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Rick Hall wins APSA Barbara Sinclair award

Jun 26, 2020
Public policy and political science professor Rick Hall has been recognized for his career contributions to the understanding of legislative politics by winning the American Political Science Association's 2020 Barbara Sinclair Lectureship. Hall is...

A virtual warm welcome to the 2020 PPIA fellows!

Jun 23, 2020
The Ford School Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) normally takes place on campus in Ann Arbor for an intensive six-week program. In its 39th year, the University again welcomes 24 undergraduate students for...

Ali says “Boogaloo” movement is disparate and dangerous

Jun 22, 2020
A June 19 ABC News report about the murder of a Federal Protective Service officer in Oakland in May highlighted the suspects’ ties to the “Boogaloo” movement, which has been linked to other violent attacks. Ford School Towsley Foundation...

Morenoff details How COVID-19 is Impacting Detroit Residents

Jun 19, 2020
The Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) is a University of Michigan initiative that regularly surveys a representative group of Detroit residents about their communities, asking about their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and...

Lantz discusses COVID-19 health inequity

Jun 19, 2020
Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Ford School and James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, and Michael S. Barr, dean of the Ford School, discussed the emerging social epidemiology of COVID-19 and current understanding regarding public health and...

Dean Michael Barr addresses racist violence

Jun 2, 2020
Dean Michael Barr sent the following letter to the Ford School community last night, Monday, June 1: Dear friends, I am writing to you at a time of great sorrow and upheaval. I write to acknowledge the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,...

Michigan's unemployed struggle to access state system

May 20, 2020
Kristin Seefeldt, associate professor of social work and public policy and faculty by courtesy at the Ford School, says Michigan’s unemployment system was never set up to handle severe drops in unemployment. In an article on Mlive May 15, she was...