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Carol K. Kohn

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Injustice of place: Learning from history

Dec 12, 2023
A place-based view of the legacy of poverty in the U.S. At first glance, there's not much in common among the spinach fields of Crystal City, Texas; the cotton mills near Greenwood, Mississippi; and the historic salt works in Manchester,...

Ford School names Brooke Tran as 2023 Kohn Scholar

Sep 21, 2023
The Ford School recognizes Brooke H. Tran (MPP ‘25) as the 2023 Kohn Scholar. Tran joins the 2022 Kohn Scholar, Lizett Aguilar (MPP ‘24) in this honor. Kohn Scholars are chosen for their outstanding qualifications and commitment to public service...
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Ford-Rackham Master’s Award endowed in Michael Barr’s name

Dec 19, 2022
A new graduate fellowship has been endowed in honor of former dean Michael S. Barr, thanks to a generous lead gift from Jim Hudak (MPP ’71), chair of the Ford School Committee. The Ford-Rackham Master's Awards (RMA) are one of the Ford School’s and...
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Hope for the future

May 31, 2022
Weills’ new gift will fund another three graduate fellowships A new $5 million gift from Joan and Sanford “Sandy” I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation provides endowed support for three graduate fellowships in perpetuity. The gift brings to...

Marco Ramirez named inaugural Kohn Scholar

Oct 4, 2021
Marco Ramirez (MPP ‘23) has been named as the inaugural Kohn Scholar. He was chosen for his outstanding qualifications and his promise for future leadership in the field of social policy. Ramirez believes health policy is the best vehicle to...
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Equal opportunity, equal talent

Dec 9, 2020
Two new professorships will address structural inequality and social policy By Rebecca Cohen (MPP ‘09)   "Talent is distributed evenly throughout our society, but opportunity most certainly is not." Harold and Carol Kohn heard...

New U-M professorship to support social justice research, action

Dec 6, 2018
By Mandira Banerjee | Originally published by Michigan News, December 6, 2018  ANN ARBOR—A $2.5 million gift by the Kohn Charitable Trust to the University of Michigan will establish a new professorship of social justice and social policy at the...

Karl and Martha Kohn biography

  Karl Kohn and Martha Sternberg were born and raised in established, upstanding German Jewish families in the Franconia region of Bavaria. They grew up just 55 kilometers apart. Both families had lived in the region for more than 200 years,...

Arlene Susan Kohn biography

Arlene Susan and her twin brother Harold Lewis were born April 1, 1945, to Karl and Martha Kohn in New York City. Arlene was born with Down syndrome. Her older sister, Lenore Kohn Damrauer, and her twin, Harold, both earned BS degrees in...