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Shaefer on the success of the CARES Act

Oct 15, 2020
“It wasn’t perfect, but hands down it’s the most successful thing we’ve ever done in negating hardship,” said H. Luke Shaefer. Read the full New York Times article...
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Hanson on blue collar Michigan

Oct 14, 2020
Macomb is "a transition county that’s very middle class and very blue collar. In some ways it’s a snapshot of Michigan overall, but also in a lot of ways it ...looks similar to a lot of the rest of the country. If the 2018 election is any indicator...
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Rabe on Biden's appeal to Michigan farmers

Oct 12, 2020
“Climate is a really hard thing to explain, especially when you’re talking about localised impacts," said Rabe. "It’s one thing to talk about wildfires or hurricanes, but hitting plants and agriculture is really significant.” Read the full...
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Stevenson on the untapped potential of the labor force

Oct 12, 2020
"I think there’s actually a lot of room for us to do things better, faster, cheaper. That’s where our growth comes from and I’m always an optimist that we can do it," said Stevenson. "I also think that we have a lot of untapped potential in people....
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Ford School Embedded Counselor Q&A: Kristen Carney

Oct 9, 2020
The University of Michigan Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has embedded 13 counselors in schools and colleges across the Ann Arbor campus to improve mental health and wellness. The embedded model allows for each therapist to...
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A Q&A with Iqra Nasir, 2020 Riecker Fellow

Oct 8, 2020
Iqra Nasir (MPP/MS ‘21) was selected as one of the two 2020 Riecker Michigan Delegation Fellows. Named for Margaret (Ranny) Riecker, a longtime friend and generous benefactor of the Ford School, this fellowship sends competitively selected graduate...
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Stange skeptical of national university system of online courses

Oct 7, 2020
“When you’re enrolling in college, you are buying some of my time,” Stange said. “If you put 1,000 people into a classroom and you buy a thousandth of my time, you’re going to get a lot less of that.” Kevin Stange is not sure a federal system...
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Wolfers on potential liability for irresponsible COVID-19 choices

Oct 6, 2020
"The purpose of liability law is to incentivize responsible behavior by making irresponsibility costly", said Wolfers. “We’d expect to see many more irresponsible choices being made by those taking the president’s comments to heart."  Read the...
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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, October 2020

Oct 5, 2020
    Dear friends: The start of this semester has certainly been like no other. We're in stressful and difficult times. Many of us are deeply worried about health and safety, about racial justice and policing, about care for our children and...
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Ford School wins NASPAA 2020 Social Equity award

Oct 4, 2020
The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) has awarded the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy with its 2020 Social Equity Award, which honors a public policy, affairs, or administration program that exemplifies...
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Stevenson highlights COVID recession's stark impacts on Gen Z

Oct 2, 2020
"What really matters is how long the recession lasts... I think there is already some damage to young people that is going to take them a decade to reverse," said Ford School economist Betsey Stevenson. "So, I think of that already as some permanent...