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Wałęsa calls for American leadership

Sep 14, 2022
The war in Ukraine is forcing the world to make a choice between democracy or totalitarianism. That was the message from former Polish president Lech Wałęsa as he addressed an audience in the Rackham Amphitheater. Wałęsa came to the world’s...
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New leadership development program focuses on the journey

Sep 14, 2022
This fall, the Ford School’s Leadership Initiative is launching a new program for graduate students to learn about different pathways to leadership from Ford School faculty in an intimate, informal setting. Professor Morela Hernandez, director...
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Ostfeld awarded U-M Anti-Racism Grant

Sep 14, 2022
Mara Ostfeld, associate faculty director and director of communications at Poverty Solutions, has been awarded one of eight Anti-Racism Grants from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research for her collaboration with the University of Puerto...
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Hernandez joins MIT Sloan Editorial Advisory Board

Sep 14, 2022
Morela Hernandez, Ligia Ramirez de Reynolds Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and Faculty Director of the Leadership Initiative, has been named to the editorial advisory board of the MIT Sloan Management Review. The review's mission is to "seek...
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Watkins-Hayes joins Russell Sage Foundation board

Sep 13, 2022
Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF). The Foundation was established in 1907 for “the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States. It dedicates itself to...
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Parthasarathy comments on new ARPA-H director

Sep 13, 2022 Nature
President Joe Biden recently named Renee Wegrzyn as the inaugural director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a new agency tasked with finding innovative solutions to biomedical problems. Nature asked Shobita...
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Goldenberg promotes absentee voting

Sep 13, 2022 The Conversation
With midterm elections approaching, many voters are deciding how they will cast their ballots. In an interview with The Conversation, Edie Goldenberg, Professor Emerita of Public Policy and Political Science, confirmed the security of absentee...
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Branche-Wilson breaks down DMACS findings about financial health

Sep 12, 2022 Michigan Radio
A Detroit Metro Area Communities Study found that many Detroiters would struggle if faced with a $400 emergency. Afton Branche-Wilson, assistant director of community initiatives at Poverty Solutions, helped Michigan Radio summarize the...
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Reducing student loan debt is a significant step - Michelmore

Sep 12, 2022 Oakland Press
Over 1.3 million Michiganders hold around $50 billion in student loan debt, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education. The Biden administration's plan to forgive $10,000 of loan debt, and up to $20,000 for those students who...
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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, September 2022

Sep 12, 2022
Dear friends, It is my great honor to serve the Ford School as interim dean this year, working alongside our community to further the school’s core mission of advancing the public good as the University conducts its search for the next permanent...
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'Time of choosing' for Republicans - Hills

Sep 11, 2022 The Detroit News
In an opinion piece for The Detroit News, Rusty Hills, lecturer at the Ford School, confronts Republicans with an important question: will you choose to follow Reagan or Trump? "Ronald Reagan inspired optimism and launched an era that encouraged...
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Wolfers provides expertise on current state of economy

Sep 9, 2022
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, has made numerous appearances in the media recently, providing his expertise on the current state of our economy. Here is a compilation of his recent contributions: 'Both a warning and a...
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Kleinman weighs in on Detroit ShotSpotter debate

Sep 8, 2022 Axios
As the Detroit City Council debates expanding ShotSpotter, a tool that identifies the sound of gunshots, Molly Kleinman, managing director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, weighed in. "There are things they could be doing...
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Amplifying youth voices to drive change in Detroit

Sep 7, 2022
Imagine, summer vacation is coming to an end and you must start school next week, but you haven’t been able to shower in a week. Would you be able to focus on school? That was the question posed by a group of teens and young adults advocating for...
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Nothaft promotes universal free lunch

Sep 4, 2022 Michigan Radio
As the school year begins, thousands of Michigan children are eligible for free school meals, according to Michigan Radio. While free and reduced lunch programs are great, Poverty Solutions analyst Amanda Nothaft called universal free lunch “a...
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El-Sayed comments on climate, elections and democracy

Sep 4, 2022
Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, has been sought out by the media to discuss a plethora of issues, from climate policy to the upcoming midterm elections. Additionally, El-Sayed regularly contributes to political discourse...
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Rabe analyzes historic climate bill

Sep 4, 2022
With a historic climate bill being passed by Congress in August, Ford School professor Barry Rabe provided multiple media outlets with his expertise to analyze the bill and its impacts. Here is a compilation of his recent appearances: How Ford,...
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Peter Vasher named Ford School director of career services

Aug 31, 2022
The Ford School of Public Policy today announced the appointment of Peter Vasher as the school’s director of career services, effective September 1, 2022. Vasher joined the Ford School in 2017 and has been the associate director for graduate...
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Stevenson analyzes uncertain markets

Aug 30, 2022
Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson has been commenting on the many confusions hitting the economy, given worries about inflation and recession, Fed interest rate hikes, and a shifting labor market. When the Job Openings and Labor...