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Giving Tuesday: A practice in leadership

Feb 19, 2024
Last fall’s Giving Tuesday campaign raised over $4,500 from 29 donors for the Leadership Initiative (LI). Support for the Leadership Initiative enables students to have access to assessments, workshops, and coaching to increase their self-awareness,...
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Jacob and Stange: Getting free college right

Feb 9, 2024
Governor Gretchen Whitmer proposed making the first two years of community college free in Michigan in her 2024 State of the State AddressIn an opinion published in Bridge Michigan, Brian Jacob and Kevin Strange applaud Governor Whitmer for her...
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Data mining at USED: Updating old systems to inform new policy

Jan 30, 2024
Kevin Stange approached PhD student Nathan Sotherland in the summer of 2022 with an offer to join him in a unique assignment in the U.S. Department of Education (USED). As a part of the first cohort of economists to join the Office of Under...
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Hamp contributes her unique perspective on Pre-K for All

Jan 30, 2024
Nikki Hamp (MPA ‘23) had several professional lives before arriving at the Ford School. An MD, she is a board-certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, and until recently has been the medical director of  the Arbor Autism Clinic in Ypsilanti...
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Neil Nakkash (BA '24) wins MLK Spirit Award

Jan 29, 2024
Ford School undergraduate Neil Nakkash (BA '24) was honored with one of the 19th annual Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards on January 27. Nakkash aspires to pursue a career in medicine and health policy. Kuvin Satyadev (BA...
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Ford school faculty available to weigh in on 2024 elections

Jan 28, 2024
The University of Michigan has published an experts guide to the 2024 elections. Ford School faculty are available to offer insights on relevant issues impacting the elections, including the following:  Economics Betsey Stevenson, professor of...
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Kamissa Camara: Bridging Worlds and Narratives

Jan 27, 2024
Ford School Professor Kamissa Camara is a World Economic Forum "Young Global Leader" and an Aliko Dangote Fellow. The Forum called on its YGLs as the world's top representatives from government, civil society, and business gathered in Davos,...
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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, January 2024

Jan 25, 2024
Dear friends,  Happy New Year! Campus continues to buzz after the thrilling national football championship win over the University of Washington. At the Ford School, we kicked off the semester with several events honoring the life and legacy...
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Welcome newly-elected 2024 Alumni Board members

Jan 18, 2024
Six Ford School alumni have been elected to serve on the Alumni Board by their peers. These engaged alumni bring diverse experience in international finance, criminal law, health reform, and more. Elected members include: Michael Cahill...
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Flint high school students glimpse college life with 23Express

Jan 16, 2024
Michael Williams describes himself as a “closeted nerd.” Growing up in Flint, Michigan, he felt like he had to disguise his love of learning in order to blend in with his peers. “It wasn’t ‘cool’ to like school,” he explains. “You could be smart,...
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Congratulations to our winter 2023 graduates

Dec 18, 2023
Twenty-one Ford School students were honored at the University of Michigan’s Winter Commencement on December 17, 2023.  Ten MPPs, two MPAs, and nine BAs were conferred at Crisler Arena on December 17, 2023. Commencement speaker David Brooks,...
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Rabe comments on COP28 climate deal

Dec 14, 2023
At the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, nearly 200 nations approved a global pact that calls for transitioning away from fossil fuels—a first. The deal also calls for tripling the use of renewable energy, doubling energy efficiency and slashing...
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Yurtayeva calls for action against Russian cyber attacks

Dec 12, 2023
Russia is using “cyberaggression” as an essential element in its invasion of Ukraine. Cyber attacks have been targeted at critical infrastructure, at Ukrainian government agencies, and have been used to disseminate disinformation about the war...
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Shipan recognized for mentoring excellence

Dec 11, 2023
Ford School professor Charles R. Shipan was awarded the inaugural James Garand Outstanding Mentor Award. This award was presented on behalf of the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) to commend two political scientists who have...
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Parthasarathy named to prestigious French council

Dec 8, 2023
Ford School professor Shobita Parthasarathy has been named to the scientific council for ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety. ANSES is a public administrative body reporting to the Ministries of Health,...
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Hall and Hanson on GOP funding woes

Dec 7, 2023
"The Republican National Committee -- and some embattled state parties -- are dragging behind previous election cycles in fundraising weeks before the first primary voting for president in 2024," UPI reports. Ford School professor Richard Hall...