVID-19 hotbed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Abdul El-Sayed unpacks what that means knowing what we know in 2021.  El-Sayed appeared on Detroit Today on WDET-FM to unpack what the recent surge in COVID-19...
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Build Back Better will increase inflation - Leahy

Nov 28, 2021 PolitiFact
As a debate over the impact of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill continues, John Leahy, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the economics of the bill. "Inflation is the result of too much demand chasing too little...
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Rabe addresses impact of methane in climate change

Nov 23, 2021 CGTN
Following the climate talks in Scotland, Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, emphasized the impact that focusing on methane could have in the fight against climate change. "Carbon lasts much longer, but an...
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Rabe reflects on progress at COP26 and Line 5 in Michigan

Nov 19, 2021
Following the conclusion of COP26, Barry Rabe reflected on the outcomes of the summit in Glasgow. “This is the 26th time that this conference of parties and processes has worked. Each time there is lots of drama, high expectations, and usually in...
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Haverkamp's top COP26 takeaways in The Hill

Nov 18, 2021 The Hill
Jennifer Haverkamp, a former climate negotiator for the Obama administration, hails historic mention of fossil fuels in the climate pact approved by world leaders. “The fact that it is a phasedown, not a phaseout, and that there are qualifying...
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Stevenson discusses labor market recovery

Nov 17, 2021
Betsy Stevenson offered insights on the labor market and the road to post-pandemic recovery.  Talking about cash assistance programs during the pandemic with Slate, Stevenson said, “We made people better off by giving them money, and I know...
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Consultants can skew philanthropic funding, says Tompkins-Stange

Nov 16, 2021 The New York Times
Consultants are often called in to help guide philanthropic giving. Some say that makes the field more effective, while critics question the extent of their influence. “Consultants at places like Bridgespan are setting the menu of what...
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Ali on threats against educators

Nov 16, 2021 The Wall Street Journal
A recent FBI internal memo instructed heads of the agency’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions to flag all assessments and investigations into potentially criminal threats, harassment and intimidation of educators with a “threat tag."  "It’s...