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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, May 2023

May 10, 2023
Dear friends, Our talented faculty and students continue to land awards and recognition for their accomplishments! In March, Earl Lewis, the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and...

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, January 2023

Jan 27, 2023
Dear friends,  Happy New Year from the Ford School!  We are incredibly proud of our alumni, and the impact they have on the public good. I am so happy to announce that our Alumni Board has named the recipient of the 2023 Neil Staebler...

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, November 2022

Nov 17, 2022
Dear friends,  It’s been a wonderful, lively semester at the Ford School. So many of you have offered encouragement and support as I’ve had the honor of serving as interim dean. I’m so grateful! My faculty and staff colleagues have worked hard...

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, January 2022

Jan 20, 2022
Dear friends, Best wishes to you as we start 2022 with great hopes for the coming year, but also with significant uncertainty—a global pandemic, a growing awareness of the urgent need to defend our democracy, and our imperative struggle for...

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, April 2021

Apr 21, 2021
Dear friends, It’s been a challenging academic year, and I’m so proud of how hard our students, faculty, and staff have worked, and the support they’ve given each other.  The year has drawn to a close with a number of very exciting...

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, February 2021

Feb 18, 2021
Dear friends, It has been an historic start to 2021. For all of the pain, fear, and division in our national political climate, we also see so much hope: the inauguration of President Joe Biden, a man of great decency, and Vice President Kamala...

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, December 2020

Dec 3, 2020
Dear friends,  As the year comes to a close, we often reflect on challenges and successes. This year has been fraught with significant challenges, and for many in our community and around the world, devastating losses from the global pandemic....

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, October 2020

Oct 5, 2020
    Dear friends: The start of this semester has certainly been like no other. We're in stressful and difficult times. Many of us are deeply worried about health and safety, about racial justice and policing, about care for our children and...