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Bold AI policy proposals awarded at Ford + Munk case competition

Apr 22, 2024
 Fifty-one students engaged on pressing AI-related policy questions during this spring’s Ford+Munk case competition. Held annually, the Ford+Munk conference has students from the Ford School and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global...
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Highlights from the Dean's Symposium

Apr 21, 2024
Two days of panels, chats, and keynotes focused on examining and seeking solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face in Michigan, in the United States, and across the globe. More than 400 students, faculty, staff, and friends attended in...
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Javi Piñeiro (MPP/JD’24) participates in Next Milan Forum

Apr 16, 2024
I don't think if you had told me when I was a teenager growing up in a very rural small town in Puerto Rico that one day, still being young and a student, I would be in a position to go to a conference abroad and meet with people from all over the...
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Anna Pomper (MPP '24) receives 2024 Spectrum Center award

Apr 16, 2024
Ford School graduate student Anna Verduin Pomper (MPP '24) was among four graduating University of Michigan students and a student organization recognized by the Spectrum Center for their outstanding contributions to campus. Pomper received the...
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Transformative upgrades to Michigan's longitudinal data system

Apr 11, 2024
A new $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will improve Michigan’s statewide longitudinal data system, the go-to source for critical education data going to researchers and other stakeholders in Michigan and nationwide. The grant...
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Education research in service of others

Apr 11, 2024
2022 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Fellow and Education Policy Initiative (EPI) Research Assistant Katie Hyland (MPP ‘24) is set to graduate this spring following the completion of her Master’s in Public Policy. She takes with her two years of...
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Giving Blueday 2024: a record-setting day of giving

Apr 3, 2024
On March 13, the Ford School community once again raised the bar for single-day donations and gathered over $47,000 in student support, as part of U-M’s annual Giving Blueday celebration.A record-setting 170 donors unlocked a $20,000 challenge gift...
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Stewart receives prestigious APSA book award

Apr 1, 2024
Associate professor and International Policy Center director Megan Stewart will be honored with the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) 2021-2022 Conflict Processes Section’s Best Book Award for her book, Governing for Revolution: Social...
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Rabe weighs in on rapidly evolving climate issues

Mar 22, 2024
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out final regulations that will accelerate the transition to more climate-friendly vehicles over the next decade. The EPA also continues to finalize plans for the electricity sector and...
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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, March 2024

Mar 12, 2024
Dear friends,A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with many of our alumni and students at our annual DC career exploration reception–held in person for the first time since early 2020. I was delighted to see a room packed full of Fordies...
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Ford School announces 2024 PPIA Junior Summer Institute fellows

Mar 12, 2024
Twenty-four undergraduate students from across the U.S. will move to Ann Arbor for an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing them for graduate programs in public policy and international affairs. For over four decades, the...
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IHP continues with university engagement efforts

Mar 6, 2024
The University of Michigan’s Inclusive History Project is continuing its efforts to engage members of the university community by developing a tri-campus student advisory committee and creating a research and engagement fund.The project is U-M’s...
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Committee to advise on diversity of thought, free expression

Mar 5, 2024
The Ford School's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jenna Bednar and Communications Director Laura Lee are part of a new University of Michigan advisory committee to recommend how the institution should put into practice a new statement of...
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5 leadership tips from former military aide Matt Maasdam

Mar 1, 2024
Matt Maasdam, a former Navy SEAL and former military aide to President Obama, joined Javed Ali and 15 students for a lunchtime event, “Leadership through Teamwork.” In a lunch-time chat hosted by the Ford School Leadership Initiative, Maasdam shared...