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Eisenberg examines housing sector in Detroit

Jul 18, 2021
The recent flooding in the Detroit area has raised many issues for residents. Homes that were already in need of repairs were damaged even further. Detroiters don't want to move, but restricted government funds for home repairs are making that...
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Ammara Ansari (MPP ‘19) serves Detroit youth through evaluation

Jul 14, 2021
Ammara Ansari (MPP ‘19) never imagined working on youth education and wellness policy or conducting evaluations—but in a joint fellowship with The Skillman Foundation and the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), that is exactly what she’s doing....
In the Media

Shaefer salutes arrival of first expanded child tax credit funds

Jul 13, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
Checks for the recently expanded child tax credit program will be sent out this week. Luke Shaefer, the Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, associate dean for research and policy engagement, and director of Poverty...
In the Media

Shaefer breaks down impact of expanded Child Tax Credit

Jul 11, 2021 The Detroit News
Government officials are currently trying to spread the word about the recently expanded Child Tax Credit program so that it can reach the maximum number of eligible people. Luke Shaefer, associate dean for research and policy engagement and...
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Applying academic skills to real-world business challenges

Jun 29, 2021
Small businesses in Detroit, as across the country, have had to make major adjustments to survive the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn. A cadre of students from U-M have been able to work with many of these businesses through an internship...
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YPL examines Detroit students' college pathways

May 26, 2021
Academic and non-academic barriers are preventing Detroit high school students from enrolling and succeeding in college. Detroit Students’ College Pathways and Outcomes, a policy brief released by the Youth Policy Lab (YPL) at the University of...
In the Media

Cooney comments on minimum wage debate

May 19, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
McDonald's workers are striking for better wages all across the country, including in Michigan. Many argue against a higher minimum wage, saying that it would cause job loss. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of economic mobility at U-M Poverty...
In the Media

Davenport's work highlighted in new book

May 16, 2021 The New York Times
In her new book, "America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s", historian Elizabeth Hinton reveals a long, hidden history of uprisings against the war on crime. She credits Christian Davenport,...
In the Media

Wileden examines COVID-19 racial disparities in Detroit

Mar 3, 2021 Brookings
"One in every 645 Black people in the United States can expect to die from COVID-19, per data from February 2021. Blacks are 2.1 times more likely than whites to die from the virus. In fact, if Blacks had the same death rate as whites from COVID-19,...
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Rabe comments on GM's historic move to electric vehicles

Jan 28, 2021
General Motors announced Thursday, January 28, that it would eliminate gasoline and diesel powered engines in their passenger cars, vans, and SUVs by 2035. They also pledged to make their factories carbon neutral by 2040.  In an interview with...
In the Media

Gerber and Morenoff seek to understand vaccine hesitancy in Detroit

Jan 25, 2021 Model D
"It really jumped out that for people of color in general, and Blacks specifically, how important it is to get a [vaccination] recommendation from a health care provider or government health officials," said Jeffrey Morenoff, commenting on findings...
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Students highlight their practical policy engagements

Dec 17, 2020
Ford School students engaged in real problem-solving in the fall 2020 semester, tackling some of the most important issues facing Michigan. The undergraduate and graduate students participated in research and analysis projects as a part of the...
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Ford School wins NASPAA 2020 Social Equity award

Oct 4, 2020
The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) has awarded the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy with its 2020 Social Equity Award, which honors a public policy, affairs, or administration program that exemplifies...