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Alumni spotlight

Seeking asylum rights during the pandemic

Aug 20, 2020
In February 2019, Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97) traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, to better understand the needs of asylum seekers at the United States’ southern border. That trip laid the foundation for a program to help people navigate the process, at the...

DEI November Updates

Nov 1, 2019
UPDATES REGARDING FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENT DEI-RELATED ACTIVITY Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Climate 2019-2020 DEI Coalition The first meeting of the Ford School DEI Coalition was Friday, October 25. The Coalition reviewed the...
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Mary Corcoran and Paul Courant on gender wage discrimination

Oct 1, 2019
The gender pay gap is notoriously alive and well, decades after women entered the workforce in large numbers. Mary Corcoran and Paul Courant explored this issue together many times over the years. In one important study, published in 1993, the...

DEI October Updates

Oct 1, 2019
UPDATES REGARDING FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENT DEI-RELATED ACTIVITY Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Climate: DEI Funding Request for Student Organizations The Ford School is pleased to provide funding to student organizations whose...

DEI September Updates

Sep 13, 2019
UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday, October 8 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | 1110 Weill Hall | Betty Ford Classroom "The Great Pretender: Imposter Syndrome 101" Many students struggle with self-doubt and feeling inadequate despite outstanding professional and...

Two MPP alumni named 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellows

May 31, 2019
On May 23, 2019, Victory Institute announced this year’s Victory Empowerment Fellows, naming two Ford School alumni, Brenda Duverce (MPP ‘16) and Preston Parish (MPP ‘18). Victory Empowerment is a national organization that strives to promote openly...

Ivacko discusses opioid interventions on Michigan Radio

May 14, 2019
Tom Ivacko, associate director of the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), housed at the Ford School, talks about Michigan’s relationship to the opioid crisis with Michigan Radio’s Paulette Parker. Published May 13, 2019 online, with...
State & Hill

Paula Lantz talks to State & Hill about new educational offerings

Apr 11, 2019
New educational offerings are coming for current and future Fordies, including a powerful new Master of Public Affairs degree and the opportunity for Master of Public Policy students to declare a concentration. Below, Paula Lantz, the Ford School’s...

Fordie Christina Cross wins sociology paper competitions

Apr 10, 2019
Christina Cross, a member of the Ford School’s joint-PhD program with sociology, earned recognition from two sociological societies for her paper, “Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Association Between Family Structure and Children’s Educational...

DEI April Updates

Apr 1, 2019
UPCOMING EVENTS Wednesday, April 17 | 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM | 1110 Weill Hall (Betty Ford Classroom) Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works with Associate Professor Rucker C. Johnson Please join us for a book talk by Rucker C....

DEI December Update

Dec 9, 2018
MARK YOUR CALENDARS MLK Jr. Symposium Memorial Keynote Lecture This year’s U-M MLK Jr. Symposium features two speakers, Tim Wise, author and scholar, and Julia Putnam, Detroit principal and writer. Monday, January 21 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM | Hill...