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Michael Barr joins Kresge Foundation Board

Sep 21, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael Barr has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of The Kresge Foundation. The Foundation was founded in 1924 to promote human progress and today fulfills that mission by building and strengthening pathways to...
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Goldenberg turns up the student absentee vote

Sep 18, 2020
"I hope that our students are going to be taking these messages [about voting] home and helping their families and their friends, whether they are students of ours or not, to take the steps that they need [to vote absentee]," said...
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Stevenson: Women's employment has fallen off a pandemic cliff

Sep 15, 2020
“We had what you might even call a gendered shutdown. The kinds of industries that had to send people home, that shut down, disproportionately employed women," said Stevenson. "How long it takes women to recover is going to depend on the [childcare]...
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Stevenson testifies on the effects of fiscal relief inaction

Sep 11, 2020
"One of the problems we've seen is that high-income households have really boosted their savings [with CARES Act funding]. And when you're saving, you're not spending and that's part of what's caused the economy to contract." Read the full Law...
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"Democratic mayors don’t govern as Democrats," says Gerber

Sep 2, 2020
In an article in The New York Times about partisanship in major cities, Ford School professor Elisabeth Gerber notes that about 85 percent of all cities have nominally nonpartisan elections. “Partisanship isn’t the story in...
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Joy Rohde selected as an Institute for Advanced Study Scholar

Sep 2, 2020
Today’s debates about the use of big data, algorithms and computer models in policy-making have deep historical roots. Historian and Ford School professor Joy Rohde argues that the intersection of computing, social science, and public policy is as...