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Michigan Heritage Project examines "Professor Ford"

May 18, 2023
The Michigan Heritage Project has examined the legacy of President Gerald Ford's stint as a professor at the University of Michigan.   The full article can be read here. (Additional articles about the Ford legacy can be seen on the Ford School...

NPR explores defining moment in the life of the young Gerald Ford

Jul 14, 2013
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald Ford, Don Gonyea of NPR's "All Things Considered" examines an incident at the U-M in 1934. Ford was a student and football player at the time, and the incident—and its outcome—not only reveals...
State & Hill

A look back at Grutter v. Bollinger

Apr 22, 2013
Ten years after the U.S. Supreme Court heard Grutter v. Bollinger, we look back at President Ford's defense of affirmative action in higher education This June marks the 10th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Grutter v....

Brent Scowcroft dedicates statue of President Ford

Apr 17, 2013
On Tuesday, April 16, Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (ret. USAF), former National Security Advisor for the Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush administrations, dedicated the new bronze statue of President Ford that now stands in the Great Hall at the Gerald...
State & Hill

Barry Rabe on Gerald Ford: The global president

Apr 26, 2012
The University of Michigan invited Professor Barry Rabe to address the 89th Honors Convocation of the University, an event that celebrates and recognizes outstanding academic achievement by undergraduates. The theme of this year's Convocation:...

Know-your-namesake trivia

Apr 17, 2023, 5:00-6:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Auditorium (1110)
Ford School students, faculty, and staff - take a break before finals and join us for some food and fun at Know-your-Namesake trivia. Brush up on President Ford facts and join us for a special round of Gerald Ford themed trivia.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Fourth Annual United States-Canada Conference 2013

Mar 22, 2013, 5:30-8:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Open to the Public Dr. Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Michigan, and Tom Clynes, contributing editor at Popular Science, will deliver the keynote speech for the Fourth Annual U.S.-Canada Policy Conference, hosted by the Domestic Policy Corps and the International Policy Students Association. The 2013 conference, entitled "Planning for 2050: North American Policy for the Future of the Arctic," will focus on U.S. and Canadian Arctic policy, including issues related to the environment, national security, energy, and commerce.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Black and Blue documentary film screening and panel discussion

Jan 23, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm EST
Weill Hall
Join the conversation on Twitter: #blackbluedocumentary The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies will host a screening of the documentary titled Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game, followed by a panel discussion featuring former Senator Buzz Thomas (grandson of Willis Ward) and Steve Ford (son of President Gerald R.

Private film screening of “Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game"

Sep 24, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) will host a private screening of the documentary titled  Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game.   The screening is open to ALL Ford School students, staff, and faculty.  Pizza and soda provided.
Ford School

Aesthetic Democracy: Negotiating Visual Norms for Wind Energy Development

Feb 12, 2007, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Betty Ford Classroom (1110 Weill Hall) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Abstract: New investments in 'green' power are essential for mitigating the impacts of global climate change. While wind power is now considered both technologically mature and economically feasible, it faces bitter opposition from local communities on the grounds that wind turbines amount to visual pollution. This presentation will examine the role that visual imagery is playing in policy debates about the siting of new wind farms.
Ford School

Gerald R. Ford: Integrity at the Helm

Dec 16, 2013 0:05:44

President Gerald R. Ford was the 38th president of the United States. His family gave their perspective on his legacy and the next aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy.

U-M Ford Memorial: Whipping Inflation

Sep 23, 2007 1:15:27

Panelist Paul O'Neill, Allen Sinai, and moderator Susan Collins discuss inflation and policy in the panel titled "Whipping Inflation Then and Now: Managing the Macroeconomy." September, 2007.

Time and chance: Gerald R. Ford's appointment with history

Jul 11, 2004 0:15:00

This is a one hour documentary chronicling the life of Gerald R. Ford. Produced by WGVU-TV in Grand Rapids, MI. Directed by me "Rob Byrd" in 2004. Produced and written by Mike Grass. This production was nominated for an Emmy.

Becky Blank interview with Gerald Ford

May 23, 2004 0:20:41

Rebecca Blank, former dean of the Ford School, interviews late President Gerald R. Ford. The interview includes former President Ford's thoughts on public service, political trends and his reflection on his time at U-M. May, 2004.

White House Decision Making from Ford to Bush panel

Sep 23, 2003 1:31:02

Panelists David Gergen, Ann Lewis, and Roger Porter discuss the decision making processes in the different administrations starting with Gerald R. Ford and going to George W. Bush. September, 2003.