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Discourse: Fordies in the news, fall 2022

Dec 19, 2022
“The line of students registering to vote on Election Day stretched across the University of Michigan campus, with students waiting for over four hours. There was a palpable sense of excitement and urgency around the election on campus. For many...
State & Hill

Data for good: Expanding college opportunity in Michigan

Dec 19, 2022
By Daniel Rivkin When the state of Michigan issued its COVID-19 stay at home order in March 2020, Youth Policy Lab (YPL) Data and Policy Fellow Ava Attari found herself in the middle of an ambitious state program. The thousands of workers who had...
News

Fordies make their mark on the 2022 midterms

Dec 9, 2022
Ford School alumni and students played a key part in upholding democracy during the 2022 midterms—running for office, knocking on doors, and working at polling stations, up and down the ballot, across Michigan and around the country. Several...
In the Media

Bednar analyzes Michigan Democrats' agenda

Nov 17, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Jenna Bednar, Bridge Michigan: "Our governor's a very pragmatic leader, one who's going to carve out a positive forward-looking but centrist agenda. This isn’t a time for Democrats to say, ‘Oh, it's our turn, and we're going to move (toward) some...
In the Media

Hall analyzes gubernatorial debate

Oct 26, 2022 Newsweek
Richard Hall, Newsweek: "I don't think anyone can predict the odds based on that polling with much confidence—estimating support for candidates is a lot easier than predicting whose supporters will turn out. New registrations and absentee ballots...
In the Media

Rabe discusses role of environment in gubernatorial race

Oct 25, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Barry Rabe, Bridge Michigan: “I wouldn’t say that the environment and climate are irrelevant. But they're probably not as significant in an election where the candidates' positions are polar opposites on some of the big...
In the Media

Bednar emphasizes role of abortion rights in MI gubernatorial race

Sep 29, 2022 NPR: The Takeaway
The national spotlight is on Michigan's gubernatorial election, which will effectively decide the future of reproductive rights in the state. Jenna Bednar, professor of public policy and political science, discussed how both parties are...
In the Media

Bednar: Education looms large in Michigan governor's race

Aug 8, 2022 Chalkbeat
In the aftermath of the Michigan primary elections on August 2, the race for governor will feature incumber Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and challenger Republican Tudor Dixon. An article in Chalkbeat states the school choice will be a major...
In the Media

Ali debunks Whitmer kidnapping conspiracy theory

Apr 19, 2022 The American Independent
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Garrett Soldano has been circulating the conspiracy theory that the intended kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was a government plot to sway the 2020 election. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, debunked...
News

Ali comments on implications of Whitmer kidnap trial verdicts

Apr 8, 2022
The verdict in the trial of four men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer produced two not guilty determinations and two mistrials. Ford School professor of practice Javed Ali told ABC News, "In a post-9/11...
In the Media

Ali examines modern domestic terrorism

Mar 6, 2022 AP News
As the trial for the men who allegedly planned to kidnap Governor Whitmer begins, discussions about domestic terrorism emerge. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the topic.  “This is a different type of domestic terrorism...
In the Media

Ali comments on Gov. Whitmer kidnapping trial

Mar 1, 2022 WXMI Fox 17
The trial for the men who planned to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer is beginning soon.  Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided some insight into the trial and potential witnesses.  “Hard to know what a judge is thinking, but it...
News

Ivacko debates 2022 hot topics

Jan 5, 2022
Selected as a panelist for Hour Detroit's 2022 political predictions, Tom Ivacko, Executive Director of CLOSUP, weighed in on some of the most burning questions about Michigan's 2022 elections. The first question: How would Roe v. Wade, and...
In the Media

Hall breaks down gubernatorial election controversy

Aug 1, 2021 Bridge Michigan
Amidst claims that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using a campaign finance loophole illegally to collect donations for the next gubernatorial election, Richard Hall, professor of public policy and political science, says that Whitmer needs to be careful....
In the Media

Cooney breaks down Whitmer's labor force revival plan

Jun 15, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
In order to get more people back into the labor force, Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently proposed the idea of paying people who go back to work. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of economic mobility at Poverty Solutions, explained that...
In the Media

Hall weighs in on Whitmer controversy

May 17, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
Michigan House Republicans have been zeroing in on a trip Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took to Florida to check on her ill father. They are questioning how the trip was paid for, since a nonprofit that was used for her inaugaration paid over $27,000 for a...
In the Media

Rabe discusses how Democratic governors tackle climate policy

Sep 24, 2020 Environment & Energy News
“We’re in a window where a lot of Democratic governors are trying to do something related to climate, and if the executive order approach is their only route, carbon neutrality is a kind of popular step,” said Rabe.  Read the full E&E News...
State & Hill

Driving Michigan’s auto insurance reform

Oct 22, 2019
After months of studying the cost of auto insurance, Joshua Rivera (MPP ’17) finally had the data he needed to see how much Michiganders spend to keep their vehicles insured. What he found shocked him. "When I saw that 97% of the zip codes...