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Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Our commitment Our commitment to the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value community, integrity, respect, service, inclusion, diversity, and equity. We aspire for our work to be excellent,...

Archive: DEI 1.0 key results

A five-year plan, launched in October 2016 In October 2016, the Ford School released a five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion that builds on the school’s long-standing strength and commitment in this area. Developed through...

DEI priorities

  The Ford School spent the 2022-23 academic year evaluating and learning from our first five-year strategic plan (2016-2022) while keeping our momentum going and this important work moving forward.  In collaboration with student leaders, the...
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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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Spotlights, fall 2023

Dec 10, 2023
What’s on the barbie? Economists Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson were on the guest list as the White House hosted a State Dinner for Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in October. Skills match More than fifty...
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Meet our new faculty: Mo Torres

Aug 25, 2023
Mo Torres returns to the Ford School (he graduated with his MPP in 2015) as one of six University of Michigan Society of Fellows for a three-year appointment. He will work closely with the Center for Racial Justice. Torres is a historical...
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Catalysts for racial justice

May 3, 2023
Three inaugural Center for Racial Justice visiting fellows—Julian Brave NoiseCat, Makeda Easter, and Atinuke (Tinu) O. Adediran—reflect on the work they've pursued during their year at the Ford School. By Lillian Chen and Rebecca Cohen (MPP...
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Faculty News, spring 2023

May 3, 2023
Dominique Adams-Santos, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, and PhD candidate Kayonne Christy contributed a chapter, "Narratives in Context: Locating Racism and Sexism in Black Women's Health Experiences," to The Routledge Companion to...
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Shapiro (PhD '23) named National Poverty Fellow

Apr 27, 2023
Ford School doctoral candidate Shoshana Shapiro (PhD '23) was chosen as one of five 2023-24 National Poverty Fellows (NPF). As part of her postdoctoral fellowship, Shapiro will be in residence in the Office of Community Services (OCS) in the...
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Ford School junior is named U-M's 30th Truman Scholar

Apr 12, 2023
The lack of stability in housing for Brown and Black communities and barriers to college access for Arabic and Muslim high schoolers have been a focus of Yasmine Elkharssa's studies for several years. Now, as the newest Truman Scholar, the...
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion highlights

Dec 19, 2022
The University of Michigan is currently in an interim period between its strategic plans for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with the next plan set to launch in early fall 2023. The Ford School community did not pause, however, and is hard...
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Making the case for public policy education

Dec 14, 2022
In an event on December 5, 2022, Ford School interim dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes told a group of Capitol Hill staffers and other DC professionals that a public policy education can lead to community impact.  “I'm a firm believer in the idea that...
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Students find inspiration from racial justice changemakers

Dec 7, 2022
In October 2022, students from the Ford School and members of the greater University of Michigan community gathered together to hear “Racial Justice Changemakers”—social justice leaders, artists, and advocates—share their diverse journeys into...
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion fall 2022 update

Oct 10, 2022
Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, DEI Officer Stephanie Sanders, and Associate DEI Officer Dominique Adams-Santos provide an update on how the Ford School is examining, learning, and connecting with our community to further Diversity, Equity, and...
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Center for Racial Justice welcomes inaugural visiting fellows

Aug 24, 2022
The Ford School’s Center for Racial Justice proudly welcomes Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran, Makeda Easter, and Julian Brave NoiseCat as inaugural Visiting Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. The visiting fellows program recognizes and supports the...
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Research shows how women leaders manage the “double bind”

Jun 17, 2022
In corporate boardrooms, women often face backlash or negative career consequences when they are unable to display both warmth and competence — gendered societal expectations commonly referred to as the ‘double bind.’ Morela Hernandez, the Ligia...
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No time to rest on our laurels

May 31, 2022
Diversity, equity, and inclusion work continues at the Ford School   Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the Ford School. They’re inseparable from our pursuit of the public good. They’re essential to the character of the...
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Three undergraduate Ford School students receive MLK Spirit Award

Jan 26, 2022
Three Ford School undergraduates have been recognized with Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards, noting their exemplification of Dr. King’s leadership and vision. The students, Janani Gandhi (BA ‘22), Ayodele Ojo (BA ‘23),...