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Udow-Phillips: COVID-19 surge related to youth sports

Apr 6, 2021 NBC News
“It’s not happening on the field,” Marianne Udow-Phillips said. “It’s happening in transit and afterward, when people are getting together and eating and not wearing masks. It’s happening at parties and where people are socializing.” Read the NBC...

Michigan poverty map shows economic security by county

May 4, 2020
Even before the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic began, about 14% of Michiganders were living in poverty and another 29% of households were struggling to make ends meet.That’s according to the latest Michigan Poverty and Well-Being...

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...

MPPS finds divided government means divided opinions

Aug 15, 2019
With 2019 marking the end of eight years of Republican control of both the governor’s office and state legislature, a new University of Michigan survey shows divided opinions among Michigan’s local government leaders about where the state is...

Conan Smith named CEO of Michigan Environmental Council

May 31, 2019
Conan Smith, lecturer at the Ford School, has been named the next CEO of Michigan Environmental Council. Smith was also interviewed for Bridge about his new position for the May 28, 2019, piece “New Michigan Environmental Council chief has deep...

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...

Ivacko provides context for economic hardship findings

Mar 29, 2019
Understanding poverty in Michigan is the first step towards alleviating it, so people are playing particular attention to the recent Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) report on how local officials think about economic hardship. Much...

The Ford School honors Congressman John Dingell

Feb 7, 2019
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman John Dingell, an icon who represented southeast Michigan in the United States Congress for nearly sixty years.Dingell and his...

New U-M carbon neutrality commission taps Barry Rabe

Feb 7, 2019
On February 4, 2019, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel unveiled a new project aimed at tackling carbon neutrality. As detailed by Dana Elger in The University Record’s story titled “University launches Commission on Carbon Neutrality,”...